A parent's experience of child psychotherapy approaches in a primary pupil referral unit: Lena [interview]

Jenkins, Millie (2021) A parent's experience of child psychotherapy approaches in a primary pupil referral unit: Lena [interview]. In: Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Primary Schools: Tavistock Approaches. Tavistock Clinic Series . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 181-190. ISBN 9781032023182

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Abstract

In this chapter, a mother, Lena, describes her experiences of child psychotherapy support in a pupil referral unit for her son, Alek, who was 7 years old when he moved there, having reached crisis point at his primary school. She describes her “morale and confidence being at zero” when they arrived, but how, gradually, they began to understand more about the nature of his problems by getting a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder and through Alek’s long-term individual and group therapy. In conversation with Alek’s therapist, Fiona Henderson, they together remember years of “two steps forward, one step back” during his time at the unit and how, against the odds, he made it back into mainstream school for his secondary education.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Communication (incl. disorders of) > Autism
Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Learning & Education > Learning & Education in Psychology
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2504

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