Growing Pains A Study of Teenage Distress
First Published in 1978. Working with adolescents is never easy, as any school teacher will confirm. Working with psychiatrically-disturbed adolescents is a highly complex and demanding task, which requires a certain type of dedication which relatively few people possess. This is true of all the personnel concerned, whether they be from psychiatric. social work. nursing or other disciplines. People who can work successfully with the disturbed adolescent are, therefore, a highly selected group and the group is quite a small one. However, although their numbers are small, their work is very important. This is a fairly new field and it is one about which people, either professional or lay, know very little. Therefore, it seems right to illumine this area for the non-specialist and this is what Dr. Irwin has set out to do in this book.