Rewriting the Story: Entering the World of the Abused Child
Therapists must offer abused children a different felt experience of who they are.
Expecting the Unexpected at PS 48
To work as a school social worker in the Bronx’s high-crime, low-income Hunt’s Point neighborhood is to become an expert at expecting the unexpected.
A Group of Tibetan Refugees Find their Inner Guides
How do you help 200 teenagers who’ve had to flee their country find a path to peace in a new place? A psychiatrist who’s traveled across the world to help traumatized refugees from Tibet guides them to a source of wisdom and hope within themselves.
Desperate Love: A Father Faces an Impossible Choice
With his son’s freedom hanging in the balance, a father must decide whether to give the gift of forgiveness one more time.
Finding the Hero Within: Exploring the Link Between Trauma and Oppression
Kenneth Hardy believes that the experience of trauma is too often unacknowledged by therapists struggling to help troubled minority youth.
Testing the Bond: What's family without shared identity?
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
In an encyclopedic new book, Andrew Solomon explores how parents and children forge emotional bonds with one another in the presence of sometimes vast inborn differences.
Helping Anxious Kids and Their Parents
In this age of helicopter parents and protective child professionals, we can often recreate a potent anxiety- reinforcing system around children that not only rewards anxiety, but encourages it to grow and take over even more of the child’s life.
Mendota, a Youth-Treatment of Last Resort
The word psychopath distinguishes hard-bitten predators. Research shows a treatment center—run by shrinks, not wardens—has reduced new violent offenses by 50 percent. What accounts for the Mendota Treatment Center’s success?
Treating the Dissociative Child: The Road Back from the Ultimate Loss of Self
Few cases offer as eerie a therapeutic challenge as a suddenly noncommunicative child, lost in a dissociative shutdown.
Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid
It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the very idea of therapy. Yet, with confused and troubled adolescents needing our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.
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