Adolescent Mental Health – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
July 2014 - Vol: 8 Issue 6
Published by athealth.com
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1. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1109.html
Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care.

2. FOCUS
Understanding Technology Use Throughout Development: What Erik Erikson Would Say About Toddler Tweets and Facebook Friends
http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/FOCUS/24947/282.pdf
For each developmental stage, the authors offer a vignette, a description of media use, a developmental interpretation of technology use, and guidance for clinicians.

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Geek Therapy: Connecting with Clients through Comics, Video Games and Other ‘Geeky’ Pursuits
http://bit.ly/1mxvQvX
Geek therapy is just one more way to connect with clients and further the therapeutic relationship.

4. VISTAS 2013
Minors’ Rights to Confidentiality, When Parents Want to Know: An Ethical Scenario
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_26.pdf
This paper explores the ethical scenario related to confidentiality rights of a minor when his/her parents seek information from the counseling session.

5. THE SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
Coming Out, Coming Home: Interview with Michael C. LaSala, PhD
http://bit.ly/1lnJeTv
In this interview, Dr. LaSala talks about how social workers can help families adjust to a gay or lesbian child.

6. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Is Your School Prepared for a Sexting Crisis?
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/May_13_Sexting.pdf
An adolescent who participates in sexting can face serious legal consequences

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Report of the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls
http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report-full.pdf
This report explores the cognitive and emotional consequences and the impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image.

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Help Suicidal Adolescents
http://bit.ly/1qYTjdl
Research supports the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for suicidal adolescents. (Complimentary registration required.)