Treating Abused Adolescents
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN 10: 1572301155
ISBN 13: 978-1572301153
"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. As usual, her writing sparkles with humanity, intelligence, and technical prowess. And, as usual, I went straight to the famous Eliana-and-the-client dialogues: no one demonstrates the nuts and bolts of (very good) therapy like Dr. Gil." --John Briere, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Southern California School of Medicine
"I enjoyed this book a great deal. It fills a much needed treatment niche. Adolescents are often ignored in case examples in other treatment books. Gil's multicultural case examples rang true and are an important contribution to the literature. One of the most valuable pieces is the transcripts of dialogue that are included as well." --William N. Friedrich, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
About the Author
Eliana Gil, PhD, is founding partner of the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy. Dr. Gil has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment since 1973. A licensed marriage, family, and child counselor; an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor; a registered art therapist; and a registered play therapy supervisor, she is a former President of the Association for Play Therapy, which honored her with its Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of The Healing Power of Play, Helping Abused and Traumatized Children, and Play in Family Therapy, Second Edition, among many other publications. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Dr. Gil is bilingual and bicultural.
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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