Child Psychotherapy

CLI PY520 - Child Psychotherapy

Credits: 2

This course focuses on both practical and theoretical issues in play therapy and the more general therapeutic work with children and their families. Topics covered are 1) symbolic representations, 2) diagnosis and formulation, 3) boundaries and limits, and 4) transference and counter-transference. The importance of the role of parents in the therapeutic work is highlighted with specific ways of involving them discussed. Special attention will be given to the traumatized child, children with loss and death issues, adoption, and cultural and temperament/genetics factors.