The Evaluation and Care of Severely Disturbed Children and Their Families

  • Leon Hoffman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Leon Hoffman
    Pages 9-15
  3. Leon Hoffman, Paul Kennedy, Ronald Rawitt
    Pages 21-27
  4. Robert M. Berk
    Pages 29-36
  5. Robyn Abramson
    Pages 37-41
  6. Lois Shein
    Pages 53-59
  7. Elaine Simon
    Pages 71-74
  8. Mary Rehill
    Pages 79-84
  9. Lois Shein
    Pages 89-95
  10. Christine Johns
    Pages 97-100
  11. Leon Hoffman, Mary Ann Wagner
    Pages 101-106
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 107-130

About this book


This book, which proposes a developmental view of short-term inpatient treatment for severely disturbed children, is much needed in our field. It is particularly relevant, emotionally engaging, and a pleasure to read because the writers who are the actual participants and leaders in the milieu program, discuss their own experiences with a variety of children. The principles of milieu therapy are beautifully described and its application to a diverse ethnic population of sick children is clearly delineated. I congratulate Leon Hoffman and his co-workers for bringing to the field of child psychiatry a timely and helpful work. Irving N. Berlin, M. D. Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director, Children's Psychiatric Center, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico PREFACE Children who require hospital or residential treatment need an environment that provides a structure to their daily activities. Much of the literature on milieu treatment is inadequate because of a lack of integration between the various theoretical frames of reference and their practical application. Berlin has stressed the importance of a develop­ mental frame of reference in the organization of a hospital child psychiatry unit. * The Mount Sinai Medical Center is a large urban institution located on the fringes of a New York City ghetto.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leon Hoffman
    • 1
  1. 1.Inpatient UnitMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6301-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6299-9
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