10-2 | What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherapy: Interventions to Facilitate Communication

Book Review

What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherapy: Interventions to Facilitate Communication

Cathy A. Malchiodi and David A. Crenshaw, eds.
New York: The Guilford Press, 2017. About the Editors, preface, and index. 247 pp. $23.80 paper. ISBN: 9781462530427

by John W. Seymour

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Cathy Malchiodi and David Crenshaw invite their readers to consider the sources of and solutions to the vexing question of how to respond to children who “clam up” in child psychotherapy. In their book What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherpy, a panel of distinguished child psychotherapists addresses this question. In eleven chapters, the editors and authors weave together the most recent trends in understanding silence in the therapeutic relationship with vivid case studies that illustrate how play therapy and other expressive therapies can facilitate communication in therapeutic sessions.