Course: Boundaries with Teens
by Dr. John Townsend
Dr. John Townsend draws from the principles of his best-selling book, Boundaries and incorporates new and exciting concepts form a Christian faith perspective that will help them practically guide parents in the task of parenting teenagers. The course explores how parents can be an active force for good during their children's teenage years. Clinicians will find this book immensely helpful in their task of empowering parents in setting appropriate boundaries in the midst of the important job of helping their teen become independent and self sufficient. Cloud details principles that will give insight to help therapist empower parents to understand their role and perspective in a landscape that is often shadowed by conflict and disrespectful attitudes. The book gives a healthy overview of the teenage years; to understand more clearly what is normative behavior and where to be concerned. Dr. Townsend addresses common problems that young people face: academic, aggressive behavior, alcohol, drugs, chores, clothing, internet, money, sexual involvement and driving to name a few. The course will provide valuable tools for the therapist to help parents set healthy limits, realistic consequences, and to be loving and caring while establishing these rules.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Dr. John TownsendDr. John Townsend graduated with doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University. He has written Hiding from Love and is the best-selling coauthor of numerous books with Henry Cloud, including the Gold Medallion Award winning, Boundaries and Boundaries in Marriage.
Dr. Townsend is in private practice in Newport Beach California. He is the cofounder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. As a popular speaker and consultant, he is frequently on the road and hosts the national radio program, New Life Live!