The therapeutic value of a combined assessment

Bower, Marion (2010) The therapeutic value of a combined assessment. Journal of Social Work Practice, 24 (2). pp. 171-179. ISSN 0265-0533

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This paper looks at the value of combining an individual assessment of a child with a family assessment. It demonstrates how an individual assessment can release a child from the scapegoat role in the family. It also examines what happens when a child shows a different aspect of themselves when seen individually. The concept of projective identification is used to understand the clinical material.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment, Scapegoat, Projective Identification
Subjects: Families > Families - Psychology
Social Welfare > Social Services
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Family Therapies
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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