Childhood Depression: A Place for Psychotherapy (Tavistock Clinic Series)
ISBN 10: 0367323680
ISBN 13: 978-0367323684
This title is based on the results of a project based at the Tavistock Clinic in London which set out to explore whether children and young people aged nine years to fifteen years suffering from depression could be helped using brief focused psychodynamic psychotherapy together with parent work and family therapy. There were also centres in Athens, Greece and Helsinki, Finland, and in this way the clinicians had sufficient subjects from which to compare the interventions and check for any possible cultural differences in the results. Most of the children and young people studied showed a noticeable improvement. The book contains chapters by the clinicians involved describing their work as well as a section containing the scientific papers that emerged from the project. It is hoped that this may encourage the use of similar approaches to working in the field, especially in these days when there is such a demand for psychological therapies.
This book explores whether children and young people―aged nine to fifteen years―suffering from depression could be helped using brief, focused psychodynamic psychotherapy together with parent work and family therapy. It includes both the description of the studies and the scientific papers that emerged from the work. Most of the young people studied showed a noticeable improvement, and it is hoped that the publication of this work will encourage the use of similar approaches to working in the field.
About the Author
Judith Trowell is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist,Tavistock Clinic, and Professor of Child Mental Health, WestMidlands NIMHE/CSIP and University of Worcester. She is a psychoanalyst and child analyst and worked for many years inthe NHS as a clinician, trainer, and clinical researcher.