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Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...


Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition: Principles and Practice

by Andrew Malekoff

A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths-based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style,...


Defiant Teens, Second Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention

by Russell A. Barkley & Arthur L. Robin

This authoritative manual presents an accessible 18-step program widely used by clinicians working with challenging teens. Steps 1-9 comprise parent training strategies for managing a broad range of problem...


Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions

by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Aostre N. Johnson & Karen-Marie Yust et al.

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection...


The Teenage Brain

by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt

A New York Times Bestseller

Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers.

Dr....


Mothering without a Home: Attachment Representations and Behaviors of Homeless Mothers and Children

by Ann G. Smolen & M. M. D. Harrison

Mothering without a Home: Attachment Representations and Behaviors of Homeless Mothers and Children explores the attachment style of homeless mothers and its effect on the resulting attachment style of their...


Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

by Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin & Christine M. Benton

If life with your teen has become a battleground, it's time to take action. This empathic book shows how. Trusted psychologists who have worked with thousands of families give you the tools you need to overcome...


Treating the Unmanageable Adolescent: A Guide to Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders

by Neil I. Bernstein

Addresses, in a concrete, practical way, how to deal with disruptive, troubled youth. Emphasis is placed on diffusing resistance to change and facilitating treatment compliance.


Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery

by Gail Griffith

On March 11, 2001, seventeen-year-old Will ingested a near-fatal dose of his antidepressant medication, an event that would forever change his life and the lives of his family. In Will's Choice, his mother,...


Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Transcending Homonormativity and Constructing Preferred Identities

by Julie Tilsen, Sheila McNamee & David Nylund

Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth is for practitioners who seek culturally responsive, socially-just ways of engaging queer youth in conversations that evoke imagination, provoke possibility, and honor...


The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

by Sarah Hendrickx & Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders,...


Developmental Assessment of the School-Aged Child with Developmental Disabilities: A Clinician's Guide

by M. S. Thambirajah

This book provides full guidance on common developmental disorders and their assessment, focusing on mild to moderate disabilities in the school-aged child. Each chapter includes an account of normal development,...


Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy: Protecting Safety in a Therapeutic Environment

by Anita G. Schmukler, Paula G. Atkeson, Helene Keable & E. Kirsten Dahl et al.

Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy addresses core issues in ethical practice in working with children and their parents, with attention to unconscious motives and defenses that...


Always the Fat Kid

by Jacob Warren & K. Bryant Smalley

Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent...


Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson & Colin Guare

"I told you, I'll do it later."

"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."

"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."

"I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!"

If you're the parent of...


The Adolescent Journey

by Marsha Levy-Warren

This is a comprehensive statement about adolescent development, identity formation, and treatment.


Adolescence and Delinquency: An Object-Relations Theory Approach

by Ph. R. D. Brodie

This book applies modern object-relations theory to a population for which the 'treatment du jour' is increasingly cognitive-behavioral. Taking his lead from the delinquent adolescents in his practice, he presents...


Handbook of Temperament

by Marcel Zentner & Rebecca L. Shiner

Timely and authoritative, this unique handbook explores the breadth of current knowledge on temperament, from foundational theory and research to clinical applications. Leaders in the field examine basic temperament...


Play Therapy with Adolescents

by Charles E. Schaefer, Loretta Gallo-Lopez, Dorothy Breen & Christopher J. Brown et al.

Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with...


They Never Forget

by Kathleen E. Duvenary

A fictional piece that is all to real, a writing that examines the relationships between men, women, children and parents. An all too true view of the familial inner workings of manipulations that lead to abuse....