Counseling Children

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-09
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. Authors Charles Thompson and Donna Henderson's book is unparalleled in its translation of theory into practice. COUNSELING CHILDREN is an easy-to-read guide that includes useful strategies and case studies to provide readers with a realistic look at the counseling field.


- COUNSELING CHILDREN presents twelve established counseling theories used when working with children and their families, as well as techniques and interventions based on those theories.

- The updated text features in-depth practice information on issues and techniques in counseling children, such as play therapy, counseling children from different cultures, and ethical and legal issues.

- Each theory chapter in COUNSELING CHILDREN includes information on how to use that theory, as well as website listings that provide students with further resources for the information discussed in the text.

- The text offers solution-focused brief counseling and paradoxical counseling methods, providing step-by-step assistance in helping beginner counselors develop their skills.

- Each COUNSELING CHILDREN chapter contains short case studies with counseling transcripts, illustrating how that specific counseling theory is applied.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Counseling Children
Introduction to a Child's World
The Counseling Process
Legal and Ethical Considerations
Counseling Theories and Techniques
Psychoanalytic Counseling
Person-Centered Counseling
Gestalt Therapy
Behavioral Counseling
Reality Therapy: Counseling with Choice Theory
Brief Counseling: Solution Focused
Individual Psychology
Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Family Counseling
Consultation and Collaboration
Play Therapy
Group Counseling with Children
Counseling Children with Special Concerns
Counseling Children with Special Needs
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A must read August 7, 2011
This textbook includes an especially helpful section on legal issues and ethics pertaining to children. Also some good discussions of various theories and how each would adapt to use with children. ecampus provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase books from this company in the future.
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