As the family therapist of a child or adolescent, you are responsible for helping the child or teen manage their emotional health and cope with life’s difficulties.
But what does the family doctor know about the issues that the child is facing, and how can you help?
In this article, we will examine the basics of the mental health of your child or teenager and what you can do to prevent the mental illnesses of the parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members.
Family psychologist, Columbo, is an award-winning journalist and author of the bestselling book,The Mental Health of the Family, and his latest book, The Psychopath Next Door: Understanding the Psychological Roots of Mental Illness, will be published in July 2017 by Simon & Schuster.
He is the host of The Columbo Podcast and the author of five books on the topic of mental illness, including:Family Therapy, The Family Psychologist: A Guide to Understanding the Mental Illnesses of Families and Adults, The Mental Illess of Children: An Introduction to Psychological Disorders, The Diagnosis of Mental Disorders, and How to Prevent Mental Illing, and The Family Psychology of Mental Health: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Child’s Mental Health.
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