I Want To Be Me

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The Guidebook

Helping teens and young adults understand themselves and find their own path
to resilience and success.

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The Workbook

The I Want To Be Me Workbook, for pre-teens, teens, and young adults, is a companion volume to be used with I Want To Be Me But
I Don't Know Who I Am

Tools, worksheets, questionnaires and exercises, to get the most out of the Guidebook.

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"The central question is “how can we help teens navigate successfully?” Dr. B to the rescue! This book gives teens all they need to succeed in today’s world. Everything [...] is covered in a manner that connects warmly with high-school aged kids."

- John H. Morris, LMSW-ACP, LMFT

"I like this book and wish I had it for my own teens when they were growing up. I’d say—read, enjoy, share with your friends and talk about it. What do they think?"

- Allen E. Ivey, Ed.D., ABPP
Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Dr. Boskovitz has written an engaging book for teens ... and the format will pull the reader forward."

- Harriet Arvey, Ed.D., Consultant
Communities in Schools of Houston.
Former Assistant Superintendent, Houston Independent School District

"Dr. Boskovitz taps into the central goal of adolescence: identity development. Her straight-forward method empowers teens and young adults to discover who they are and what they value."

- Hillery Keith, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

"I Want To Be Me But I Don’t Know Who I Am will be a place where adolescents can get help/guidance to make decisions for their life and find refuge/protection from undue influences."

-Joan Kosinski, B.A., Interpreter for the Deaf
Pre-K through College
Interpreted for Vice President Joe Biden

"This book is an absolute must for therapists, school counselors, teachers, and parents of teens and young adults. Dr. B. uses a fresh, down to earth approach to engage teens."

-Dr. Susan Chanderbhan, Psychologist

"Dr. Boskovitz is clearly gifted at understanding the minds of today’s adolescents and speaking to them in a way that they can relate to."

-Corinne M. Martch, LPC, MA.

"Finally, a Self-Help program for teens that motivates and inspires students to achieve their potential!"

-Dorothy D. Robbins, Foreign Language Educator

Tools for Success

Readers are engaged to use the Identity and Behavior Scales to become more aware of themselves and their behavior.

They are taught to use Weekly Worksheets to develop good habits, and Decision Trees to assist with awareness of the
outcomes of their choices.

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About the Author

Dr. Boskovitz’s work with children and adolescents is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Françoise Dolto, a French psychoanalyst who specialized in child education. Dr. Dolto advocated for treating children as competent, separate persons who are owed respect and the truth concerning their circumstances, whatever these are. Using this approach with clients and in her books, Dr. Boskovitz has seen adolescents thrive in their emotional development, yearn to be independent and responsible for themselves, and become self-directed, resilient persons.

Madeleine Boskovitz, PhD

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