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Trust and Betrayal in the Treatment of Child Abuse

Laurie K. MacKinnon

July 16, 1999
ISBN 9781572305236
Price: $34.00 $25.50
260 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1998


I. Child Abuse in Context

1. Why Are Child-at-Risk Cases So Difficult?

2. Routes to Therapy

3. Becoming a Client of "the Welfare"

4. Working-Class Life and the Family Ideal

5. The Genealogy of Relationships

II. The Therapist as Power Broker

6. Initial Meetings: Earning the Parents' Trust

7. Working with "the Welfare" in Child-at-Risk Cases

8. Raising the Stakes in Child-at-Risk Cases: Eliciting and Maintaining Parents' Motivation

9. Rewriting the Story of Abuse

10. Creating a Relationship Discourse

11. Conclusion

Appendix: The Research Project