Light and movement. Making contact with a traumatised and embattled latency girl

Allnutt, Louise (2010) Light and movement. Making contact with a traumatised and embattled latency girl. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 36 (1). pp. 33-47. ISSN 0075-417X

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This paper shows a child psychotherapist learning and developing her technique as she attempts to make contact with a child who is extremely hard to reach. It is based on the first two years of three-times-weekly intensive psychotherapy of a latency girl who had little faith in a helpful therapeutic relationship. Her defences against such a relationship were entrenched and hard to shift. In this clinical work, the psychotherapist relies on close observation and her countertransference to develop a relationship with the child, in order to begin to make sense of her non-verbal emotional experience and communication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intensive Psychotherapy, Countertransference, Trauma, Second Skin Formation, Projective Identification, Technique
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2010 14:50
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/449

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