Systematic Intervention with Disturbed Children

  • Marvin J. Fine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marvin J. Fine, Richard L. Simpson
      Pages 3-24
  3. Models of Therapeutic Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Linda L. Edwards
      Pages 63-84
    3. Barbara Gerson, Margaret L. Marcus
      Pages 109-132
    4. Ramon G. Corrales, Laurence G. Ro-Trock
      Pages 133-155
    5. Valerie J. Cook, Jeanne M. Plas
      Pages 157-178
  4. Additional Considerations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-275

About this book


Disturbed children constitute a sizeable and varied percentage of the child population. Generally, two to three percent have severe, longstanding problems and 20 to 30 percent have current, more transient problems. While preventive efforts are needed, it also seems obvious that many children will continue to function in a disturbed and disturbing fashion and will continue to require vari­ ous kinds of therapeutic interventions. These interventions will mainly occur in school and community settings. This book attempts to present a picture of some fairly popular models of intervention and to consider important related issues. There are probably as many ways of coping with disturbed children as there are creative, caring persons attempting to do the coping. A growing literature exists on ways of conceptual­ izing and intervening with such children. It was believed by the editor that an organized body of information on these concepts and techniques would prove useful to student and practitioner. A danger with such collections is that if they mainly portray novel or atypi­ cal techniques, while informative, the book quickly becomes passe and of li­ mited value. This book's focus is on contemporary thought, but also on orien­ tations that have stood the test of some time and the stability of the under­ lying theory.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marvin J. Fine
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology and Research, School of EducationUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6331-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6329-3
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