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Counseling Children

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ISBN-10: 0495007757

ISBN-13: 9780495007753

Edition: 7th 2007

Authors: Charles L. Thompson, Donna A. Henderson

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Unparalleled in its translation of theory into practice, COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. The authors provide a comprehensive yet easy-to-read text that includes useful strategies and case studies from actual counseling sessions to present a realistic look at the field. COUNSELING CHILDREN presents a development approach to counseling that considers age and stage differences in counseling children, adolescents, and adults.
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List price: $172.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/23/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Charles L. Thompson was a professor of counselor education and in the Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling in the College of Education, Health, & Human Science at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in science education and educational psychology from The University of Tennessee and did his Ph.D. degree concentration in counselor education, developmental psychology, and counseling psychology at The Ohio State University where he held NDEA and Delta Theta Tau fellowships. Charles is a former teacher and counselor in grades 7 to 12. His research interests include reality therapy and solution-focused brief counseling. Charles…    

Donna A. Henderson is a professor of counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Meredith College, her master's degree from James Madison University and her Ph.D. degree in counselor education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the recent Past-President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a former teacher and counselor in grades 7 to 12. She is a licensed school counselor and a licensed professional counselor. She holds memberships in the American Counseling Association and has been active in national, regional and state counseling associations. Her research interests include…    

