Therapeutic Storytelling for Adolescents and Young Adults

Paperback | November 29, 2013

byJohanna Slivinske, Lee Slivinske

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Adolescents are often an overlooked clinical population. Among school-based practitioners, there is a natural inclination to focus the delivery of mental health services, assessment measures, and intervention plans on younger children, and there is a strong research base to support theseprograms. On the other hand, the waiting rooms of most practitioners in private practice are filled with young and middle-age adults, couples, or families with young children. Because most therapists do not specialize in working with teens, who might make up only a small portion of their overallcaseload, there is a need for high quality, easily implemented activities to help engage with adolescent clients.This book provides an overview of the principles of therapeutic storytelling, developmental issues of adolescents and young adulthood, and their strengths-based model, before moving into a series of chapters devoted to specific issues. Commonly encountered topics such as sexuality, parent and peerrelationships, substance abuse, violence and gangs, bereavement, and cultural and religious issues are covered within the chapters.A convenient companion website designed to facilitate ease of use for the busy professional or academic contains printable storytelling and activity worksheets, color photographs for phototherapy and guided imagery, and additional resources/website links,

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Adolescents are often an overlooked clinical population. Among school-based practitioners, there is a natural inclination to focus the delivery of mental health services, assessment measures, and intervention plans on younger children, and there is a strong research base to support theseprograms. On the other hand, the waiting rooms of...

Johanna Slivinske, MSW, is a Mental Health Therapist with PsyCare Inc., Howland, Ohio. She is Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Social Work at Youngstown State University. Lee Slivinske, Ph.D., LISW, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Social Work at Youngstown State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199335176

ISBN - 13:9780199335176

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceForewordIntroduction1. How to use this Book2. Principles and Processes of Storytelling with Teens and Young Adults3. Developmental Issues of Adolescence and Young Adulthood4. The Strengths Approach to Storytelling with Teens and Young Adults5. Social Adjustment and Peer Acceptance6. Sexuality7. Abuse, Sexual Assault and Exploitation8. Parents9. Relationships10. Community Violence and Gangs11. Eating Issues12. Emotions13. Dating Violence14. Substance Abuse15. Trauma16. Military Issues and International Violence17. Death18. Strengths19. Independence20. Cultural and Religious Issues21. Job Loss and Poverty22. Illness and Disability23. School Issues24. General Activity Sheets for All Practice Areas