Therapy For Girls Who Are Self-harming
Part 3 of 3 - Treating self-harm requires us to acknowledge the true nature of the problem, as well as its scope.
Treatment For Adolescent Self-harm
Part 2 of 3 - The first step toward helping someone who can't seem to stop harming herself is to engage in a relationship of safety, respect, compassion, and trust.
Why Teens Cut
Part 1 of 3 - An open and trusting relationship is the key to providing help and effective treatment to a troubled teen struggling with self harm.
While sexual promiscuity can create serious hazards for teens, the solution does not seem to lie in ratcheting up parental control.
Skipping School: The Epidemic
Many teens are chronically skipping school to the point that they are failing classes, losing touch with peers and becoming terribly isolated.
Raising Vs Rescuing A Troubled Teenager
As a parent you can help with this important developmental task by transitioning from rescuing to supportive parenting.
Teen Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation can have much more serious and far-reaching consequences than previously imagined.
Teen Motivation Killers
More often than not, teens who struggle with low motivation are just as baffled as their parents and teachers about the root of the problem.
A Comprehensive Approach to Self-Harm
Self-Harm is a sign of serious underlying emotional issues that require treatment.
Wilderness Therapy Programs
Wilderness therapy is a short-term residential style of treatment that leverages certain features of the wilderness to accelerate the treatment process.
Boosting Your Teen's Self Esteem
Most educators and treatment professionals agree that low self esteem is rampant among adolescents and is linked to numerous other issues.
Learning to navigate peer pressure by making increasingly independent decisions is an important part of an adolescent's development for independent adulthood.
Creating Therapeutic Experiences for BPD
Therapeutic experiences can be powerful, positive bonding events which could never be taken away from the family because they had lived it - together.
The Trouble with Gifted and Talented
Knowing some of the factors that can turn gifted and talented children into troubled teens can help us engage these teens with compassion, understanding and sound therapeutic and educational strategies.
Teen Defiance - What is Normal?
While different defiant disorders, and different sufferers of the same disorders, may require different treatment, some themes run through all successful treatment plans.
Animals such as horses, dogs and cats, provide opportunities for relationship, but without the complexity or threat that can accompany human relationships.
Neurological Approaches with Abuse and Trauma Victims
In treating trauma and abuse victimes, the therapist's first job is to develop a relationship where there is love, safety and trust. Without that foundation, not much can happen.
What is DBT?
DBT is based on the idea that opposites can coexist and be synthesized.
Understanding and Treating Dual Diagnosis
The term dual diagnosis is used when a person suffers from both a drug or alcohol problem and a co-occurring emotional or psychiatric disorder.
A Comprehensive Treatment Approach for Substance Abuse
Understanding and accepting the full scope of treatment process can help you engage it in ways that will accelerate healing and growth.
Children learn to manipulate even before they learn to walk or talk. In most cases, fortunately, the impact of even highly manipulative behavior can be mitigated with some simple strategies.
Signs And Treatments For Teen Depression
Depression is one of the most common mood disorders experienced by teens, and can lead to academic disruption, social isolation or school avoidance, and even suicide if not addressed.
DBT Treats BPD
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to address the challenges traditional therapies have faced in addressing this BPD
The Parents Role In Treating Attachment Disorder
Attachment disorder can be profoundly painful for parents because it impacts their ability to have reciprocal closeness and connection with their child.
How To Survive Your Teen's Teens
Suggestions for building up your own resources so that you have the strength, calm, and support necessary to effectively parent an adolescent.
Adolescent ADHD And Multi-Modal Treatment
AD/HD is one of the most studied psychological disorders and there are several effective treatment options available.
Equine therapy is an emerging but highly effective treatment approach that utilizes horse-handling activities to engage adolescents, young adults and families.
Effective Therapies For Adolescent Cutting
For typical chronic cutters many therapies have proven effective, most of which can be pursued in either an outpatient or residential setting.
Truth In Parenting
A truthful approach to parenting can foster trust, connection, and respect.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of ten and twenty-four years of age.
Diet, Anxiety, and Depression
In a culture that may rely excessively on medication, it's easy to overlook the power of dietary choices to improve not only physical well-being, but emotional well being.
New Year's Resolution #1: No More Resolutions!
New Year's resolutions are notorious for producing more frustration than personal growth; because of this, many therapists suggest alternative methods for moving to higher ground.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Long-Term Medical Treatment
Studies and experience shows that young women with borderline personality disorders can be difficult medical patients, especially when their condition is a long-term illness requiring medical management.
What is Multisystemic Treatment?
Multisystemic treatment, or MST, is a comprehensive treatment model for adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues.
Adolescent Bipolar Disorder
Since bipolar disorder can evolve into a serious life-threatening condition, it is important that parents understand the disease and its treatment.
Anorexia: Know The Signs
Anorexics typically work hard to mask behaviors that might gain the attention of loved ones. It is important to know the signs of anorexia and to seek help quickly.
The Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs for Girls:
10 Questions to Help You Make the Right Choice
The following questions can help you make the best match between your daughter and the drug treatment or alcohol treatment program you select for her.
Help for Struggling Young Adults
The top treatment centers help struggling young adults by treating each student as a whole person whose many parts-mind, body, spirit, relationships-merge and blur inextricably.
The Advantages of Young Adult Boarding Schools for Girls
The more specifically a program is equipped to deal with a certain population, the more effective and lasting the treatment process is likely to be.
Treatments for Cutting and Self Harm
Why do some young people habitually self-harm while others never self-harm? This article gives an intimate look at the reasons for self-harm as well as effective treatment options.
Help for Borderline Personality Disorder
The best treatment for any young woman struggling with BPD is to have a healthy therapeutic relationship with her therapist and family.