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The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection

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Adolescents face unique pressures and worries. Will they pass high school? Should they go to college? Will they find love? And what ways do they want to act in the world? The uncertainty surrounding the future can be overwhelming. Sadly, and all too often, if things don’t go smoothly, adolescents will begin labeling themselves as losers, unpopular, unattractive, weird,

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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2015 by Context Press
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Koa Whittingham
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book. The DNA-V model is a whole new way of thinking about and doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Time has been taken here to develop, from the ground up, an approach and language that is developmentally appropriate. That is so rarely done and it is done here! Although this book is focussed on adolescents, the approach is suitable for children as well and can even be used with parents. This book is suitable for professionals who are already familiar with ACT and for pro ...more
Alise
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
It has great exercises but the DNA-V approach seems a little difficult for some adolescents. It requires a lot of immediate expression and introspection for most of the examples and exercises. I feel like I would use this more with adults and a more traditional ACT approach with adolescents.
Selen Ozbek
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to adapt ACT for teenagers with solid use of metaphors and conceptualized processes for practical interventions; highly recommended! Thanks to Louise for being the guiding star of DNA-v.
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