Treating the Disruptive Adolescent : Finding the Real Self Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorders
This book offers clinicians an effective method of diagnosing, managing, and treating oppositional, resistant, and disruptive older children and adolescents. Dr. Bustamante understands oppositional states as an expression of the teenager's uncertainty about his own identity and alienation from his true self. Attempts to curb rebellion that rely solely on firm behavioral limits will fail, because they thwart rather than promote development and disregard the real meaning of the disruptive behavior. The author's approach is a sensitive and creative alternative to treating this difficult population, one that offers hope and attainable goals.
- Hardback | 496 pages
- 163 x 235 x 33mm | 835g
- 01 Feb 2000
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
This is a much-needed book on a topic of critical importance: treating the destructive and oppositional child and adolescent. If the events of the past few years have taught us anything at all, it is that we need to revisit our conceptions of childhood and adolescence. We need to understand what it is that goes wrong with such children and how we can help them. Dr. Bustamante offers a fresh and comprehensive view of assessment and intervention with this population. His clinical examples are both helpful and enlightening. I strongly recommend this wonderful book. -- Robert Mendelsohn, Adelphi University This book about ODD adolescents provides valuable and original insights into the world of the oppositional teenager. The creative interventions will be extremely useful to seasoned clinicians as well as to newer members of the mental health field. -- Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction
About Eduardo M. Bustamante
Eduardo M. Bustamante, Ph.D., is a clinical and child psychologist and has been practicing in Amherst, Massachusetts, for the last fifteen years.