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Psychology of Children and Adolescents

Psychology of Children and Adolescents


With Andrew P. Smiler, PhD

In this video program, Dr. Andrew P. Smiler works with an adolescent boy who displays characteristics of attention deficit disorder who has been facing difficulty in school due to disruptive behavioral tendencies.

During the session, Dr. Smiler asks a series of questions designed to increase the client's comfort talking about his world, including the motives that drive his behavior.

In the introduction to the video, Dr. Smiler discusses how important it is for therapists treating young male clients to adopt an approach that emphasizes decision-making alongside self-reflection, and to recognize the influence of power - and lack of power - on teen boys' functioning. Dr. Smiler also addresses the importance of risk-taking and therapeutic work based in clients' anger.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2019 / 100 minutes

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With Bonnie Zucker, PsyD

It is common for children to experience fear and anxiety throughout the course of their young lives, which is why it is important to equip children in therapy with tools and strategies to effectively handle stressful situations and learn how to face their fears.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported approach to treating anxiety disorders, in both children and adults, for several reasons. The approach provides an opportunity for the client to take ownership in the treatment process, fosters social and cognitive learning, and encourages self-regulation and problem-solving skills.

In this video, Dr. Bonnie Zucker works with a young female client to demonstrate specific CBT techniques and strategies to help the child face her fears in a gradual, step-by-step fashion.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2018 / 100 minutes

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With John F. Curry, PhD

Although peer pressure, stress and self-esteem issues are not new, and have been generally accepted as normal growing pains for adolescents, an increasing issue among today's adolescents is depression.

Fortunately, adolescent depression is a treatable condition: Evidence-based approaches are available and, by sharpening the skills needed to establish an effective working alliance with adolescents and applying these approaches, clinicians can provide excellent treatment.

The cognitive-behavioral approach demonstrated in this program by Dr. John F. Curry is based in developmental psychopathology and social cognitive learning theory, and typically includes behavioral activation, problem-solving, and cognitive restructuring. In the therapy demonstration, Dr. Curry applies his approach to behavioral activation and works with an adolescent teen who is suffering from depression.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2018 / 100 minutes

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With Jill Waterman, PhD

The process for adopting children, especially older children, can often bring a mix of feelings for both parents and child: happiness, anxiety, confusion, sadness and loss, and children may experience significant behavioral and emotional distress. Adoptive families can be helped by adoption-specific therapy that takes into account the child's past trauma and placement history, recognizing that current behavioral issues may have been adaptive in a previous traumatic, chaotic, or neglectful context.

In this program, Dr. Jill Waterman demonstrates the initial parent session of ADAPT, a manualized therapeutic approach that combines evidence-based treatments for children and families with best practices from the attachment and adoption literature. In ADAPT, both parents and children are seen for treatment individually and jointly.

In this video, Dr. Waterman demonstrates this approach with a young mother who has a 5-year-old adopted son.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2018 / 100 minutes

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With Norka T. Malberg, PsyD, and Karin Ensink, PhD

Mentalization is an ability that most people naturally develop in late childhood involving the ability to accept that other people's actions derive from inner states and intentions, and the ability to imagine what those inner thoughts and desires might be. Similar to the ability to empathize, mentalization is key to regulating emotions and developing relationships.

Mentalization-based treatment for children seeks to help foster this ability and keep clients aged 5 - 12 on track developmentally.

In this video, Norka Malberg demonstrates this approach with a 10-year old boy with attention-deficit disorder. Dr. Malberg and Karin Ensink discuss highlights from the session and key elements of this therapy.

This video features an actor portraying a client on the basis of a composite of case material.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2017 / 100 minutes

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With Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S

During the period of middle childhood, which occurs between the ages of 6 - 12, children will experience social, emotional, and cognitive developmental changes. Such changes can be challenging for therapists treating children within this age group who may have behavioral and psychological disorders.

Because behavioral and psychological disorders for children and adolescents are multi-layered and complex, often with several overlapping problems, a multifaceted treatment approach is needed.

Dr. Athena A. Drewes' approach to middle childhood play therapy consists of a prescriptive, integrative method. In this video program, Dr. Drewes demonstrates her therapeutic approach with an eight-year-old child who is a victim of bullying in school, has low self-esteem and anger management problems.

