VIDEO: A New Way to Engage Teen Clients

Dan Siegel on the Power of the Teenage Brain

Dan Siegel • 9/16/2015 • Be the First to Comment

Dan Siegel knows that nobody—especially an angst-filled teenager—likes being told what to do.

That’s why he takes a more roundabout approach to connect with younger clients. He claims the first thing you should ask is “Would you like to know more about your brain?”

By taking the emphasis off of "talking about feelings" and placing it on science, Dan creates a space that can lead to action-oriented solutions and positive growth.

See how it's done.

Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.

Want to Know More?

Nothing requires more of your clinical skills, attunement, and creativity than working well with children and teenagers. To complicate matters, parents are often at a loss about what they can do to help and many are unaware of how they may be contributing to their child’s challenges and distress. What’s hard to find is sound, practical advice to help you integrate today's most effective perspectives and methods for working with kids, adolescents, and parents into your current clinical approach to improve your client outcomes. Below are some other Psychotherapy Networker resources you might find useful.

Check out our FREE Daily blogs on therapy with children/adolescents or peruse our magazine articles on working with children.
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Topic: Children/Adolescents | Anxiety/Depression

Tags: brain development | brain science | Brainstorm | Dan Siegel | Daniel Siegel | kids | science | talking | teens | teenagers

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