Use of Separation Intervention as a Requirement for Continued Counseling Service

By Doris Feinberg, Violet R. Shapiro

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1965

In certain limited circumstances, proper treatment of certain disturbed parent-child relationships requires separation treatment, necessitating the separation of the child from the parent. The failure of a client to accept this treatment justifies the termination of agency services. Several factors come into play when making this decision, such as parental apathy in the face of acting-out behaviors, parents condoning or stimulating attitudes to destructive behaviors, or oedipal relationships. In cases where separation is appropriate, the child should be put in a residential treatment center. If parents refuse separation treatment, counseling is terminated, since continued counseling cannot be effective given such poor family dynamics.

Topic: Parenthood, Children, Social Work, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health, Family

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 3

Page Number(s): 286-293

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Feinberg, Doris. Shapiro, Violet R. Use of Separation Intervention as a Requirement for Continued Counseling Service. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1965: 286-293. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4918


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