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Overcoming Standoffs with Tough Teens

...And the Three Questions You Should Ask Them in the Very First Session

Matthew Selekman • 6/10/2019

By Matthew Selekman - Trying to get in the door with provocative, therapy-savvy adolescents can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned of therapists. I've developed several engagement strategies that I regularly use, singly or in combination, that have consistently helped me to establish a therapeutic alliance with even the toughest teen client.

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The Challenges of Working with Suicidal Teens

Best Practices for When Work Becomes Dramatic and Unpredictable

Matthew Selekman • 9/29/2017

By Matthew Selekman - Working with self-harming teens often seems like riding a runaway roller coaster, which keeps threatening to go off the rails altogether. To succeed, you have to be highly flexible and able to turn on a dime, as the circumstances demand.

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Creating a Therapeutic Alliance with the Troubled Teen

Matthew Selekman on How to Make Teen Therapy Engaging

Matthew Selekman • 11/12/2014

Building rapport with provocative teens in therapy can be a challenging task for even the most experienced therapists. A teen client can be a master at putting up the invisible force field while pushing our buttons, or telling us what we want to hear and side-stepping responsibility. Through the years, I’ve developed several engagement strategies that I regularly use, singly or in combination, that have consistently helped me establish a therapeutic alliance with even the toughest teen client.

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Mission Possible

The Art of Engaging Tough Teens

Matthew Selekman • 10/1/2014

Trying to get in the door with provocative, therapy-savvy adolescents can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned of therapists. Some adolescent clients are masters at putting up the invisible force field while pushing our buttons, or telling us what we want to hear and side-stepping responsibility. Through the years, I've developed several engagement strategies that I regularly use, singly or in combination, that have consistently helped me to establish a therapeutic alliance with even the toughest teen client.

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Copyright:
4/8/2013
Authors:
LAWRENCE DILLER, MD
 
RON TAFFEL, PH.D.
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PH.D.
 
ADAM COX, PHD, ABPP
 
DAVID SEABURN, PHD, LMFT
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
 
TERRY HARGRAVE, PHD
 
VICTOR SHKLYAREVSKY, PSYD
Product:
NRC095569
Copyright:
2/6/2013
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PH.D.
 
JANET SASSON EDGETTE, PSYD, MPH
 
JEROME PRICE, MA, LMFT, LMSW
 
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
Product:
NRC095554

In Consultation

Mission Possible: The Art of Engaging Tough Teens

Matthew Selekman • 1/1/2008

What to do when your teen clients give you the silent treatment.

Magazine Article

The Therapeutic Roller Coaster

Working with Self-Harming Teens is Dramatic and Unpredictable

Martha Straus, Matthew Selekman • 1/1/2004

Working with self-harming teens often seems like riding a runaway roller coaster, which keeps threatening to go off the rails altogether. Just as things get smooth and predictable, a crisis sends you hurtling downhill again.

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Copyright:
4/8/2013
Authors:
LAWRENCE DILLER, MD
 
RON TAFFEL, PH.D.
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PH.D.
 
ADAM COX, PHD, ABPP
 
DAVID SEABURN, PHD, LMFT
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
 
TERRY HARGRAVE, PHD
 
VICTOR SHKLYAREVSKY, PSYD
Product:
NRC095569
Copyright:
2/6/2013
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PH.D.
 
JANET SASSON EDGETTE, PSYD, MPH
 
JEROME PRICE, MA, LMFT, LMSW
 
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
Product:
NRC095554
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Overcoming Standoffs with Tough Teens

...And the Three Questions You Should Ask Them in the Very First Session

Matthew Selekman • 6/10/2019

By Matthew Selekman - Trying to get in the door with provocative, therapy-savvy adolescents can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned of therapists. I've developed several engagement strategies that I regularly use, singly or in combination, that have consistently helped me to establish a therapeutic alliance with even the toughest teen client.

Daily Blog

The Challenges of Working with Suicidal Teens

Best Practices for When Work Becomes Dramatic and Unpredictable

Matthew Selekman • 9/29/2017

By Matthew Selekman - Working with self-harming teens often seems like riding a runaway roller coaster, which keeps threatening to go off the rails altogether. To succeed, you have to be highly flexible and able to turn on a dime, as the circumstances demand.

Daily Blog

Creating a Therapeutic Alliance with the Troubled Teen

Matthew Selekman on How to Make Teen Therapy Engaging

Matthew Selekman • 11/12/2014

Building rapport with provocative teens in therapy can be a challenging task for even the most experienced therapists. A teen client can be a master at putting up the invisible force field while pushing our buttons, or telling us what we want to hear and side-stepping responsibility. Through the years, I’ve developed several engagement strategies that I regularly use, singly or in combination, that have consistently helped me establish a therapeutic alliance with even the toughest teen client.

Daily Blog

Mission Possible

The Art of Engaging Tough Teens

Matthew Selekman • 10/1/2014

Trying to get in the door with provocative, therapy-savvy adolescents can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned of therapists. Some adolescent clients are masters at putting up the invisible force field while pushing our buttons, or telling us what we want to hear and side-stepping responsibility. Through the years, I've developed several engagement strategies that I regularly use, singly or in combination, that have consistently helped me to establish a therapeutic alliance with even the toughest teen client.

Daily Blog
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In Consultation

Mission Possible: The Art of Engaging Tough Teens

Matthew Selekman • 1/1/2008

What to do when your teen clients give you the silent treatment.

Magazine Article

The Therapeutic Roller Coaster

Working with Self-Harming Teens is Dramatic and Unpredictable

Martha Straus, Matthew Selekman • 1/1/2004

Working with self-harming teens often seems like riding a runaway roller coaster, which keeps threatening to go off the rails altogether. Just as things get smooth and predictable, a crisis sends you hurtling downhill again.

Magazine Article
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Matthew Selekman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., the co-director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions and coauthor with Mark Beyebach of Changing Self-Destructive Habits; he is the author of Working with Self-Harming Adolescents.