Working with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners by Julie Anne LaserWorking with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners by Julie Anne Laser

Working with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners

byJulie Anne Laser, Nicole NicoteraEditorJulie Anne Laser

Hardcover | November 16, 2010

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This state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The book illuminates protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the text, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.
Julie Anne Laser, PhD, MSW, LCSW,is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, where she coordinates the high-risk youth track of the MSW curriculum as well as teaches in the clinical and research series. Dr. Laser's research focus is on adolescent resiliency, particularly the relevance of sp...
Title:Working with Adolescents: A Guide for PractitionersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:311 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 16, 2010Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609180356

ISBN - 13:9781609180355

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Table of Contents

Foreword,Jeffrey M. JensonI. Theoretical Framework1. Challenges in Clinical Work with Adolescents: An Overview2. The Push–Pull of Adolescent Development3. Resilience in AdolescenceII. The Adolescent in Context4. Internal Assets and Individual Attributes Associated with Healthy Adolescent Outcomes,Tom Luster5. The Family Environment,Douglas Davies6. The School Environment 7. The Neighborhood Environment8. Media Influences 9. Assessment and Intervention at Each Ecological Level: A Case Illustration,Julie Anne Laser,Nicole Nicotera,Tom LusterandDouglas DaviesIII. Clinical Interventions for Problematic Adolescent Behavior10. Substance Abuse,Julie Anne Laser,George Stuart Leibowitz, andNicole Nicotera11. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Development12. Mental Health Issues: Depressive Symptoms, Personality Disorders, Suicidal Behavior, and Self-Injurious Behavior 13. Sexual Behaviors, Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDS, and Pregnancy,Julie Anne Laser,Nicole Nicotera, andShannon Sainer14. Delinquency,Julie Anne Laser,George Stuart Leibowitz, andNicole Nicotera15. The Joys of Working with Adolescents