In the Name of the Child: A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of Conflicted and Violent Divorce (2nd Revised edition)

In the Name of the Child: A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of Conflicted and Violent Divorce (2nd Revised edition)

By: Kathryn Kuehnle (author), Vivienne Roseby (author), Janet R. Johnston (author)Paperback

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The fully updated and revised edition of "In the Name of the Child" brings together extensive research and clinical experience to examine the immediate and longer-term effects of high-conflict divorce on children. The authors trace the developmental problems affecting very young children through adolescence, with special attention paid to the impact of family violence and the dynamics of parental alienation. Johnston and Roseby present the clinical interventions that have proven to be most effective in their own clinical work with individual families and groups. Also discussed are principles for custody decision making and service programs in the courts and communities. This new edition also discusses how defensive strategies and symptoms of distress can consolidate into immutable, longstanding psychopathology. This title outlines specific policies and procedures that can preempt high-conflict outcomes in divorcing families. It presents intervention and treatment approaches that are based on the developmental needs of the child. It proposes principles and criteria for decision-making about custody, visitation, and parenting plans based on individual assessment of the developing child within his or her family.

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Janet R. Johnston, PhD, is a sociologist with a doctorate from Stanford University and a clinical social worker with a master's from the University of Michigan. For three decades she has specialized in research and clinical interventions with high conflict and violent divorcing families, parental alienation and family abduction of children at the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition. As professor in justice studies at San Jose State University for the past decade, her focus has been on social policies in family and juvenile courts within the context of their communities. She has been the honored recipient of multiple prestigious awards for her numerous publications and keynote presentations at scientific and professional meetings to mental health and legal professionals throughout the USA and abroad. She is the first co-author of Impasses of Divorce: The Dynamics and Resolution of Family Conflict (1988); and Through Children's Eyes: Healing Stories for Children of Divorce (1997).


PART 1. THE PROBLEM AND THE CHALLENGE; 1. The Family Crucible of High-Conflict and Violent Divorce; 2. The Prism and Prison of the Child; PART II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN HIGH-CONFLICT FAMILIES; 3. Infants and Toddlers: Problems in Separation-Individuation; 4. Preschoolers: Separation, Gender, and Sexualized Anxiety; 5. School-Age Children: the Struggle to Feel Lovable, Good, and Competent.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780826111272
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 486
  • ID: 9780826111272
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 0826111270
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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