Therapy with Troubled Teenagers: Rewriting Young Lives in Progress / Edition 1by Bob Bertolino, Bill O'Hanlon, Bob A. Bertolino
In Therapy with Troubled Teenagers, Bob Bertolino describes his unique approach to treating adolescents and their families. He applies possibility-oriented interventions that focus on eliciting, evoking, and highlighting the strengths of clients, as opposed to their pathology and deficits. This approach, which is collaborative, resource-focused, respectful, and… See more details below
In Therapy with Troubled Teenagers, Bob Bertolino describes his unique approach to treating adolescents and their families. He applies possibility-oriented interventions that focus on eliciting, evoking, and highlighting the strengths of clients, as opposed to their pathology and deficits. This approach, which is collaborative, resource-focused, respectful, and generally brief, is a highly effective type of therapy for young people at this fragile stage of life. Bertolino has collaborated with Bill O’Hanlonpioneer in solution-oriented and possibility therapies, and the author of the Foreword for this bookand has expanded on and applied O’Hanlon’s ideas to his work with troubled youth, including juvenile offenders and adolescents with substance-abuse or behavioral problems, with positive and successful results. Bertolino begins the book by outlining the four common factors that can facilitate therapy and make a difference for both adolescents and their families. He discusses the importance of experience, stories, action, and context in therapythe four different domains that this type of approach to therapy encompassesand explains why effective communication is absolutely crucial. The way we talk about problems, solutions, and possibilities can greatly influence the direction of therapy. Collaborative language is key because it opens up pathways with endless possibilities for young people who may feel that they have no escape from their troubles. Bertolino also offers invaluable advice on gaining a focus and establishing goals in therapy, two steps that are critical to making a difference. One of the last stages of the process is getting the adolescents to envision a future where things work out, and then planning the steps for making that vision a reality. The final part of the book presents a comprehensive case study, which illustrates the ideas and therapeutic principles presented in the book.
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Table of Contents
Traversing the Territory: Foundations of a Possibility TherapyApproach.
What Walt Disney Knew: Envisioning the Seemingly Impossible asPossible.
The Lost Worldview: Evoking New Possibilities in the Realm ofViewing.
One Thing Leads to Another (Except When it Doesn't): Evoking NewPossibilities in the Realms of Action and Context.
Paving New Roads of Possibility: A Collage of ConstructiveConversations.
The World Where You Live: Rewriting Youth Stories in FutureSessions and Beyond.
Encompassing Angles with Circles: Conversations for Accountabilityand Change.
From End to Beginning: The Case of Richard.
A Return to Yourself: Therapy That Makes a Difference.
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