Books by ACP Members - basic

Members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists publish extensively in both book and article form. In this section you will find a list of some of those publications, which demonstrate the breadth of clinical work and research undertaken by child and adolescent psychotherapists and the range of expertise within the profession.


A Practical Psychoanalytic Guide to Reflexive Research. Holmes, Joshua (2019) 

This book offers an accessible guide to enriched qualitative research. In this novel approach, the researcher’s feelings and empathy in relation to participants take centre stage, leading to fresh, exciting and usable research findings. The psychoanalytic concept of reverie refers to those startling and unexpected images, feelings and daydreams which can come to mind as we interact with other people in the world.






Through the Night. Helping Parents and Sleepless Infants. Daws, Dilys (1989)

Through the Night describes pioneering work in the baby clinic of a General Practice by Dilys Daws, a child psychotherapist from the Tavistock Clinic. Sleep problems can tear a family apart. Since it was first published in 1989, Through the Night has been helping parents to understand their sleepless infants – and themselves. 

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