This book applies modern object-relations theory to a population for which the 'treatment du jour' is increasingly cognitive-behavioral. Taking his lead from the delinquent adolescents in his practice, he presents a treatment approach in which adolescents are related to as people, rather than as transitory objects passing through a 'stage.' The book presents theory and case examples in a dialectical relationship, illuminating the seamlessness of theory and application.
Bruce R. Brodie has worked at the 'Center,' a secure residential treatment center for delinquent adolescents for the past twenty years, thirteen of those years as either clinical director or director of training. Dr. Brodie is also adjunct professor at CSPP at Alliant University and is associate director at the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy. He maintains a private practice in Santa Monica.