Family Confidential Podcast: Secrets of Successful Parenting — Parenting Advice with Annie Fox, M.Ed.
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For most adults, working with teens probably doesn’t top their bucket list. Working with delinquent and out-of-control teens is even more challenging. Yet Dr. Patrick M. Duffy, clinical psychologist and author of Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-Of-Control Teen really enjoys this population of young people. “There’s something about their spirit,” he says. “And it’s rewarding when you can see someone make progress, whether it’s when they get a job, do better at school, get along better with their family.” Annie talks with Patrick about the unique challenges and rewards of parenting out-of-control teens and how to keep those kids moving in the right direction.

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About Patrick Duffy (@PDuffyPsych)

Patrick M. Duffy, Jr., PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, has specialized in working with children and families with significant behavioral challenges since 1993. After working in a community mental health center, psychiatric hospitals, and a children’s home, he began working with Multisystemic Therapy, an evidence-based practice. Through his years of experience, he has served as a therapist, a consultant, speaker, and a trainer of therapists across seventeen states and in seven countries outside of the United States. Dr. Duffy is an annual presenter at multiple conferences that attract an international audience of professionals and has also been a presenter at multiple conferences across the country and in Canada. He is the author of Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen: How To Help Your Teen Stay in School and Out of Trouble Using an Innovative Systematic Approach. Learn more at

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Katherine Dueholm says:

    Thank you for such an informative session on a really crucial topic. So many people can benefit from this advice, not just parents of teenagers but also those who support parents in schools and communities, as well as those of us who want to avoid the pitfalls of at-risk teens. Would you consider hosting a session with Dr. Duffy that takes questions from viewers? His very pragmatic approach could be beneficial to those currently facing challenges.

    • Patrick Duffy says:

      Hello, Thank you for your comment and kind words. I’m glad you found the discussion interesting and beneficial. I also appreciate the suggestion of a session that takes questions from viewers. We are currently discussing options for the best format and will post details when arranged. All the best.

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