Treatment Resources: Teens
DSM IV Diagnostics
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - Provides Parents/Clinicians with an overivew of diagnostics to consider -- all links are to the DSMIV made Easy Website
DSM IV - Conduct Disorder (Scoll down to view criteria)
DSM IV - Oppositional Defiant - (Scoll down to view criteria)
DSM IV - General Criteria for Substance Abuse
DSM IV - General Criteria for Substance Dependence
DSM IV - General Criteria for Substance Intoxication
DSM IV - General Criteria for Substance Withdrawal
Children and Violence - NIMH Articles/Reports
Clinical Update: Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Disorders. By James Alexander. AAMFT (1999). Designed to educate therapists on topics such as diagnosis and assessment, terminology, BioMedical and associated considerations, treatment options, professional resources, and new decisions in service delivery.
Depression in Children and Adolescents - NIMH
Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? The Variable Bases for African American, Asian American, and European American Adolescents' Selection of Similar Friends - Developmental Psychology article
Guidelines for Clinicians Working with Gifted, Suicidal Adolescents by Thomas E. Bratter, Ed.D.
MFT's Should be Advocates for Family-Based Violence Prevention Programs - AAMFT Article
Parenting as Prevention - Learning What Works - AAMFT Article
Paths that Lead to Teenage Depression - APA Monitor
When Interventions Harm: Peer Groups and Problem Behavior - American Psychologist Article
Articles for Clients
Glossary of Symptoms and Mental Illnesses Affecting Teenagers - American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National Institute of Mental Health Articles on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Talk of the Nation Broadcasts

February 27, 2002- Agressive Girls

Girls are not all sugar and spice according to some researchers. The latest study on girls says they may be AS likely to use aggression as boys. Rather than fists, girls express it through manipulation, exclusion and gossip-mongering. It's become quite a problem in some middle and high schools, but what's the solution? Girls who bully other girls. Join Neal Conan on Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

May 30, 2001 Crossing the Water: Working with Troubled Boys

More states are prosecuting teenage boys as adults and sending them to adult jails. Are there other options for these difficult kids? Juan Williams talks with adults who have worked in special schools for boys in tough situations and with young men who've been through these schools.

October 24, 2000 Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Kids

For 25 years, Judith Wallerstein has studied a group of Californians who all lived through their parents' divorce. She found that the lingering effects of their parents' breakup still effects them in profound ways. Other researchers dispute her findings. Join Juan Williams and Judith Wallerstein for a look at the long term effects of divorce on kids, on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

12/07/1999 Suicide

The rate of suicide among young people has tripled in the past half century, and among ten to fourteen year olds, the rate has doubled since 1980.

April 27, 2000 Teen Attitudes Towards Sex & Sexual Identity

While research shows a slight rise in abstinent behavior and a growing return to modesty among today's teens, this new generation is also proving to be more tolerant about many issues including sexual identity. Join Juan Williams and guests as they talk with teens about their attitudes towards sex and sexual identity.

05/06/1999 Talk of the Nation Ophelia Speaks

Issues such as eating disorders, reactions to old style feminism and the newer girl power, dealing with depression, sexuality and self-image as well the special issues of minority girls are all represented. Join guest host, Melinda Penkava and a panel of teens to discuss Ophelia Speaks .

03/03/1998 Talk of the Nation Juvenile Crime and Mental Health

The vast majority of children in the juvenile justice system reportedly have some sort of mental or emotional problem. But most of those kids don't get the help they need ... the institutions are often overcrowded and offer inadequate counseling, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
National Parent Information Network - (NPIN) is a project of the ERIC system, which is administered by the National Library of Education in the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education
Sex Etc. A Website by Teens for Teens - The Network for Family Life Education's Nationally Acclaimed, Award Winning Newsletter

