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By Elisabeth Cleve

ISBN-10: 1849406162

ISBN-13: 9781849406161

It is a tale from contained in the baby psychologist’s room. Victor is 2 and a part years previous and has misplaced his mom and more youthful brother in a vehicle coincidence. he's “sunny and satisfied” and doesn’t cry. he's a toddler in deep crisis.

This e-book follows Victor for his fifteen therapy classes, exhibiting how his therapist pilots the boy via his grief through play and different actions. This therapeutic by means of play remedy is depicted in phrases and images from the viewpoint of either sufferer and therapist. Bringing either wish and braveness, Elisabeth Cleve indicates how main issue treatment can paintings because the first hyperlink to a brand new destiny.

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Based on what I observe, I can guess that many people treat him as if he were an older child, even though he’s in nappies and not especially tall for his age. ” Fredrik wants to hear more, so I continue, “He makes contact with me in a trusting way. He’s quite open to playing and chatting during our sessions. He utilizes every moment he is here. He prefers that we have fun and wants to make me laugh. The atmosphere thus created in the room is a contradictory one, with a strong tension between joy and sorrow.

He romps around, jumping on the floor so that his nappy bobs up and down. He wants to do whatever he can to create a sunny atmosphere in the room. He tries to get me to laugh and jump up and down as well. I motion to him that I do not want to jump and cannot laugh. Instead I meet him half way by showing that I want to be together with him and that I respect all his attempts to master his sadness. I want to assure him that it is all right to babble, be noisy, and jump around, but, by remaining serious myself, I also want to convey to him that there are other ways to deal with grief.

One or both of his knees give out for a second. When Victor has calmed down a little, I say, “Now you’re going to see some pictures. ” The test that he is going to do consists of pictures of animals and their young in different everyday situations. It is really meant for older children, who can be expected to create a little story about each picture. A two-year-old cannot do so, but he can perhaps say something about what is there in the pictures. I show Victor the first three pictures and everything goes smoothly.

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