Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide / Edition 1

Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide / Edition 1

by Scott P. Sells
     
 


This book illuminates the causes of severe adolescent behavioral problems and presents a research-based, 15-step model for helping families bring about meaningful change. Incorporating structural and strategic principles, the author's cohesive approach focuses on setting clear rules and consequences; changing the mood and direction of confrontations; neutralizing… See more details below

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This book illuminates the causes of severe adolescent behavioral problems and presents a research-based, 15-step model for helping families bring about meaningful change. Incorporating structural and strategic principles, the author's cohesive approach focuses on setting clear rules and consequences; changing the mood and direction of confrontations; neutralizing such problem behaviors as disrespect, truancy, running away, violence, and threats of suicide; and restoring positive, nurturing family relationships. Special treatment issues covered include adolescent substance abuse and managing problems that arise in single-parent and divorced families, as well as ways to collaborate effectively with outside systems. Featuring a wealth of illustrative case examples, this is an indispensable clinical guidebook and text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593850999
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents


I. A Family-Based Model for Difficult Adolescents
1. Introduction
2. Point of Entry: Why Difficult Teenagers Have Problems
3. A Model for Change
II. Specific Principles and Guidelines
4. Setting Clear Rules and Consequences: The Basic Work of Therapy
5. Changing the Timing and Process of Confrontations
6. Neutralizing the Adolescent's "Five Aces"
7. Restoring Nurturance and Tenderness
III. Special Treatment Issues and Circumstances
8. Working with Outsiders
9. Single-Parent Families: Sharing Parental Responsibility
10. Divorce and Stepfamily Problems
11. Alcohol and Drug Use: "I Don't Have a Problem"
IV. Research Findings and Future Implications
12. Process-Outcome Research and the Family-Based Model: Refining and Operationalizing Key Theoretical Concepts

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