This handbook provides a guide to the practice and principles of child and adolescent psychotherapy around the world. Contents include: a brief introduction to the child psychotherapy profession, its history and development; a review of the theory underlying therapeutic practice; an overview of the varied settings in which child psychotherapists work; analysis of the growth of the profession internationally; an examination of areas of expertise around the world; and a summary of current research in the late 1990s. Contributors are experienced practitioners from within a diverse range of schools and approaches and should provide a rounded picture of child and adolescent psychotherapy. The text should be a valuable resource for professional psychotherapists, students of psychotherapy, social workers and all professionals working with disturbed children.
Monica Lanyado helped to found the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training course in Scotland and remains involved with training issues at the British Association of Psychotherapists in London. Ann Horne was Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training at the British Association of Psychotherapists. She works at the Portman Clinic, London, where she is co-editor of The Portman Series.