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Title Functional Family Therapy for High-Risk Adolescents
Published American Psychological Association, 2014
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (133 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary In Functional Family Therapy for High-Risk Adolescents, James F. Alexander demonstrates his approach to working with families that have teenage children exhibiting behavior issues and associated emotional disruptions. Teens with behavior problems are one of the most difficult populations with whom therapists work, as adolescents and their families frequently enter treatment against their will, either under legal order or at strong insistence of authority figures such as school administrators. Family interactions can be hostile, and a sense of hopelessness is not uncommon Dr. Alexander's approach involves working to increase family motivation to change by disrupting negative attributions they may have about themselves and other family members and replacing these with more positive and adaptive attributions. In this video, Dr. Alexander works with a mother, father, and their 15-year-old son, who has been exhibiting behavior problems such as drug use and school truancy and who has recently been charged with breaking and entering. The session focuses not only on the son, but also the mother and father, whose relationship has been under significant strain for years due to the mother's own substance use and frequent disappearances from the family. This video features clients portrayed by actors on the basis of a composite of several cases. **Disclaimer** The videos in the APA Psychotherapy Video Series are intended for educational and training purposes. Unauthorized viewing of these videos is expressly prohibited. All participants have agreed to allow their clinical demonstrations to be filmed and distributed for educational and training purposes; nonetheless, the material should be considered confidential and treated according to professional and ethical guidelines. Anyone who watches these videos or previews of these videos must agree to the following: • You are an Authorized User, which means you are using these videos for legitimate educational purposes, whether as a mental health professional in training or as part of other relevant university-approved educational courses or assignments. • It is unethical to disclose identifying information about any of the participants in the videos or to share access to the videos with unauthorized viewers. • You will not make any copies or cause any copies to be made of the videos and you understand that it is illegal to copy or disseminate the video footage, stills, or screengrabs without prior written permission of the Publisher. • You will respect the videos and their content by viewing the videos in a private environment, out of sight or hearing range of unauthorized viewers. Any viewer who does not agree to these terms is expected to cease watching the video
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Performer James F. Alexander, PhD
Event Originally produced by American Psychological Association in 2014
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Psychology
Genre/Form Education films.
Form Streaming video
Author F. Alexander, PhD, James, actor
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