Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools.
The contributors describe a wide range of approaches, including art therapy and literature, and how creative methods are applied in cases of abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm and identity development. They discuss the impact of abuse and mistreatment upon the mental health of 'looked after' children, drawing links between psychoanalytic theory and practice and the study of literature and the arts.
This indispensable book provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents, including social workers, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychologists and students in these fields.
Foreword, Peter Wilson, former Director of Young Minds. Preface, Chris Nicholson. Introduction, Kedar Nath Dwivedi, Michael Irwin and Chris Nicholson. Part 1: Trauma. 1. Approaching Trauma, Chris Nicholson 2. No More Ghosts: The Exorcism of Traumatic Memory in Children and Adolescents, Chris Nicholson 3. Making Sense of Marnie: Neurology, Film and Trauma, Diane Cook 4. Art Science and Innvoation in the Treatment of Early Trauma, Diane Cook. Part 2: Story. 5. Early Trauma and The Velveteen Rabbit: How Children Become Real: Long-Term Prognosis and Therapeutic Intervention, Christine Bradley 6. The Therapeutic Use of Stories, Kedar Nath Dwivedi, Part 3: Self-Harm. 7. The Rights of Passage: Initiation Rites and Self-Harm in Adolescents, Chris Nicholson, 8. Creating the Self through Self-Harm, Chris Nicholson Part 4: Art Therapy. 9. Melting Muddy Mixtures: An Exploration of the Art Psychotherapy Process with an Adolescent Boy in a Therapeutic Community Jacqueline Marshall-Tierney 10. Being Speechless: Art Therapy with Self-Harming Adolescents, Jane Saotome. Part 5: Violence. 11. From Reaction to Reflection: Childhood Violence, Roots and Resolution, Terry Bruce, 12. Dear Little Monsters: Attachment, Adolescence and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Chris Nicholson, Conclusion. 13. When the Crying Stops, Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin, Kedar Nath Dwivedi. The Contributors. Subject Index, Author Index.