Volume 6   Number 1     Spring 2012

How About You? Building Blocks for a Dialogical Self Therapy for Children
E. C. Frida van Doorn
Sophia's Childrens Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
C. H. C. J. van Nijnatten
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
pp. 15-29

ABSTRACT. In this contribution we will elaborate on child development, growing identity and dialogical self in therapy for children between 7 and 12 years of age. Therapy sessions using the Self-Confrontation Method with children are analyzed. The focus of the analysis is on the communicative attitude of the therapist. This leads to the formulation of communicative strategies for self investigation with children.