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By Elisabeth Cleve

This can be a tale from contained in the baby psychologist’s room. Victor is 2 and a part years previous and has misplaced his mom and more youthful brother in a vehicle coincidence. he's “sunny and chuffed” and doesn’t cry. he's a baby in deep crisis.

This e-book follows Victor for his fifteen remedy periods, displaying how his therapist pilots the boy via his grief through play and different actions. This therapeutic via play treatment is depicted in phrases and photographs from the point of view of either sufferer and therapist. Bringing either desire and braveness, Elisabeth Cleve indicates how obstacle treatment can paintings because the first hyperlink to a brand new destiny.

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I draw a dad holding his boy by the hand on the same dotted line. Fredrik then starts to dress the two of them in all their winter clothing. When they are ready, I tap Fredrik on the shoulder and tell them both to look at the figures I have drawn. At the same time, I “read” aloud from my appointment book, “Now it says here that Victor and daddy are coming back to see us on the ninth of March at three o’clock. That’s in two days. It’s decided. We’ll be waiting for you then! ” “Yes. qxd 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 11 SOS!

Qxd 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 13 SOS! 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 13 seem to be aware of. I will try to draw conclusions about how he really feels deep down inside, based upon what I see of his outward behaviour. Such an assessment cannot be expected to give the whole truth, but it should contribute to a deeper understanding of Victor’s way of reacting. A child’s mourning reactions are determined to a large degree by his experiences in life before his loss.

Qxd 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 35 RESULTS OF ASSESSMENT AND CHOICE OF TREATMENT 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 35 change in the room and considers everything destroyed when other kids have moved toys around on the shelves. Victor had a stable existence with predictable daily routines, and now everything has been changed in one fell swoop. Of course, every single person you two meet acts differently towards you than they did before. This means that everyone and everything are different in a way that Victor does not recognize, and it confuses him.

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