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Working with Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners
Laser, Julie Anne and Nicole Nicotera
Guilford Press / Hardcover / 2010-12-01 / 1609180356
Infant, Child & Adolescent
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311 pages
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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.


"This fine book uses a sophisticated systems framework to weave the many issues associated with working with adolescents into an intricate tapestry. It has special features that set it above the rest: it examines theorists and strands of development; integrates gender, cultural, and peer influences; considers both protective and risk factors; and places suggestions about practice in an ecological context. Realistic cases provide effective illustrations. The book is well written and makes effective use of summaries and tables. It concludes with an inspiring section devoted to the true joys of working with adolescents. Highly recommended!"--Steven R. Rose, PhD, College of Health & Human Services, George Mason University "Laser and Nicotera's ecological perspective goes above and beyond the risk and protective factors that are typically discussed in books on working with teenagers. In great detail, they provide an approach that addresses family relationships, neighborhood influences, mental health issues, and school crises. Designed for the practitioner, the book provides the tools necessary to be successful in helping struggling adolescents. Case studies and reflection questions allow readers to gain an understanding of effective practice and to consider how to apply these strategies in their own work. This text would work well in our graduate-level course on clinical and diagnostic skills."--Kelly McGraw, PhD, School Psychology Program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

"Clinical models for working with children and adolescents seldom pay enough attention to research on normative development, which can help clinicians understand what to expect and what to aim for. Laser and Nicotera have bridged this gap by thoroughly examining adolescent development and its implications for clinical practice. This is an exceptional text for seasoned providers looking for fresh knowledge and new ideas, as well as clinicians-in-training."/m-/Guy S. Diamond, PhD, Director, Center for Family Intervention Science, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"This comprehensive text discusses adolescent development through a multisystemic, ecological perspective that addresses the many contexts in which adolescents live. It contains thought-provoking discussions of risk and protective factors, with attention to diversity issues throughout. Solutions to complex problems are illustrated in numerous case examples. This is an excellent text for master’s-level courses, including human behavior, practice classes focused on families or adolescents, school social work, and field practica. Questions for self-reflective practice make this book a great resource for beginning practitioners."--Linda Openshaw, DSW, LCSW, Director, Master of Social Work Program, Texas A&M University-Commerce

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