By Elisabeth Cleve
It is a tale from contained in the baby psychologist’s room. Victor is 2 and a part years outdated and has misplaced his mom and more youthful brother in a automobile coincidence. he's “sunny and chuffed” and doesn’t cry. he's a baby in deep crisis.
This publication follows Victor for his fifteen remedy periods, exhibiting how his therapist pilots the boy via his grief through play and different actions. This therapeutic by means of play treatment is depicted in phrases and images from the viewpoint of either sufferer and therapist. Bringing either desire and braveness, Elisabeth Cleve exhibits how quandary remedy can paintings because the first hyperlink to a brand new destiny.
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Qxd 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 19 SESSION TWO: 9 MARCH 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 19 recognizes it at once. He repeats it after me several times. ” Victor seems to collapse to the ﬂoor and starts ﬂapping about down there. ” I understand that I must proceed very carefully and not say any more. Victor returns to his gleeful shouts and calls for me to look at all kinds of things that he fetches and throws in the air. I join him by looking at everything he wants me to look at, while at the same time observing everything that is going on.
He is curious and has well-developed speech. qxd 2/18/08 11:44 AM Page 31 SESSION THREE: 13 MARCH 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 31 numbers of hours daily at the centre, but now they determine the length of stay with Fredrik day by day. Lotta says that no one on the staff has ever before been through something as horrible as this. It has been and continues to be very difﬁcult for them to cope. They have all been shocked, she says, and she is anxious to tell me how they ﬁrst dealt with the tragic news about Victor’s family.
I fasten the men securely on the animals’ backs. I help him with exactly what he wants, nothing else. He alone determines the pace and the direction of the game. “All the mens look for their grandma,” Victor tells me. He searches everywhere in the room, under the sand tray frame and in the toy cupboard, but not on the shelf, where the grandma doll is lying in plain sight. At one point Victor wants us both to crawl under the sand tray to look for grandma. I tell him that I am ready to help him look for her but I do not say that I will get down and crawl.
A big and a little one is gone : crisis therapy with a two-year-old boy by Elisabeth Cleve