Dibs In Search of Self Author:Virginia M. Axline This is the story of the emergence of a strong, healthy personality in a previously deeply disturbed child. When the story starts, Dibs has refused to talk and at times has violent temper tantrums. Teachers, the school psychologist, and the pediatrician puzzle over his problem. Is he mentally retarded? Does he suffer from a deep-seated mental il... more »lness?
This book gives an account of what the author calls "the search of self" on the part of this, at first, pathetically ill little human being. In the end he emerges, through Dr. Axline's subtle and superlatively skillful clinical help, as a brilliant and able person - a true leader. The author is famous in the field of psychology for her contributions to the theory and practice of play therapy with children. This is an interesting book for the general reader, parents, and professional students of childhood.« less