Contributed by Janet Sasson Edgette

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Case Study September 14, 2022

"Why Won’t You Like Sports?"

The Father–Son Struggle with Gender Expectations

As young people move forward with new, more flexible frameworks for thinking about gender, it’s not always easy to bring parents along. Read more

Case Study September 7, 2017

From Tough Love to Empathic Love

Teaching Parents to Earn Their Children’s Respect

Helping families move past stalemates often means teaching parents to earn their children’s respect. Read more

In Consultation March 13, 2017

Speak Easy

Keeping It Real with Your Teen Clients

How to keep it real with teenage clients. Read more

We all want to build strong relationships with our clients, but when working with adolescents, don’t overdo the empathy, says therapist Janet Edgette... Read more

Case Study March 8, 2016

Supporting the Overwhelmed Child

Sometimes It Just Takes Time

A school counselor’s patient work with a sad, uncommunicative young boy demonstrates what a difference just being there can make. * Commentary by Janet... Read more

VIDEO: Engaging Kids who Hate Therapy

How to Talk to Kids in a Way They Understand

Connecting with today’s youth doesn’t mean being able to recite Justin Bieber’s latest hit. According to Janet Edgette, author of Adolescent Therapy That... Read more

Why Teens Hate Therapy

Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the very idea of therapy. Yet, with confused and troubled adolescents needing our help more than ever, the... Read more

Case Study January 1, 2012

Beyond Clinical Correctness

Unearthing the logic of the client’s solution

An understanding of the unconventional ways people demonstrate resilience is important in helping us avoid pathologizing clients and stop believing there’s... Read more

Janet Sasson Edgette

Janet Sasson Edgette, PsyD, is the author of Adolescent Therapy That Really Works, Stop Negotiating with Your Teen, and The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Dont Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood.