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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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