In the session, Dr. Drewes checks in with the client, demonstrates a directive approach using play-based techniques that address the presenting problem issues, and then conducts a nondirective, child-led period of time to facilitate relaxation and self-regulation.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2017 / 100 minutes

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With Linda A. Reddy, PhD

In this video, Dr. Linda A. Reddy demonstrates evidence-based approaches to implementing cognitive-behavioral group play interventions with children who are 4-10 years old. Often times, children with neurocognitive and behavioral issues such as ADHD, have trouble interacting with other children and adults.

The cognitive-behavioral approach shown here uses group play interventions to help children develop prosocial skills such as sharing, asking for and offering help. Dr. Reddy's group-play interventions include a multimodal approach that integrates cognitive-behavioral interventions and skill-intensive opportunities for learning through teaching modalities, as well as structured group therapy interventions.

In this video, Dr. Reddy demonstrates cognitive-behavioral group play interventions with four elementary-aged school children through several exercises in developmentally appropriate games.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2014 / 100 minutes

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With Guy S. Diamond, PhD

Attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild emotionally protective, secure relationships between family members. With its unique emphasis on the adolescent's developmental need for attachment and autonomy, ABFT aims to facilitate corrective attachment experiences within the therapy session.

Although the model is trauma-focused and process-oriented, it provides a clear structure for this reparative process.

In this video, Dr. Guy S. Diamond discusses the core ABFT principles and clinical strategies, the theoretical basis of the approach, and the evidence base that supports it.

In the demonstration, Dr. Diamond works closely with a mother, a father, and their teenage daughter as they cope with the daughter's struggle with depression and her suicide attempt. Dr. Diamond listens attentively to all family members and then encourages the parents to focus on rebuilding an emotionally protective family structure for their daughter.

This DVD features clients portrayed by actors on the basis of a composite of several cases.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2014 / 100 minutes

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With James F. Alexander, PhD

In Functional Family Therapy for High-Risk Adolescents, James F. Alexander demonstrates his approach to working with families that have teenage children exhibiting behavior issues and associated emotional disruptions.

Teens with behavior problems are one of the most difficult populations with whom therapists work, as adolescents and their families frequently enter treatment against their will, either under legal order or at strong insistence of authority figures such as school administrators. Family interactions can be hostile, and a sense of hopelessness is not uncommon.

Dr. Alexander's approach involves working to increase family motivation to change by disrupting negative attributions they may have about themselves and other family members and replacing these with more positive and adaptive attributions.

In this video, Dr. Alexander works with a mother, father, and their 15-year-old son, who has been exhibiting behavior problems such as drug use and school truancy and who has recently been charged with breaking and entering. The session focuses not only on the son, but also the mother and father, whose relationship has been under significant strain for years due to the mother's own substance use and frequent disappearances from the family. This DVD features clients portrayed by actors on the basis of a composite of several cases.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2014 / 100 minutes

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With V. Mark Durand, PhD

In Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, V. Mark Durand demonstrates his positive parenting approach to working with mothers and fathers of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

ASD is an increasingly common diagnosis among children, and symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and communication deficiencies can challenge parents, often affecting their personal relationships and daily activities. The evidence-based approach demonstrated in this video focuses on increasing a sense of hope in these parents.

In this video, Dr. Durand works with a single-mother of an 8-year old boy with autism spectrum disorder. He helps her see that how she thinks about herself and her son impacts on her relationship with him at home. He then helps her focus on seeing the improvements she has seen in her son's behavior over time, and encourages her to take credit for these positive changes.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2014 / 100 minutes

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With David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP

In Adolescent Boys Who Are Suicidal, David A. Jobes demonstrates his integrative, problem-solving approach to working with male adolescents who have contemplated or attempted suicide. Preliminary research suggests that although men and male adolescents are more likely to complete suicide compared to females, there is evidence to suggest clinical success if they are engaged in treatment. Dr. Jobes's approach emphasizes the importance of a strong alliance with the client and working to inspire the client's motivation to pursue psychological and behavioral change.

