Why and how therapy with even the most challenging kids can work.
Collecting the best “stories of change and transformation” from her colleagues around the world, internationally acclaimed researcher on child trauma Lenore Terr explores diagnoses from PTSD to self-mutilation to tackle a fundamental question facing child therapists: Just how and when does therapy work, and what happens to make it work?
This book illustrates both the art and the science of psychotherapy with children and adolescents. Students, practitioners and parents will all marvel and learn from the therapeutic turning points illustrated in the case vignettes. Theoretically sound, compelling and very moving, this book is a magical treasure.
Lenore Terr, MD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco.
“Beautifully written….Lenore Terr has woven together fascinating stories [which]…document [that] psychotherapy still works.” — George E. Vaillant, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University
“I recommend this book to all readers interested in learning more about the treatment of children and their families. It is written in a style that can be understood by both laypeople and professionals.” — APA Division 39 Newsletter
“Once in a while a book comes that [can] change lives….She…invite[s] readers to find their own magical moments of change.” — Ayesha Mian, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
“The vignettes and clinical thoughtfulness in Magical Moments are much needed and will be of lasting use to child psychiatry.” — Lawrence Hartmann, American Journal of Psychiatry
“Dr. Terr probes the mysteries behind the progress that young people make, opening up a treasure trove of…potent techniques.” — Sonya Nicole Jones, AACAP News
“Dr. Terr casts a magical spell on the reader…fresh, crisp…evocative of rereading a favourite childhood story.” — Beth Ann Brooks, MD, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
“Magical Moments of Change is magnificent and full of real cases, reflections and a variety of topics. I recommend it.” — The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
“Delightfully written and insightful personal account of how a gifted psychotherapist works with severely traumatized children, I could not put it down. It is a book I plan to reread and continue to learn from, and a book I plan to encourage my colleagues, both students and experienced practitioners, to read and also learn from.” — Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic