Nevenka Podgornik


The case study presents a new example of bringing up a child while exerting excessive control and the influence of conjugal problems on a child’s problems while growing up. The therapeutic work with the family in the presented example actually means working with the couple and a parallel individual therapeutic work with an adolescent with problems while growing up.

The transcription of the therapeutic dialog is an attempt to thoroughly present the use of external control psychology behaviours in the client’s life and important relationships. The therapeutic process is orientated towards the client’s replacement of destructive behaviours of external control psychology with a more effective choice theory, which enables him to regain control over his life.

Key words: young people, behavioural problems, individual therapy, partner therapy, psychotherapy, counselling

Nevenka Podgornik, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Faculty of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia

Cite this article:
Podgornik Nevenka. PROBLEMS WHILE GROWING UP: PRESENTATION OF THE CASE . Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.2:-, DOI:

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