As you’ll discover in Reading Course R132, you have to forego the old constraints of traditional therapy to make any impression on these easily-bored kids.
Here's What Reading Course R132, Therapy with 2st Century Teens, Covers:
- Ron Taffel's strategy for helping these kids discover their passions, and how it combats pop culture’s “tyranny of cool."
- The risks and rewards of MySpace for today’s teens.
- 10 tips for dealing with difficult adolescent girls, and how to understand the mystifying logic of self-injury among them.
- The important differences in working with teenage boys and teenage girls.
- A strategy to use when your teen clients give you the silent treatment.
- How to respond to teenage anger; countering kids’ intensity with your own--literally, giving it as well as taking it.
- The different “cut-offs” that teens experience.
- The problem of launching “adult-child stay-at-homes”--kids in their early twenties who cling to a protracted adolescence.
4 CE Hours • $49
R132 Therapy with 21st Century Teens Course Readings
The Divided Self: Inside the World of 21st-Century Teens by Ron Taffel
Cyberspaced: Hanging Out With the In Crowd on MySpace.com by Mary Sykes Wylie
Lost in Electronica: Today’s Media Culture Is Leaving Boys at a Loss For Words by Adam Cox
Hungry for Connection: 10 Ways To Improve Your Therapy with Adolescent Girls by Martha Straus
The Logic of Self-Injury: A Teen Symptom for Our Time by Martha Straus
Hallway Therapy: Systems Thinking Goes to the Classroom by David Seaburn
Pathologizing for Dollars: The Rise of the AD/HD Diagnosis by Lawrence Diller
Mission Possible: The Art of Engaging Tough Teens by Mathew Selekman
Measure for Measure: How to Engage an Angry Teen by Victor Shklyarevsky et al.
Failure to Launch: The Struggle To Leave Home in the 21st Century by Terry Hargrave