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Perspectives in Developmental Psychology

Cognitive Development and Child Psychotherapy

Editors: Shirk, Stephen R. (Ed.)

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Like hiking off the well-traveled trail, attempting to bridge foreign do­ mains of research and practice entails certain risks. This volume repre­ sents an effort to explore the relatively uncharted territory of cognitive and social-cognitive processes embedded in child psychotherapy. The territory is largely uncharted, not because of a lack of interest in children and cognition, but because child psychotherapy has been chronically neglected by clinical researchers. For example, recent meta-analyses of the effectiveness of child psychotherapy draw on less than 30 non­ behavioral studies of child psychotherapy conducted over a 30-year period. The average of one study per year pales in comparison to the volume of research on adult psychotherapy. Moreover, research exam­ ining cognitive, affective, and language processes in child psycho­ therapy is virtually nonexistent. Consequently, the contributions to this volume should not be seen as reviews of an extant, clinical-research literature. Instead, they represent attempts to expand the more familiar and well-researched province of developmental psychology into the rel­ atively uncharted domain of child psychotherapy process. In addition to bridging the literature on child psychotherapy with research perspectives on children's cognitive and social-cognitive devel­ opment, this volume attempts to cross a second gap. Recent surveys of the utilization of psychotherapy research by practicing psychotherapists indicate the distance between these two domains is substantial. Only a small minority of practitioners find psychotherapy research to be a useful source of information for their practice.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shirk, Stephen R.

    Pages 1-16

  • A Cognitive-Developmental Account of Storytelling in Child Psychotherapy

    Russell, Robert L. (et al.)

    Pages 19-52

  • Causal Reasoning and Children’s Comprehension of Therapeutic Interpretations

    Shirk, Stephen R.

    Pages 53-89

  • A Cognitive-Developmental View of Emotional Understanding and Its Implications for Child Psychotherapy

    Nannis, Ellen D.

    Pages 91-115

  • Developmental and Dynamic Changes in the Nature of the Self-Concept

    Harter, Susan

    Pages 119-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Development and Child Psychotherapy
Editors
  • Stephen R. Shirk
Series Title
Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-3635-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-3635-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42880-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-3637-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 344
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