Most therapists agree that teenagers can be among the most challenging clients we see in our therapy practice, and to have a positive treatment outcome, we need engagement and retention. Many teen clients are not interested in connecting to a strange adult, let alone doing something even stranger like EMDR. This population may refuse to attend sessions, give short answers when they do attend, swear at parents and therapists, and storm out of the room when they hear things they don’t like. Learn how to reach this population in this article by Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT and Nicole E. Wolasz, LCSW-R in the Summer 2022 edition of Go With That magazine.
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Monaco, A. & Wolasz, N. (2022, September 1). EMDR Therapy for Challenging Teenagers. Go With That magazine, 27 (3), 2-11.
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EMDR Therapy and Challenging Teenagers (Summer 2022), Go With That magazine
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