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Teens in Therapy: Making It Their Own: Engaging Adolescents in Successful Therapy for Responsible Lives 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0393704648
ISBN-10: 0393704645
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"A pleasure to read... without jargon or over-reliance on theory... the result is a suspenseful, engaging, and truly wise text that deserves to become a standard in the field."
—Harry G. Segal, PhD. Cornell University

"Clearly written, down to Earth and at times humorous, this book is a practical guide to working with teens and adolescents.  It is bursting with real life examples of characters who howl, swear, make up fantastic stories and fall asleep through their sessions—but whom Bromfield portrays with respect and usually with affection."
—Counselling Resource (Europe)

"Lively, practical, note-perfect guidance to therapists of adolescents. Indispensable for young therapists... will also be of interest to more seasoned practitioners and supervisors."
—New England Psychologist

"Filled with rich case material, Teens in Therapy focuses on the stories and perspectives of adolescents themselves, arming therapists with a dearer sense of purpose and strategy."  —Adolescence

"Cannot imagine a more practical guide on how to do therapy with an adolescent." —Psychotherapy Review

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton; 1 edition (October 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393704645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393704648
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Robert K. Raborn on February 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
I work with teens and adolescents who are at-risk of removal from their homes due to poor functioning and behavioral problems. I would say that working with this population may be one of the most intimidating for therapists like myself. Thankfully, Dr. Bromfield of Harvard has shared his insights, experiences, and professionalism to help clinicians use confidence, patience, and emphatic attitudes that are unique to the adolescent/teenage experience.

The book's contents are highly accessible, practical, intelligent, and trustworthy. Each chapter focuses on aspects of the therapeutic process, from motivational assessment, treatment planning, and confrontation to crisis management, boundary setting, and enduring failed therapy (the quixotic-minded clinician believes that therapy works for everyone).

Additionally, Bromfield is an entertaining writer, who uses quips, vignettes, and unfiltered language to help immerse the reader into the world of youth who are at battle within themselves and their environments.

Obviously, I am very glad that I read 'Teens In Therapy: Making It Their Own' because it has made me feel more confident and prepared to help a clientele base for which I care so deeply.
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I warned my class that they would want to take this book into the bathroom to read it, it's so good! I don't know if they actually did (hope not, we're on the textbook rental system) but I do kow that they loved it. We found the case accounts so relevant! This is just a wonderful book, particularly for newer therapists. But it's also good reading for veterans. Lots to generalize to clients of all ages. I highly recommend it.
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By RED on November 23, 2013
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Excellent book for beginning therapists. He presents a really generous and supportive philosophy about how to approach teens. Thank you.
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By Marie C on July 17, 2008
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This is an excellent resource for anyone working with teens. This book has wisdom for working with teens that works! I use these ideas and techniques with a very difficult teen population with success. I also use this book in my role as a graduate instuctor in a counseling program.
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Wonderful way to get the ball rolling with teens. It helps to understand how it is possible to get them engaged.
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