Teens in Therapy - Making It Their Own Engaging Adolescents in Successful Therapy for Responsible Lives

ISBN-10: 0393704645

ISBN-13: 9780393704648

Edition: 2005

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Strategies for getting teens to take responsibility for their therapy and their lives. Refusal to attend session, excessive confrontation, boredom, and acting out--these are all common problems faced by therapists who work with adolescents. Here, Harvard Medical School psychologist Richard Bromfield offers insight into getting teens to participate fully in therapy.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.30" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Richard Bromfield, Ph.D., is a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of Handle with Care: Understanding Children and Teachers and Playing for Real. He lives in Brookline with his wife and teenage children.

Whose therapy, whose life? : fostering the patient's ownership of therapy
Neither voodoo nor magic : using therapy to help teens achieve change
Who wants what? : identifying and prioritizing treatment goals
Precious goods : valuing the adolescent
Truth or consequences : assessing and promoting honesty in therapy
Polishing your mirror : facilitating self-revelation
Tread gently : respecting self-esteem and its vulnerability
Lights, camera, action! : spotlighting conflict
You talking to me? : confronting patients in therapy
Work it! : keeping teens working at therapy
Word up : speaking the patient's language
Free to be : setting limits in therapy
All that jazz : educating, problem-solving, advocating : helping teens beyond formal therapy
Thinking outside the couch : getting therapeutically creative
Yawn : moving beyond boredom and the doldrums
Sow's ears, silk purses, and silver linings : finding opportunity in crisis
Failures, missteps, and lost causes : learning and recovering from the inevitable
Helping hands : working with parents
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