Chapter 53. Individual Psychotherapy

Lenore Terr, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623921.475887



Individual psychotherapy is important for every child and adolescent psychiatrist to know and understand. Its associated techniques are also crucial to supervision, conferences, meetings with educators, community gatherings, and policy-setting agendas. One hundred years' worth of clinical case reports in the professional literature attest to the usefulness of child psychotherapy.

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TABLE 53–1. Glossary of terms
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TABLE 53–2. One hundred years of child psychotherapy
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TABLE 53–3. Cases for which individual psychotherapy may be warranted


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