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Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents

Vivian Center Seltzer

Abstract

Adolescents are infamous for their rebellious behavior. Indeed, much of the focus of therapy and clinical intervention with troubled adolescents focuses on their presumed need to rebel against their parents as they define their own identities. Yet this book argues that approaching work with adolescent clients with this presumption in mind is likely to miss the roots of their problem behavior. Rather than acting out against parental authority, adolescents in need of clinical help are most often dealing with their disappointing comparisons with their peers—the most relevant others to them during ... More

Keywords: adolescents, rebellious behavior, peers, adolescent group therapy, clinical intervention, comparison, troubled teens, peer interactions, social development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740422
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740422.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vivian Center Seltzer, author