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Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents Paperback – 1 Jan 1989

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  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Gestalt Journal Press; New edition edition (1 Jan. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939266067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939266067
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
This book gave me an insight of how children interpret the traumas that they experience.Individual case studies explained ways of working with children to help them release the hurts they had experienced in a positive and practical way .I have recomended it to many other professionals parents and carers who have the task of helping children understand their often confusing and abusive past experiences.I strongly recommend anyone who works with children or is thinking of working with children should read this.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jan. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Excellent guide, gives insight into working with children therapeutically. Practical guide for working with adolescents and children in groups. Valuable for all professionals working with children.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By AM on 8 Oct. 2006
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Dr Oaklaner brings the children and the therapy room to our homes. She writes about how the child can be helped in such a way you feel you are having a conversation with her. The book does exactly what is says on the cover and opens the window to the children. An absolute must for any theraputic work with children.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tarkus on 28 Aug. 2013
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When this book was published, it was indeed an indispensible guide that filled a gap in the literature. But that was 1978, and it hasnt been updated since. For a child therapist practising today, however, the omissions are now glaring. For example:

- there is no mention of attachment in theory or practice
- there is no discussion of theories of child development or child therapeutic approaches (which have moved forward greatly in recent years)
- there is little material on working with parents/carers
- the treatment of chronic trauma, neglect and sexual abuse is hopelessly inadequate

A further general problem for me is that the great bulk of the material describes techniques for getting children to talk about their difficulties. Oaklander is/was no doubt a more skilled therapist than I. However, whilst many of these techniques remain useful prompts, the anecdotes describing the breakthroughs obtained through their use seem frankly to stretch credibility - or at least to represent only exceptionally open and articulate children. Typically, in Oaklander's technique, a child will be invited to draw a picture and to talk about the characters represented in it. The therapist then asks a question such as, "Do you ever feel lonely like the snake in your picture?". The child says, "Yes, I do" and - voila!- this is the therapeutic breakthrough. Once the revelation/disclosure is made, Oaklander seems to suggest that the problem is more or less solved. For instance, on p242, she gives an account of a 10 year old making a disclosure of sexual abuse. My experience is that such a disclosure is normally the start of a difficult and lengthy process, which will challenge the therapist, child and all those around them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 April 2013
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This is an excellent book with plenty of ideas to support young people to express their thoughts and emotions. Would recommend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Brennan on 5 Jan. 2013
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Got this book as it is relevent t my current job. I find it great for ideas on different ways to work with chilren.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jim Graham on 24 Feb. 2013
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This is a wonderful book essential reading for anyone working with children in any sort of counselling sutuation - and it does not go out of date. Probably the most useful counselling book I have read. I have known it for ten years and it is just as valuable as when I first saw it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Connie on 27 April 2011
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I've wanted this book for years but I'm disappointed with the copy I got because the first time I opened it the back binding split so as I use it the pages will begin to fall out and I plan to use it alot in my work. The content of the book is excellent.
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