Counseling Adolescents Competently

Author(s): Lee A. Underwood

Children & Adolescents

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.


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"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 update text on counseling today's adolescents." -- Jennifer Jordan "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

Lee A. Underwood, Psy.D. has 27 years experience counseling adolescents and has published over 35 professional articles in refereed journals and 20 scholarly activities including monographs, technical reports and training manuals. He is a tenured Professor at Regent University in the School of Psychology and Counseling and has served in several leadership roles including chair of the MA Counseling programs, Director of Clinical Training in the CES doctoral program, and co-chair of the Human Subjects Review/Internal Review Board. Dr. Underwood is also the Director of the Center for Addiction and Offender Research (CAOR) at Regent University. He has served as an executive clinical officer and clinical supervisor for several large residential treatment and juvenile justice programs for adolescents with severe mental health, substance use, trauma, disruptive behavioral and sexual disorders. Dr. Underwood has worked extensively with community-based, juvenile justice and residential treatment programs and has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as one of the leading program innovators for juvenile justice and community treatment programs. Dr. Underwood has held a number of policy oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with Federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services. Dr. Underwood performs training activities, develops treatment curricula, designs programs and performs program evaluations for private and public organizations throughout the country. He served as a Senior Consultant with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, an affiliate of Policy Research Associates. He consults with the Federal Department of Justice's civil rights division regarding fair and equitable treatment for adolescents in systems of care. Dr. Underwood has chaired the M.A. Program in Forensic Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix, Arizona and continues to provide subject matter expertise to the program. He has served as an affiliate faculty for Louisiana State University Health Science Center and Rutgers University Criminal Justice program. Frances L. L. Dailey, M.A. is a Professional Counselor and Executive Director of Dailey Consulting. She serves as the Project Director for USA Consulting Group, a research and evaluation organization. She teaches Masters students in Forensic Psychology. She received her Master's in Counseling from Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling. She is the author of Adolescents in Crisis: Understanding the Back-story (in press) and is involved in several statewide program evaluations for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system. Her research and clinical interests have focused on survivors of sex trafficking, juveniles in secure care and residential treatment facilities, first generation college students, supervision and multicultural competencies, program design, evaluation and implementation. Her most recent works include program evaluation (of Louisiana's Juvenile Sex Offender Program for the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program [OJJDP]).

Section I: Foundational Issues Preface Chapter 1: Introduction The Adolescent Unique Skills of Providers Working with Adolescents Case Considerations Implications for Counseling Adolescents Summary Keystones 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 Attachment, Brain Development, and Trauma Brain Development Other Environmental Contributors to Trauma What is Trauma-Informed Theory? Evidence-Based Outgrowths Case Considerations Implications for Counseling Adolescents The Traumatized Care Provider Application of Ethics Clinical Review of Cases Summary Keystones Chapter 4: Multicultural Family Systems A History of the Integration of Family and Multicultural Counseling Multicultural Family Systems: Treatment 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 & Delinquency Theories Techniques for Treating Delinquent Adolescents Evidence-Based Outgrowths Implications for Counseling Adolescents Summary Keystones Chapter 6: Strength-Based & Resiliency Perspectives What are Strength-Based & Resiliency Perspectives? Equal partners in helping process Purpose of Strength-based & Resiliency Perspectives Presupposition of Strength-based & Resiliency Perspectives Techniques of Strength-based & Resiliency Perspectives Evidence-based Outgrowths Implications for Counseling Adolescents Summary Keystones Chapter 7: Play Therapy with Adolescents What Is Play Therapy? Nondirective Play Therapy Directive/Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Implications for Counseling Adolescents Summary Keystones Chapter 8: Screening and Assessment in Adolescent Counseling Case Scenario Stages of Screening and Assessment Phase One: Identification and Clarification Ethical/Legal Considerations of Screening and Assessment The Continuing Case of Stefania Phase Two: Active Data Collection Phase Three: Analysis Phase Four: Solution and Evaluation Evidenced-Based Screening and Assessment Instruments for Adolescents Assessment Implications for Counseling Adolescents Summary Keystones Chapter 9: Treatment Planning Issues Utility of Treatment Planning Documentation of Services Treatment Planning: A Step-by-step Trans-theoretical Approach Integrating the Helping Relationship Case Scenario Implications for Counseling Adolescents Summary Keystones Chapter 10: Counseling Interventions Individual Counseling & Related Intervention Coaching and Mentoring Mentoring & Related interventions Group Counseling Family Counseling Crisis Counseling Summary Keystones Chapter 11: School Counseling 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 Clinical Review of Care 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 & 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 Considerations Sexual Identity Development Parental Reactions and Development The Coming Out Process Ethical Practice in Counseling LGBTQ Adolescents Summary Keystones Chapter 16: Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors Introduction to Sexually Maladaptive Behaviof I 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 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 Principal 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 and Adolescent 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 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

General Fields

  • : 9781483358857
  • : SAGE Publications Inc
  • : SAGE Publications Inc
  • : July 2016
  • : United States
  • : May 2016
  • : books

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  • : Lee A. Underwood
  • : Paperback
  • : 362.716
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