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FROM CHAOS TO COHERENCE PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH A LITTLE BOY WITH ADHD

The heart-warming true story of a disturbed little boy named Douglas and the therapist who helped him overcome his anti-social behaviour to reveal the person behind the disorder.

ELISABETH CLEVE:

'...I am flooded with warmth for this little expert on the art of living, who has just realized that even he has the possibility to live a long life. My interpretation is that he trusts he will get the time he needs in therapy to reach, first adulthood, and, then, old age. Right now he believes he will continue to be in therapy for the rest of his life. He cannot imagine that it is going to come to an end. However, I have started to think about when we will have to part and I am not looking forward to it...'

From Chaos to Coherence is the true story, told in everyday language, of the adopted boy Douglas and his journey towards adulthood with the help of psychotherapy. At the age of seven he has severe psychic, physical and social handicaps and is also diagnosed with ADHD. He is impulsegoverned, aggressive and provocative and does not know how to interact with other children. He starts psychotherapy at the age of seven and continues weekly sessions for the next seven years. The reader is invited into the child psychotherapy room to follow the work of Douglas and his therapist, the author Elisabeth Cleve.

This beautifully written account of these years of therapy:

  • reveals what is going on inside this boy, behind the reckless actions.
  • explores the inner feelings, thoughts and actions of both the child and therapist.
  • is painfully honest at times, bringing the therapy sessions to life for the readers.
  • is a vitally important book that should be read not only by those involved in children's psychotherapy but by everyone in search of a humane, informative and touching book.

A captivating and uplifting tale for professionals and laymen alike.

The Author ELISABETH CLEVE is a licensed psychologist and licensed psychotherapist for children and young people and a specialist in clinical psychology. She is the author of two books published in Swedish. From Chaos to Coherence is her first book in English.

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Imprint: Karnac
Extent: 250pp
Series: None
Catalogue No: 18551
Price: £18.99 / $32.50
ISBN: 1855753456
Binding: Paper
Publication: June 2004

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