Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626251885
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 164,706
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pat Harvey, ACSW, LCSW-C, has over thirty years of experience working with families, and now coaches parents and family members of youth and adults with emotion dysregulation using a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) framework. She facilitates trainings and workshops for mental health professionals on DBT concepts, skills, and parent/family interventions throughout the United States and at national conferences. She is coauthor of Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, and Hey, I’m Here Too!

Britt H. Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C, provides mental health services to adolescents and their families in the Washington, DC, area. He has decades of experience working directly with adolescents and families, is consistently voted a “top therapist” for adolescents, teaches graduate students, trains therapists, and leads a highly regarded and successful clinical practice. Rathbone lectures often on the value of using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based practices with young people. He is coauthor of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents and What Works with Teens.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii


Part 1 Understanding Teens and Effective Parenting Strategies

1 Teens, Emotions, and Behaviors 9

2 Effective Parenting 31

3 Parenting Strategies 51

4 Balanced Parenting 85

Part 2 Responding to Problem Behaviors

5 Suicidal and Self-Harming Behaviors 111

6 Disruptive, Risky, and Substance-Abusing Behaviors 127

7 When Anxiety Disrupts Life, School, and Independence 149

8 Disordered Eating Behaviors 169

Part 3 Caring for Self and Family

9 Self-Care for Parents 189

10 Siblings and Extended Family Members 203

Balanced and Effective Parenting: A Quick Guide 219

Resources for Parents 221

References 225


The authors reside in the Washington, DC, metro area.

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