Pathways to Change: Brief Therapy with Difficult Adolescents
Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this innovative, practical guide presents an effective brief therapy model for working with challenging adolescents and their families. The solution-oriented techniques and strategies so skillfully presented in the original volume are now augmented by ideas and findings from other therapeutic traditions, with a heightened focus on engagement and relationship building. Illustrated with extensive clinical material, the book demonstrates ways to draw on each family's strengths to collaboratively bring about significant behavioral change. Entirely new chapters discuss therapeutic improvisation and the creative use of self and offer powerful ideas for working with involuntary and multistressed clients, including parents who are angry, pessimistic, laissez-faire, or psychiatrically impaired. Another new chapter presents a "mini-manual" for conducting solution-oriented parenting groups.