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Progress in Self Psychology, V. 12 by Arnold I. Goldberg

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Chapter 10  
A Self-Psychological Approach to Child Therapy: A Case Study
Ruth Banovitz Suth

 

I don't know how you did it, but you sure got rid of my fears.” Keith, almost 10 years old, said this to me one month before we terminated a biweekly therapy lasting four and a half years. His words illustrate the creative nature of a self-psychological therapy. The purpose of the case material is to illustrate how self psychology as a theory is appropriate as a model of treatment for children. The case presented demonstrates the process of the patient's individual therapy, which utilized play therapy, verbal interactions and interpretations, and shared experiences, along with a combined treatment approach that included collaborative ...

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