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Counseling Children and Adolescents
Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity

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May 2016 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“The integration of CACREP Standards, school counseling strategies, and specific developmental issues make this a great text for teaching child and adolescent counseling courses.” 
- Janet Froeschle, Texas Tech University 

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity reviews the most relevant theoretical approaches for counseling children and focuses on connecting key theories to application using case studies.  The book’s approach is broad, addressing a range of ages, approaches, and interventions that are applicable to varied settings.  Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker have laid out an integrated framework that focuses on development and diversity. In addition, a unique aspect of this text is its focus on neuroscience, the developing brain, and the impact of early childhood trauma on development.  Each chapter in the text includes a set of case illustrations, guided activities for the student to apply independently and in the classroom, and a list of resources in print, on the web, and on film. 

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries
 
Section I
Catherine Tucker, Ceymone Dyce
Chapter 1: Historical and Contextual Trends in Counseling Children & Adolescents: Guiding Frameworks
Counseling Youth: A Developmental and Multicultural Perspective  
Socio-Historical Context of Childhood and Children’s Mental Health Care in the United States  
Current Perspectives on Children’s Mental Health Care  
Future Trends  
Sondra Smith-Adcock, Sandra Logan
Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents
Children’s Rights  
The Child and Adolescent Counselor and the Law: Working Within the Legal System  
Ethics of Counseling Children and Adolescents: Best Practices  
Professional Organizations  
Mary Vicario, Carol Hudgens-Mitchell, Catherine Tucker, Sondra Smith-Adcock
Chapter 3: Attachment, Trauma, and Repair from Infant to Adolescent Development: Counseling Implications from Neurobiology
Brain Development  
The Cortexes–Executive Control Center  
The Limbic System—Welcoming Center or Guardhouse  
Brain Stem—Basic Survival  
Neurons—The Building Blocks of the Brain and Nervous System  
Mirror Neurons  
Neurotransmitters—Brain Chemistry  
Adverse Events and Child Development  
Developmental Trauma and Diagnosis  
Play Counseling for Complex Trauma  
Examples of Relationally and Sensory-Based Interventions  
Sondra Smith-Adcock, Jennifer Pereira
Chapter 4: The Counseling Process: Establishing a Therapeutic Alliance
The Culture of Childhood and Adolescence  
A Survey of Attitudes Toward Children  
Relating to the World of Children  
Relating to the World of Adolescents  
Relating to Children and Adolescents: “What Works”  
Focus on the Child, Not the Problem  
Relating the Child’s View to Others  
Using Therapeutic Responses  
 
Section II
Catherine Tucker, Elaine Wittmann
Chapter 5: Psychodynamic Theories
Sociohistorical Context  
Theorists  
Catherine Tucker, Sondra Smith-Adcock
Chapter 6: Humanistic Approaches
Sociohistorical context  
Theorists  
Application to Counseling Settings  
Existential-Humanistic Counseling Techniques  
Outcome Research  
Tina Smith-Bonahue, Kaitlyn Tiplady
Chapter 7: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Socio-historical context  
Theorists  
Merging Cognitive and Behavioral into CBT  
Adapting CBT for Younger Children  
Integrative and Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy  
Trauma-Focused CBT  
Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents  
Creative Techniques for Using CBT With Children and Adolescents  
Outcome Research  
Ellen Amatea, Dayna Watson
Chapter 8: Family and Organizational Systems Approaches
Defining Family Systems Counseling  
Theorists  
Applications in Counseling Settings  
Donna Gibson, Shajuana Isom-Payne
Chapter 9: Constsructivist Approaches
Theorists and Tenets of Theories  
Techniques and Application of Constructivist Counseling Approaches  
Outcome research  
 
SECTION III
Catherine Tucker
Chapter 10: Counseling With Very Young Children (0–4) and Their Families
The Brain and Cognitive Development  
Psychosocial Development  
Issues and Concerns  
Suggestions for Developmentally Appropriate Intervention With Children Ages 0 to 4  
Catherine Tucker
Chapter 11: Counseling With Young Children (5–8) and Their Families
The Brain and Cognitive Development  
Psychosocial Development  
Issues and Concerns  
SSuggestions for Developmentally Appropriate Intervention With Children Ages 5 to 8  
Jacqueline Swank, Clarence Anthony
Chapter 12: Counseling With Older Children (9–11)
The Brain and Cognitive Development  
Issues and Concerns  
Suggestions for Developmentally Appropriate Interventions With Children Ages 9 to 11  
Andrea Dixon, Robert Rice, Amanda Rumsey
Chapter 13: Counseling With Young Adolescents (12–14)
Developmental Considerations  
Issues and Concerns Facing Young Adolescents  
Suggestions for Developmentally Appropriate Interventions With Children Ages 12 to 14  
Derrick Paladino, Leigh DeLorenzi
Chapter 14: Counseling With Older Adolescents (15–19)
A Time of Rapid Growth and Change  
Models of Adolescent Identity Development  
Toward a Global Understanding of Adolescent Identity Development  
Issues and Concerns: Late Adolescence in the Postmillennial Generation  
Suggestions for Developmentally Appropriate Counseling Interventions With Adolescents Ages 15 to 19  
Laura Choate
Chapter 15: Counseling Emerging Adults (18–21): A Time of Uncertainty and Hope
Emerging Adulthood  
Physical and Cognitive Development  
Identity Development  
Chickering’s Vectors of Identity Development  
Issues and Concerns in Emerging Adulthood  
Suggestions for Developmentally Appropriate Counseling Interventions for Emerging Adults  

“The integration of CACREP Standards, school counseling strategies, and specific developmental issues make this a great text for teaching child and adolescent counseling courses.”

Janet Froeschle
Texas Tech University

“This text steps into the arena of applicable theories for counselors to use with children and adolescents. It would be essential for any counselor to understand the basic tenants of theories that are used most and most effectively with children and adolescents. The consequences of neuroscience will be the future of outcome-based counseling for this population, and this text is one of the first to entertain the concept.”

Charles R. Crews
Texas Tech University

Well written, goes beyond theories and covers issues with which children often struggle

Dr Debra A Pender
Ed Psychology Special Ed Dept, Southern Illinois University
August 12, 2016

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