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.
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 DrPatrickMDuffy.com
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