The fundamental principles of direct clinical work with children! Christiane Brems, an experienced psychotherapist and educator, offers a comprehensive integrated approach to psychotherapy with children aged 3 to 12 years. She contends that the combination of psychodynamic and behavioral approaches creates change in children and helps the therapist recognize important features in a childs life. Bremss clear, jargon-free writing style makes this a valuable book for both practitioners and students. It is appropriate for courses in clinical or counseling psychology, counselor education, clinical social work, marriage and family counseling, and child psychiatry. Outstanding features include: 1) draws on developmental, interpersonal, family systems, and self-psychological schools of thought; 2) mirrors the sequence of events in an actual treatment situation, making it possible to read along in the book as the therapy of a child evolves; 3) does not push any single theoretical approach to psychotherapy, but instead provides a thorough foundation for assessment and conceptualization that can be tailored to the child; and 4) recognizes a variety of treatment techniques, including simple play, art, storytelling, behavior modification, and parent education.