Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Review of <em>How to be a better child therapist</em>: <em>An integrative model for therapeutic change</em>.

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Reviews the book, How to Be a Better Child Therapist: An Integrative Model for Therapeutic Change by Kenneth Barish (2018). Kenneth Barish's book How to Be a Better Child Therapist: An Integrative Model for Therapeutic Change is aptly named. It is hard to imagine that after reading it, child therapists, either in their early career or otherwise, would not have absorbed enough of Barish's unique perspective and/or useful techniques to have become better child therapists. At the same time, the book goes beyond the purview of the title, providing deeply thoughtful insights into what motivates children, what they need, how they grow, and how to help them do so in the most adaptive and beneficial ways within a family system. Children in this book are seen not just as patients but as children, and Barish himself is so down-to-earth and accessible in his writing that his humanity shines through at every instant. As a result, although this book is about the therapeutic treatment of children, it reaches into a more basic realm of simply being about the emotional needs of humans and how to support and empathize with children in their efforts to get those needs met. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)