Breaking Through to Teens: Psychotherapy for the New Adolescence
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Breaking Through to Teens: Psychotherapy for the New Adolescence

by Ron Taffel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1606239449

ISBN-13: 9781606239445

Pub. Date: 06/22/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This Book Presents Groundbreaking Strategies for Psychotherapy with Today's Teens, for whom high-risk behavior, lack of adult guidance, and intense anxiety and stress increasingly come with the territory. Ron Taffel addresses the key challenge of building a therapeutic relationship that is strong enough to promote real behavioral and emotional change. He

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This Book Presents Groundbreaking Strategies for Psychotherapy with Today's Teens, for whom high-risk behavior, lack of adult guidance, and intense anxiety and stress increasingly come with the territory. Ron Taffel addresses the key challenge of building a therapeutic relationship that is strong enough to promote real behavioral and emotional change. He demonstrates effective ways to give advice that teens will listen to, get them to tell the truth about their lives, help parents reestablish their authority, and extend the reach of therapy by such nontraditional means as inviting teens to bring friends into sessions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606239445
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,188,678
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Context: The New Adolescence and a New Treatment Paradigm 7

2 First Meeting: Getting Teens to Talk 30

3 Foundation: What's Necessary to Build a Helping Relationship with Teens 46

4 The Core: Healing the Divided Self of 21st-Century Teens 73

5 Direction: Advice as Essential to Helping Teens Change Behavior and Attitudes 107

6 The Gray Zone: The Truth about Lying to Therapists and Other Child Professionals 127

7 Treatment Unbound: Creating "Flexible Confidentiality" 148

8 The Parent Trap: Childrearing Advice as Essential to Helping Parents Change Behavior 177

9 Stuck: How to Conduct a "Focused Family Session" 213

10 The Village: Bringing Friends into Treatment 240

11 The Real in Relational: Challenging Ourselves to Stay Three-Dimensional with Teens 259

Bibliography 283

Index 285

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