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Treating Abused Adolescents

by Eliana Gil Guilford Publications
Pub Date:
06/1996
ISBN:
9781572301153
Format:
Pbk 228 pages
Price:
AU$65.00 NZ$66.96
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The first book to explore the issue of abuse in adolescents both the residual effects of earlier child abuse and current or cumulative abuse this volume provides a sensitive account of how to optimize the value of therapeutic contact with this challenging and compelling population. Illustrating her presentation with case examples from her extensive clinical experience, the author shows when and how to address the abuse to help adolescents move ahead in their development. Audience: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals who work with troubled youth, as well as probation officers and residential treatment staff. Classroom Use: Useful supplementary reading for classes on family therapy, adolescence, and child development. CONTENTS: 1. Adolescence and Abuse: An Overview 2. Theories of Adolescent Development 3. Current versus Cumulative Abuse of Adolescents 4. Assessment and Treatment 5. Structured Processing of Trauma 6. General Principles in Working with Adolescent Abuse Survivors 7. Treatment Modalities Afterword References Index Reviews 'As often with Gil's books, this reader is left wishing she could drop into her office for discussion of a particularly challenging case. Like Gil's earlier works, this one provides a deep appreciation of the li terature on abuse, child development, and therapy, combined with clearly described and well-developed therapeutic strategies, all presented with an energizing warmth and humaneness....Novice and experienced therapists alike will find this volume worth many times its modest purchase price.' --- Readings 'Because abuse-focused therapists tend to specialize in either children or adults, adolescent abuse survivors are often neglected by clinicians. Fortunately for all concerned, Eliana Gil has written a wonderful and insightful book on treating this specific population....No one demonstrates the nuts and bolts of (very good) therapy like Dr. Gil.' --- John Briere, PhD

1. Adolescence and Abuse: An Overview2. Theories of Adolescent Development3. Current versus Cumulative Abuse of Adolescents4. Assessment and Treatment5. Structured Processing of Trauma6. General Principles in Working with Adolescent Abuse Survivors7. Treatment ModalitiesAfterwordReferencesIndex

"As often with Gil's books, this reader is left wishing she could drop into her office for discussion of a particularly challenging case. Like Gil's earlier works, this one provides a deep appreciation of the literature on abuse, child development, and therapy, combined with clearly described and well-developed therapeutic strategies, all presented with an energizing warmth and humaneness....Novice and experienced therapists alike will find this volume worth many times its modest purchase price."

Eliana Gil, PhD, is senior partner in a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia, the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, which provides therapy, consulting, and training services. She is also Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy in northern Virginia. Dr. Gil has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for nearly 40 years. A licensed marriage, family, and child counselor; approved marriage and family therapy supervisor; registered play therapist; and registered play therapy supervisor, Dr. Gil has served on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse, and is a former President of the Association for Play Therapy. She is the author of ''The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children''; ''Play in Family Therapy''; ''Treating Abused Adolescents''; ''Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches,'' and other acclaimed books and video programs on child abuse and related topics. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Dr. Gil is bilingual and bicultural.