The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
If you work with adolescents, you know they face unique pressures and worries as they try to figure out who they are and what they want to do. Whether related to school, friends, family, or self-identity, the uncertainties and challenges teens experience can be overwhelming, and young people often lack the psychological tools to deal with stress in productive ways. So, what can you do to help adolescents cultivate strengths, overcome negativity, live in the present, and make choices that lead them to realize their full potential?
The Thriving Adolescent offers powerful techniques based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and positive psychology to help adolescents manage emotions, connect with their values, utilize mindfulness, and develop healthy relationships. The book includes worksheets, exercises, and scripts focused on helping young people develop the tools they need as they transition into adulthood. This is a must-have resource for anyone working to help adolescents thrive.