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Cultivating Compassion

A Psychodynamic Understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Francine Conway

Cultivating Compassion offers an effective and highly sensitive psychodynamic approach for working with ADHD children and their parents. Conway seamlessly interweaves theory and practice to present a step-by-step guide to psychodynamic treatment that focuses on facilitating compassionate relationships with ADHD children. Also exploring neuropsychological and behavioral approaches, this text offers a balanced and inclusive analysis that will appeal to therapists with or without psychodynamic orientations and encourage them to go beyond observable behaviors to address underlying emotional hurts and conflicts. Therapists will be able to explore, understand, and facilitate the development and resolution of inner psychic matters that are pertinent to the ADHD child’s mental health. Comprehensive and insightful, Cultivating Compassion is an ideal guide for practitioners, social workers, mental health counselors, and those in training. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 208Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-6964-4 • Hardback • February 2017 • $90.00 • (£60.00)
978-1-4422-7300-9 • Paperback • February 2017 • $40.00 • (£24.95)
978-1-4422-6965-1 • eBook • February 2017 • $39.99 • (£24.95)
Francine Conway, PhD, is Dean and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She has been treating children diagnosed with ADHD for over fifteen years and has published numerous articles and book chapters on the emotional lives of children. She also serves as the research editor of the Journal of Infant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and is a consulting editor for Psychotherapy.