In this session, Dr. Jobes works with a high school-aged boy who seriously considers suicide as an attractive option for escaping problems in his life. Through the course of this session, the teen becomes more hopeful and begins to formulate some sense of his life in the future.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / 100 minutes

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With John M. Littrell, EdD

In Brief Therapy With Adolescents, John Littrell, EdD, demonstrates his approach to working with teenage clients. This approach seeks to shorten the length of therapy by looking at the client's patterns of behavior and helping to change the patterns that do not fit the client's goals.

In this session, Dr. Littrell works with a 17-year-old boy who is having problems with grades and getting into trouble in school. Dr. Littrell helps the client increase his sense of agency and see that he has more choices than he is currently aware of, which helps the client develop a concrete set of goals for change.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / 100 minutes

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By John J. Murphy, PhD

Watch Solution-Focused child therapist John J. Murphy in an actual counseling session with two boys and their mother.

We know that children need lots of positive strokes, but all too often therapists focus on problems. In this compelling demonstration, see John Murphy encourage a family to recognize successes and focus on small changes for the future. The two boys, ages eight and ten, are struggling with fighting and turning in homework, leaving their single mother overwhelmed and discouraged. Watch as Dr. Murphy transforms this family's discouragement into encouragement, building on their strengths and validating their successes. Jon Carlson and Don Keat introduce Dr. Murphy, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this program, you will:
  • Develop an understanding of the key concepts of solution-focused child therapy including collaborating with the client, focusing on small changes, validating strengths and building on successes.
  • Gain insight into Dr. Murphy's therapy style and how he meets children at their developmental level, uses humor, and encourages involvement from everyone to forge a relationship with a family.
  • Learn how to apply Dr. Murphy's solution-focused techniques to your own therapeutic work with children.

  • DVD / 2002 / 116 minutes

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    By Monica McGoldrick

    Whether you're new to family therapy or seeing a new family client, you need a clear and effective framework to navigate this often treacherous terrain. In this new video, legendary family therapist and genogram innovator Monica McGoldrick demonstrates how to engage and assess a family in the initial stage of treatment.

    The systems approach to family therapy has taken root over the past half-century as a prominent and trusted assessment framework. Even as other methods have entered the field, the systems perspective - including the genogram - remains a reliable way of understanding the complex relationships and rich histories that characterize a family. While we now largely accept that family dynamics can influence individual members' healing capacities, we can still feel mystified by how to actually begin a course of family therapy. In this excellent new video resource, family systems expert Monica McGoldrick offers practical tools to help you move forward with adolescents and their families. Over five clinical sessions with the Zapata family, she demonstrates how to integrate specific techniques into treatment focused on helping family clients manage not just their presenting issues, but also the systems-oriented background concerns that underlie them.

    To start, McGoldrick outlines the key principles of early-stage systems therapy and discusses the many judgment calls a family therapist must make. Covering genogram application, the need (or not) for risk assessment, separating family members during a session, and more, McGoldrick illustrates the collaborative yet directive, client-engaging nature of the approach. You'll also find helpful commentary in which McGoldrick generously discusses her frustrations in session and then shows how to clinically address them.

    This video is an essential tool for clinicians who want useful strategies for systems therapy, adolescent therapy and risk assessment, or family-based alliance building.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Get an expert perspective on systems therapy and its application to adolescents and their families.
  • Learn how to engage parents in a discussion about their respective backgrounds and its collective impact.
  • Find helpful tips for working with immigrant client populations.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 241 minutes

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    By Violet Oaklander

    In this live consultation, you will get a tangible sense of how Violet Oaklander works with a variety of children, while gaining practical skills to bring back to your own clients immediately.

    By watching this program, you will:
  • Understand how Oaklander integrates expressive arts and Gestalt therapy.
  • Develop skills for working with children who have experienced various traumas.
  • Learn techniques for helping children express emotions, particularly anger.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 106 minutes

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    By Carl Whitaker

    Learn from groundbreaking family therapist Carl Whitaker as he conducts two riveting and instructive initial interviews with a family seeking treatment for their son's ADHD. You can't help but be awed and inspired as you watch this true master in action.

