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Autism and Personality : Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop - Anne Alvarez

Autism and Personality

Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop

By: Anne Alvarez (Editor), Susan Reid (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415146029
Number Of Pages: 288

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Taking a psychoanalytic and developmental approach, Autism and Personality outlines in considerable detail the new developments in therapeutic techniques used by the Tavistock Autism Team and Workshop to treat autistic children. It also underlines the importance of support for parents and siblings, who are all too often ignored under considerable stress. The book presents fresh ideas about the importance of personality for the developmental course of the condition, and the implications for psychotherapeutic technique. Using case vignettes to illustrate the theoretical ideas emerging from the Workshop, coupled with case studies which highlight the patient's changing contact with the therapist, it gives a fascinating picture of the individuality of each child and of the sensitivity and skill required for each treatment. Accessible to professionals and also to parents, Autism and Personality is a valuable insight into the nature and course of this condition and its treatment. Pamela Bartram, West Herts Health Trust, UK; Janet Bungener, Tavistock Clinic, London, UK; Judith Edwards, Tavistock Clinic, London and Jont Editor of the Journal of Child Psych

Introduction: Autism, Personality and the Family
The Assessment of the Child with Autism: A Family Perspective
The Significance of Trauma and other Factors in Work with the Parents of Children with Autism
Addressing the Deficit: Developmentally Informed Psychotherapy with Passive, `Undrawn' Children
Disorder, Deviance and Personality: Factors in the Persistence and Modifiability of Autism
Echo or Answer? The Move Towards Ordinary Speech in Three Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Autism and Trauma: Autistic Post Traumatic Developmental Disorder
The Wind Beneath my Wings: The Importance of Hope
From Solitary Invulnerability to the Beginnings of Reciprocity at Very Early Infantile Levels
Lost and Found: From Passive Withdrawal to Symbolic Functioning
Hold on or You'll Fall: The Struggle to Become an Ordinary Boy
Despot or Subject: The Discovery of Beauty in a Wilful, Passionate Child
From Numbers to Numeracy: From Knowledge to Knowing in a Ten Year Old Boy with Asperger's Syndrome
Motive in her Mindlessness: the Discovery of Autistic Features in a Learning Disabled Adolescent
From Passive and Sensuous Compliance to a More Lively Independence: Limited Therapeutic Objectives with a Verbal Adolescent
Toward Solid Ground: A Request for a Second Course of Psychotherapy in an Adolescent
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ISBN: 9780415146029
ISBN-10: 041514602X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.8  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1