Helping Others Help Children: Clinical Supervision of Child Psychotherapy

Pages: 235
Item #: 4317106
ISBN: 978-1-59147-404-3
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Copyright: 2006
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This is a particularly challenging time in the supervision of child psychotherapy: The demand for mental health services for children has never been greater, yet evidence is accumulating that many therapies practiced in community settings are ineffective. In Helping Others Help Children: Clinical Supervision of Child Psychotherapy, T. Kerby Neill examines the critical role of supervision in this survey of practices and procedures and explores promising new child therapies.

The book recontextualizes child therapy for contemporary demands by presenting a cross-section of supervision practices in child psychotherapy, which include some of the most promising new child therapies. Readers will find rich discussions on dealing with supervision of play therapy and cognitive–behavioral therapy with children, including techniques associated with each therapy and suggestions for the observation and training of supervisees. In addition, ethics in supervision and cross-cultural supervision are addressed. This text will empower supervisors, students, and practitioners to meet the challenges found in all therapeutic environments, including urban mental health centers and schools.

Table of Contents




—T. Kerby Neill

  1. A Systems Approach to Supervision of Child Psychotherapy
    —T. Kerby Neill, Elizabeth L. Holloway, and Hans Otto Kaak
  2. The Changing Context of Child Psychotherapy and Implications for Supervisors
    —T. Kerby Neill
  3. Ethics and Accountability in Supervision of Child Psychotherapy
    —James J. Clark and Elizabeth L. Croney
  4. Cross-Cultural Issues Affecting the Supervisory Relationship in Counseling Children and Families
    —Tamara L. Brown, Ignacio David Acevedo-Polakovich, and Andrea M. Smith
  5. Supervision in Play and Filial Therapy
    —Dee C. Ray
  6. Supervision of Cognitive Therapy With Youth
    —Robert D. Friedberg and Christina C. Clark
  7. Supervising a Manual-Based Treatment Program in the University and the Community: A Tale of Two Cities
    —Michael A. Southam-Gerow and Philip C. Kendall
  8. Multisystemic Therapy Supervision: A Key Component of Quality Assurance
    —Phillippe B. Cunningham, Jeff Randall, Scott W. Henggeler, and Sonja K. Schoenwald
  9. Treating Children With Early-Onset Conduct Problems: Key Ingredients to Implementing the Incredible Years Programs With Fidelity
    —Carolyn Webster-Stratton
  10. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Supervision and Consultation With Suicidal, Multiproblem Youth: The Nuts and Bolts
    —Alec L. Miller and Jennifer L. Hartstein
  11. Supervising Therapists Working With Traumatized Children
    —Kathleen M. Chard and Joseph E. Hansel
  12. Supervision in School Mental Health
    —Sharon H. Stephan, Eleanor T. Davis, Patricia Callan Burke, and Mark D. Weist


About the Editor

Editor Bio

T. Kerby Neill, PhD, completed a liberal arts degree in the Great Books program at the University of Notre Dame. He became interested in psychology during a 3 1/2-year shipboard stint as a naval officer. In 1968, he finished a doctoral program in clinical psychology at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and began a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in child psychology at the Menninger Foundation.

After working for 4 years as director of an inner-city children's program for Yale University Medical School, Dr. Neill and his family moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where, over 22 years, he revived an interdisciplinary child guidance clinic for the Bluegrass Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board, for which he developed an internship rotation approved by the APA. He became a recognized child advocate and a leader in improving Kentucky's system of care for children with severe emotional problems.

Since 1995, Dr. Neill has served as a consultant to mental health programs, worked for 2 years as a volunteer in Guatemala, and closed his full-time career in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky where he remains a voluntary faculty member. He continues to be an advocate and to consult part time, and he volunteers in a free mental health clinic for Lexington's Latino families.

He has published numerous articles and two book chapters prior to editing this book. He has provided clinical supervision over a span of 35 years and offers advanced workshops on clinical supervision.

Joyfully married for over 40 years, Dr. Neill relishes time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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