    With a focus on process over progress, a co-created experiential field, and a therapeutic power exchange with the family, Carl Whitaker demonstrates a playfully ruthless brand of family therapy in this two-session video. His own past suicide attempt, "this ADD thing" the son experiences, dad's leveraging his polio for psychological gain, and mom's "conning" people into various states of unconscious compliance all get addressed here, as the renowned family therapist presents a rare live glimpse into the approach that's influenced a generation of subsequent clinicians.

    You'll be shocked and delighted throughout this video - it's truly a classic example of groundbreaking therapy from a one-of-a-kind clinician. While every therapist must ultimately develop their own style congruent with their personality, watching a vibrant master like Whitaker can inspire you to find your own voice - and not have it be squelched as you try to adhere to a specific orientation or manualized treatment.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Discover the theoretical underpinnings of Whitaker's pioneering approach.
  • Understand the major characteristics of the therapeutic system with regard to families.
  • Identify the four essential steps of the family therapy process.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 130 minutes

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    By James Bitter

    Watch James Bitter masterfully demonstrate Alfred Adler's values and techniques in an actual therapy session with a family caught in a typical power struggle, followed by a fascinating discussion of the nuances of this influential approach to helping families thrive.

    By watching this video you will:
  • Learn how to integrate an Adlerian approach into your own therapeutic work with families.
  • Develop an understanding of the key components of Adlerian Family Therapy, including how to conduct a "Typical Day" assessment and the role of birth order in understanding families.
  • Gain insight into how to adopt an encouraging attitude by reframing problems into possibilities.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 115 minutes

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    By Stephen Madigan

    Ollie is a 12 year-old African-American boy who has been court-ordered to therapy after hitting his classmate with his belt. Watch Stephen Madigan, expert Narrative therapist, as he compassionately engages Ollie and his mother in a fascinating inquiry into their experience of racism, discovering there's much more to this incident than meets the eye.

    Madigan shares a refreshing approach to therapy that genuinely honors the individual's experience. A great tool for learning the theory and techniques of Narrative Therapy, this video is also an exceptional example of how to truly listen to your clients. At the end of this family therapy session, the mother says to Madigan, "I didn't know we would get to tell the story but it is a true story." This session reminds us how healing it can be for people to have a space to tell their stories to a concerned and interested listener, and Madigan teaches us how to create that space.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Learn how to conduct a therapeutic interview using Narrative Therapy techniques such as deconstruction, re-authoring, and identifying communities of concern.
  • Understand the significance of privileging the client's understanding of the problem and how to do this in an effective way.
  • Develop skills for engaging clients in conversations about how socio-political issues such as racism play a role in the problems they are currently facing.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 112 minutes

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    By Sam Steen, PhD, & Sheri Bauman, PhD

    Watch this diverse group of children engage in activities and discussions that increase their awareness of their own cultures and their appreciation for differences.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Learn how to create a therapeutic environment to increase children's awareness and appreciation of multiculturalism.
  • Increase your skills in leading and co-leading groups.
  • Understand how to facilitate developmentally appropriate activities and discussions that foster reflection.

  • 2 DVDs (With Instructor's Manual) / 286 minutes

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    By Janice DeLucia-Waack, PhD & Allen Segrist, PhD

    In this comprehensive DVD featuring a live, unscripted group with actual high school students, two expert group therapists share their extensive knowledge, making this video a must-see for those new to leading groups as well as for experienced group therapists looking to refine their skills.

    One highlight of this video is that it walks the viewer through each stage of a group, giving you a comprehensive understanding of what to do from beginning to end. Beginning with the initial session, you will learn activities to help adolescents get to know each other and become more comfortable in the group, as well as how to talk about ground rules for safety and goal setting.

    Then comes the middle stage of the group, in which the focus shifts to skill development and the learning of new behaviors. Here the group explores how thoughts influence feelings, as well as assertiveness skills and incorporating resilience. Finally, learn how to facilitate the termination of a group, which many group therapists would argue is the most important stage. Watch as the group explores what they have learned and how they have helped each other, as they say goodbye and reflect on their time together.

