Transitional psychotherapy for looked-after children in short-term foster care
Wakelyn, Jenifer (2008) Transitional psychotherapy for looked-after children in short-term foster care. Journal of Social Work Practice, 22 (1). pp. 27-36. ISSN 0265-0533Full text not yet available from this repository.
This paper describes the treatment model developed within a multi-disciplinary child and adolescent mental health team working with looked-after children in short-term care. A combined psychoanalytic and systemic ethos underpins the clinical work, liaison, training and consultation carried out by the service. Specific guiding theoretical principles include Freud's theory of repetition compulsion, and Bion's concept of containment. A clinical case example is used to illustrate the application of these concepts to the therapeutic approach which I call transitional psychotherapy. This charts the development of mindfulness and the capacity to think of a child deprived of parental care.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Looked After Children, Containment, Young People, Transitional Psychotherapy|
|Subjects:||Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Care - Social Work|
|Department/People:||Children, Young Adult and Family Services|
|Depositing User:||Ms Angela Douglas|
|Date Deposited:||30 Dec 2009 16:18|
|Last Modified:||15 Feb 2017 16:47|
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