Between the 24-hour news cycle, search engines, and face-to-face video chats, we live in an Age of Information, in which getting your questions answered is little more than a mouse click away. So is it any surprise that today’s young adults expect the same directness and immediate responsiveness from their therapists? According to Ron Taffel, adolescent therapist and author of Breaking Through to Teens, today’s youth look for concrete answers to their questions and problems in therapy. And they want them fast. Often you need to toss emotionless method-driven therapy to the wind, says Ron, and give young clients what they want: your honest opinion.
In the Networker Webcast series A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens, Ron offers tips for connecting with young clients by being more conversational, less guided by formal methods, and more comfortable with your own authentic self.
A New Roadmap for Working with Kids and Teens:
Getting Through to Today's Distracted Youth
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