Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 1998; 3(1):51-69
With thanks to Sage Publishing for their support for this project and for giving permission to reroduce this article. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. http://ccp.sagepub.com/content/3/1/51.full.pdf+html
D. Lush, M. Boston, J. Morgan & I. Kolvin, "Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with disturbed adopted and foster child: a single case follow-up study", Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 3, No. 1, pp 51-69, (Sage, January 1998). The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Clinical Child Psychology and Psyhciatry, http://online.sagepub.com.
This paper addresses the theme of the long-term utility of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for a child who was exposed to traumatic psychological experiences in the early years of life. He was adopted relatively late and then taken into psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the age of 11 because of unhappiness and negative self feelings, and school behavioural problems. He was comprehensively assessed when aged 10, 11 and 13. A catch-up longitudinal design was used (Robins, 1980) at the age of 15 using age and behaviour appropriate measures.