Teens in Therapy
Making it Their Own: Engaging Adolescents in Successful Therapy for Responsible Lives
By (author) Richard Bromfield
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Teens in Therapy by Richard Bromfield
Book DescriptionPush a teen too hard for change and you risk upsetting the fragile balance of trust, distracting from the work at hand, and possibly leading therapy in the wrong direction. Take too light an approach, however, and an adolescent becomes disengaged and bored, unwilling to work at therapy or likely to terminate therapy prematurely. Therapists need to strike a balance between being respectful and directive. But how do you show understanding for the immediate problems of teens while helping them to become more confident, connected, and fulfilled individuals in the longer term? Bromfield answers this question by offering therapists key insights and helping them to understand that, in the therapeutic context, adolescents as well as their therapists often feel lost and sometimes are unsure as to why they meet and what therapy can achieve. Teens in Therapy is the perfect guidebook to this difficult clinical terrain. Drawing on years of clinical experience, Bromfield shows therapists that in order to affect change in their clients, adolescents have to want to change, realize what their problems are and how they contribute to them, and, most important, take ownership of their therapy and their lives. Organized into 18 chapters that explore specific treatment techniques-valuing the adolescent, promoting honesty, facilitating self-revelation, spotlighting conflict, speaking the patient's language, avoiding the doldrums, working with parents, and more-readers will find an enlightening examination of the problems inherent in adolescent therapy, and come away with effective strategies to foresee, address, and then overcome them.Filled with rich case material, Teens in Therapy focuses on the stories and perspectives of adolescents themselves, arming therapists with a clearer sense of purpose and strategy, and giving them the tools necessary to effectively engage their teenage clients in therapy and help them to assume greater responsibility for their treatments and futures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393704648
(211mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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This readable guide for therapists and therapists-in-training lays out the theoretical essence and practical essentials of doing child and adolescent psychotherapy, from the referral call to the last goodbye, capturing the intricacies and subtleties of children and their therapists in their biggest and smallest ways, and everywhere in between.
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Author Biography - Richard Bromfield
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.
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