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Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner II

Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner II

Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis

ISBN: 978-0-471-69042-9

Apr 2004

352 pages

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Help your adolescent clients develop the skills they need to work through their problems

The Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner II 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:
  • 72 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by adolescent clients
  • A quick-reference format-the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problem, such as anger management, blended family conflicts, low self-esteem, chemical dependence, eating disorders, sexual acting out, adoption issues, and more
  • Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition—so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem
  • A CD-ROM that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs
PracticePlanners® Series Preface.


SECTION I—Academic Underachievement.

Exercise I.A: Attitudes about Homework.

Exercise I.B: Identify Steps to Improve School Performance.

SECTION II—Adoption.

Exercise II.A: Beginning a Search for Birth Parents.

Exercise II.B: Considering a Search for Birth Parents.

Exercise II.C: My Child's Search for Birth Parents.

SECTION III—Anger Management.

Exercise III.A: Anger Checklist.

Exercise III.B: Recognize the Early Signs of Anger.


Exercise IV.A: Tools for Anxiety.

Exercise IV.B: What Makes Me Anxious.

SECTION V—Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Exercise V.A: Channel Your Energy in a Positive Direction.

Exercise V.B: Evaluating Medication Effects.

Exercise V.C: Frustrating Symptoms of ADHD.

SECTION VI—Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

Exercise VI.A: Moving toward Independence.

Exercise VI.B: Progress: Past, Present, and Future.

SECTION VII—Blended Family.

Exercise VII.A: Assessing the Fami ly-Present and Future.

Exercise VII.B: Interaction as a Family.

SECTION VIII—Chemical Dependence.

Exercise VIII.A: Saying Goodbye to My Drug.

Exercise VIII.B: The Many Changes Necessary for Recovery.

Section IX—Conduct Disorder/Delinquency.

Exercise IX.A: Catch Your Teen Being Responsible.

Exercise IX.B: How My Behavior Hurts Others.

Exercise IX.C: Letter to Absent or Uninvolved Parent.

Section X—Depression.

Exercise X.A: Home, School, and Community Activities I Enjoyed.

Exercise X.B: Overcoming Helplessness and Hopelessness.

Section XI—Divorce Reaction.

Exercise XI.A: Impact of Parents' Separation/Divorce.

Exercise XI.B: My Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs about Divorce.

Exercise XI.C: Stop the Fighting.

Section XII—Eating Disorder.

Exercise XII.A: Body Image.

Exercise XII.B: Plan and Eat a Meal.

Section XIII—Grief/Loss Unresolved.

Exercise XIII.A: Honoring the Anniversary of the Loss.

Exercise XIII.B: Memorial Collage.

Exercise XIII.C: Moving Closer to Resolution.

Section XIV—Low Self-Esteem.

Exercise XIV.A: Maintaining Your Self-Esteem.

Exercise XIV.B: Recognizing Your Abilities, Traits, and Accomplishments.

Section XV—Mania/Hypomania.

Exercise XV.A: Medication Resistance.

Exercise XV.B: Mood Disorders Symptom List.

Section XVI—Medical Condition.

Exercise XVI.A: Attitudes about Medication or Medical Treatment.

Exercise XVI.B: Coping with Your Illness.

Section XVII—Mental Retardation.

Exercise XVII.A: Hopes and Dreams for Your Child.

Exercise XVII.B: Supportive Services for Your Child.

Section XVIII—Negative Peer Influences.

Exercise XVIII.A: Reasons for Negative Peer Group Involvement.

Exercise XVIII.B: Resist Negative Peer Group Influences.

Section XIX—Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Exercise XIX.A: Changing School Rules.

Exercise XIX.B: Cooperative Activity.

Section XX—Parenting.

Exercise XX.A: Parenting Report Card.

Exercise XX.B: Parents Understand the Roots of Their Parenting Methods.

Section XXI—Peer/Sibling Conflict.

Exercise XXI.A: How Parents Respond to Sibling Rivalry.

Exercise XXI.B: Why I Fight with My Peers.

Section XXII—Physical/Emotional Abuse Victim.

Exercise XXII.A: Identify the Nature of the Abuse.

Exercise XXII.B: Self-Esteem Before, During, and After Abuse.

Section XXIII—Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Exercise XXIII.A: Describe Your PTSD Symptoms.

Exercise XXIII.B: Describe the Trauma and Your Feelings.

Section XXIV—Psychoticism.

Exercise XXIV.A: Describe Your Hallucinations.

Exercise XXIV.B: My Irrational Thoughts.

Section XXV—Runaway.

Exercise XXV.A: Another Place to Live.

Exercise XXV.B: Describe Life on the Run.

Section XXVI—School Violence.

Exercise XXVI.A: Plan and Evaluate a Family Activity.

Exercise XXVI.B: Reasons for Rage.

Section XXVII—Sexual Abuse Perpetrator.

Exercise XXVII.A: Celebrity Style Interview.

Exercise XXVII.B: Evaluating My Treatment Progress.

Section XXVIII—Sexual Abuse Victim.

Exercise XXVIII.A: Denial within the Family.

Exercise XXVIII.B: Negative Effects of the Abuse.

Exercise XXVIII.C: Perpetrator Apology to the Victim.

Section XXIX—Sexual Acting Out.

Exercise XXIX.A: Pros and Cons of Having Sex.

Exercise XXIX.B: Relationship between Sex and Emotional Needs.

Section XXX—Sexual Identity Confusion.

Exercise XXX.A: Disclosing Homosexual Orientation.

Exercise XXX.B: Which Gender Attracts You?

Section XXXI—Social Phobia/Shyness.

Exercise XXXI.A: Develop Conversational Skills.

Exercise XXXI.B: Observe Positive Social Behaviors.

Section XXXII—Specific Phobia.

Exercise XXXII.A: Finding a Strategy to Minimize My Fear.

Exercise XXXII.B: Parent's Response to Child's Phobia.

Section XXXIII—Suicidal Ideation.

Exercise XXXIII.A: Painful Effects of Suicide.

Exercise XXXIII.B: Past and Present Hurt-Hope for the Future.

Appendix: Alternate Assignments for Presenting Problems.

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