Maia Christopher, Executive Director of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), gives listeners a preview of the new adolescent treatment guidelines and how changes in our understanding of adolescent behavior and brain development are impacting best practices in adolescent treatment.
Listen to Maia explain:
- Research evidence which shows that adolescents are different from adults, especially in terms of brain development.
- Why, unlike the adult brain, the adolescent brain is still not fully in control of impulse behavior.
- Current knowledge in child and adolescent development, which should be used to inform treatment practices
Be sure to leave us your comments on this episode, and suggest questions that Mary might ask Maia in a future episode!