Best Medical Adolescent Psychology Books
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1. Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Author: by Abigail Shrier
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 BY THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoriasevere discomfort in one’s biological sexwas vanishingly rare. It was typically found in less than . 01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively.
But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as transgender. These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans influencers.
Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and gender-affirming educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girlsincluding medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility. Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls, their agonized parents, and the counselors and doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to detransitionersyoung women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves.
2. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
Author: by Beverly Daniel Tatum
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism – now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?
Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious.
This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.
3. Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges
Author: by Mona Delahooke
A NEW approach to solving behavioral challenges. In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety.
Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with: – Conduct Disorder – Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) – Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) – Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – Anxiety & Depression – Autism & Developmental or Learning DifferencesAnd children who experience or have experienced: – Aggressive, confusing and unpredictable behaviors – Tantrums and meltdowns – Disconnection or shutdown – Adverse childhood experiences – Trauma and toxic stress
4. Therapy Games for Teens: 150 Activities to Improve Self-Esteem, Communication, and Coping Skills
Author: by Kevin Gruzewski CTRS
Build teen self-esteem and communication skills with 150 simple, effective therapy games Planning thoughtful and productive therapy activities for teens doesn’t have to be a complex challenge or require a lot of specialized resources. Therapy Games for Teens makes it easier to reach them, with 150 games based in recreation therapy that help teens cope with stress, bullying, grief, anxiety, depression, and more.
These fun and inclusive therapy games are designed specifically with teens in mind. Step-by-step instructions show you how to guide them as they practice everything from labeling their own emotions to creative ways of venting frustration, with techniques that incorporate mindfulness and self-reflection.
Give teens the tools to navigate life’s challenges effectively, so they can grow up into confident, self-aware adults. Therapy Games for Teens helps: Put teens in controlDesigned for both groups and individuals, these therapy games use self-exploration and creative expression to help teens let their guard down and learn valuable coping skills.
5. Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Author: by Richard Guare
The Guilford Press
“I told you, I’ll do it later.” “I forgot to turn in the stupid application.” “Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.” “I can’t walk the dog-I have too much homework!”If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle.
Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills-the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future-while making your relationship stronger.
Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size. See also the authors’ Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals.
6. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Author: by Daniel J. Siegel MD
In this New York Timesbestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways.
In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescencefor example, that it is merely a stage of immaturity filled with often crazy behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.
Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
7. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Author: by Frances E Jensen
A New York Times BestsellerRenowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers.Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals.
The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.
Samples of some of the most recent findings include:Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily “build” memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain.
8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with Adolescents: A Practical Workbook for Therapists, Teens & Parents
Author: by Jean Eich
PESI Publishing & Media
Just think if you have a go-to book that would help solve your toughest challenges when working with troubled teens. Jean Eich, PsyD, was searching for such a resource and it didn’t exist…. “I didn’t have and couldn’t find a comprehensive, practical source of information for doing DBT with teenagers.
And it needed to be something that spoke to therapists, parents and the adolescents as all are involved for successful treatment. I wanted a source of information that would include worksheets on DBT written for teenagers and n a way that appeals to them.
I also wanted information about how to practically apply DBT with parents and a source of information that I could point parents to. Plus – it needed to include something for the professionals to implement DBT, and work with these distinct audiences, as they are related.
Not finding what I needed – I wrote one, including all the information I have learned and applied in my own practice.” Introducing – a complete skills training manual for DBT with adolescents, focused on practical application for teens, parents and therapists, all in one comprehensive manual.
9. Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine
Author: by Michele Borba Ed D.
The bestselling author of UnSelfie explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century – and offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future. Michele Borba has been a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years – and she’s never been more worried than she is about this current generation of kids.
The high-achieving students she talks with every day are more accomplished, better educated, and more privileged than ever before. They’re also more stressed, unhappier, and struggling with anxiety, depression, and burnout at younger and younger ages – “we’re like pretty packages with nothing inside,” said one young teen.
Thrivers are different: they flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world.Why? Dr. Borba combed scientific studies on resilience, spoke to dozens of researchers/experts in the field and interviewed more than 100 young people from all walks of life, and she found something surprising: the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits that set Thrivers apart (and set them up for happiness and greater accomplishment later in life).
10. The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships
Author: by Diane Poole Heller Ph.D.
How traumatic events can break our vital connectionsand how to restore love, wholeness, and resiliency in your life. From our earliest years, we develop an attachment style that follows us through life, replaying in our daily emotional landscape, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves.
And in the wake of a traumatic eventsuch as a car accident, severe illness, loss of a loved one, or experience of abusethat attachment style can deeply influence what happens next. In The Power of Attachment, Dr. Diane Poole Heller, a pioneer in attachment theory and trauma resolution, shows how overwhelming experiences can disrupt our most important connections with the parts of ourselves within, with the physical world around us, and with others.
