Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Theory and Practice for School and Clinical Settings

Author: H. Thompson Prout,Alicia L. Fedewa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772687

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includes Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a complete resource for any mental health expert who works with young people. Understand the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapeutic interventionsDiscover the ethical and legal implications of working with children and adolescentsLearn how to employ culturally responsive counseling with younger clientsExamine interventions for children and adolescents with disabilities and health care needsThis updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on the clinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhood and adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issues related to social media. Chapters include a case studies and online resources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters on Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness to practicing therapists.

Group Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Zipora Shechtman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805856866

Category: Medical

Page: 289

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Many children and adolescents face developmental or situational difficulties in areas where they live most of their meaningful experiences—at home, at school, and in the community. While adults who struggle with life events and stressors may look to professional help, young individuals are quite alone in coping with these situations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most children and adolescents typically do not seek such help, and often resist it when offered. Author Zipora Shechtman has written this detailed text advocating group counseling and psychotherapy as a viable means of addressing these issues if we are to ensure the psychological wellness of children in society. Group Counseling and Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents is arranged in four parts. Its chapters explore topics including: *who needs group counseling and psychotherapy; *therapeutic factors in children's groups; *activities in the group; *pre-group planning and forming a group; and *how to enhance emotional experiencing and group support. This text is a principal source of information for counseling psychology students, researchers, and practitioners working with young people, in addition to social workers, teachers, and parents.

Cognitive-Constructivist Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Author: Tammie Ronen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441992847

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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This book describes cognitive-constructivist therapy with children and adolescents as a creative process, combining various techniques. It presents an integrative view, incorporating cognitive and constructivist orientations in reference to theory and combining clinical psychology with developmental psychology in reference to child therapy. Offering guidelines, clinical illustrations and case studies, this book is an invaluable resource for child psychologists and psychiatrists.

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Author: Linda Hopper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137154411

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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It is increasingly understood that to counsel children and adolescents effectively requires specialized skills: simply adapting techniques developed for adults will not work. Drawing on the work of Bowlby, Winnicott and others, Linda Hopper here gives a brief introduction to the emotional development of young people and shows how play and other creative means can be used to help them to express their inner feelings. In a comprehensive overview of the area, she also discusses issues of difference and identity, the counselling process and ethical issues in counselling children. The author's wide experience of working with children and adolescents shines through in vivid case studies covering a range of clients, contexts and difficulties. Offering a judicious balance of theory and practical discussion, Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents focuses on the essential knowledge needed to work therapeutically with children. It is thus an ideal foundation text for students undertaking training in child counselling, either as part of their initial training or in post-qualification professional development.

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924692

Category: Psychology

Page: 663

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The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as offers suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the handbook includes: 48 chapters by renowned experts in group work The history and theory of group work Topics across the lifespan An entire section on multicultural issues A variety of clinical problems and settings Appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive reference devoted to this rapidly growing field, is essential for graduate students, academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community.

Working with Children and Adolescents in Residential Care

A Strengths-Based Approach

Author: Bob Bertolino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131751730X

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

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Working with Children and Adolescents in Residential Care: A Strengths-Based Approach is written for professionals who work with children and youth in out of home placements, be they social services workers, child welfare or family court workers, educators, or mental health professionals in general. The book offers an approach that professionals can use to positively impact the lives of young people in residential facilities. The book emphasizes the strengths and abilities of young people from the assessment phase of treatment through discharge, and helps readers to take into account the views and actions of youth in order to provide clients appropriate services. This new volume includes sections on principles of effective youth care work, personal philosophy, positive youth development, teamwork, staffings, and crisis management.

Therapeutic Practice in Schools Volume Two

The Contemporary Adolescent:A Clinical Workbook for counsellors, psychotherapists and arts therapists

Author: Lyn French,Reva Klein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131763229X

Category: Education

Page: 206

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In common with Therapeutic Practice in Schools: Working with the Child Within (Routledge 2012), this second volume serves as a practical handbook for school-based counsellors, psychotherapists, arts therapists and play therapists working with young people. Written in accessible language, it is eminently applicable to the practice of both qualified and trainee therapists. Therapeutic Practice in Schools: The Contemporary Adolescent begins with an overview of key psychoanalytic ideas informing our understanding of adolescence before moving on to focus on life circumstances and issues which commonly bring young people to the therapist’s consulting room in the school. Dedicated chapters on key themes including identity, relationships, sex and sexuality, anger issues, self-harm, bereavement and bullying aim to deepen our understanding of the adolescent experience while also providing the therapist with invaluable insights into what one might say in the ‘here and now’ of the session. Chapter authors, all with considerable experience in the field, discuss approaches to sustaining the therapeutic relationship in the face of ambivalence or defiant resistance as well as thinking about the impact of social media on all aspects of adolescent development. The advantages and limitations of working with adolescents in the educational setting where school staff will have their own reasons for referring students for therapy, while the young people themselves might come with a very different agenda, are also covered. It is widely acknowledged that engaging troubled or troublesome adolescents in therapy can make an enormous difference to their lives. This book ensures that both trainee and qualified therapists are supported in the often daunting yet ever stimulating and enlivening task of working with young people in the school setting.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Skills, Strategies, and Techniques

