Engaging Parents in Adolescent Therapy offers mental health professionals effective strategies to involve parents in the counseling process with adolescents. Weaving together the most current research in attachment theory with insightful clinical experiences, Myrick examines parental motivations in seeking treatment for teens and the complexity of parent-adolescent relationships, while also addressing issues such as building rapport, therapeutic boundaries, coping with trauma and high-risk behaviors, and the role of social media in today's counseling and parenting relationships. Thoughtful and accessible, this book serves as a valuable resource to therapists and practitioners.
Amie C. Myrick, is a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She is also coeditor of Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment and Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten.