Helping Parents Help Their Children (букинист)
Формат книги: крупный, 15.8 на 23.8 см
Parent guidance might be defined as the offering to parents of information, clarification, advice, support, counsel, directives, supportive psychotherapy, or other interaction with a professional helper, with the intention of indirectly helping the child. It recognizes the profound ininfluence that parents have on their children’s development and mental health, an influence far greater than that which any professional could exert even with intensive intervention. It presupposes a cooperative working alliance between the parent and the helping professional, both of whom are interested in the welfare of the child.
For decades parent guidance has been recognized as an important constituent of a comprehensive approach to child mental health work. Most of the important schools of thought within psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work and other mental health disciplines have implicitly recognized its importance. Most major child-oriented works in these fields touch on it in some way. Even more impressive has been the voluminous popular literature produced for consumption by parents, in an effort to “administer" parent guidance in a cheap, popular, mass-production fashion. Unfortunately, most such works have fallen short of their high aspirations, possibly because of the problem of individual variability in parents, in children, and in the parent-child “fit” from one family to another.
There still remains a compelling need for professional involvement in parent guidance at a personal, face-to-face level. In this light, it seems strange that to the best of my knowledge there has not yet appeared any volume written for the professional, devoted to intensive, comprehensive consideration of this most important issue. This book attempts to fill part of that gap, to provide both a textbook for the beginning professional and a review or reference book for the established practitioner.
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