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289048

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

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A comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the origins, contemporary developments, and applications to practice related to each major counseling theory Fully revised and updated, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is complete with useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies—all designed to facilitate comprehension and lead to effective, ethical practice. The Second Edition features: New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research with the goal of developing critical thinking skills A new section on "Outcome Measures" that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is an engaging and illuminating text. "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have done it again! In the revised Second Edition of their popular book, they have masterfully organized and written a compelling text that will appeal to students and faculty alike. The Second Edition is thoroughly pragmatic with careful attention to research and evidence-based literature. Much to the delight of readers, extensive case analyses that illustrate major theoretical concepts abound." —Sherry Cormier, PhD, Professor Emerita, West Virginia University, coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptionally practical text for students wishing to learn usable counseling principles. Their excellent scholarship is balanced by a superb treatment of counseling theory that includes a review of the strengths, limitations, and means for implementing the systems represented." —Robert Wubbolding, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University; Director, Center for Reality Therapy; author of Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series) "This introductory text is written with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Not only is it one of the best resources I know of for in-depth coverage of classical therapeutic theory, it is also one of the best at illuminating cutting-edge developments, both in theory and application. Readers will greatly benefit from the clarity, comprehensiveness, and personal perceptiveness of this engaging introductory guide." —Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, Faculty, Saybrook University; Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; coauthor of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and editor of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

Play-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez,Lawrence C. Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890756

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

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"Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clincians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a diverse array of play-based approaches, the book brings together the voices of researchers and practicing clinicians who are successfully utilizing play and play-based interventions with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. It also examines the neurobiological underpinnings of play in children on the autism spectrum and the overall effect of play on neuro-typical and neuro-atypical development. Finally, through careful integration of theory with real-world clinical case application, each chapter also shows clinicians how to incorporate a particular treatment approach and make it a viable and effective part of their work with this challenging clinical population"--Provided by publisher.

The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents

Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

Author: Catherine Ford Sori,Lorna L. Hecker,Molli E. Bachenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317708776

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 396

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This book puts a myriad of homework, handouts, activities, and interventions in your hands! Targeted specifically toward children and adolescents, the “therapist's helpers,” you'll find in this extraordinary book will give you the edge in aiding children with their feelings, incorporating play techniques into therapy, providing group therapy to children, and encouraging appropriate parental involvement. The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents covers sleep problems, divorce, illness, grief, sexual abuse, cultural/minority issues, and more, incorporating therapeutic approaches that include play, family play, psychodynamic, family systems, behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused therapy. This ready reference is divided into eight thoughtfully planned sections to make it easy to find the right activity, handout, or intervention for the problem at hand: Dealing with Children's Feelings, The Use of Play in Therapy, Special Child Problems, Youth/Adolescents, Specific Approaches or Interventions, Family Issues, Parent Education and Intervention, and Illness and Bereavement. Covering a wide age range, The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents will help you become even more effective with your youthful clients by: providing creative ideas for use with children expanding your repertoire of proven interventions and approaches to working with children and specific children's issues exploring effective ways to run children's groups showing you how to work with children in many modalities--individual, family, with parents, and in groups examining ways to include parents and families in child/adolescent therapy to increase the ability to make systematic changes-helping the client’s behavioral change to be reinforced at home A far cry from typical child intervention books, The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy does much more than simply help you teach skills to children. Make it a part of your therapeutic arsenal today!

Counselling Children

A Practical Introduction

Author: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947288

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Counseling Children is a highly acclaimed, introductory guide to counseling children and to the practical issues of communicating with children in a counselling context. In this Second Edition, Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard relate the theory and practice of counseling children in a highly accessible, practical, and jargon-free style.

Crisis Counseling with Children and Adolescents

A Guide for Nonprofessional Counselors

Author: William Van Ornum,John B. Mordock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579109268

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Essential reading for everyone who cares for troubled children. Here is an indispensable book for parents, teachers, concerned relatives, clergy, guidance counselors, medical personnel - anyone who cares for children but does no have extensive psychological training. It covers such traumatic experiences as a death in the family, divorce, sickness, hospitalization, handicaps, aggression and defiance in home and school, and how, if necessary, to make a referral to a professional helper. Based on the latest professional findings and the experiences of the psychologist authors, this popular handbook provides helpful case histories, approaches that work, essential references for each topic, and a useful bibliography for children and adolescents. It will be greatly appreciated by anyone who must respond to a young person in need.

