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This month's Quandary:
Fourteen-year-old client Tyler’s parents brought him to me for therapy recently because of what they interpret as antisocial behavior. They say he rarely engages with classmates or teachers, isn’t interested in extracurricular activities, and heads straight to his room after school to play video games. They worry he’s depressed. Part of me wants to nudge Tyler toward more social behavior, but he’s mostly responsive in therapy and insists he’s happy. Is this just the moody teenage years at work? What should I do?
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Topic: Professional Development