Combining individual and family therapy of child and adolescent psychic disorders in light of therapeutic relations, the dialogical self and therapeutic practice.
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Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży UM Poznań
Submission date: 2015-11-05
Final revision date: 2015-11-30
Acceptance date: 2015-12-02
Publication date: 2015-12-21
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Małgorzata Talarczyk   

Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży UM Poznań, ul. Szpitalna 27/33, 60-572 Poznań, Polska
Psychoter 2015;175(4):65-76
The issue of combining individual and family therapy is often controversial in the therapeutic circles. The literature regarding this topic is also scarce. In Poland one can find Larry Feldmans' book entitled „Combining individual and family therapy”, in which the author describes a integrational, multi layered take on clinical problems, both in the field of diagnosis as well as therapeutic assistance. The author shares her thoughts on combining individual and family therapy by one therapist, also in the context of therapeutic relations and the concept of the dialogical self. In certain cases the author combines both forms of therapy, working within the systemic paradigm both with children, adolescents and families. The article describes the integration of both forms of therapy, based on the authors experience working with such disorders as: children nighttime fears (Z63-.ICD-10), separation anxiety disorder of childhood (F93.0), social anxiety disorder of childhood (F93.2), sibling rivalry disorder (F93.3), elective mutism (F94.0), feeding disorder of infancy and childhood (F98.2), eating disorders (F50)(1. ICD-10), especially with younger patients. Based on therapeutic experience, the author weighs the pros and cons of combining individual psychotherapy with family therapy.
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