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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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Sondra L. Smith-Adcock

Sondra Smith-Adcock holds a PhD in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has taught at the University of Florida for 20+ years in both the school counseling and mental health programs. She has authored more than 50 publications on counseling-related topics, with emphasis on counseling children and adolescents. She has counseling experience in schools, agencies, and private practice settings with diverse children of all ages. More About Author

Mary Catherine Tucker

Catherine Tucker holds a PhD in counselor education from the University of Florida and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. She currently operates a private practice in Asheville, NC focused on supporting children and parents who have experienced attachment ruptures and trauma. Dr. Tucker earned tenure in the counseling area programs at Indiana State University, where she taught for 9 years. She has over 20 years of direct counseling experience, including 10 years as a school counselor, and has authored multiple journal articles and book chapters on counseling related issues. She was president... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781544385990