Child Psychiatry Observed - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080172774, 9781483187099

Child Psychiatry Observed

1st Edition

A Guide for Social Workers

Authors: Elizabeth Gore
eBook ISBN: 9781483187099
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 280
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Child Psychiatry Observed: A Guide for Social Workers is based on the experience of a clinical child psychiatrist, who aims to give an overview of child psychiatry. The book first presents various psychological disturbances as well as its causes. This topic emphasizes the development of psychological disturbances among children since birth, which then develop over time as the child faces various experiences and special cases, such as divorce of the parents, harassment, and separation from the parents. Then, the book gives ideas how to treat a child identified as patient in a clinic, and how the society can help in providing facilities that could help the child recover. The latter part gives an insight into the future of child psychiatry. The text will be invaluable to counselors, child psychiatrists, psychologists, and practitioners in related fields. Parents and students will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents


Part I. Developmental Tasks and Hazards, Pathological Aspects

Chapter 1. Psychobiological

A. Pregnancy and Birth

B. Stage of Symbiosis

C. Separation-Individuation

D. Progressive Individuation and Socialization

E. Adaptation to Life Outside the Family. Middle Childhood

F. Adolescence

Chapter 2. Theories of Child Development

A. Psycho-Analytic

B. Theories of Piaget

C. Theories of Erickson

D. Behaviorist School (Psychological-Physiological Theories)

Chapter 3. Aspects of Deprivation

A. Maternal Deprivation: Separation and Rejection

B. Hospitalization

C. Family Hospitalism

D. Parents Who Cannot Keep a Safe Home

E. Deprivation Syndrome

F. The Cycle of Deprivation. Disadvantaged Children

Chapter 4. Special Circumstances

A. Overprotection

B. Reaction to having a Damaged Child; Maternal Perplexity

C. The Sexually Victimized Child

D. 'Normal' Family Hazards

E. Bereavement

F. Broken and One-Parent Homes, Illegitimacy, Separation, Divorce

G. Infertility, Adoption

H. Fostering

I. Step Parents

Chapter 5. Family Factors

A. Mother and Father

B. Parenthood

C. Extended Family

D. The Children

E. Communication within the Family

F. Growth Needs of the Family

G. The Functioning Family

H. Prejudicial Scapegoating

I. Cross-Cultural Studies

Part II. The Disturbed Child as Patient

Chapter 6. Signs and Symptoms of Disturbance

A. Signs of Disturbance. The Life Style

B. The Symptom

C. Response and Reaction

D. Symptoms and Pathology

E. Criteria for Diagnosis of Disturbance

F. The Concept of Maladjustment

Chapter 7. Classification and Diagnosis

A. Normal Variation

B. Adaptation Reaction

C. Specific Developmental Disorders

D. Neurotic Disorders

E. Conduct Disorders

F. Personality Disorders

G. Delinquency

H. Addiction

Chapter 8. Persistent Refusal to Attend School

A. Truancy

B. School Refusal

Chapter 9. Psychoses in Childhood

A. Early Infantile Autism

B. Variants, or Allied Conditions

C. Schizophrenia

D. Depression

Chapter 10. Constitutional and Organic Conditions which Effect the Functioning of the Child

A. Mental Subnormality

B. Gifted Children

C. Organic Conditions of the Nervous System which Effect Behavior and Learning

Chapter 11. Developmental, Habit and Allied Disorders

A. Enuresis and Encopresis

B. Feeding Problems

C. Delay or Defects in the Acquisition of Speech or Reading

Chapter 12. Psychosomatic Problems

A. Factors in Causation

B. Therapeutic Considerations

C. Anorexia Nervosa

Part III. In the Clinic

Chapter 13. Past and Present Arrangements

A. Historical Overview

B. Clinic Staff

Chapter 14. First Contacts

A. Referral

B. Polarization and Partisanship

C. Expectations

D. First Contacts

E. First Impressions

F. Procedure

Chapter 15. The Assessment Period. Classical Method

A. Parents' First Interview

B. James's First Interview

C. Case Conference

D. Explanation to Parent(s)

E. Confidentiality

F. James's Case Conference

Part IV. Treatment of Child as Identified Patient

Chapter 16. Aspects of Psychotherapy

A. Diagnostic Evaluation and Selection of Cases for Psychotherapy

B. The Views of Anna Freud and Melanie Klein

C. Child Therapy Different from Adult Therapy

D. Views of Donald Winnicott

E. Views of Virginia Axline

Chapter 17. Play and the Therapeutic Alliance

A. Play in a Natural Situation

B. The Materials of Play

C. Play in Therapy. (M. Klein, A. Freud, D. Winnicott)

D. Children Who Cannot Play

E. Latency Period Play and Therapy

F. Treatment of Adolescents

G. Parental Aspects of the Child's Treatment

H. Group Therapy in Child Guidance

Chapter 18. Termination

Chapter 19. Treatment of Individual Children

A. James's Treatment

B. Heather, Aged 9

C. Stephen, Aged 5

Part V. Family Therapy

Chapter 20. Basis for Family Therapy

A. Advantages of Family Therapy

B. Disadvantages

C. Special Characteristics of Family Group Therapy

D. Selection of Cases for Family Therapy

Chapter 21. Family Therapy in Action

A. Schools of Family Therapy

B. Variations on Family Therapy

C. Special Situations

D. Vector Therapy

E. Termination

Part VI. Residential Placement

Chapter 22. Needs and Provision

A. Needs and Aims

B. Facilities

C. An Overview of Boarding

D. Rejects of the Residential System

E. In-Patient Units

Chapter 23. Treatment, the Role of the Child Psychiatrist Community Homes

Part VII. Winds of Change

Chapter 24. The Future of Child Psychiatry

Chapter 25. The Child Psychiatrist Present and Future

New Roles for the Child Psychiatrist

Name Index

Subject Index


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