A big and a little one is gone : crisis therapy with a by Elisabeth Cleve

By Elisabeth Cleve

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 Victor is 2 and a part years outdated and has misplaced his mom and more youthful brother in a vehicle twist of fate.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

This ebook follows Victor for his fifteen therapy classes, displaying how his therapist pilots the boy via his grief through play and different actions. This therapeutic by means of play treatment is depicted in phrases and photographs from the viewpoint of either sufferer and therapist. Bringing either desire and braveness, Elisabeth Cleve exhibits how hindrance remedy can paintings because the first hyperlink to a brand new destiny.

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Fredrik continues, “I feel like I’ve been beaten black and blue. I forget things, can’t concentrate, can’t make head or tail of anything. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. ” Fredrik talks about how he met Malin eight years ago at the university where they were both studying. She took a degree in journalism and was working for one of the daily newspapers. qxd 22 111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 511 6 7 8 9 311 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 22 A BIG AND A LITTLE ONE the time of the accident she had been taking leave to be at home with the children.

They can’t do any of the things horses usually do, run, jump or live. ” “Now when you mention what he did, well, I did not, could not, see that before on my own,” says Fredrik. “To see the legs sticking up out of the sand reminds Victor of the horses, even though they’re buried. If you can see the hooves you know the horses are there, albeit under the sand. You don’t forget them. They are there but at the same time they are not there, but perhaps they’re somewhere anyway . ” Fredrik looks sorrowful and bewildered.

Qxd 111 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 15 CHAPTER THREE Session two: 9 March Must I go on living? A gain Fredrik comes bounding up the stairs with his son on his arm. Before they reach the last steps, Victor leans out of his father’s grip. He smiles and waves “happily” with his small hands, first to Jorge, then to me. All four of us go into the playroom and Fredrik starts to take off Victor’s outdoor clothes. He is wearing brand new clothes today.

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