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Building a Home within
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1. The Children's Psychotherapy Project; 2. The Mind of a Foster Child; 3. Fragmented Selves, Fragmented Institutions; 4. Bringing Theory to Practice; 5. Acute Loss in the Context of Chronic Care; 6. A Continuum of Care for a Foster Child; 7. The Complications of Reunification for an Adolescent in Foster Care; 8. Working with Young Adults in Foster Care; 9. Working with the Family Matrix; 10. The Experience of Being a Therapist for Foster Children; Case Studies for Exploration and Discussion.

About the Author

Toni Vaughn Heineman, D.M.H., is the founder of the Children's Psychotherapy Project (CPP) and Executive Director of A Home Within, the national nonprofit organization that houses the 12 chapters of CPP across the United States. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of California, Berkeley, and her doctoral degree in mental health from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Heineman has taught for the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, and many local and national training programs. She is the author of numerous articles and presentations about clinical work with foster children and of The Abused Child: Psychodynamic Understanding and Treatment (The Guilford Press, 1998). Dr. Heineman has been in private practice in San Francisco since the late 1970s and is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., is a senior clinician and founding member of the Children's Psychotherapy Project and Vice President of the board of directors of A Home Within. A developmental and clinical psychologist, she received her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. She has lectured and published nationally and internationally on the subject of parenting and child development. Dr. Ehrensaft has served on the faculty of The Wright Institute in Berkeley, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and the University of California, Berkeley, and has been in private clinical practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since the late 1970s. She is the author of Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families (The Guilford Press, 2005); Spoiling Childhood: How Well-Meaning Parents Are Giving Children Too Much but Not What They Need (The Guilford Press, 1997); and Parenting Together: Men and Women Sharing the Care of Their Children (The Free Press, 1987).

Reviews

"A compassionate and insightful journey into the lives of children who have been fortunate to have been touched by the inspirational work of A Home Within. A story of hope, a story of healing, a story of how we can and must address the suffering of maltreated children in the child welfare system."--Cindy S. Lederman, J.D."Presiding Judge, Miami-Dade Juvenile Court" (06/08/2006) "Provides a blueprint that can be replicated nationwide . . . illustrated by beautifully written stories involving real children in foster care and the longterm work of their talented therapists."--Sheryl Dicker, J.D."Executive Director, New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children" (06/08/2006) "A compassionate and insightfulAjourney into the lives of children who have been fortunate to have been touched by the inspirational work of A Home Within. A story of hope, a story of healing, a story ofAhow weAcan and must address theAsuffering of maltreated children in the child welfare system." --Cindy S. Lederman, J.D."

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