A psychotherapeutic approach to silent children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper presents through clinical material a practical conceptual framework in the treatment of silent, nonproductive children. Based on systems theory, the therapist is encouraged to routinely take an inclusive view of the child and his world and make a focused evaluation of the meaning of this resistance at several different levels: (a) the greater, nonfamilial social system, (b) the family system, (c) the dyadic relationship with the therapist, and (d) the intrapsychic economy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blotcky, MJ; Looney, JG

Published Date

  • October 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 487 - 495

PubMed ID

  • 7446796

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1980.34.4.487


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States