Breaking Through to Teens: A New Psychotherapy for the New by Ron Taffel PhD

By Ron Taffel PhD

This e-book provides groundbreaking concepts for psychotherapy with contemporary kids, for whom high-risk habit, loss of grownup counsel, and severe nervousness and pressure more and more include the territory. Ron Taffel addresses the foremost problem of creating a healing courting that's robust sufficient to advertise actual behavioral and emotional switch. He demonstrates powerful how one can supply suggestion that kids will hearken to, get them to inform the reality approximately their lives, aid mom and dad reestablish their authority, and expand the achieve of treatment through such nontraditional capacity as inviting youth to carry pals into periods.

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Online, as so many kids have told me, they can assume different identities, personalities, genders, ages, become anyone they like, and interact with hundreds of chameleons doing the same mental shape-shifting—and they can do it all without parents being any the wiser. One mother said about her 14-year-old daughter, “She’s online every day with friends whom I’ve never met and never will meet. Five years ago, I might have at least spoken to some of them on the phone when they called, but now, I don’t know who they are, or what they talk about or where she goes with them.

3. ” 4. ” 5. ” 6. ” 7. ” 8. ” 9. ” 10. ” Approached in this gradual way, areas open up via talk about others. For example, it became clear that Drew had acquaintances. But he had no specific second-family person to talk to when difficulties came up. It was not a surprise that Drew was sent to me for his depressed, withdrawn state when, in fact, his peer group connections were so undeveloped. It was apparent to most other kids that Drew’s friendship circle was sparse; but it was not so clear how much he missed a pal with a good ear.

9. ” 10. ” Approached in this gradual way, areas open up via talk about others. For example, it became clear that Drew had acquaintances. But he had no specific second-family person to talk to when difficulties came up. It was not a surprise that Drew was sent to me for his depressed, withdrawn state when, in fact, his peer group connections were so undeveloped. It was apparent to most other kids that Drew’s friendship circle was sparse; but it was not so clear how much he missed a pal with a good ear.

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