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January 2015 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors.

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan 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


 
Editors Preface: Introduction to the Series
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I
 
Chapter 1: Human Development Through the Lifespan
The Counseling Connection

 
The Complexity of Human Development

 
Life Domains of Human Development

 
A Biopsychosocial Approach

 
Human Development Knowledge Applied to Counseling

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 2: Theories of Human Development
Theories and Theoretical Models of Human Development

 
Cultural Diversity and Human Development

 
Seeking the Truth: Research Methodologies

 
Rules Governing Human Subject Research

 
Research Contributing to a Counselor’s Identity

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
PART II
 
Chapter 3: Conception and Prenatal Development
Healthy Prenatal Development

 
Risks to Healthy Prenatal Development

 
Counseling Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 4: Infancy (Birth to 24 Months Old)
Healthy Infant Development

 
Counseling Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 5: Toddlerhood (Ages 1 to 3)
Healthy Toddler Development

 
Risks to Healthy Toddler Development

 
Counseling Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 6: Preschool: Early School Age (Ages 3 to 6)
Healthy Preschool Development

 
Risks to Healthy Preschool Development

 
Counseling Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 7: Middle Childhood (Ages 6 to 12)
Healthy Middle Childhood Development

 
Cognitive Development

 
Social Development

 
Moral Development

 
Emotional Development

 
Counseling Issues

 
Cultural Diversity Issues

 
A Time to Wonder

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
PART III
 
Chapter 8: Early Adolescence (Ages 13 to 18)
Healthy Early Adolescence Development

 
Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Early Adolescence

 
Counseling Issues

 
Current Trends

 
Cultural Diversity Issues

 
A Time of Storm and Stress, as Well as Wonder and Awe

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 9: Late Adolescence (Ages 19 to 25)
Healthy Later Adolescence Development

 
Emotional and Social Development

 
Alcohol and Drug Use: A Particular Challenge

 
College: A Unique Arena for Emerging Adulthood

 
Graduates: Returning Home after College and Choosing Not to Go to College

 
Counseling Issues

 
Cultural Diversity Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 10: Early Adulthood (Ages 26 to 35)
Healthy Early Adulthood Development

 
Risks to Healthy Early Adulthood Development

 
Counseling Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
References

 
 
Chapter 11: Middle Adulthood (Ages 36 to 60)
A Period of Recent Recognition

 
Changes in Middle Adulthood

 
Midlife Crisis or Midlife Transition

 
Generativity Versus Stagnation

 
Person-Environment, Culture Interaction and, Socio-Economic Status

 
Counseling Issues

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
PART IV
 
Chapter 12: Late Adulthood (Ages 61 to 75)
Responding to the Counseling Needs of a Growing Aging Population

 
The Aging Process

 
Aging: A Natural Transition and a Factor in Counseling

 
Counseling Clients in Late Adulthood

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Chapter 13: Oldest-Old Elderhood (Ages 75 and Over)
Understanding Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction in Old Age

 
Adjustment to Advanced Aging

 
Emotional Impact of Chronic Illness and Disability

 
Psychosocial Crisis

 
Gerontological Counseling Expertise

 
Cultural Competence

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Recommended Supplemental Readings

 
References

 
 
Other Materials
Epilogue: From the Author’s Chair

 
Matrix of Core Curricular Experiences

 
Glossary

 
Index

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

“This textbook offers a unique focus in helping counselors apply developmental issues to their counseling practice. Students reading this book will leave with a clear understanding of the developmental challenges likely to occur among clients of all different ages.”

Natasha Segool, University of Hartford

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan is an excellent textbook for graduate counseling students because the counseling profession and concepts are embedded within. I appreciate the developmental theories from Piaget to Kohlberg and Gilligan; Perry, and Vysgotsky -of course Erikson!
I also appreciate the attention to detail on congenital birth difficulties and brain development.
WOW, our society has come along way!

Dr Karen Linstrum
Behavioral Science Dept, Houston Baptist University
December 31, 2018

This text covers each aspect of the Life Span I want to incorporate. The layout is perfect and will address the areas of interests for my students.

Mr barry davis
Arts Humanities Dept, Tri-State Bible College
September 17, 2015

Clear and concise. Written in accordance with the CACREP standards. Had great instructor resources.

Dr Alex Kerwin
Ed Leadership Counsel Ed Dept, University Of Mississippi
February 27, 2015
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • The text is organized around and integrates the new CACREP Standards of developing professional identity.
  • Case Illustrations profile a variety of clients and scenarios while implementing best practices for each individual case and situation.
  • Counseling models throughout the book assist in conceptualizing clients’ issues and treatment planning at different lifespan developmental stages.
  • Guided practice exercises, reflection questions, and pre- and post-assessments offer robust pedagogical support for putting theory into practice.
  • Additional resources and recommended supplemental readings sections provide students and counseling professionals with auxiliary information to further their knowledge in counseling and human development.
  • Each author has a strong professional counselor identity and experience in academics and practice, furthering the theme of professional development to counseling students as well as advocacy for the profession.
  • Online instructor and student (open access) resources provide additional support for the text.

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan 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

Sample Materials & Chapters

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