Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children; Medical, Legal, and Forensic Issues combines alt aspects of abusive head trauma cases--medical, social service, investigative, legal and preventive--into one complete reference. All professionals involved in identifing children at risk, diagnosing injuries, investigating allegations, implementing services and strategizing for prevention will find this book a tremendous resource. In addition to reviewing the most up-to-date information on mechanisms of injury, pathophysiology, and physical findings, Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children details the application of medical science to the investigation and prosecution of these cases as well as issues of long-term outcome, developmental and educational needs and strategies for community education and prevention. A case study chapter gives the learner an opportunity to apply the information. This textual and visual reference addresses all forms of abusive head trauma--including shaking injuries. These volumes clearly describe the mechanisms involved in inflicted head injuries, and outline steps used to discover abusive head injuries in the absence of the external signs of trauma. Abusive Head Trauma Supplementary CD-ROM depicts how head injuries occur using 3-D images and animation. This product is valuable for explaining the complex biomechanics of abusive head injury to investigators, mandated reporters, and jurors.
Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents provides a clear guide to clinical psychoanalytic work with distressed babies and unhappy parents, a numerous clinical group so often in need of urgent help. Although psychoanalytic work is primarily verbal, and infants may have limited language, this form of treatment is receiving increased attention among therapists.Bjorn Salomonsson explores how such work can be possible and benefit infants, how to work with the parents (especially the mother), and how major psychoanalytic concepts such as primal repression, infantile sexuality and transference can be worked with and understood in these therapies.
Bjorn Salomonsson argues that attachment concepts, though important, cannot solely help explain everyday problems with breastfeeding, sleeping, and weaning, or more recalcitrant interaction disorders. He shows how we also need psychoanalytic concepts to better understand, not only such "baby worries", but also adult clients' non-verbal communications and interactions. Throughout, he uses extensive practice-based examples and also refers to his research which provides evidence for the effectiveness of this practice.
Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents provides a unique perspective on working psychoanalytically with parents and infants. This book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and therapists working with children as well as adults.
This book argues that, because existence costs (the two words are cognates), any living thing must economize--shift more of its energy costs onto the world, including other living things, than its competitors are able to; that to economize is therefore to engage in exchanges that are sacrificial at their core; and that such economization is infanticidal in its ultimate implications. The opening chapters delineate the infanticidal ramifications of the central concepts of evolutionary biology (for example, the concepts of adaptation and reproductive fitness). Succeeding chapters show how texts foundational to western culture--Genesis, the Odyssey, Oedipus the King, the Gospel of John--have attempted to demystify the cultural practices that repress the recognition of the infanticidal horizon to biological existence. The final chapter shows how four contemporary American science fiction films (StarTrek: The Motion Picture, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Matrix, and Alien Resurrection) struggle against the infanticidal critique at work in the Judeo-Christian and Greek traditions.
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