Magical Moments Of Change: How Psychotherapy Turns Kids Around

Hardcover | October 30, 2007

byLenore Terr

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Terr presents highly effective child psychotherapeutic styles and techniques and demonstrates them in three ways: by relating “moments” from at least six of her own cases; by conveying and comparing “moments” from 33 of her distinguished colleagues’ cases; and by watching her “wild child” patient, little Cammie, develop her own eight “magical moments” over a period of fifteen years. These “moments” are rare. But by pooling them together, or by looking at how they develop over a long period of time in a single individual, readers are able to achieve further understanding of the process of change in child and adolescent psychotherapy.

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Terr presents highly effective child psychotherapeutic styles and techniques and demonstrates them in three ways: by relating “moments” from at least six of her own cases; by conveying and comparing “moments” from 33 of her distinguished colleagues’ cases; and by watching her “wild child” patient, little Cammie, develop her own eight “...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.6 × 6.5 × 1.2 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393705307

ISBN - 13:9780393705300

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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 NewsletterOnce 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)Beautifully written....Lenore Terr has woven together fascinating stories [which]...document [that] psychotherapy still works. — George E. Vaillant, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard UniversityDr. Terr casts a magical spell on the reader…fresh, crisp…evocative of rereading a favorite 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[D]elightfully 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