The Younger Adolescent in Psychotherapy
When a girl in the early phase of adolescence comes to a psychotherapist, she is apt to be resistive and defiant. She is likely to question her need for psychotherapy and the value of psychotherapy for anyone. Her impulsive, defiant, self-destructive, and self-demeaning behavior probably brought her to the psychotherapist, and she may well start by refusing to discuss her behavior at all. With that sort of beginning, most therapists feel that they have a tiger by the tail, and they probably do.
KeywordsSuicide Attempt Adolescent Girl Younger Adolescent Identifiable Problem Young Adolescent Girl
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