The Children's Hour has delighted Kenneth Robson's colleagues in the field of child psychiatry. They have praised the book's combination of compassion, insight, poetry, and candor. They find its emphasis on non-chemical therapy to be a necessary antidote to the more mechanistic, biological approaches currently in vogue. And they note that the book is equally important to professionals and the general public. No one can read this engaging, witty, devastatingly honest, and wonderfully wise memoir without feeling its direct relevance to the sorrows, dangers, and triumphs we have all experienced as children and continue to experience in the lives of the young in our immediate and extended families. Whoever we are, wherever we have been, this book cuts deeply into our common humanity.
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Kenneth Robson was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now lives and works in West Hartford, Connecticut. He attended Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before devoting half a century to patient care, teaching, scholarship and public service--twenty years at the Tufts University School of Medicine and a decade as Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. He has authored and edited many books and papers in his field. Dr. Robson was appointed Professor of Psychiatry at the Tufts University and the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. His passions include his family, poetry, boxing, fishing, Red-tailed Hawks, and the Boston Red Sox. He believes.Review:
Who does a child psychiatrist treat? How does a child psychiatrist do it? What works, what doesn t? And what is the psychiatrist's life like? This wonderful book meets the reader's curiosity with a compassionate account of what the doctor and the patient experience--together and apart. Ken Robson is a great story-teller and a great child psychiatrist. The combination is irresistible. Some books give you information; other books give you inspiration. This book gives you both. --Lenore Terr, M.D., author of Magical Moments of Change
This eloquent book illuminates the art of engaging children in psychotherapy with beautifully written vignettes from the author's practice. Dr. Robson writes with the language of a poet. With his keen observations and appreciation of the metaphoric language of children, he engages the reader in dramas encountered during his career. His humility, compassion, respect for children, and love of his calling weave together the fabric of his book. --Diane H. Schetky, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
In a series of vignettes drawn from the span of his career, Dr. Robson observes with the keenest eye, assesses with nimble intelligence, and intervenes with strategic creativity. There are lessons here for the professional and amateur alike. This book is truly for aficionados of mind, relationship, and the human story. In this wonderful work, Dr. Robson establishes himself as the poet laureate of child psychiatry. --Harold I. Schwartz, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-Chief, The Institute of Living
To read Ken Robson's Children's Hour is to spend quality time with one of child psychiatry's most gifted practitioners. He is as clever a wordsmith as has ever taken up the cause for children's emotional health. His puckish humor and the vital imagery of his story-telling entertain and instruct. --Kyle Pruett, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing, Yale School of Medicine; Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., School for Social Work, Smith College --early readers of The Children's Hour
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Book Description Lyre Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615391982
Book Description Lyre Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110615391982
Book Description Lyre Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 160 pages. 9.20x6.20x0.80 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0615391982