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The Adolescent in Family Therapy, Second Edition: Harnessing the Power of Relationships / Edition 2

The Adolescent in Family Therapy, Second Edition: Harnessing the Power of Relationships / Edition 2

by Joseph A. Micucci PhDJoseph A. Micucci PhD
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Rich with clinical wisdom, this successful text and practitioner guide offers a comprehensive framework for treating adolescent problems in the family context. Even as teenagers become increasingly independent, Joseph Micucci shows, they still need parental guidance and nurturance. By strengthening family relationships, clinicians can alleviate symptoms and promote behavioral change. Vivid examples and session transcripts illustrate specific strategies for treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, defiance, underachievement, and other frequently encountered challenges. Weaving together family therapy techniques with ideas from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, the book has a pragmatic focus on effective interventions for getting adolescent development back on track.


New to This Edition

*Thoroughly updated to reflect current research and reader feedback.

*Chapter on adolescent anxiety disorders.

*Expanded coverage of attachment issues; lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth; and racial and ethnic identity.

*New case material, one of the book’s most popular features.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606233306
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: The Guilford Family Therapy Series Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 999,830
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Joseph A. Micucci, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he has taught courses in psychological assessment, adolescent development, and family therapy. He has been on the staff of North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr., LIFEstyle Institute in Edison, New Jersey. He also served as Director of the Adolescent Unit and as Chief Psychologist at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Dr. Micucci is a fellow of Division 43 (Society for Couple and Family Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Adolescent Development

3. Basic Concepts

4. How to Assess and Treat Problems

5. Eating Disorders

6. Depression and Suicide

7. Anxiety

8. Defiant and Disruptive Behavior

9. Psychosis

10. Underachievement and Other School-Related Problems

11. Leaving Home

12. Families with Multiple Problems

Epilogue: The ARCH


Graduate students and practitioners in family therapy, clinical psychology, social work, counseling, and psychiatry. Serves as a primary or supplemental text in graduate-level courses such as Family Therapy, Counseling/Psychotherapy with Adolescents, and Social Work Practice with Adolescents and Families.

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