The Emerging Child by Phyllis BrusiloffThe Emerging Child by Phyllis Brusiloff

The Emerging Child

byPhyllis Brusiloff, Mary Jane Witenberg

Paperback | August 6, 2015

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The Hudsons Guild is a long established neighborhood house which offers social, educational, psychiatric, and psychological services to the residents of Chelsea, who are often socially, economically, and educationally, deprived. The many activities of the Hudson Guild Neighborhood House included a mental hygiene clinic also called the Counseling Service, and the operation of a day care center for the children of working mothers. Dr. David Wolitzky describes the program: " In 1956 the staffs of these two independent services embarked on a cooperative continuing venture, the establishment and operation of the Therapeutic Nursery Group (TNG). The aim of the TNG is to provide emotionally and behaviorally disturbed pre-school children with a group play therapy experience under the leadership of a special nursery group-teacher-therapist. The basic rationale of this program is that the early detection and treatment of psychological disturbances serves as a constructive influence on the child's current and subsequent personal and social adaptation. The clinical evidence of the personnel involved in this program is that the TNG in providing a corrective emotional experience is an effective mode of intervention." This book presents the background, nature, techniques, and implications of the TNG program.
Phyllis Brusiloff was the principal investigator of a national institute of mental health grant, replicating the program in four New York City day care centers. She also consulted to the Early Childhood Division of North Carolina and lectures across the country for programs in psychology, psychiatry, and early childhood education. M...
Title:The Emerging ChildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 8.91 × 6.08 × 0.64 inPublished:August 6, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442256141

ISBN - 13:9781442256149


Table of Contents

Background and Development of the Hudson Guild's Therapeutic Nursery ProgramWe Find Each OtherA Place to Work-A Place to PlayThe Doll CornerThe Doctor KitThe Water TableThe Block CornerThe Punching BagClayThe Dart BoardBallsBooksThe Mini-WorldCase Histories-Atypical BehaviorPrimitive, Motor-driven, Self-destructive HarryDeprived, Infantile CarmellaDepressed, Constricted, Withdrawn RhodaSueInfantile, Negative, Oppositional SethAggressive, Volitive, Poor Impulse ControlDuaneTerryJuanFollow-up Contact with Schools

Editorial Reviews

Mary Jane Witenberg and Phyllis Brusiloff write about a most important means of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of developmental problems in preschool children.