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Fragile Alliance: An Orientation to the Psychiatric Treatment of the Adolescent, Fifth Edition
John E. Meeks and William Bernet
Krieger Publishing / Hardcover / Jan 2001
9781575241258 (ISBN-10: 1575241250)
Infant, Child & Adolescent
price: $110.75 (may be subject to change)
500 pages
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This classic text has been read and studied by an entire generation of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other psychotherapists. The new edition is a streamlined version and includes new information and references. The authors have defined the basic facts and skills required for therapists who work with troubled adolescents. The easy-to-read version blends the tried and true fundamentals with important contemporary issues, including juvenile violence, adolescent sex offenders, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The primary audiences are practitioners, students, and trainees in psychology, social work, pastoral counseling, psychiatric nursing, and psychiatry.

"For the experienced clinician, this book is like an old friend, whose company is always welcome. For the novice it is like a teacher who guides and reassures and at the same time opens a window into the excitement and satisfaction of working with adolescent patients." -- Lois T. Flaherty, M.D., ASAP.
"This edition has moved into the 21st century with a format that is highly readable. Boxed information and italicized lists highlight key concepts, and advocacy references for parents, an annotated bibliography, and useful Web sites are provided…written with a clarity of prose and purpose." -- Beth Ann Brooks, M.D., $Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 62:6, June 2001.

"… well written with an engaging style…enhanced by illustrative brief case vignettes, used liberally throughout to highlight key points. The authors do a masterful job of constructing these clinical summaries to convey the relevant clinical material succinctly…a good introductory text for psychiatrists and professionals in other disciplines, such as psychology, social work, and nursing, who engage in psychotherapeutic work with adolescents." -- Edwin J. Mikkelsen, M.D., Harvard Medical School, JAMA, January 9, 2002

"The book... is a mine of useful information for general practitioners, pediatricians, and is especially useful for social workers, nurses, and psychologists who give daily care to teens who have problems, but have not crossed the diagnostic line indicating a need for psychotherapy as their priority care need." -- Adolescent Medicine, Volume 26, Number 9 2002

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