This practice-oriented text provides practical strategies for counseling children and their families. The author stresses that children must be evaluated in terms of their whole environment, including whatever positive and/or negative parental influence exists. The author focuses on ways to involve parents in the counseling process. Because all children need to be approached as individuals, the author equips readers with the skills they need to be flexible and adaptive. A range of assessment and counseling techniques are presented--including play, art, and bibliotherapy--to give counselors diverse options. Case studies and dialogues illustrate how these techniques can be applied in practice. The book stresses that no one theory of practice can fit all children and adolescents.