Michelle Brown, PhD

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Work and Education


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2000


Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 2001

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Psychotherapy in pediatric palliative care CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Brown, M. R., Sourkes, B. 2006; 15 (3): 585-?


Psychotherapy for children who have life-threatening illness is unique in its challenges and rich in its rewards. Most of these children enter into psychotherapy because of the stress engendered by the illness rather than more general intrapsychic or interpersonal concerns. The facilitation of psychological adjustment is a common goal and brought about by managing anxiety related to great un-certainty and anticipatory grief. Siblings and other family members are incorporated into the work as they play a pivotal role in sustaining and strengthening emotional resources. Critical losses.around control, personal identity, and interpersonal relationships are common themes throughout the therapeutic process.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.chc.2006.02.004

View details for Web of Science ID 000239131600005

View details for PubMedID 16797440

Food, toys, and love: pediatric palliative care. Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care Sourkes, B., Frankel, L., Brown, M., Contro, N., Benitz, W., Case, C., Good, J., Jones, L., Komejan, J., Modderman-Marshall, J., Reichard, W., Sentivany-Collins, S., Sunde, C. 2005; 35 (9): 350-386

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