Author Biographies
Introduction to Counseling Children
Introduction to a Child's World
Indicators of Well-Being
What Causes Our Children's Problems?
A Changing World
The American Home
Societal Crises
Changing Values
Summary of Children's Difficulties
The Personal World of The Child
Child Development
A Child's Cognitive World
The Child's World of Social Development
What Is Counseling?
How Does Counseling Differ from Psychotherapy?
What Is an Appropriate Working Definition of Counseling?
What Counseling Can Do
What Specific Types of Assistance Can Be Expected from the Counseling Session?
Who Are the Mental Health Professionals?
Introduction to a Child's World Video
Websites for Understanding a Child's World
The Counseling Process
Which Approaches to Counseling Are Effective?
Classifying Counseling Theories
Preparing for the Interview
What Are Some Things to Consider during the First Interview?
Children's Resistance to Counseling
Steps to Overcoming Children's Resistance
First Interview Goals and Observations
A General Model for Counseling
Defining the Problem through Active Listening
Clarifying the Child's Expectations
Exploring What Has Been Done to Solve the Problem
Exploring What New Things Could Be Done to Solve the Problem
Obtaining a Commitment to Try One of the Problem-Solving Ideas
Closing the Counseling Interview
Questions Counselors Ask
What Does the Counselor Need to Know about Counseling Records?
How Much Self-Disclosure Is Appropriate for the Counselor?
What Types of Questions Should the Counselor Use?
How Can Silences Be Used in Counseling?
Should Counselors Give Advice?
Should Counselors Give Information?
How Does the Counselor Keep the Client on Task during the Counseling Session?
What Limits Should Be Set in Counseling?
What about the Issue of Confidentiality?
Is This Child Telling Me the Truth?
What Can Be Done When the Interview Process Becomes Blocked?
When Should Counseling Be Terminated?
How Can Counseling Be Evaluated?
Goal Attainment Score Calculation: Level at Intake
Goal Attainment Score Calculation: Level at Follow-up
How Do Professional Counselors Work with Managed Health Care?
Problem Identification
Problem Definition
Goal Development
Measurable Objectives
Creating Interventions
The Counseling Process Video
Websites for the Counseling Process
Counseling Theories and Techniques
Psychoanalytic Counseling
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Structural Concepts
Dynamic Concepts
Developmental Concepts
Defense Mechanisms
Psychosexual Stages and Erikson's Stages
Psychoanalytic Counseling and Development of Self-Esteem
Object Relations Theory
Counseling Methods
Free Association
Interpretation of Dreams
Analysis of Transference
Analysis of Resistance
Analysis of Incomplete Sentences
Psychoanalytic Play Therapy and the Expressive Arts
Case Studies
Cross-Cultural Applications of Psychoanalytic Counseling
Psychoanalytic Counseling, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Websites for Psychoanalytic Counseling
Reality Therapy: Counseling with Choice Theory
The Nature of People
Choice Theory and the Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
Reality Therapy Process
Case Study
The Ten-Step Reality Therapy Consultation Model
Cross-Cultural Applications of Reality Therapy
Reality Therapy, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Reality Therapy
Websites for Reality Therapy
Brief Counseling: Solution-Focused and Paradoxical Counseling Strategies
Solution-Focused Brief Counseling
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
Orientation Statement
Statement of the Problem
Setting Counseling Goals
The Skeleton Key Question/Statement for Goal Setting
Working with Unproductive Client Goals
Using the Miracle Question to Formulate Goals
Case Study
Reviewing the Steps in Solution-Focused Brief Counseling
Orientation to the Solution-Focused Brief Counseling Process
Setting Goals for Counseling
Active Listening
Working with Negative Goals
Working with Positive Goals
The Miracle Question
Relationship Questions
Exceptions to the Problem Situation
Positive Blame
Scaling Progress toward Goal
Ten Percent Improvements
Flagging the Mine Field
Closing the Session
Writing the Note
Ericksonian Play Therapy
Paradoxical Counseling Strategies
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
Case Examples
Cross-Cultural Applications of Brief Counseling
Brief Counseling: Accountability and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Brief Counseling Video
Websites for Brief Counseling
Person-Centered Counseling
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
Case Study
Person-Centered Counseling and the Development of Self-Esteem
Integrating Self-Esteem-Building Activities with the Child's Life
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Cross-Cultural Applications of Person-Centered Counseling
Person-Centered Counseling, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Person-Centered Counseling Video
Websites for Person-Centered Counseling
Gestalt Therapy
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
Gestalt Techniques
"I" Language
Substituting Won't for Can't
Substituting What and How for Why
No Gossiping
Changing Questions into Statements
Taking Responsibility
Incomplete Sentences
My Greatest Weakness
Resent, Demand, and Appreciate: The Integration of Opposing Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs
Fantasy Games for Creating Awareness
Gestalt Play Therapy
Confidence Courses for Play Therapy
Case Study
Cross-Cultural Applications of Gestalt Therapy
Gestalt Therapy, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Gestalt Therapy Video
Websites for Gestalt Therapy
Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Education
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Case Study
Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Children of Alcoholics
Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy
Cross-Cultural Applications of Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Websites for Rational-Emotive-Bebavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral Counseling
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Behavior Analysis
Why People Behave as They Do
Steps in Behavior Analysis
Principles of Behavior
Schedules of Reinforcement
Fixed Interval Schedule
Variable Interval Schedule
Fixed Ratio Schedule
Variable Ratio Schedule
Counseling Goals
Counseling Methods
Contingency Contracts
Behavioral Momentum
Token Economies
Behavior-Practice Groups
Role-playing to Define a Problem
Role Reversal
Role-playing Used as Behavior Rehearsal
Counseling Homework Assignments
Assertiveness Training
Classical Conditioning Methods
Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936)
Systematic Desensitization
Aversive Conditioning
Case Study
Applications of Behavioral Counseling
Response Cost
Eating Disorders
Multimodal Approaches
Cross-Cultural Applications of Behavioral Counseling
Behavioral Counseling, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Behavioral Counseling
Websites for Behavioral Counseling
