Now in a revised and updated second edition, this widely used guidebook and text combines theory, research, and practical clinical strategies. Provided is a thoughtful framework for understanding the developmental impact of maltreatment; assessing the unique needs of each child and family; building a strong therapeutic relationship; and implementing a variety of effective interventions. Reflecting significant recent advances that have occurred in child therapy, the second edition gives greater emphasis to empirically supported treatments. It also features many new clinical illustrations; the latest knowledge on attachment disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and sexual behavior problems; expanded coverage of culturally sensitive assessment, and more.
- Discuss the nature of child maltreatment and its developmental outcomes.
- Identify the assessment techniques and goals of treatment in working with maltreated children.
- Identify the treatment methods and interventions used in working with maltreated children.
Table of Contents
- Child Maltreatment and Development Outcome
- Mechanisms of Impact
- Family Assessment
- Assessment of the Child
- Principles and Goals of Treatment
- Working with Parents and Caregivers
- The Therapeutic Relationship
- Helping Children Express Their Feelings and Thoughts about Maltreatment
- Helping the Child Develop Effective Coping Mechanisms
- Reformulating the Meaning of Maltreatment
- Termination of Therapy
- Personal Implications for the Therapist
About the Authors
John W. Pearce, Ph.D. is a staff psychologist in the Child Abuse Service at Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He also serves as the Coordinator of Consultation Services for the local Calgary child welfare authority, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Calgary. With his wife, Terry D. Pezzot-Pearce, he coauthored Parenting Assessments in Child Welfare Cases: A Practical Guide.
Terry D. Pezzot-Pearce, Ph.D. is a therapist and evaluator who sees children and parents from the child welfare system, among other clinical cases. She is a Practice Advisor for the Psychologists Association of Alberta and serves as a consultant to various programs and professionals regarding parenting assessments and other clinical and professional issues. Dr. Pezzot-Pearce utilizes an interdisciplinary collaborative law approach in some cases and is actively involved in the Round Table in Family Law in Alberta.
This CE Course is designated as intermediate to advanced.