Basing their work on the idea that psychoanalytic therapy and technique require more rather than less from the therapist, the Novicks explore the crucial role of parents' work in child and adolescent treatment. They show that child and adolescent therapies have two goals_restoring the child to progressive development and rebuilding the parent-child relationship as a lifelong resource. With vivid clinical examples, this book illustrates the expanded range of clinical techniques used with parents to establish an alliance at each phase of treatment.
Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick are child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysts on the faculty of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. They have been working with children and families for 35 years and joined other colleagues to found a non-profit psychoanalytic school, Allen Creek Preschool, in Ann Arbor. Both Jack and Kerry Novick have written extensively. Their first book, Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism, appeared in 1996.
Chapter 1 Parent Work-Introduction and History Chapter 2 Our Assumption When We Work with Parents Chapter 3 Evaluation Chapter 4 Recommendation, Setting the Frame, and Working Conditions Chapter 5 The Beginning Phase of Treatment Chapter 6 The Middle Phase of Treatment Chapter 7 The Pretermination Phase of Treatment Chapter 8 The Termination Phase of Treatment Chapter 9 Posttermination Chapter 10 The Application of Our Model of Parent Work to Individual Treatment of Adults Chapter 11 Summary and Further Questions