Mira Rothenberg pioneered both the clinical distinction and treatment protocol for autistic and severely disturbed children as separate from those for the mentally retarded. Winner of a Woman of the Year award from the New York City Chamber of Commerce and the National Organization for Mentally Ill Children, she eloquently recounts a lifetime of taking on seemingly hopeless cases and bringing these children, through painstaking therapy and love, back into the world. Unflinchingly honest, whether dealing with the raw pain of her patients’ lives or with Rothenberg’s own complex feelings for them, Children with Emerald Eyes explores the landscape of mental illness while never losing sight of the humanity within each patient.
Mira Rothenberg has been instrumental in developing treatments and clinical distinctions for autistic and severely disturbed children that are separate from those who are mentally disabled. A licensed psychologist with over forty years of experience, Rothenberg was the cofounder and… More about Mira Rothenberg
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Published by North Atlantic Books Jan 06, 2003| 312 Pages| 6 x 9| ISBN 9781556434488
"Mira Rothenberg’s insightful and unique ability to turn the suffering psyche into a landscape which must be entered and explored was fundamental to the understanding of mental illness I brought to A Beautiful Mind. She is also one hell of a mother." —Akiva Goldsman, Rothenberg’s son, and Academy Award winner, Best Adapted Screenplay, for A Beautiful Mind
"Vivid and profoundly moving…I found myself looking at the ordinary children I know with renewed respect and wonder…The line of separation, this book teaches us, is very thin indeed." —Henry Mayer, The New York Times Book Review