Thursday, June 21, 2007
I received a few responses on my teenager problem/question. All of them were from separate people, and none of them knew about the others. The irony is that the responses were nearly the same. One indicated that it is a maturity thing--their brain has not yet developed to the point where egocentric thought is no longer present. Another said that it is an agency issue--they have to choose it. They have to want the change to occur. That makes perfect sense. Therefore, the only logical choice to helping teenagers means to be doing activities or interventions at their level--to kill boredom. Activities that are thought and emotion provoking. Experiential and recreation therapies do such that. Our clinic needs to add that to the therapeutic repertoire. It is a style that is not yet used. I'll work on it.