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Pride and Joy


Emotions in Child Psychotherapy

Kenneth Barish, PhD

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University. He is also on the faculty of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the William Alanson White Institute Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program.

Dr. Barish has been working with children and families for over 30 years. He has authored several widely-read articles on child psychotherapy and two books: Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems (2012) and Emotions in Child Psychotherapy: An Integrative Framework (2009).

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Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
Author: Kenneth Barish, PhD

In Pride and Joy, child psychologist Kenneth Barish brings together the best of recent advances in clinical and neuroscience research with his own three decades of experience working with children and families.

Pride and Joy offers advice on how parents can restore more joyfulness and pride in their relationships with their children and help children bounce back from disappointment and defeat. Dr. Barish shows how we can ameliorate the conflicts and arguments that are a source of distress to so many thoughtful and caring parents, and how we can preserve our children’s idealism and their concern for others—how we can raise children who feel good about themselves and also care about the needs and feelings of others.

This sound, evidence-based advice can help parents solve many common problems of daily family life—problems that too often erode the joyfulness of our children and our pleasure in being parents.

Emotions in Child Psychotherapy: An Integrative Framework
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
Author: Kenneth Barish, PhD

Oxford University Press :

In Emotions in Child Psychotherapy, Dr. Barish presents an integrative framework for child therapy, based on a contemporary understanding of a child’s emotional experience. Dr. Barish demonstrates how a systematic focus on children’s emotions provides new understandings of all phases of the therapeutic process as well as effective ways of solving persistent clinical problems: how to engage more children in treatment, mitigate a child’s resistance, and provide the kind of understanding to children that promotes openness, initiative, and positive character development.


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