Author(s): Sondra Smith-Adcock (University of Florida)
Adopting a broad approach which encompasses a range of ages, approaches, and interventions that are applicable to varied settings the authors have laid out an integrated framework that focuses on neuroscience and the developing brain. Each chapter includes a set of case illustrations, guided activities for the student to apply independently and in the classroom, and a list of resources in print, on the web, and on film.
"The integration of CACREP Standards, school counseling strategies, and specific developmental issues make this a great text for teaching child and adolescent counseling courses." -- Janet Froeschle
"This text steps into the arena of applicable theories for counselors to use with children and adolescents. It would be essential for any counselor to understand the basic tenants of theories that are used most and most effectively with children and adolescents. The consequences of neuroscience will be the future of outcome-based counseling for this population, and this text is one of the first to entertain the concept." -- Charles R. Crews
Section I Chapter 1: Historical and Contextual Trends in Counseling Children & Adolescents: Guiding Frameworks - Catherine Tucker, Ceymone Dyce Counseling youth-A developmental & multicultural perspective Socio-historical context of childhood and children's mental health care in the U.S. Current perspectives on children's mental health care Future trends Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents - Sondra Smith-Adcock, Sandra Logan Children's rights The child and adolescent counselor and the law: Working within the legal system Ethics of counseling children and adolescents: Best practices and decision-making Professional organizations Chapter 3: Attachment, Trauma, and Repair from Infant to Adolescent Development: Counseling Implications from Neurobiology - Mary Vicario, Carol Hudgens-Mitchell, Catherine Tucker, Sondra Smith-Adcock Brain development The cortexes-Executive control center The limbic system-Welcoming center or guardhouse Brain Stem-Basic survival Neurons-The building blocks of the brain and nervous system Mirror neurons Neurotransmitters-Brain chemistry Adverse events and child development Developmental trauma and diagnosis Play counseling for complex trauma Examples of relationally-and sensory-based interventions Chapter 4: The Counseling Process: Establishing a Therapeutic Alliance - Sondra Smith-Adcock, Jennifer Pereira The culture of childhood and adolescence A survey of attitudes toward children Relating to the world of children Relating to the world of adolescents Relating to children and adolescents 'as they are' Focus on the child, not the problem Relating the child's view to others Using therapeutic responses Section II Chapter 5: Psychodynamic Theories - Catherine Tucker, Elaine Wittmann Socio-historical context Theorists Chapter 6: Humanistic Approaches - Catherine Tucker, Sondra Smith-Adcock Socio-historical context Theorists/ideas Application to Counseling Settings Existential-Humanistic Counseling Techniques Outcome research Chapter 7: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches - Tina Smith-Bonahue, Kaitlyn Tiplady Socio-historical context Theorists/ideas Merging Cognitive and Behavioral into CBT Adapting CBT for younger children Integrative and Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Trauma-focused CBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy with adolescents Creative techniques for using CBT with children and adolescents Outcome research Chapter 8: Family and Organizational Systems Approaches - Ellen Amatea, Dayna Watson Defining family systems counseling Theorists Applications in counseling settings Chapter 9: Constsructivist Approaches - Donna Gibson, Shajuana Isom-Payne Socio-historical context Theorists and tenets of theories Techniques and application of Constructivist counseling approaches Outcome research SECTION III Chapter 10: Counseling with very young children (0-4) & their families - Catherine Tucker The brain and cognitive development Psychosocial development Issues and concerns Suggestions for interventions with children ages 0-4 Chapter 11: Counseling with young children (5-8) - Catherine Tucker The brain and cognitive development Psychosocial development Issues and concerns Suggestions for interventions with ages 5-8 Chapter 12: Counseling with older children (9-11) - Jacqueline Swank, Clarence Anthony The brain and cognitive development Issues and concerns Suggestions for interventions with children ages 9-11 Chapter 13: Counseling with young adolescents (12-14) - Andrea Dixon, Robert Rice, Amanda Rumsey Developmental considerations Issues and concerns facing young adolescents Suggestions for interventions with children ages 12-14 Chapter 14: Counseling with older adolescents: (15-18) - Derrick Paladino, Leigh DeLorenzi A time of rapid growth and change Models of adolescent identity development Toward a global understanding of adolescent identity development Issues and concerns: Late adolescence in the post-millennial generation Suggestions for counseling interventions with adolescents ages 15-18 Chapter 15: Counseling emerging adults ages 18-21: A time of uncertainty and hope - Laura Choate Emerging Adulthood Physical and cognitive development Identity development Chickering's vectors of identity development