Working with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners

Working with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners

by Julie Anne Laser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1609180356

ISBN-13: 9781609180355

Pub. Date: 12/10/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The book illuminates protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An

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This state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The book illuminates protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the text, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609180355
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families Series
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I Theoretical Framework

Chapter 1 Challenges in Clinical Work with Adolescents: An Overview 3

Chapter 2 The Push-Pull of Adolescent Development 14

Chapter 3 Resilience in Adolescence 36

Part II The Adolescent in Context

Chapter 4 Internal Assets and Individual Attributes Associated with Healthy Adolescent Outcomes Tom Luster 51

Chapter 5 The Family Environment Douglas Davies 71

Chapter 6 The School Environment 94

Chapter 7 The Neighborhood Environment 113

Chapter 8 Media Influences 128

Chapter 9 Assessment and Intervention at Each Ecological Level: A Case Illustration Julie Anne Laser Nicole Nicotera Tom Luster Douglas Davies 146

Part III Clinical Interventions for Problematic Adolescent Behavior

Chapter 10 Substance Abuse Julie Anne Laser George Stuart Leibowitz Nicole Nicotera 163

Chapter 11 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Development 180

Chapter 12 Mental Health Issues: Depressive Symptoms, Personality Disorders, Suicidal Behavior, and Self-Injurious Behavior 200

Chapter 13 Sexual Behaviors, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Including HIV/AIDS, and Pregnancy Julie Anne Laser Shannon Sainer Nicole Nicotera 219

Chapter 14 Delinquency Julie Anne Laser George Stuart Leibowitz Nicole Nicotera 236

Chapter 15 The Joys of Working with Adolescents 250

References 263

Index 297

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