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Counseling Children and Adolescents

Counseling Children and Adolescents
Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity

Second Edition
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April 2023 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Counseling Children and Adolescents, Second Edition reviews the most relevant theoretical approaches for counseling children (CBT, emotion focused therapy, play therapy, systems theory and developmental theories) and focuses on connecting key theories to application via case studies. The book has 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. Updates to the second edition include new coverage of the multicultural ethical decision model, intersectionality, implicit bias, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and new research and citations.

Chapter 1: Historical and Contextual Trends in Counseling Children and Adolescents: Guiding Frameworks
Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents
Chapter 3: Attachment, Trauma, and Repair From Infant to Adolescent Development: Counseling Implications From Neurobiology
Chapter 4: The Counseling Process: Establishing a Therapeutic Alliance
Chapter 5: Psychodynamic Theories
Chapter 6: Humanistic Approaches
Chapter 7: Cognitive–Behavioral Approaches
Chapter 8: Family and Organizational Systems Approaches
Chapter 9: Constructivist Approaches
Chapter 10: Counseling With Very Young Children (0–4) and Their Families
Chapter 11: Counseling With Young Children (5–8) and Their Families
Chapter 12: Counseling With Older Children (9–11)
Chapter 13: Counseling With Young Adolescents (12–14)
Chapter 14: Counseling With Older Adolescents (15–19)
Chapter 15: Counseling Emerging Adults (18–21): A Time of Uncertainty and Hope


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Key features


  • This text uniquely includes an easy to follow discussion of the emerging brain science and how it connects to counseling children and adolescents.
  • Expanded discussion of child and adolescent development addresses critical differences in age groups, a feature not found in most texts.
  • An up-to-date presentation of counseling theory related to counseling youth, with emphasis on empirically supported approaches, offers basic knowledge students need for counseling preparation.
  • Guided activities and case illustrations are linked to content in each chapter to aid with comprehension, application, and critical thinking.
  • Counseling keystones at the end of each chapter summarize the critical content.

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