Download Breaking Through to Teens: A New Psychotherapy for the New by Ron Taffel PDF

Download Breaking Through to Teens: A New Psychotherapy for the New by Ron Taffel PDF

By Ron Taffel

This ebook offers groundbreaking techniques for psychotherapy with today's kids, for whom high-risk habit, loss of grownup information, and severe anxiousness and tension more and more include the territory. Ron Taffel addresses the most important problem of establishing a healing dating that's robust adequate to advertise genuine behavioral and emotional switch. He demonstrates potent how one can supply suggestion that young people will take heed to, get them to inform the reality approximately their lives, aid mom and dad reestablish their authority, and expand the achieve of remedy through such nontraditional skill as inviting adolescents to convey neighbors into classes.

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Is keeping company with our kids? ” Parents are further distanced because they have bought in to the implicit ideology of the youth culture: Kids are a world apart, 1. Context 23 with rights to complete freedom and independence from adults. There is a scene in Philip Roth’s 1972 novel, Portnoy’s Complaint, in which the beleaguered protagonist, talking to his analyst about his mother, says there wasn’t a crevice in the whole house she didn’t know about, including every crevice of his own body. How times have changed!

There’s a big reading test tomorrow, and I have to stay home and study. . ” “You mean I have to pay even though he had fever last night! . ” * * * These are just a few of the stories we hear from kids and parents about their therapy obligations. How do we respond? Not well. For various reasons, most child professionals are progressive and antiauthoritarian. In fact, when many of us began doing this work, we believed our young clients’ anxieties often resulted from too many rules and too much rigid authority.

Increasingly, children answer my questions about what they would like most by stating that their greatest wish is to be near a celebrity. 20 BREAKING THROUGH TO TEENS * * * This is sad, but less ominous than the hunger within many kids to achieve celebrity status themselves, as if this were the one best bet for achieving the attention and sense of being known that seems to elude them. For too many of the kids I interviewed, the lesson of a tragic schoolyard shooting is the celebrity given the shooters.

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