This practical, compelling, and clinically authentic text will help counselors in training work more effectively with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this training casebook is to provide students with a comprehensive and in-depth presentation of the treatment process and how change occurs. The book emphasizes the child's experience so that the reader can feel with and understand this young person and the counseling relationship that unfolds.
This casebook is written for counselors-in-training. Problems addressed here are ones that are regularly presented by children and adolescents in schools, daycare settings, outpatient treatment centers, medical facilities, and group homes. Depression, antisocial behaviors, rape trauma, and sexual and racial identities are some problems illustrated by the cases. Each case reviews the causes of common problems, defines symptoms and characteristics, and tells how to address the problems in treatment. The authors teach in the Psychology Department at California State University-San Bernardino. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)