Diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome in children and adolescents are on the rise, and while a limited minority of clinicians has training and experience in this area, a majority do not. Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome is the only guide of its kind for doing both talk and play therapy with young people with Asperger Syndrome. It meets the growing need for practical clinical guidance in this area. Using vivid case material, it offers clinicians wisdom attuned to their needs and those of the young people they endeavor to help.
Review "Children and adolescents with Asperger's syndrome can benefit greatly from individual psychotherapy as long as the therapist has extensive clinical knowledge and a thorough understanding of the syndrome, and takes into consideration the perspective and personal experience of the client. Providing an explanation of Asperger's based on a review of scientific research, Richard Bromfield describes how the characteristics of the syndrome affect the person's thoughts and experiences throughout childhood. The author has an intuitive understanding of the experience of having Asperger syndrome, and an engaging writing style, and his explanations and therapy are based on clinical wisdom maturing for nearly 30 years. Psychotherapy based on the practices described in this book will change the destiny of children and adults with Asperger's syndrome to one of greater connectivity to themselves and others. Should become the primary text for psychotherapists working with children and adolescents with Asperger's." --Tony Attwood, Ph.D., author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome (Dec 2, 2009)
Dr. Bromfield generously shares his wisdom and experience in this very accessible, honest and often moving book. Any clinician who reads it in its entirety -- or even selects a chapter or two at random -- will discover new paths to take with their most complex and challenging clients and gain a greater appreciation for those with Asperger's syndrome. Bromfield gives us all a window into a world that is hard to describe, impossible to imagine, but needs and deserves to be understood. --Naomi Angoff Chedd, Autism Specialist and coauthor, Replays (Dec. 30. 2009)