Assessment

Minding the Child: Mentalization-based interventions with children, young people and their families - Midgley, Nick & Vrouva, Ioanna (2012)

What is "mentalization"? How can this concept be applied to clinical work with children, young people and families? What will help therapists working with children and families to "keep the mind in mind"? Why does it matter if a parent can "see themselves from the outside, and their child from the inside"?

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Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach - Midgley, Nick et al. (2017)

Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) promotes clients' ability to interpret the meaning of others' behavior by considering their underlying mental states and intentions, as well as clients' capacity to understand the impact of their own behaviors on others. This book is the first comprehensive clinical introduction to using this approach with children, 5-12 years old, who experience emotional and behavioral problems including anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.

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Assessment in Child Psychotherapy - Rustin, Margaret & Quagliata, Emanuela (2000)

This book describes an approach to children and young people who might be helped by child psychotherapy. Attention is paid to factors within the child's personality, to strengths and impediments in the developmental process, and to the family and wider school and community context.

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Core Principles of Assessment and Therapeutic Communication with Children, Parents and Families: Towards the promotion of child and family wellbeing - Schmidt-Neven, Ruth (2010)

Through the presentation of sound clinical evidence and research Core Principles of Assessment and Therapeutic Communication with Children, Parents and Families creates connections between clinical practice and community action and, as such, is essential reading for anyone working to promote child and family wellbeing.

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