Treating the Tough Adolescent A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide

ISBN-10: 1593850999

ISBN-13: 9781593850999

Edition: 1998

Authors: Scott P. Sells, Jay Haley, Neil Schiff

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Incorporating structural and strategic principles, this text explains the ways in which parents can deal with unhealthy behaviour in adolescents. It covers a wide range of problems that often affect teenagers, such as disrespect, truancy, violence and threats of suicide.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Scott P. Sells, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Savannah State University and Clinical Director of the Savannah Family Institute. He has treated more than 800 difficult children and adolescents, has spoken nationally on this topic, and has published a number of related journal articles. His 6-week educational program for parents of difficult children and teenagers, Parenting With Love and Limits(TM), has been adopted as a standard model in Virginia; Ohio; and Savannah, Georgia. His website is at: www.difficult.net.

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