Transactional Analysis
The Nature of People and Theory of Counseling
Structural Analysis
Transactional Analysis
Script Analysis
Game Analysis
Life Positions
Games Clients Play
The Pursuit of Strokes
Structuring Time
Counseling Method
Case Studies
Cross-Cultural Applications of Transactional Analysis
Transactional Analysis, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Websites for Transactional Analysis
Individual Psychology
The Nature of People
The Need for Success
Goals of Behavior
Social Interest
The Family Constellation
Only Children
Firstborn Children
Second-Born Children
Middle Children
Youngest Children
The Family Atmosphere
Theory of Counseling
Goals of Misbehavior
Inadequacy or Withdrawal
Counseling Method
Early Recollections
Interventions for the Four Goals of Misbehavior
Sequence of the "Could It Be...?" Questions
Natural and Logical Consequences
Natural Consequences
Logical Consequences
Case Study
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adlerian Family Counseling
Cross-Cultural Applications of Individual Psychology
Individual Psychology, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Individual Psychology
Websites for Individual Psychology
Family Counseling
How Does Family Counseling Differ from Individual Counseling?
What Defines a Family?
How Does General Systems Theory Relate to Families?
Systems Approach to Family Therapy
Murray Bowen (1913-1990)
The Spousal Relationship
Differentiation of Self
Detriangulation of Self from the Family Emotional System
Nuclear Family Emotional Process
Family Projection Process
Multigenerational Transmission Process
Sibling Position
Emotional Cutoff
Emotional Process in Society
Emotional Systems of the Family
Modeling Differentiation
Structural Family Therapy
Salvador Minuchin's Contributions to Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Paradoxical Interventions
Contributions of Milton Erickson, Jay Haley, and Cloe Madanes to Strategic Family Therapy
The Communications Approach to Family Therapy
John Gottman's Behavioral Interview Method
Virginia Satir's Conjoint Family Therapy
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Counseling Method
An Example of Satir's Method
The Importance of Including Children
Three Keys to Satir's System
Satir's Technique
Simulated Family Game
Systems Games
Communication Games
The Counselor's Role
Case Studies
Play Therapy with Families
Dynamic Family Play Therapy
Filial Therapy
Strategic Family Play Therapy
Cross-Cultural Applications of Family Counseling
Family Counseling, Accountability, and Managed Health Care
Introduction to Family Counseling
Websites for Family Counseling
Personality Types
The Nature of People
Theory of Counseling
Psychic Energy
The Personal Unconscious
The Ego
The Ego Gatekeeper
Progression and Regression
The Collective Unconscious
The Self
The Anima and Animus
The Shadow
The Persona
Word Association
Psychological Types
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Type Table
Preferences in Learning
Psychological Diversity in Children
Usefulness in Counseling
Theory of Type Development
Counseling Method
Case Study
Cross-Cultural Applications of Jung
Websites for Jungian Counseling
Counseling with Children: Special Topics
Play Therapy
Defining Play Therapy
Advantages of Play Therapy
Empirical Support for Play Therapy
Cross-Cultural Applications of Play Therapy
Play Therapy Approaches
Applications of Play Therapy
Group Play Therapy
Prescriptive Play Therapy
Play Therapy with Families
Filial Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Play Therapy with Specific Child Populations and Problems
Children Experiencing Adjustment Difficulties in School
Children Witnessing Domestic Violence
Children Facing Persistent Illness and Children in the Hospital
Autistic Children
Children Experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Play Therapy in Combination with Other Interventions
Considerations in Play Therapy
Appropriate Clients
Play Stages
Play Therapy and Managed Health Care
Play Therapy Media and Strategies
Basic Skills of Play Therapy
Case Study
Introduction to Play Therapy
Websites for Play Therapy
Cultural Factors in Counseling Children
Multicultural Counseling Competencies
Ethnic Identity Development
African American Children
American Indian and Alaskan Native Children
Asian American Children
Latino Children
Multiracial Children
Websites for Cultural Factors in Counseling Children
Consultation and Collaboration
Models of Consultation
Mental Health Consultation
Process Consultation
Behavioral Consultation
Cross-Cultural Consultation
Consulting Process
Consultation Interventions
Role Shift
Listing of Behaviors
Logical Consequences
Isolation Techniques
Assessment as a Consulting and Counseling Intervention
The Interview
Case Histories
Behavioral Observations
Formal Psychological and Educational Tests
Intelligence Tests
Projective Techniques
Achievement Tests
Aptitude Tests
Other Tests
Websites for Consultation and Collaboration
Group Counseling with Children
Definition of Group
Types of Groups
Theoretically Oriented Group Counseling
Group Leadership Skills
Getting Started
Group Focus
Selecting Group Members
Forming a Group
Screening Interview
Size of Group
Group Setting
Group Stages
Group Counseling Process
The First Session
Guidelines for the Remaining Sessions
Implications for Different Ages
Evaluation of Groups
Group Counseling Example
Classroom Meetings
Group Crisis Intervention
Websites for Group Counseling with Children
Counseling Children with Special Concerns
Child Maltreatment
Physical Abuse and Neglect
Child Sexual Abuse
General Counseling Strategies for Working with Children Who Have Been Abused
Children's Memories of Abuse
Children in Chemically Dependent Families
Interventions for Children from Chemically Dependent Families
Death and Bereavement
Interventions for Children Who Are Grieving
Depression and Suicide
Interventions for Depression
Interventions for Suicide
Postsuicide Interventions
Family Structures
Children of Divorce
Children in Stepfamilies
Children in Single-Parent Homes
Homeless Children
Children and Violence
Websites for Counseling Children with Special Concerns
Counseling with Children with Special Needs
The Situation
Categories of Exceptionality
Methods for Counseling with Children Who Have Special Needs
Children with Behavioral-Emotional Disorders
The Child with a Learning Disability
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder
The Child with Mental Retardation
The Child with a Physical Disability
General Ideas
Counseling with Parents of Exceptional Children
Websites for Counseling with Exceptional Children
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Counselors
Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues
Decision-Making Models
Counseling Minors
Informed Consent
Confidentiality of Files
Breaching Confidentiality
Duty to Protect
Confidentiality in Groups
Child Abuse Reporting
An Ethical Decision-Making Process
Websites for Legal and Ethical Considerations for Counselors
Name Index
Topical Index