Randolph L. Lucente (MSW, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago) is professor of social work at Loyola University in Chicago. He has been teaching for more than twenty years and maintains a private practice treating adults, adolescents, and children. He has published numerous articles on development and identity in adolescents.
I found the work to be clear and very well written. Moreover, the link between psychoanalytic theory and adolescent development seemed quite enlightening, providing a perspective that few students receive in undergraduate course work. The depth and nature of its content brings a clearer understanding to the many issues that face not only adolescents, but their parents as well." -Joseph F. Imburgia, Moraine Valley Community