An alert signals response set (yes, yes, yes, no, no, no), the preferred tactic of oppositional adolescents.
N.B.: The adolescent’s responses can be biased for all sorts of reasons (social desirability, lack of insight, etc.).
Dominic may precede a professional consultation
Dominic shows adolescents’ reactions in daily life situations. It uncovers “Tendencies” (anxiety, aggressiveness, etc.) and overreactions.
Because individual circumstances (biological, psychological, social) instigating these reactions are too many, Dominic neither looks for causes nor suggests solutions.
A professional can take into account this complexity. S/he can suggest changes in the environment of the child, behavioral adjustments toward the child and/or offer a treatment, based on her/his understanding of the causes of the problems.