Understanding treatment: Principles and approaches

Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, Kathleen Morrissey Pinkerton

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Professionals who provide services to adolescents have a responsibility to remain current about effective treatments and basic research on adolescent development. At minimum, those providing treatment to adolescents should understand aspects of adolescent development that influence presenting problems and interventions. In particular, treatment providers should strongly advocate for psychotherapy, recognize which therapies are effective for particular problems, and coordinate closely with other professionals, especially if clients are prescribed medications. Professionals should also cultivate sensitivity to diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781489974976
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2005, 2015.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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