    Another bonus to this video is the time the co-leaders and moderator spend reflecting on the group and processing what occurs. This gives the viewer a great degree of insight into the thinking processes of the co-leaders and why they chose specific activities and interventions. The video ends with a lively and candid discussion among the co-leaders and the moderator, in which the group members participate and add their input on how the group was for them.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Learn how to create a therapeutic environment for adolescents that is fun and engaging as well as safe and structured.
  • Discover techniques that help teens tap into their inner strength and resilience.
  • Understand how to facilitate activities and discussions that foster self-discovery and interpersonal learning.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 140 minutes

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    By Robin Walker

    Watch master child therapist Robin Walker model therapeutic play with children in a series of vignettes aimed at helping therapists develop authentic, empathic, fun-filled relationships with kids.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Understand how to build a therapeutic relationship that provides children with a "genuine experience of self."
  • Identify the four stages of child therapy and how to be most effective in each stage.
  • Learn how to help children identify, explore, and express their emotions.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 94 minutes

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    By Cathy Cole

    Learn how to effectively support and empower adolescents dealing with health concerns using Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques.

    In this course, MI trainer Cathy Cole, LCSW, outlines the basic principles of MI known as the "MI Spirit," and together with colleague Nikki Cockern, PhD, demonstrates how to apply these principles in 4 sessions with high school and college-age teens dealing with serious health issues: HIV, weight management, Type 1 diabetes, and risky sexual behavior.

    Covering the four MI processes, change talk and sustain talk, and "the righting reflex" - our natural yet ill-advised urge to "fix" our clients - Cole emphasizes the method's nonjudgmental, client-centered nature.

    In sessions with Sean, Carlotta, Olga, and Missy, you'll observe how to use MI to manage risk, communicate nonjudgment, deepen rapport, and draw out your clients' innate strengths. This video also offers realistic commentary, in which Cole discusses both the successes and the challenges of each session and how to work with your own "righting reflex."

    You will see why MI is so widely adopted in health-care settings and how its spirit of collaboration reduces resistance and promotes adolescent interest in change.

    DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 186 minutes

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    By Sebastian Kaplan, PhD, & Ali Hall, JD

    Acquire practical Motivational Interviewing tools to help you manage challenging sessions with adolescent clients struggling with substance use.

    Working with adolescents can be challenging enough without adding substance use issues to the mix. When teens' age-appropriate desire for autonomy gets compromised by substance use and addiction, it can be difficult for clinicians to effectively navigate heightened levels of client ambivalence alongside their own "righting reflex" - their desire to fix their clients.

    In this compelling new video, Sebastian Kaplan, PhD, and Ali Hall, JD, demonstrate how to manage these elements using tools from Motivational Interviewing, a client-centered alternative to traditional, often confrontational addiction treatment. Here, you'll discover how to deepen rapport, diffuse resistance, and draw out adolescent clients' intrinsic strengths.

    Learn strategies to engage teenage clients who do not even want to be in your office, much less receive treatment, through clinical demonstrations with three adolescent clients using marijuana, heroin, and opiates. Develop your skills to support adolescent clients, without conveying the disrespect they might expect from adults in authority roles.

    This course is a must If you're seeking resources for teens, addiction and recovery, or client-centered counseling.

    DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 139 minutes

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    By Ali Hall

    Without a strong alliance and clear boundaries, mandated clients will often shut down or act out - especially if they are teenagers. How do you work to meet both institutional and clinical goals? Here, Motivational Interviewing expert Ali Hall demonstrates how to use this collaborative approach in juvenile justice settings.

    Are you looking for an alternative to the directive approaches traditionally used in Juvenile Justice settings? Working with mandated clients is a complicated endeavor to begin with, but when your clients are teens who are seeking - and testing the limits of - their autonomy, treatment can easily backfire without a collaborative working alliance.

    In this course Ali Hall, JD, and her colleagues demonstrate how to reach effective outcomes with juvenile justice clients using Motivational Interviewing (MI). Through demonstrations with 4 clients, you will see how MI enables the counselors to partner with teens in ways that validate and empower them, even within the confines of the correctional system. What's more, you'll learn how to sidestep the urge to advise, direct, or confront struggling youth.

    See how MI provides Hall with the tools to build a strong alliance with Samantha, on probation for marijuana possession, and how it enables her to take responsibility for her own behavior. Daniel Domaguin will show you how to deescalate angry clients using MI techniques in juvenile hall, while Deborah Collins demonstrates both MI-compliant and non-compliant approaches working with Tony, a teen mandated to counseling for substance use.

