Therapy with Children: Children's Rights, Confidentiality by Debbie Daniels

By Debbie Daniels

Therapy with Children is a crucial source for any practitioner navigating the felony minefield of operating with kids and kids. Prioritizing the desires of the kid because the buyer, the authors discover the felony dimensions of operating therapeutically with childrens.

This long-awaited Second Edition responds to major shifts in coverage and the revised textual content also addresses:

- the significance of confidentiality in developing a operating alliance and protecting a safe surroundings for remedy with children

- the conflicting pressures confronted via therapists relating problems with parental involvement and kids at risk

- adjustments in mild of the kids Act 2004, psychological wellbeing and fitness Act 2007, and the Axon case

- adjustments within the association of kid safety

- elevated provision of healing companies for kids, fairly in class settings, and the transforming into numbers of counselors operating with kids

- the relevance of psychoanalysis in improvement of child-focused treatment, in addition to connection with different healing methods to baby therapy

- the pressing case for constructing 'confidential areas' inside of healing prone for kids and younger people.

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The child’s right to confidential access to therapy How do ideas of childhood dependence influence the practice of therapists? In one case, an inner city school in West London stated in their school policy for the post of student counsellor: ‘children are allowed to see the counsellor for one consultation after which parental consent has to be obtained before further sessions can proceed’. On contacting the counsellor at the school to discuss this issue, it became clear that such a ruling dissuaded some students from seeking counselling appointments.

This led Anna Freud to construct her theories on the developmental lines, those stages of normal growth in which the child develops from a position of dependency to emotional self-reliance. Her theories were outlined in detail in her 1966 publication, Normality and Pathology in Childhood. A brief summary follows: ANNA FREUD: KEY CONCEPTS IN THERAPY WITH CHILDREN Developmental lines: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. From suckling to eating Incontinence to adult control Sharing body with mother to own body management Egocentricity to maturity Erotic play to work Phases of development: 1.

Child clients gave various reasons for not wanting their parents to be informed that they were in treatment. These reasons were often based on fear, and conflicted with a perhaps idealised view of parents as protectors and as advocates of their child’s well-being. The clearest expression of this came from those children who wished to exclude their parent or parents from the treatment process because the parents themselves were the perpetrators of abuse. In this the child could not depend on the parent or TC03post 21/2/00 8:49 am Page 40 40 THERAPY WITH CHILDREN parents to offer protection or to support a process which involved discussion of their questionable parenting methods.

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