Assessment in Child Psychotherapy

Rustin, M. and Quagliata, E. 2000.  Karnac.

This book outlines an approach to children and young people who might be helped by psychotherapy. Attention is paid to factors within the child’s personality, strengths and impediments in the developmental process, and the family and wider social context. The authors address various clinical methods and problems, and discuss: work with very young children and their parents, severe deprivation, family breakdown, developmental delay, and serious psychological illnesses. The book spans a range of thinking about how best to reach children with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.