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Unwillingly to School - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780080252292, 9781483189468

Unwillingly to School

3rd Edition

School Phobia or School Refusal: A Psychosocial Problem

Authors: Jack H. Kahn Jean P. Nursten Howard C. M. Carroll
eBook ISBN: 9781483189468
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 254
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Unwillingly to School discusses the neurotic problem of a phobic nature which inclines to manifest itself towards the recurring need to pass from home to the socially more structured and demanding environment of school. The book provides a clear and full explanation of the psychoanalytic concept of personality integration, so that such perplexing behavior is better understood.

The book deals with topics such as the work of the child guidance team but do not include the individual’s approach of treatment, a comprehensive discussion of behavior therapy, and the role of the school in the causation of the symptoms of school phobia or truancy. One view is that school phobia is the fear of not knowing the condition of the house if the child is away. This concept is look at in detail in the text. It also considers the school regime which may not suit the child and come up with ways to correct this oversight.
The book will provide useful information to psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatrician, doctors, students and researchers in the field of child psychology.

Table of Contents

Index to Case Histories

Introduction to the Third Edition

Introduction to the Second Edition

Introduction to the First Edition

Part I. The Psychosocial Problem of School Refusal

1. An Overview of the Problems of Absence from School:

Truancy and School Phobia


School Absenteeism


School Phobia (or School Refusal)

Treatment of School Phobia — As a Clinical Problem

2. Historical Background

The Research Approach

The Literature


Part II. The Facilities for the Treatment of School Refusal

3. The Education Services

The Schools

Characteristics of the Pupils

Characteristics of the Schools

Influences Operative at the Primary and/or Secondary School Level

School Facilities for Dealing with School Refusal

The Education Welfare Service

The School Psychological Service

4. Medical and Clinical Services


Failure in Treatment

Clinical Intervention

Illustrative Cases

5. Further Related Services

Incomplete Teams

Unified Social Services

The General Practitioner's Role

The Paediatrician's Role

6. The Juvenile Court and the Social Services Department

Pathways to Treatment

Employers of Social Workers

The Social Services

The Juvenile Court

Juveniles: Court Proceedings Concerning Juveniles and Protection of Them

The Court and Truants

The Court and the School Phobic Child

Part III. Professional Approaches

7. The Psychopathological Basis of Treatment

Psychoanalytical Concepts

Psychoneurotic States

Character Disorders

Psychotic-Like States


8. The Psychodynamic Approach: Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapist

Child Psychotherapist

Psychotherapeutic Process

Frames of Reference

New Frames of Reference

9. The Role of the Psychiatrist

Clinical Duties

Case Illustration

Case Discussion

10. The Role of the Educational Psychologist

The Contemporary Educational Psychologist


11. The Social Worker's Role. I: Casework

Clinical Duties

The Background to Casework

Current Situation

Minor Problems and the Parent's Role

12. The Social Worker's Role. II: Case Illustration — The Macleods

Laura Macleod's Case

Family History

Casework Treatment

13. The Need for a Multidisciplinary Approach





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Jack H. Kahn

Jean P. Nursten

Howard C. M. Carroll

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