MatthewSelekmanMatthew D. Selekman, family therapist and addictions counsellor in private practice and the co-director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions, an international family therapy training and consulting firm in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Matthew specializes in the treatment of self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, school disruptive behaviours, oppositional defiant disorder, and anger management difficulties of children, adolescents, and adults. He is an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Matthew is the author of numerous family therapy articles and five professional books: Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children, The Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual, Working with Self-Harming Adolescents, Pathways to Change: Brief Therapy with Difficult Adolescents, Family Therapy Approaches with Adolescent Substance Abusers and Changing Self-Destructive Habits.

Matthew has presented workshops on his collaborative strengths-based brief therapy approach with challenging children, adolescents, and adults and their families extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia and New Zealand.
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