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CBT Radio

Jun 27, 2010

This podcast is primarily relevant to consumers.

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., interviews journalist Maia Szalavitz about her work in the area she calls the “Troubled-Teen Industry.” In this episode they discuss:

  • What the “Troubled-Teen Industry” is 
  • What the research has to say about the effectiveness of “wilderness treatment” programs 
  • Dangers associated with some of these programs 
  • The problem of “peer deviancy training” 
  • Suggestions for parents with out-of-control and substance abusing teens 


Maia Szalavitz is a journalist who covers health, science and public policy. She is co-author, with leading child trauma expert Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, of Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential– And Endangered (Morrow, 2010) and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing (Basic, 2007).