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Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools free pdf With the push toward accountability and test performance in schools there has been a decline in emphasis on creativity, imagination, and feelings in schools. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools is designed for students and professionals who are interested in restoring such values to their work with children. There is an absence of psychoanalytic ways of thinking in conventional professional discourses of schooling. With a few notable exceptions, the discourses of child development, classroom management, early childhood education, special education, school psychology, and school counseling have constructed notions of children and schooling that are often behaviorist, instrumental, and symptom-focused. Curriculum too often focuses on acquisition of knowledge and behaviors- discipline is conceptualized as compliance, and symptoms such as anger, school resistance, etc., are pathologized and reacted to out of context- children's special needs are often conceptualized instrumentally- and children with complex psychological symptoms are delimited, depersonalized, or simply removed. Professionals who work with children psychodynamically draw on diverse frameworks including the work of Anna Freud, the long tradition of the Tavistock Clinic in London [e.g., Anne Alvarez, Susan Reid, Margaret Rustin, Frances Tustin, etc.], the writings of Klein, Winnicott, and their colleagues, French analysts [e.g., Piera Aulagnier, Didier Anzieu, Laurent Danon-Boileau, Francoise Dolto, Maud Mannoni, and Catherine Mathelin] and Italian infant/child analyst Alessandro Piontelli. This work is valuable but often inaccessible to school professionals because the writing is somewhat specialized, and because there is no tradition of teaching such work in professional preparation in those fields. This collection is theoretically grounded in that the authors share a commitment to valuing children's emotions and understand the usefulness of psychoanalytic approaches for enhancing children's lives. It is laden with examples to invite into this discussion those students and professionals who value these ideas but for whom this book may be their first introduction to progressive educational ideals and psychodynamic ways of working with children. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools provides an introductory volume to open the door to the possibility of introducing psychodynamic frameworks to education and human service professors and school professionals and professionals working with children.

About Michael O'Loughlin

Ana Archangelo is an associate professor at the Faculty of Education at UNICAMP (University of Campinas-Brazil) where she teaches undergraduate and post-graduate courses and supervises Master and PhD degrees. Her research interests focus on Social Exclusion, Psychoanalysis and Education. She has investigated children who have shown what she has coined as "the capacity not to learn" for the last ten years. Derek Bunyard is currently the Route Manager for the Early Childhood Pathway in Education Studies at the University of Winchester, U. K., having previously held various management positions in the university within a number of disciplines. His involvement with education has covered both the Arts and Sciences, while his specialist research area is centered on the philosophy of representation. His interest in psychoanalysis is wide-ranging, and in relation to early childhood studies this has been particularly influenced by the work of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott. Carrie Catapano, LCSW, has over 14 years experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to children and parents on a broad range of issues. Carrie serves as the Head of School and Clinical Director at West End Day School. Specifically at West End Day, Carrie and her staff of teachers and social workers, employ psychodynamic principles to help students tap into the emotions that are at the root of their distress. Carola B. Chase, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a member of The Contemporary Freudian Society, where she received her psychoanalytic training. Jonathan Cohen is an educator-clinician. He has worked with K-12 students, educators and parents since 1974 as a middle school special educator, school and clinical psychologist, practicing child and adult psychoanalyst, professional development facilitator and school climate improvement leader/learner. Howard H. Covitz, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, is a later middle-aged psychoanalyst engaged in the private psychoanalytic treatment of personality disorders. He came to this role via a twisting and winding road that wound its way in and out of biblical studies, theoretical mathematics, teaching and educational administration. He has taught high school, undergraduate and graduate courses in diverse areas, including: Biblical Characterology, Theoretical Mathematics, Clinical Psychology and Statistics. Daniel B. Frank, PhD, is the Principal of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, and Executive Editor of Schools: Studies in Education, an international education journal published by the University of Chicago Press that is dedicated to understanding the subjective experience of school life. Dan is a member of the School Liaison Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and is the recent past-Executive Director of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. Al Galves is a licensed psychologist in Colorado. He is the Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry and a member of the Board of Directors of MindFreedom International. He is the author of Harness Your Dark Side (New Horizon Press). Leon Hoffman, MD, has been a psychiatrist for four decades and a psychoanalyst for three decades. He is a Board Certified Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist as well as Certified in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association. Patrick Lewis is a storyteller-teacher-researcher working with children, undergraduate, and graduate students in Early Childhood

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Author : Michael O'Loughlin
Publisher : Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
Data Published : 01 December 2012
ISBN : 076570921X
EAN : 9780765709219
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 348 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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