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Lighting the Spark in Teen Clients

Ron Taffel on Creating Conditions for Connection

Ron Taffel

How do you create an atmosphere that your teen clients will value rather than resist? According to Ron Taffel, teens are looking for authenticity. When they find the real thing, they’ll engage.

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Lighting the Spark in Teen Clients

How to Connect with Resistant Teens

Ron Taffel

When you sit down with a young client, should you set your own immediate reactions and personal opinions aside? Not if you hope to make real progress, says Ron Taffel.

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Stopping the Anxiety-Go-Round

Lynn Lyons On Helping Anxious Kids

Rich Simon

Fifteen-year-old Grace doesn’t know it yet, but her troubling anxiety symptoms are run of the mill. Like most anxious kids, it’s not the content of her worries that’s the real issue, but the way her mind and body react to them.

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The Decline And Fall Of Parental Authority...

...and What Therapists Can Do About It

Ron Taffel

American parents today face a perfect storm of cultural and social circumstances that undermine the very foundations of parental authority. In response, mothers and fathers are beginning to see therapists as irrelevant and to challenge the entire social, educational, and economic context of childrearing.

 

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Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

Diane Poole Heller on Bringing the Concrete to the Abstract

Rich Simon

One of the more unique challenges of working with clients who have attachment-based issues is the lack on concrete goals in their treatment.

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Using Intersubjectivity to Help Abused Children

Helping Abused Kids Rewrite Their Own Stories

Dan Hughes

Sadly, children who’ve suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of their parents are often convinced that their mistreatment was justified. As a result, they typically grow up with a pervasive sense of shame, struggling with emotional regulation, cognitive and reflective functioning, and the inability to experience positive emotions.

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Developmental Trauma Disorder: Distinguishing, Diagnosing, and the DSM

How One Tenacious Task Force Worked to Separate Developmental Trauma Disorder from PTSD in DSM-5

Mary Sykes Wylie

In 2005, a complex trauma task force began working on constructing a new diagnosis called Developmental Trauma Disorder, which, they hoped, would capture the multifaceted reality experienced by chronically abused children and adolescents.

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How To Talk About Sex With Men

Esther Perel Shows How Easy It Can Be

Rich Simon

A man’s sexuality is integral to everything he does, according to Esther Perel. It’s reflected in how he lives, how he approaches his work and recreation, and how he meets—or dodges—challenges.

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Male-Friendly Psychotherapy

How Brain Science Illuminates Gender Differences

Rich Simon

Pat Love provides a quick look at the kinds of cutting edge information with game-changing applications that can help make therapy more inviting for male clients

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Empowering Today's Parental Authority Figures

Ron Taffel on What Families Can't Function Without

Rich Simon

The days of children being seen and not heard are long gone. Now, however, kids and teens are increasingly expressing themselves through extensive online social networks, which open them up to new spheres of influence that challenge parental authority in an unprecedented way.

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