A comprehensive text for the practising psychotherapist, this is the first book to apply the communicative psychoanalytic method to the psychological treatment of children. The book is in three parts: Part 1 explains the communicative theory of psychoanalysis of Robert Langs and teaches the rudiments of communicative clinical technique and a new theory of transference. Part 2 takes place in the consultation rooms of five therapists -- in four European countries and North America. The clinicians offer candid discussions of interventions with child patients of different cultural, linguistic and racial backgrounds. Part 3 is a philosophical discussion of the fundamental nature of human experience.