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Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-07673-6
576 pages
March 2014
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New and updated assignments and exercises to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals

The Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner, Fifth Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

  • 146 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by adolescent clients including such problems as blended families, substance use, and eating disorders
  • A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including academic underachievement, anger control problems, depression, social anxiety, and sexual abuse
  • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises
  • Assignments cross-referenced to The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition—so you can quickly identify the right exercises for a given situation or problem
  • A download code contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit your and your clients’ unique styles and needs
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Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® Series Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction 1

SECTION 1: Academic Underachievement 4

SECTION 2: Adoption 18

SECTION 3: Anger Control Problems 34

SECTION 4: Anxiety 46

SECTION 5: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 63

SECTION 6: Autism Spectrum Disorder 85

SECTION 7: Bipolar Disorder 98

SECTION 8: Blended Family 110

SECTION 9: Conduct Disorder/Delinquency 122

SECTION 10: Divorce Reaction 138

SECTION 11: Eating Disorder 151

SECTION 12: Grief/Loss Unresolved 167

SECTION 13: Intellectual Development Disorder 181

SECTION 14: Low Self-Esteem 198

SECTION 15: Medical Condition 211

SECTION 16: Negative Peer Influences 220

SECTION 17: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 231

SECTION 18: Oppositional Defiant Disorder 241

SECTION 19: Overweight/Obesity 258

SECTION 20: Panic/Agoraphobia 271

SECTION 21: Parenting 278

SECTION 22: Peer/Sibling Conflict 296

SECTION 23: Physical/Emotional Abuse Victim 310

SECTION 24: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 330

SECTION 25: Psychoticism 343

SECTION 26: Runaway 353

SECTION 27: School Violence 368

SECTION 28: Sexual Abuse Perpetrator 379

SECTION 29: Sexual Abuse Victim 399

SECTION 30: Sexual Identity Confusion 419

SECTION 31: Sexual Promiscuity 431

SECTION 32: Social Anxiety 441

SECTION 33: Specific Phobia 454

SECTION 34: Substance Use 465

SECTION 35: Suicidal Ideation 483

SECTION 36: Unipolar Depression 499

APPENDIX A: Alternate Assignments for Presenting Problems 525

APPENDIX B: Alphabetical Index of Exercises 541

About the CD-ROM 545

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Author Information

ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is the Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners®. Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He was the founder and director of Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for twenty-five years. He is the author or coauthor of over fifty books and conducts training workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

L. MARK PETERSON, ACSW, is Program Manager for Bethany Christian Services’ Residential Treatment and Family Counseling programs in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

WILLIAM P. McINNIS, PsyD, is in private practice with Aspen Psychological Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is coauthor of the bestselling The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner and The Adolescent Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner.

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