A Prefatory Note
Chapter 1: Stories and Reciprocal Storytelling in Dynamic Child Psychotherapy
Children's Stories: An Overview of the Literature
What Is Reciprocal Storytelling?
When Is Reciprocal Storytelling Useful and with Which Patients?
Eliciting the Child's Story
The Therapist's Role in the Storytelling Process
What Are the Most Important Components of Children's Stories?
Which Theoretical Frameworks Are Compatible with Reciprocal Storytelling?
Chapter 2: Autogenic Stories, Projective Drawings, and the Clinical Assessment Process
Using Squiggle Drawings in Conjunction with Diagnostic Stories
Stories Used for Evaluative Purposes
Chapter 3: Narrative and Historical Meaning in Child Psychotherapy
Historical and Narrative Discourse: Theoretical Perspectives
Clinical Assessment in Child Psychotherapy: The Cultivation and Synthesis of "Data"
The Narrative Discourse in Child Psychotherapy
Autogenic Stories: Royal Road to the Child's Narrative
Chapter 4: Applications to Special Clinical Issues and Problems of Childhood
The Case of Sean, Revisited: Responding to an Environmental Crisis
The Case of Naima: Severe Separation Anxiety in a 7-Year-Old Transracial Adoptee
The Case of Roberta: Depletion Depression in a Biracial Child
Storytelling with a Borderline Child: Therapeutic Considerations
Chapter 5: The Unfolding of the Narrative in the Psychotherapy of a Traumatized 10-Year-Old Boy
Chapter 6: Transference Dimensions of the Storytelling Process
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
The Case of Mattie: Illustration of a Selfobject Transference
Chapter 7: Secrecy and Trauma: An Adopted Child's Psychotherapy
"The Snake That Came Out of the Hole"
"The Ghost with a Conscience"
"The Boy Who Felt Like a Ghost"
"The Bird That Never Laughed"
Countertransference Themes in Bruce's Treatment
Conclusion and Further Reflections
Chapter 8: What Else Can Stories Tell Us? Using Children's Metaphorical Communications as a Measure of Therapeutic Progress
About the Author