Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals

Author: Avidan Milevsky
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826125069
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This text provides students in the helping professions with the key stage-specific developmental knowledge they need for working with the adolescent population, while engaging exercises and pedagogical features prepare them to apply these concepts in the real world.

What Works with Teens

Author: Britt H. Rathbone
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626250790
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Two clinical social workers offer clinicians, educators, coaches, and other youth counselors the first professional book that focuses on engaging authentically with teens in order to create lasting change. Anyone who works with teens should read this book. If you work with teens, you know they are notoriously challenging to communicate with. And when teens are resistant to help, they may respond by acting defiant, guarded, defensive, rude, or even outright hostile. In turn, you may respond by reasserting your authority—resulting in an endless power struggle. So how can you break the cycle and start connecting? In What Works with Teens, you’ll discover the core skills that research shows underlie all effective work with teens. You'll learn how to engage authentically with teens, create an atmosphere of mutual respect, and use humor to establish a deeper connection. Many books offer evidence-based approaches to treating teens, but very little information on how to establish and maintain a productive working relationship. This is the first trans-therapeutic book to provide real tools for creating a positive relationship with teens to help bolster effective treatment. Whether your background is in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychotherapy, or any other treatment background, if you are looking for more effective ways to connect with teens and are ready for a program that really works, this book is a vital addition to your professional library.

Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief

Author: Carrie Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351673580
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Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief incorporates theory, clinical applications, case studies, and current research on contemporary models of grief pertaining to children and adolescents. The integration of developmental perspectives, attachment theory, and neurobiological implications provides a thorough summary of the many factors that can affect a child's growth and development, and the subsequent influence on grief expression. Chapters explore relevant social topics rarely addressed in other texts, such as the death of African American men, suicide among Aboriginal youth in Canada, death/suicide among LGBTQ youth and social media's influence. Also included are practical tips for helping professionals who want to better understand how grief and loss affect children and teens, as well as a meditation guide that provides concrete opportunities for growth and healing.

Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

Author: Eric P. Hazen
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813548934
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This book provides essential information to help parents, educators, and general practitioners find effective ways to identify and treat psychiatric disorders that many teens face. By recognising the early symptoms of a psychiatric disorder, adults may be able to save a teen.s life.

Surviving Your Child s Adolescence

Author: Carl Pickhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421221
Format: PDF, ePub
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Expert suggestions for guiding your child through the rough teenage years Does it sometimes seem like your teenager is trying to push you over the edge? Learn what your child is going through and what you can do to help your teen navigate this difficult period in this practical guide from psychologist and parenting expert Carl Pickhardt. In an easy-to-read style, Dr. Pickhardt describes a 4-stage model of adolescent growth to help parents anticipate common developmental changes in their daughter or son from late elementary school through the college age years. Provides unique advice for dealing with arguing, chores, the messy room, homework, and many other issues Offers best practices for teaching effective communication, constructive conflict, and responsible decision-making Includes ideas for protecting kids against the dangers of the Internet, bullying, dating, sexual involvement, and substance use An essential road map for parents looking to guide their children on the path to adulthood.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Brande Flamez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118917928
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A guide to treating mental health issues in children and adolescents Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals is a resource tailored to the particular needs of current and future counselors, behavioral healthcare clinicians, and other helping professionals working with this vulnerable population. With in-depth content broken into two sections, this book first provides a foundation in the diagnostic process by covering the underlying principles of diagnosis and treatment planning, and then applies this framework to the DSM-5 categories related to children and adolescents. With research continually reshaping our understanding of mental health, it is critical mental health professionals make decisions based on evidence-based pathways that include the specialized research around children and adolescents. The leading experts who contributed to this book share contemporary perspectives on developmental considerations, assessment information, presenting symptoms, comorbidity, levels of severity, prevalence data, and other relevant factors. Structured content of chapters provides a crosswalk between the DSM-5 and this book Updated content based upon the changes, additions, and revisions to the DSM-5 that affect diagnosis, assessment, and treatment Pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, case studies, guided practice exercises, and additional resources, to support effective learning Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Clinical and School Settings is a critical resource for mental health practitioners and graduate students working toward a career in a mental health profession.

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Sibling Issues in Therapy

Author: Avidan Milevsky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137528478
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Incorporating the latest research and clinical work in family dynamics, this book examines multiple angles of integrating sibling issues, which underlie issues at the core of many clinical difficulties presented by adult clients, in therapy to improve adulthood emotional and psychological well-being.

Children and adolescents in need

Author: Virginia G. Weisz
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803946590
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"A valuable sourcebook for individuals interested in the tragedy of child abuse, Children and Adolescents in Need is a practical legal primer that looks at the complex and varied issues besetting child abuse." --Edelman Children's Court Newsletter, Monterey Park, California The vulnerability of children becomes tragically apparent when they are neglected and abused by those persons most intimately responsible for their well-being. When this occurs, and parents are judged incapable of adequately providing for the critical needs of a child, the responsibility for determining "best interest" falls to the community legal system. In some instances--even before birth--legal principles, statutes, and case law are shaping the decisions that will profoundly affect the lives of these young human beings. With compassion and practicality, Children and Adolescents in Need looks at the complex issues surrounding these decisions and discusses the challenges faced by people involved in providing the resources these special children need to anticipate a future with hope and confidence. The poignant clarity of Children and Adolescents in Need makes it an excellent sourcebook for mental health practitioners, volunteer child advocates, and students in clinical training. Case studies explore the effort required to coordinate multi-disciplinary services to achieve long term positive impact on the "whole" child.

Child Trauma Handbook

Author: Ricky Greenwald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317390849
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Originally published in 2005, the Child Trauma Handbook is a user-friendly manual that teaches a comprehensive, research-based, phase-model approach to trauma-informed treatment for children and adolescents. Both new and experienced clinicians will find clear explanations and tips for making the connection between child/adolescent behaviors and traumatic histories; they’ll also learn practical skills for successful interventions. Each chapter and skillset is theory based and includes transcripts, case studies, exercises, and specific strategies for addressing problems.