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.
About the Author
Table of Contents
2. Adolescent Development
3. Basic Concepts
4. How to Assess and Treat Problems
5. Eating Disorders
6. Depression and Suicide
8. Defiant and Disruptive Behavior
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.