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Hours, A. (2014). Reading Fairy Tales and Playing: A Way of Treating Abused Children. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 13(2):122-132.

(2014). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 13(2):122-132

Reading Fairy Tales and Playing: A Way of Treating Abused Children

Armelle Hours

Victims of child abuse manifest symptoms related to the weakness of their protective shield. This article examines how a psychoanalytic approach using fairy tales and play in a child’s therapy group can lead to the restoration of a containing space and a protective shield and can help to reinstate a space for illusion and fantasy. Two sessions of a fairy tale therapeutic group are described in detail, showing how a psychoanalytic approach is crucial to the development of psychic care. Treatment using fairy tales offers the children the possibility of feeling protected and of imagining a positive alternative rather than having to repeat previous patterns of violence.

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