The good news is that we can restore and reconnect at all levels, regardless of our past. Here, you’ll learn key insights and practices to help you: Restore the broken connections caused by trauma Get embodied and grounded in your body Integrate the parts of yourself that feel wounded and fragmented Emerge from grief, fear, and powerlessness to regain strength, joy, and resiliency Reclaim access to your inner resources and spiritual nature “We are fundamentally designed to heal,” teaches Dr. Heller.
11. The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens
Author: by Sharon A. Hansen MSE NBCT
A wonderful resource for anyone who knows or works with teens who suffer from executive functioning disorder (EFD)including parents, teachers, counselors, or clinicians. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help teens hone the skills they need to succeed.
Do you know a teen who is disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do they struggle to get homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? Perhaps it’s your son or daughter, a student you work with, or even a client.
It’s likely that this teen suffers from executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If this teen has tried to manage his or her time and meet deadlines with little success, he or she may feel like giving up.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. You just need to show them the way. In The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens a licensed school counselor provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use, and practical workbook written directly for a teen audience.
12. He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself
Author: by Dr. Adam Price
Sterling (August 1, 2017)
Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problemthe underperforming teenage boy Price’s book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation. Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy.
But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He’s Not Lazy, and you’ll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try.
This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.
13. Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons
Author: by Cara Natterson
If you’re raising a boy, you need this brilliant book. It is clear, wise, and eye-opening.Lisa Damour, Ph.D., author of UntangledWhen boys enter puberty, they tend to get quietor at least quieter than beforeand parents often misread their signals.
Here’s how to navigate their retreat and steer them through this confusing passage, by the bestselling author of The Care and Keeping of You series and Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys. What is my son doing behind his constantly closed door?
What’s with his curt responses, impulsiveness, newfound obsession with gaming, and …That funky smell? As pediatrician and mother of two teenagers Cara Natterson explains, puberty starts in boys long before any visible signs appear, and that causes confusion about their changing temperaments for boys and parents alike.
Often, they also grow quieter as they grow taller, which leads to less parent-child communication. But, as Natterson warns in Decoding Boys, we respect their increasing need for privacy, monosyllabic conversations, and alone time at their peril. Explaining how modern culture mixes badly with male adolescent biology, Natterson offers science, strategies, scripts, and tips for getting it right: recognizing the first signs of puberty and talking to our sons about the wide range of normal through the whole developmental process why teenagers make irrational decisions even though they look matureand how to steer them toward better choices managing video game and screen time, including discussing the unrealistic and dangerous nature of pornography why boys need emotional and physical contact with parentsand how to give it in ways they’ll accept how to prepare boys to resist both old and new social pressuresdrugs, alcohol, vaping, and sexting teaching consent and sensitivity in the #MeToo culture Decoding Boys is a powerful and validating lifeline, a book that will help today’s parents keep their sons safe, healthy, and resilient, as well as ensure they will become emotionally secure young men.
14. Trauma Treatment Toolbox for Teens: 144 Trauma:Informed Worksheets and Exercises to Promote Resilience, Growth & Healing
Author: by Kristina Hallett
Drawing from evidence-based interventions and the most effective treatment approaches, the Trauma Treatment Toolbox for Teens is a practical workbook for clinicians working with teenagers who have experienced trauma, PTSD, and stress. Inside you’ll find 144 unique trauma-informed worksheets and exercises to connect, relate and engage with teens – and help them understand how trauma impacts the mind and body, to promote growth and healing.
Emotion regulation and expression skills- Rewire the brain to move past the impact of trauma- Self-regulation skills including stress management, physiological soothing, emotion regulation, and cognitive regulation- Increase awareness of the stress and trauma responses in their own body- Strategies to increase positive emotions and resilience- Make meaning in their life after the experience of trauma- Downloadable worksheets & exercises for repeated use
15. Free to Learn
Author: by Peter Gray
A leading expert in childhood development makes the case for why self-directed learning – “unschooling” – is the best way to get kids to learn. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today’s constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development.
Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it’s time to stop asking what’s wrong with our children, and start asking what’s wrong with the system.
It shows how we can act – both as parents and as members of society – to improve children’s lives and to promote their happiness and learning.
16. Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
Author: by Irvin D. Yalom
Station Hill Press, Inc.
The classic work on group psychotherapyHailed by Jerome Frank as “the best book that exists on the subject,” Irvin D. Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has been the standard text in the field for decades. In this completely revised and updated fifth edition, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator Dr. Molyn Leszcz expand the book to include the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise.
New topics include: online therapy, specialized groups, ethnocultural diversity, trauma and managed care. At once scholarly and lively, this is the most up-to-date, incisive, and comprehensive text available on group psychotherapy.