A new take on therapeutic mindfulness with specific applications to troubled and delinquent youth is the focus of this innovative text. It introduces Family Mode Deactivation Therapy (FMDT) and its core concepts and methodologies, differentiating it from other cognitive and mindfulness therapies for adolescents with problem behaviors and comorbid conditions. Step by step applications of FMDT from case conceptualization to assessment and treatment are featured, with detailed case studies demonstrating its effectiveness in treating mood disorders, aggressive behavior and trauma and guidelines for its use with abusive families and other complex cases. The book's depth of clinical detail and appendix of therapist tools make it especially practical.
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While Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness is immediately useful to practicing psychotherapists, it should also be of interest to other professionals with a role in adolescent health care, such as policymakers, social workers, supervisors, juvenile corrections and youth center personnel and students and researchers.
This book presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the key factors involved in working with adolescent sex offenders.<P></P><P>With an emphasis throughout on practical guidance, leading practitioners address a number of important questions: Who are sexually abusive adolescents and what do they do? What are the current theories of adolescent sexual abusiveness? How can we address issues of risk estimation and management? What are the assumptions behind many aspects of assessment and treatment?</P>
Fully updated with the latest research, this book provides a comprehensive review and critique of the research on media violence as it relates to children and adolescents. Reflecting new findings in the field, special attention is paid to evaluating the role of the development processes in media violence research and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding that research. The book provides the most comprehensive overview available of the effects of media violence on children and adolescents. Key Features: * covers multiple forms of media violence (e.g., animated violence, sports violence, dramatic violence, gaming violence) * discusses and critiques the five major theories utilized to explain the impact of media violence on children and adolescents * places media violence in the context of other risk factors for aggression * extends the discussion beyond explicit media violence to address the potential benefits and harm associated with nonviolent media consumption * 'Research in Focus' boxes highlight key data and statistics
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