Roberts, M.K. / Published 1992 / Article
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Citation: Roberts, M.K. (1992). Psychotherapy with adolescents and their families: A status dynamic approach. In M.K. Roberts, & R.M. Bergner, (Eds.). Clinical
Topics: Contributions to the Conceptualization and Treatment of Adolescent-Family Problems, Bulimia, Chronic Mental Illness, and Mania. Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 6 (pp. 235-256). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: Brief case formulations of a variety of presenting problems of adolescents are described. The concept of a family is discussed, and images and exercises useful in treating adolescents and their families are presented. The problem formulations, images, and exercises illustrate the kind of understanding and behavior potential that is generated for therapists, teenagers, and their families by an adequate conceptualization of adolescence (Roberts, 1991).