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Adolescent Therapy in the Modern Age

Adolescence today are dealing with changes that even they can't keep up with- new apps, upgrades, ipod, ipad, ithis, ithat... If adults are feeling behind the 8 ball it's because even teenagers are. Working with adolescents in therapy is a task for therapist that requires much awareness of the impact of the digital age and all its implications on teen psychology.

Helping adolescents today requires parents and therapists to have a deeper understanding of how the digital age and social media has created a a culture which connects and disconnects kids at the same time. Sound paradoxical? It is! Teenagers today are looking for ways to stay connected to one another, yet doing it in ways that prevent them from enhancing the very social skills needed for them to feel more competent. When adolescents choose social media forums or texting as a primary means of communication they may have quicker and more efficient contact with others, but often at the expense of genuine connectedness.

How a Therapist Can Help

To be fair to young people we must acknowledge the benefits of technology that have undoubtedly served so many of us well and made life a bit easier. We can order a pizza on the fly from wherever we choose, scheduling appointments can be done without the hassle of unnecessary back and forths and staying connected to those who live beyond our radius has been a wonderful addition to previous inventions enhancing life. But with the upside, comes many challenges, temptations and time stealers.

Therapists can assist adolescents in weaving through the expansive web of virtual infinity in deciphering which tools assist and which tools harm their lives. Teenagers today do not have a basis of comparison the way Generation Xers and others before them do to compare the pros and cons. This means they have no reference point from which to challenge such assertions. It is our job as therapists and parents to help adolescents see how the digital offers a vast amount of information and yet just as much debris.

Adolescent therapists who have experience working with teenagers are positioned to appreciate and challenge teenage views on how they spend their time online.






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