Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families   -     By: Andrew J. Weaver, John D. Preston, Leigh W. Jerome
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Abingdon Press / 1999 / Paperback

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Teenagers and their families live in a society with epidemic levels of social problems that put adolescents at risk for emotional problems. Teens have special mental and emotional issues that need to be addressed by pastors and their colleagues in ministry. For this reason, clergy and caregivers need to know about the most common mental disorders that occur in adolescents, including how to assess and diagnose the disorders, what types of treatment can be initiated in the faith community, when referral is required, and to whom to make a referral.

This book identifies twenty-two of the most common mental health conditions that occur among adolescents, provides illustrative cases, lists national resources available to help, and suggests when and from whom to seek additional professional help. There is an emphasis on self-help resources available on the Internet, a major source of information for teens. The conditions addressed include: various types of addiction and abuse; family crises such as pregnancy, runaways, divorce, depression, and bereavement; and other disorders such as eating disorders, ADA, schizophrenia, and learning disabilities.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 0687082366
ISBN-13: 9780687082360
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Teenagers and their families live in a society with epidemic levels of social problems that put adolescents at risk for emotional problems.  Teens have special mental and emotional issues that need to be addressed by pastors and their colleagues in ministry.  For this reason, clergy and caregivers need to know about the most common mental disorders that occur in adolescents, including how to assess and diagnose the disorders, what types of treatment can be initiated in the faith community, when referral is required, and to whom to make a referral.

This book identifies twenty-two of the most common mental health conditions that occur among adolescents, provides illustrative cases, lists national resources available to help, and suggests when and from whom to seek additional professional help.  There is an emphasis on self-help resources available on the Internet, a major source of information for teens.  The conditions addressed include: various types of addiction and abuse; family crises such as pregnancy, runaways, divorce, depression, and bereavement; and other disorders such as eating disorders, ADA, schizophrenia, and learning disabilities.

"Weaver and his colleagues have produced another winner for clergy: a casebook that covers most of the difficult situations in which pastors are called upon to be a first, and, sometimes primary, support and helper. Each case presentation is followed by critical issues to be aware of, relevant information, including community and national resources. Most pastors will be grateful for this book a number of times each year. Sections in the first chapter on the child's personality development and on effective parenting will be appreciated by most parents." --David K. Switzer, Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Author Bio

Rev. Dr. Andrew Weaver is an ordained UM minister with 22 years' experience in ministry and a Clinical Psychologist. He is the associate publisher for Zion's Herald, a an independent religious journal of opinion, news, and reflection published by the Boston Wesleyan Association.

He has co-written or edited more than seven books published by Abingdon Press, including Reflections on Marriage and Spiritual Growth, Reflections on Forgiveness and Spiritual Growth, Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth, Counseling Troubled Older Adults, Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families, and Counseling Families Across the Lifespan. Has worked extensively with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) survivors, a diagnosis that underlies this new book.

Author Bio

Rev. Dr. Andrew Weaver is an ordained United Methodist minister with 22 years' experience in ministry and clinical psychology. He is the associate publisher for Zion's Herald, a an independent religious journal of opinion, news, and reflection published by the Boston Wesleyan Association. He has co-written or edited many books, including Reflections on Marriage and Spiritual Growth, Reflections on Forgiveness and Spiritual Growth, Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth, Counseling Troubled Older Adults, Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families, and Counseling Families Across the Lifespan. Has worked extensively with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) survivors, a diagnosis that underlies this new book.

John Preston, Psy.D. is a board certified neuropsychologist, and ABPP in counseling psychology. He is the author or co-auther of books on psychopharmacology, psychological assessment, neurobiology, spirituality and emotional healing, and psychotherapy. His Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists was a number one best seller with the Behavioral Science Book Club. His self-help book, You Can Beat Depression, was endorsed by the National Mental Health Association for use in their nation wide campaign to combat clinical depression. Preston has been in clinical practice for 28 years and is professor of psychology at the Sacramento, CA, campus of Alliant International University. Dr. Preston is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award and the California Psychological Association's Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award.

Dr. Leigh W. Jerome is the President and CEO of the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Institute is a federally funded non-profit organization whose mission is to "enable the nation to realize collaborative potential for economic growth, efficiency and innovation". Jerome is a clinical psychologist with roots in both research and practice. She is a Past-President of Hawaii Psychological Association and has worked in a variety of leadership capacities with the American Psychological Association, the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health regarding technology, telehealth and using information and communication technologies to facilitate collaboration and global eHealth. She was recently appointed by Governor Lingle to the Hawaii Innovation Council.

Endorsements

"Weaver and his colleagues have produced another winner for clergy: a casebook that covers most of the difficult situations in which pastors are called upon to be a first, and, sometimes primary, support and helper. Each case presentation is followed by critical issues to be aware of, relevant information, including community and national resources. Most pastors will be grateful for this book a number of times each year. Sections in the first chapter on the child's personality development and on effective parenting will be appreciated by most parents." -David K. Switzer, Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

"Handbooks are meant to be useful and this Handbook for Pastors and Youth Workers is very useful. The cases are presented with clarity and realism. The options and methods presented demand study. Each case is a likely one given today's world. Readers will not endorse all the resolutions, but everyone will appreciate the care and usefulness of the presentations. The cases would make good material also for ecumenical and interfaith discussions about our different approaches to the dilemmas youth face today." -Father Hal Weidner, Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Honolulu, Hawaii

"What a delight to have in one book . . .such a comprehensive resource for pastors involved in youth ministry and in providing "front-line" care for those in dire need. The case study overviews, combined with the list of resources and bibliography, succinctly direct the care pastors hope to provide teens and their families. It should become a standard reference book in any pastor's library." -Rev. Bill Henderson, District Superintendent, South West Texas, The United Methodist Church

“The enormous gift this book brings to professionals and parents who struggle to raise families is the combination of a wealth of resource information coupled with case studies to which professionals and parents can relate. ...The pastorate and indeed parenthood are lonely endeavors. We need as much help as we can find in our assignment to keep the children safe. This book will be indispensable in carrying out that task." -From the Preface by James M. Wall

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