9780130868183

Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Counseling

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130868183

  • ISBN 10:

    0130868183

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/13/2001
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This award-winning book presents a realistic picture of therapy's rewards and challenges through sixteen actual cases involving children and adolescents. Readers are exposed to a variety of counseling theories and the real, live counselors who use them.The cases deal with major problem areas such as sexual abuse, dual diagnoses, seriously dysfunctional families, and addictions. A five-part organization of each case covers: anintroductionthat discusses the presenting problem and background information about the client;conceptualizationof therapeutic goals and strategies;processdescriptions of actual client contacts (it explains what happened in sessions and how the therapist's relationship with the client changed over time);outcomesections describing the result of the work done between therapist and client; anddiscussionexplanations of what the author/therapist might have done differently. In addition, the author describes his or her personal and professional growth that resulted from this encounter with a troubled youngster.For child and adolescent counselors beginning their journey as therapists.

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