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(213) 482-9400

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(213) 481-1347

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(213) 481-1792

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Reducing Defiance in Teens

Defiant Teens

Amanecer is starting a new group called Reducing Defiance in Teens.  Our teenage clients and their parents will learn problem solving skills and ways to alter unreasonable beliefs that present barriers to improved communications.


The first half of the family training program (9 sessions) consists of training parents in a series of behavior management tactics to employ in the interactions with the defiant teen.


The second half of the family training program (9 sessions) focuses on teaching both the parents and the teen methods of proper problem solving and skills in communication with each other during negotiations over conflicts. Principles behind Problem-Solving Communication Training include: gradually grant increasing independence, distinguish negotiable from nonnegotiable issues, involve adolescents in problem solving for negotiable issues, maintain good communication, develop realistic expectations, and respect family structure.


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