I work with teens and adolescents who are at-risk of removal from their homes due to poor functioning and behavioral problems. I would say that working with this population may be one of the most intimidating for therapists like myself. Thankfully, Dr. Bromfield of Harvard has shared his insights, experiences, and professionalism to help clinicians use confidence, patience, and emphatic attitudes that are unique to the adolescent/teenage experience.
The book's contents are highly accessible, practical, intelligent, and trustworthy. Each chapter focuses on aspects of the therapeutic process, from motivational assessment, treatment planning, and confrontation to crisis management, boundary setting, and enduring failed therapy (the quixotic-minded clinician believes that therapy works for everyone).
Additionally, Bromfield is an entertaining writer, who uses quips, vignettes, and unfiltered language to help immerse the reader into the world of youth who are at battle within themselves and their environments.
Obviously, I am very glad that I read 'Teens In Therapy: Making It Their Own' because it has made me feel more confident and prepared to help a clientele base for which I care so deeply.