Understanding the Mental State of and Psychotherapy with Adolescents with Socially Deviant and Unlawful Behavior

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Abstract

Hans-Werner Reinfried is a well-known Swiss psychologist and psychotherapist. Dr. Reinfried’s clients are adolescent offenders, whom the court has indicated to undergo the individual therapy as a rehabilitative measure. The author described his work of many years with adolescents and adults who have committed a crime as being a representative of one of the psychoanalysis schools, the depth psychotherapy, in several books, one of which was published in Russia ("Murderers, robbers, thieves ... Psychotherapy in the penitentiary system." - M .: "Medicine", 2003). The first part of the Dr. Reinfried’s original article written specially for the Russian readers is presented.

General Information

Keywords: adolescent offenders, social relations, attachment theory, psychotherapy, family relationships, position of children in family.

Journal rubric: Foreign Studies in Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Reinfried H. Understanding the Mental State of and Psychotherapy with Adolescents with Socially Deviant and Unlawful Behavior [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2011. Vol. 1, no. 3 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Hans-Werner Reinfried, Doctor of Philosophy, psychotherapist, psychologist, Institute of Forensic Psychology, Zürich, Switzerland, e-mail: reinfried@begutachtung.ch

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