Treating Abused Adolescents


Using case studies, Eliana Gil offers therapists practical, step-by-step guidance, demonstrating how they can communicate and work effectively with adolescents. She describes the impact abuse may have on the adolescent’s development, and how to interpret the teen’s acting out.


The first book to explore the issue of abuse in adolescents – both the residual effects of earlier child abuse and current or cumulative abuse. This volume provides a sensitive account of how to optimize the value of therapeutic contact with this challenging and compelling population. Illustrating her presentation with case examples from her extensive clinical experience, the author shows when and how to address the abuse to help adolescents move ahead in their development. This book will be of interest to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals who work with troubled youth, as well as probation officers and residential treatment staff.

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Weight .74 lbs
Dimensions 8.99 × 6.03 × .67 in