Now in its expanded second edition, this classic text offers an in-depth examination of major issues in child psychotherapy and highlights the challenges that are frequently encountered in the course of working with children and parents. Chethik takes on the essential task of redefining and adapting basic concepts of adult dynamic psychotherapy--such as the therapeutic alliance, resistance, transference and countertransference and insight--to the special requirements of therapy with children. The second edition has been markedly enhanced with entirely new chapters providing step-by-step coverage of two major cases, from intake through termination. These presentations offer a window into the therapist's ideas and reactions from moment to moment, bringing clinical techniques fully to life. Also included is compelling new material on the central role of play in both child development and child treatment. Yielding unique insights into the emotional life of the child, Techniques of Child Therapy, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for child psychotherapists and trainees.