Specific Issues By Diagnosis

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Conduct Disorder
Depressive Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic Disorder
Social Phobia
Specific Phobia
Substance Abuse/Dependence
By Presenting Issue
Abuse - Sexual
Abuse - Domestic Violence
Abuse - Incest
Abuse - Emotional
Abuse - Neglect
Abuse - Physical
CRISIS Management
Eating Disorders
Gay and Lesbian Issues
Grief and Bereavement
Multicultural Perspectives
Panic Attacks
Parenting Issues
Rape Trauma
Substance Abuse
Tarasoff/Violent Client


Journal of Early Adolesence - offers a well-balanced, interdisciplinary, international perspective on early adolescent development, focusing on the characteristics of individuals between 10 and 14 years of age.
The New Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse continues to provide timely articles concerning the practice and treatment orientation of substance abuse in young people.
Journal of Child and Family Studies - This journal is the international forum for topical issues pertaining to the mental well-being of children, adolescents, and their families
Selected Readings
Adolescence: A Developmental Transition, 2nd Edition by Douglas C. Kimmel, Irving B. Weiner.
The Adolescent in Family Therapy : Breaking the Cycle of Conflict and Control (Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Joseph A. Micucci
Adolescent Suicide : Assessment and Intervention by Alan L. Berman, David A. Jobes
Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner (Practice Planners) by Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis
Contemporary Art Therapy With Adolescents by Shirley Riley, Gerald D. Oster
Crisis at Adolescence : Object Relation Therapy With the Family by Sally Box (Editor), Beta Copley (Editor), Errica Moustaki Smilansky (Editor)
Defiant Teens: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention by Russell A. Barkley, Gwenyth H. Edwards, Arthur L. Robin
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents by Laura, Ph.D. Mufson, Donna, M.D. Moreau, Myrna M. Weissman
Interviewing Children and Adolescents : Skills and Strategies for Effective Dsm-IV Diagnosis by James R. Morrison, Thomas F. Anders
Leaving Home : The Therapy of Disturbed Young People by Jay Haley
Multisystemic Treatment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners) by Scott W. Henggeler, Charles M. Borduin, Sonja K. Schoenwald
Narrative Therapies With Children and Adolescents by Craig Smith (Editor), David Nylund (Editor), Melissa Elliott Griffith
Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict : A Behavioral Family-Systems Approach (Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Arthur L. Robin, Sharon L. Foster
No One Saw My Pain : Why Teens Kill Themselves by Andrew E., Md Slaby, Lili Frank Garfinkel (Contributor)
Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self by Sara Shandler
Power and Compassion: Working with Difficult Adolescents and Abused Parents by Jerome A. Price
Reviving Ophelia : Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Bray Pipher
Runaway Youth : Stress, Social Support, and Adjustment (Children of Poverty) by Jon Bradley
Living on the Razor's Edge: Solution-Oriented Brief Family Therapy with Self-Harming Adolescents by Matthew D. Selekman
Treating Abused Adolescents by Eliana Gil
Treating the Adolescent in Family Therapy: A Developmental and Narrative Approach by Anne K. Fishel
Treating the Disruptive Adolescent : Finding the Real Self Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorders by Eduardo M. Bustamante
Treating the Tough Adolescent : A Family-Based, Step-By-Step Guide (The Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Scott P. Sells, Neil Schiff, Jay Haley
Treatment Planners
The Adolescent Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner (Practice Planners) by Arthur E., Jr Jongsma, William P. McInnis, L. Mark Peterson
The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, 2nd Edition by Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson, Willaim P. McInnis, William P. McInnis
Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner (Practice Planners) by Arthur E. Jongsma, L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis
Brief Therapy Homework Planner by Gary M. Schultheis
Chemical Dependence Treatment Homework Planner (Practice Planners) by James R. Finley, Brenda S. Lenz
The Chemical Dependence Treatment Planner by Robert R. Perkinson, Arthur E. Jongsma, Robert B. Perkinson

Helpful Links

DSM IV Made Easy Website - provides diagnostic information on most DSM IV categories
Dr. Bob's Website - DSM IV Codes - provides codes for each DSM IV category
Psychiatric Meds Info- links to the site