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Treating Abused Adolescentsby Eliana Gil
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Book News Annotation:
Papers from the March 1995 meeting look at theoretical and practical aspects of multidisciplinary pain centers (MPCs) and discuss issues such as the definition of the MPC, whether MPC concepts are revolutionary, and whether pain medicine is best construed as a discrete specialty. Contains sections on pain center approaches, the pain center model, definitions of successful outcome, the social and economic impact of pain, and pain medicine as a specialty.
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The first book to explore the issue of abuse in adolescents both the residual effects of earlier child abuse and current or cumulative abuse this volume provides a sensitive account of how to optimize the value of therapeutic contact with this challenging and compelling population. Illustrating her presentation with case examples from her extensive clinical experience, the author shows when and how to address the abuse to help adolescents move ahead in their development.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-216) and index.
About the Author
Eliana Gil, PhD, is senior partner in a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia, the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, which provides therapy, consulting, and training services. She is also Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy in northern Virginia. Dr. Gil has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for nearly 40 years. A licensed marriage, family, and child counselor; approved marriage and family therapy supervisor; registered play therapist; and registered play therapy supervisor, Dr. Gil has served on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse, and is a former President of the Association for Play Therapy. She is the author of The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children; Play in Family Therapy; Treating Abused Adolescents; Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches, and other acclaimed books and video programs on child abuse and related topics. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Dr. Gil is bilingual and bicultural.
Table of Contents
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
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