The adolescent population is often referred to as “young adults,” but in some ways, this is a misrepresentation. Adolescents are not children, but they are not yet adults either. This transition from childhood to adulthood often poses many unique challenges to working with adolescent clients, particularly in terms of disruptive behavior. In your role, you must overcome these behaviors to effectively counsel clients. For this Discussion, as you examine the Disruptive Behaviors media in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat adolescent clients presenting with disruptive behavior.
Assess clients presenting with disruptive behavior
- Analyze therapeutic approaches for treating clients presenting with disruptive behavior
- Evaluate outcomes for clients presenting with disruptive behavior
- Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide.
- View the media, Disruptive Behaviors. Select one of the four case studies and assess the client.
- For guidance on assessing the client, refer to pages 137-142 of the Wheeler text in this week’s Learning Resources.