The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Author: Eric J. Green

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421415119

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Child and family psychotherapist Eric J. Green draws on years of clinical experience to explain his original model of Jungian play therapy. The empathic techniques he illuminates in The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents can effectively treat children who are traumatized by abuse, natural disasters, and other losses, as well as children who have attention deficit and autism spectrum disorders. The overarching goal of Green’s Jungian play therapy model is to help children and adolescents become psychologically whole individuals. Toward that end, therapists encourage children to engage in sandplay, spontaneous drawing, and other expressive arts. Green demonstrates how therapists can create an atmosphere of warmth and psychological safety by observing the child’s play without judgment and, through the therapeutic relationship, help children learn to regulate their impulses and regain emotional equilibrium. Designed for master’s level and doctoral students, as well as school counselors, play therapists, and private practitioners, the book covers the theoretical underpinnings of "depth psychology" while highlighting easy-to-understand case studies from Green’s own practice to illustrate Jungian play therapy applications at work. -- Charles E. Schaefer, Co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, Clovis, CA

Language and Narratives in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Scott T. Meier, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108970

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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"This is a useful book with carefully condensed material that will be useful to beginning counselors and other helping professionals. It takes a large and complex literature base and shakes it down to some core useful concepts that will whet the beginning student's appetite." Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD Professor/Chair, Department of Counselor Education , University of Montana Narrative and language-based therapies help clients to see their presenting problems as separate from themselves through the assumption that they have many skills and competencies that will enable them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. This highly accessible, step-by-step guide to incorporating principles of narrative and language-based approaches to therapy into practice demystifies these techniques for therapists and counselors in training. Illustrated with concrete examples and findings from empirical research, the text helps readers to understand the importance of language and narrative in the therapeutic alliance and to apply language- and narrative-based principles in counseling and psychotherapy. In a concise, straightforward format designed to facilitate student learning, each chapter describes a set of related principles and practices that encompasses counselor/student dialogues, in-depth discussion of each principle, the empirical bases for these principles and practices, and student assignments that foster additional learning. The book also discusses the theoretical and philosophical foundation of narrative therapies including developments in emotion science and word use research and their translation to counseling practice. Key Features: Provides step-by-step techniques for putting the principles of narrative and language-based therapies into practice Demystifies narrative and language-based approaches to therapy for therapists and counselors in trainingPresents concepts in the format of essential guidelines, building from basic ideas to more complex and advanced principles Includes empirical research to demonstrate validity of the principles of narrative and language-based therapies Contains counselor/student dialogues and assignments to foster additional learning

Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions

Author: Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101198

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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With a Foreword by Danny Fingeroth, former Group Editor of Marvel's Spiderman comics line Popular culture, simply stated, is the language of a people, expressed through everything from its clothing, food choices, and religious practices to its media. The popular and predominant values, interests, and needs of a society find their way into mass consciousness through a variety of venues including literature, cinema, television, video games, sport, and music. Through the inter-related forces of mass production, global marketing and the Internet, the fruits of popular culture penetrate into stores, living rooms, and everyday experience of children, teens, and adults in the form of catchphrases, toys, iconography, celebrities, and indelible images. Psychotherapists and counselors who can tap into the powerful images, messages, and icons of popular culture have at their disposal an unlimited universe of resources for growth, change, and healing. Using real-world case examples and sound psychological theory, this book demonstrates how you can immediately start incorporating popular culture icons and images into your counseling or therapy. In this way, the authors will help elevate your ability to conduct clinical interviews with clients of all ages and all types of clinical problems.

Adolescent Counselling Psychology

Theory, Research and Practice

Author: Terry Hanley,Neil Humphrey,Clare Lennie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415580250

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to therapeutic practice with young people. As an edited text, it brings together some of the leading authorities on such work into one digestible volume. The text is divided into three major sections.The first provides a context to therapeutic work with young people. This outlines the historical background to such work, the types of settings in which individuals work and the allied professions that they will encounter. Following on from this, the second section introduces the psychology of adolescence and provides an overview of the research into youth counselling. Finally, the third section considers more applied issues. Initially the infrastructure of counselling services is discussed before moving on to reflect upon pluralistic therapeutic practice. To end, the ways in which outcomes may be assessed in such work are described. In covering such a wide territory this text acts as an essential resource to practicing counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals. It provides a foundation to the work that individuals are undertaking in this arena and advocates that individuals enter into therapeutic work in a critically informed way. At the heart of such considerations is the need to utilise psychological theory alongside research findings to inform therapeutic decision making.

Child Psychotherapy

Integrating Developmental Theory into Clinical Practice

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106749

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Counseling Boys and Young Men

Author: Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC,Bonnie Colon, LMHC, NCC, NCSC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109195

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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"Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks