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Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools

Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools

January 2012 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools is a text and workbook designed to help aspiring school practitioners (school psychologists, school counsellors, and school social workers) gain the necessary theoretical background and skill set to work effectively with youth in schools.

The text covers all the basic therapeutic models used in working with children, such as: Alderian therapy; play therapy; group therapy; brief therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy,

and more. It also contains chapters that outline the context in which these services are received and special chapters on ethical and legal issues in schools, accountability in service delivery, and working with family and school personnel. The workbook works in conjunction with the text, chapter by chapter, and provides full length cases, application of each model to the case, full session transcripts, tip boxes, and critical thinking questions, and more.

Introduction to Section I
1. What is so Special About Counseling in the Schools?
2. Working within Family, School, and Community Systems
3. Understanding the Developmental Worldview of Children and Adolescents
Introduction to Section II
4. Theory Integration and Case Conceptualization
5. Adlerian Approaches to Counseling in Schools
6. Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Counseling in Schools
7. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools
8. Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Approaches to Counseling in Schools
Introduction to Section III
9. Play and Art Based Approaches in Counseling in Schools
10. Working with Groups in Schools
11. Crisis Response and Intervention in the Schools
Introduction to Section IV
12. Legal and Ethical Issues in School Settings
13. Accountability in School-based Services
14. Building Alliances through Consultation and Collaboration
15. Creating a Continuum of Care


Instructor Teaching Site
The Instructor Teaching Site includes a test bank and PowerPoint slides.

"'Counseling Children and Adolescents in the Schools' is a much appreciated and long awaited text to prepare graduate students in the helping fields. I highly recommend it for publication and would look forward to using it as a guide for my future lectures."

Darren E. Dobrinski
Minot State University

"Without question this is the most exciting information that I have read toward equipping school counselors to serve children and adolescents."

Wanda L. Staley
Morehead State University

"This text is a much needed, and well-considered introduction to school-based counseling for graduate students in school counseling and school psychology. The authors address the unique experiences of school-based helping professionals through a concise and coherent critique of counseling theories that are well suited for school-based practice."

Natasha K. Segool
University of Hartford

"The examples (and transcripts) used throughout the (workbook) supplement are great! It is wonderful to see that the workbook focuses on school-based examples. Also, I loved that it focuses on counseling skills that school psychologists will use. This book is a “must read” for all school practitioners. It targets school counselors and school psychologists—two areas of specialization that you often do not find written about together! Also, the book offers a broad range of valuable information that will be used extensively in the schools."

Bridget Roberts-Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, LMFT
Indiana State University

"With the expanded role of school psychologists to be mental health service providers, a textbook geared toward graduate students developing counseling skills is essential."

Michelle M. Perfect
University of Arizona

I liked the other one slightly better.

Dr George Hebert
Interdisciplinary Human Studies, Lsu Health Science Center
December 22, 2014

Good fit for School Counselors.

Dr V. Faye White
Teacher Education Dept, Mcneese State University
October 1, 2014

I recommended this book to my students as it is one of the few books that specifically focuses on counselling in schools. I found the writing clear and accessible for undergraduate students.

Dr Shalaan Farouk
School of Education, Roehampton Univ.
September 23, 2014

Covers the material very well & ioncludes important info left out of other texts

Dr Marjory Levitt
Psychological Stds In Ed Dept, Temple University
October 9, 2012

Good overview text that can span two courses on our program. Accessible to the students, with practical ideas for real-life in school counselling.

Ms Lynda Beveridge
School of Education, City University of Seattle
August 10, 2012

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