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Treating the Disruptive Adolescent: Finding the Real Self Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorders

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Treating the Disruptive Adolescent: Finding the Real Self Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorders

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    Available in PDF Format | Treating the Disruptive Adolescent: Finding the Real Self Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorders.pdf | Unknown
    Eduardo M. Bustamante
This book offers clinicians an effective method of diagnosing, managing, and treating oppositional, resistant, and disruptive older children and adolescents. Dr. Bustamante understands oppositional states as an expression of the teenager's uncertainty about his own identity and alienation from his true self. Attempts to curb rebellion that rely solely on firm behavioral limits will fail, because they thwart rather than promote development and disregard the real meaning of the disruptive behavior. The author's approach is a sensitive and creative alternative to treating this difficult population, one that offers hope and attainable goals. It includes a method for engaging the adolescent in a cooperative assessment of his own personality and problems, a three-step intervention to reverse the core symptoms of ODD, and a parenting component based on natural consequences. Special intervention strategies for school failure, excessive aggression, negative peer influences, and drug involvement are presented. The heart of the treatment involves forming an alliance with the adolescent and turning failure into growth. Bustamante's commitment to this challenge, his compassion for his clients, and his clinical skill combine to make this a compelling and essential book for those working with adolescents in general and defiant youth in particular.  
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  • PDF | 468 pages
  • Eduardo M. Bustamante
  • Jason Aronson
  • Unknown
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  • Health, Fitness Dieting
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