A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working With High-Risk Adolescents is an accessible introduction to a new model of therapy that combines the Buddhist concept of mindfulness with modern trends in psychotherapy. Drawing on years of experience working with at-risk adolescents, the chapters explore ways to develop authentic connections with patients: building relationships, working with resistance, and ways to approach change using mindfulness-based techniques. Real-life interactions and illustrations are used to show how a mindfulness-oriented therapist can approach working with adolescents in individual and group settings, and the book also provides practical suggestions designed for immediate implementation. A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working With High-Risk Adolescents is a must for any mental health professional interested in using mindfulness and other contemplative practices with at-risk youth.
Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Context 1. A Mindfulness Model of Therapy 2. Building an Authentic Relationship 3. Working With Resistance 4. The Paradox of Change Part II: Content 5. Worldview and Spirituality 6. Core Themes Part III: Skills 7. Group Facilitation 8. Eliciting the Actual 9. Teaching Mindfulness to High-Risk Adolescents Conclusion Appendix A. Mindfulness and Meditation Exercises Appendix B. Training Resources for Mental Health Professionals References