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Bromfield, R. (1989). Psychodynamic Play Therapy With a High-Functioning Autistic Child. Psychoanal. Psychol., 6(4):439-453.

(1989). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 6(4):439-453

Psychodynamic Play Therapy With a High-Functioning Autistic Child

Richard Bromfield, Ph.D.

The increasingly dominant and sound view of autism as a developmental disorder has led to adoption of highly structured behavioral interventions and abandonment of psychoanalytic approaches. This article intends to reaffirm the relevance of traditional psychodynamic play therapy to the milder variants of the autistic syndrome. The therapy process with one high-functioning autistic child is examined and discussed in the context of autistic pathology and psychodynamic theory.

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