Limit Setting on the Younger Adolescent

  • Doris Lamb


The acting-out, impulsive, defiant, younger adolescent girl who resists psychotherapy to the limit and questions its value, is the girl who makes the psychotherapist feel that he or she has a tiger by the tail. By their behavior, some of these adolescents are clearly asking for someone—their parents, their psychotherapist, or some adult in authority—to set some limits on their acting out or parameters within which they must confine their behavior. Frequently, their acting out is so provocative and so inviting of intervention that they obviously do not wish to behave as they do.


Limit Setting Adolescent Girl Younger Adolescent Foster Mother Young Adolescent Girl 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris Lamb
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  1. 1.University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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