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Counseling Adolescents Competently



April 2016 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“This is a text that is long overdue, I am excited to see such talented and experienced counselors come together to write such an informative updated text on counseling today’s adolescents.”

–Jennifer Jordan, Winthrop University

Counseling Adolescents Competently is a comprehensive text for students and professionals compiling foundational and emerging skills in the counseling field. Authors Lee Underwood and Frances Dailey review extensive interventions ranging from assessment to diagnosis as well as fresh perspectives on working with this often challenging group. Employing clinical case scenarios and profiles that demonstrate key issues, this book helps the counselor-in-training to understand the relevant theories and research around adolescents to better engage in culturally relevant interventions and treatment planning.  

Preface  
 
Section I: Foundational Issues
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Adolescent  
Unique Skills of Providers Working With Adolescents  
Case Considerations  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Section II: Theoretical Perspectives
 
Chapter 2: Adapting Counseling Theory to Adolescents
Adapting Theoretical Approaches for Adolescents  
ABC Model of CBT  
Cognitive Distortions  
Adapting Techniques for Adolescents  
Developmental Considerations in Adapting to Adolescents  
Modifications of Theoretical Approaches  
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Case Consideration  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 3: Trauma Focused Care
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Case Considerations  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Clinical Review of Cases  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 4: Multicultural Family Systems
A History of the Integration of Family and Multicultural Counseling  
Multicultural Family Systems: Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Adolescents  
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Integrated Multicultural Family Systems  
Operationalization of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies  
Why an Integrated Multicultural Family Systems Approach?  
Counseling Implications for Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 5: Juvenile Justice-Involved Adolescents
Historical Overview of Juvenile Justice System  
Presuppositions of the Juvenile Justice System  
Overview of Juvenile Justice System-Involved Adolescents  
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Theories  
Techniques for Treating Delinquent Adolescents  
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 6: Strengths-Based and Resilience Perspectives
What are Strength-Based and Resiliency Perspectives?  
Equal Partners in Helping Process  
Purpose of Strengths-Based and Resilience Perspectives  
Presupposition of Strengths-Based and Resilience Perspectives  
Techniques of Strengths-Based and Resilience Perspectives  
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 7: Play Therapy
What Is Play Therapy?  
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Nondirective Play Therapy  
Directive/Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Section III: Evidence-Informed Interventions
 
Chapter 8: Screening and Assessment in Adolescent Counseling
Case Scenario  
Stages of Screening and Assessment  
Phase 1: Identification and Clarification  
Ethical/Legal Considerations of Screening and Assessment  
The Continuing Case of Stefania  
Phase 2: Active Data Collection  
Phase 3: Analysis  
Phase 4: Solution and Evaluation  
Evidenced-Based Screening and Assessment Instruments for Adolescents  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 9: Treatment Planning Issues
Utility of Treatment Planning  
Documentation of Services  
Treatment Planning: A Step-by-step Transtheoretical Approach  
Integrating the Helping Relationship  
Case Scenario  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 10: Counseling Interventions
Individual Counseling and Related Intervention  
Coaching and Mentoring  
Mentoring and Related Interventions  
Group Counseling  
Crisis Counseling  
Family Counseling  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 11: School Counseling Interventions
The Role of the School Counselor  
Case Scenario  
Distinguishing Characteristics of School Counseling  
Innovative Interventions  
Self-Injurious Behavior  
Interfacing With Multiple Systems of Care  
Integrating Core Competencies (School Counseling)  
Evidence-Based Decision Making  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 12: Relational and Career Issues
Transition of Adolescence  
Career Development  
Career Counseling Strategies  
Multicultural Factors  
Challenges to Career Counseling  
Normative Versus Problematic Development  
Assessments  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 13: Chemical and Behavioral Addictions
Adolescence and Chemical Addictions  
Case Scenario  
Adolescence and Behavioral Addictions  
Evidence-Based Interventions in Treating Adolescents With Addictions  
Identifying and Utilizing Protective and Risk Factors  
Spirituality and Religion  
Ethical and Legal Issues  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 14: Divorce Impact
Cultural Considerations  
Emotional and Relational Implications of Divorce  
Emotional and Relational Implications of Divorce in Adulthood  
Family Systems, Relational Boundaries, and Legal Issues  
Practice Implicatipons  
The Therapeutic Environment  
Treatment, Prevention, and Growth  
Case Considerations  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 15: Gender Specific and LGBTQ Issues
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 16: Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors
Introduction to Sexually Maladaptive Behaviof In Adolescence  
Juvenile Sex Offending as Maladaptive Sexual Behavior  
Case Scenario  
Etiology of Juvenile Sex Offending  
Family Factors  
Ethnic Minority Juvenile Sex Offenders  
Recidivism  
Screening and Assessment of Juvenile Sex Offenders  
Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Section IV: Legal and Ethical Considerations
 
Chapter 17: Who Is The Client? Key Ethical and Legal Issues
Who Is the Client?  
Counseling Adolescents: Key Ethical Considerations  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 18: Supervision and Consultation
Supervision Defined: Historical and Contemporary Trends in Classification  
The Supervisory Relationship: A Foundational Principle for Effective Supervision  
Supervision Competencies: Development of Supervisee's Clinical Skills  
Consultation: Definition and Models of Implementation  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 19: Use of Technology With Adolescents—Telemental Health Treatment
Technology in Mental Health With Adolescents  
Benefits and Risks of TMH Practice  
Evidence-Based Outgrowths  
Cultural Considerations, Adolescents, and Treatment  
Case Considerations  
Implications for Counseling Adolescents  
Future Research Considerations  
Summary  
Keystones  
 
Chapter 20: Conclusion and Future Direction
Ongoing Dialogue Needed  
Professional Commitment to Adolescent Care  
Cultural Competency  
Steps to Tatke  
Conclusion  

“This is a text that is long overdue, I am excited to see such talented and experienced counselors come together to write such an informative updated text on counseling today’s adolescents.”

Jennifer Jordan
Winthrop University

“This textbook is very comprehensive in covering not only the issues faced by adolescents but also in helping the counselor to consider the best treatment approaches to use in different situations.”

Wendy K. Killam
Austin State University
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling.
  • Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today’s adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning.
  • Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered.
  • A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined.
  • This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

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