This innovative, practical guide presents an effective brief therapy model for working with challenging adolescents and their families. It demonstrates powerful ways to help families gain new perspectives on longstanding problems and co-construct realistic, well-formulated goals, even when past treatment experiences have left them feeling demoralized. Solution-oriented techniques and strategies are augmented by ideas and findings from other therapeutic traditions, with a focus on engagement and relationship building. Illustrated with extensive clinical material, the book shows how to draw on each family's strengths to collaboratively bring about significant behavioral change.
About the Author:
Matthew D. Selekman, MSW, is a couple and family therapist and addictions counselor in private practice and the codirector of Partners for Collaborative Solutions, an international family therapy training and consulting firm in Evanston, Illinois, and is an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He received the Walter S. Rosenberry Award in 1999, 2000, and 2006 from The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, for his significant contributions to the fields of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. Mr. Selekman is the author of numerous family therapy articles and several books. He has presented workshops on his collaborative strengths-based family therapy approach with challenging children and adolescents extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Australia.