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Kohon, V.S. (2011). Clinical commentary by Valli Kohon, who is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic, London. J. Child Psychother., 37(3):356-359.

(2011). Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 37(3):356-359

Clinical commentary by Valli Kohon, who is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic, London

Valli Shaio Kohon

The session highlights the number of difficulties involved in working with such a damaged and disturbed adolescent in a residential setting. How can hope be maintained in what at times may feel like such a dire situation? Additionally, the therapist must contain and endure the anxiety and uncertainty about the many unanswered questions about the patient's early history and experience. It is commendable that the treatment has continued over three years; it requires a very determined effort by the therapist to keep to his position in the face of Mark's continual demands for management and containment.

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