This book introduces Reflective Interpersonal Therapy for Children and Parents (RICAP), a clinical intervention pioneered by the author which offers a new approach to tackling conduct disorder in young children. RICAPâ??s central aim is to promote children′s and parents′ understanding of their own and each otherâ??s thoughts and feelings in interpersonal interactions. Taking a practitioner–oriented perspective, Hermione Roff covers the theories underpinning RICAP, its evidence base and how to use it in clinical practice. The results is an essential resource for clinical child psychologists, family therapists, child psychiatrists and educational psychologists.
List of illustrations.
An old Jewish tale.
Mind that child!
Chapter 1:Â RICAP: A description of the intervention
Chapter 2: RICAP and aggression: Sometimes it helps to be bad.
Chapter 3: RICAP and reflection: Are these children mindless?
Chapter 4: RICAP and attachment: fighting to feel safe.
Chapter 5: RICAP and avoidance: A useful defence or a habitual ploy?
Chapter 6: RICAP and emotions: Why does everything have to be reduced to anger?
Chapter 7: RICAP and memory: What I remember tells me who I am.
Chapter 8: RICAP and problem–solving: Do solutions matter?
Chapter 9: RICAP and metaphor: The use and usefulness of metaphor.
Chapter 10:Â Marc: A case study.