    Finally, a roundtable discussion with the 3 counselors demonstrates how to provide ongoing coaching support for your staff.

    This highly praised course fills a much-needed gap for training staff and counselors in this challenging environment.

    DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 156 minutes

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    By Sebastian Kaplan

    Learn how to apply Motivational Interviewing principles to resistant adolescent clients and how to support and empower them to change their destructive behaviors.

    In this course, Sebastian Kaplan, PhD, demonstrates how to successfully apply MI in 4 individual and family sessions with 2 thirteen-year-old girls.

    Marley's falling grades and increased truancy and Katie's self-harming behavior in response to bullying have brought them into a therapist's office. Watch as Kaplan demonstrates how to use MI to manage risk, deepen rapport, and draw out his clients' innate strengths. This video also offers in-depth commentary, in which Kaplan openly discusses his frustrations in session and then shows how to make therapeutic use of them.

    In addition to an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its application to adolescents, you will learn how to bring parents into the clinical picture and discover helpful tools for working with your own internal responses to clients.

    This course is an excellent resource for clinicians who want useful strategies for Motivational Interviewing, adolescent therapy, or family-based interventions.

    DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 176 minutes

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    By Frank Ochberg

    Learn about symptoms, circumstances and therapeutic techniques for children with acute post-traumatic stress disorder.

    This DVD is an excellent teaching tool for all individuals whose lives are dedicated to the resolution of traumatic experience. Specifically, therapists, social workers, school personnel, health professionals, and all members of community "critical incident" teams would benefit from viewing this presentation.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • learn how to recognize the symptoms of PTSD in children
  • understand the various stages of treatment, from first-aid to initial assessment, to brief therapy and long-term treatment.
  • through the voice of therapists recounting their experiences, hear about various treatment issues that may arise when treating traumatized children

  • DVD / Approx. 59 minutes

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    By Virginia Satir

    Watch one of family therapy's most esteemed pioneers in action! In this engaging video, Virginia Satir helps a blended family of four untangle longstanding parenting and communication issues.

    Upon Satir's meeting with this family of four, 16-year-old Tim has fallen into chronic truancy and a sullen attitude. After building an empathic alliance with the whole family, getting the details of the various family dynamics, Satir explores of Jerry and Elaine's relationship - as opposed to pathologizing Tim, the family's "identified patient" - and the family gains a new awareness of the parenting issues influencing Tim's withdrawal. As she gradually uncovers Elaine's need for relief as a key to restoring everyone's connection, you'll get a visceral feeling for the style of work Satir is known for. Nurturing, directive, experiential, and engaged, Satir exhibits a charismatic style that's simultaneously unique and accessible.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Learn the principles of Satir's approach to therapy with blended families.
  • Understand how a systems therapist can conduct guided sessions with parts of the family unit as well as the whole.
  • Identify creative interventions to support cross-communication and connection.

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 70 minutes

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    By Virginia Satir

    You'll be impressed with how deeply Virginia Satir engages Bob, Betty, Aaron, and Robbie in this session, structured to include the family all together as well as in separate dyads. Bob, a recovering alcoholic, holds custody of Aaron (age 4) and Robbie (age 3), his sons from a previous marriage to a woman who abuses them even as he fights for a restraining order. Bob's current wife, Betty, would rather leave the family than risk abuse to her coming child with Bob. Satir reflects on the "undercurrent of fear" the family is enduring, and proceeds with a session designed to uncover each family member's concerns, align their goals, and get them relating in a safe, honest way.

    Satir guides Bob and Betty in communicating their "bottom line" needs in deep connection, supports the whole family in regulating physical touch, and assists Bob in setting clear limits with his sons. Nurturing, directive, experiential, and engaged, Satir exhibits a charismatic style that's simultaneously unique and accessible.

    By watching this video, you will:
  • Learn the principles of Satir's approach to family assessment
  • Understand how a systems therapist can conduct guided sessions with parts of the family unit as well as the whole
  • Identify creative interventions to support healthy physical touch

  • DVD (With Instructor's Manual) / 62 minutes

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