Author(s): Frank Lawlis
Not My Child is an insightful, compassionate and encouraging guide for families dealing with an addicted teen or child at risk of becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs. Psychologist and rehabilitation specialist Dr Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil advisory board and consultant and frequent guest on the television show, offers: expert advice on detecting and understanding teen addiction; information from the latest neuroscience research on the impact addiction has on the teen brain; and guidance, based on years of clinical experience, on what parents can do to help their child deal with depression, obsessive cravings and relationships damaged by the addiction. This thoughtful and groundbreaking book details sound medical treatments, as well as alternative and spiritual methods for addressing a societal problem that has reached epidemic levels.
Dr Frank Lawlis has focused on clinical and research methods exploring the mind-body relationship since 1968, when he received his PhD in psychology with an emphasis in medical psychology and rehabilitation. He is board-certified in both counselling psychology and clinical psychology and is the recipient of numerous awards for his pioneering research in these fields. Dr Lawlis co-founded the Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center in Lewisville, Texas, and is currently also Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs at the Origins Recovery Centers in South Padre Island, Texas. The principal content and oversight advisor of the Dr. Phil show, he makes regular TV appearances and has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous books, including Mending the Broken Bond, Retraining the Brain and PTSD Breakthrough. www.franklawlis.com