Reviving Ophelia

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Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapters 1 - 3.

1. When Piper states “Something dramatic happens to girls in early adolescence”, what does she mean? Give examples.

2. Identify three factors that make girls vulnerable.

3. How to girls sometimes react to rape?

4. Briefly describe how adolescence affects young girls in the following areas:

Physical (Selves)

Emotional

Thinking

Academic

Social Arena with family

Social Arena with peers

Spirituality

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Chapter 4

Identify specific challenges facing parents when the adolescent is:

ADOPTED (Franchesca)

HAS EXPERIENCED A MAJOR ILLNESS (Lucy)

COMES FROM A MINORITY FAMILY WITH DIFFERENT VALUES (Leah)

COMES FROM A CONSERVATIVE FAMILY (Jody)

COMES FROM A PERMISSIVE FAMILY (Abby and Elizabeth)

COMES FROM A LASISSEZ-FAIRE APPROACH (Rosemary)

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Chapter 5

What problems complicate the mother-daughter relationship in adolescence? What advice can be given to mothers?

Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapter 6
What problems complicate the father-daughter relationship during adolescence? What advice can be given to fathers?

Chapter 7
What are the effects of divorce on an adolescent?

Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapter 8.

1.Identify the symptoms of depression which are often exhibited in teenage girls.

2. Define the following:

“grieving for the lost self”

“failure to thrive”

3. Describe what happens when girls experience the pain of depression.

Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapter 9

1. Identify & describe the three eating disorders Pipher discusses?

2. Who is at high-risk for anorexia?

3. What health problems are associated with bulimia?

4. How is food viewed in our culture? What problem/s result from this view?

5. What has increased pressure for young people to be thin in the 1990’s?

Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapter 10

1. Identify three reasons why adolescents use/abuse drugs and alcohol (chemicals).

2. What is the drug of choice for most teens?

3. Teens who engage in heavy use of drugs and alcohol are often exhibiting other problematic behaviors such as _________.

4. Daughters of alcoholics are often at-risk for specific behaviors. Identify these.

5. Describe the 1,2, 4 rule from the National Council on Alcoholism. Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapter 11

1. Identify and explain the two major sexual issues facing girls in American today.

2. Why are there some many problems surrounding sexuality in America?

3. Explain how rape affects girls.

Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

Chapter 12

1.What differences do teenage girls face today in our society that Their parents did not face (example of Cassie)?

Chapter 13

1. Finish the metaphor which Pipher uses in therapy with adolescent girls. “ You are a boat that is being tossed around by the winds of the world. The voices of your parents, your teachers, your friends and the media can blow you east, then west, then back again. To stay on course________

_________________________________________________________.

Explain what this means.

2.What are some of the basic skills that Pipher teaches to adolescent girlsin therapy sessions?...
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