Practice to make a difference.

Counseling Adolescents Competently

Adolescents present a unique challenge for counselors across mental health professions as they constitute a unique group with a unique set of issues that is unlike children or adults. Adolescence is a time of increased resistance to authority, identity development, biological and cognitive development and vulnerability. Counselors across the country are encountering a significant increase in the number of adolescents who are involved in gangs, alienated from school, described as emotionally unstable and disproportionately rageful, and reside in neighborhoods where drugs and violence have become a normative feature in everyday life. While there is increasing research in the area of adolescence, there is a scarcity of materials on effective techniques in counseling adolescents.

Counseling Adolescents Competently is a core text (or key supplement) which is written within the context of providing effective treatment according to CACREP. The authors will review extensive interventions ranging from assessment to diagnosis and fresh perspectives on intervention strategies for working with this often challenging group. The book will employ clinical case scenarios and profiles which will amplify key challenges and issues. It will focus on helping the counselor in training understand the relevant theory and research around adolescents and to engage in culturally relevant interventions and treatment planning. The book will focus on a number of themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers.


  • Section I: Foundational Issues
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Adapting Counseling Theory to Adolescents
  • Chapter 3: Trauma Focused Care
  • Chapter 4: Multicultural Family Systems
  • Chapter 5: Juvenile Justice Involved Adolescents
  • Chapter 6: Strength-Based & Resiliency Perspectives
  • Chapter 7: Play Therapy with Adolescents
  • Chapter 8: Screening and Assessment in Adolescent Counseling
  • Phase Two: Active Data Collection
  • Phase Three: Analysis
  • Phase Four: Solution and Evaluation
  • Chapter 9: Treatment Planning Issues
  • Chapter 10: Counseling Interventions
  • Chapter 11: School Counseling
  • Chapter 12: Relational and Career Issues
  • Chapter 13: Chemical and Behavioral Addictions
  • Chapter 14: Divorce Impact
  • Chapter 15: Gender Specific and LGBTQ Considerations
  • Chapter 16: Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors
  • Chapter 17: Who Is The Client? Key Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Chapter 18: Supervision and Consultation
  • Chapter 19: Use of Technology and Adolescent Telemental Health Treatment
  • Chapter 20: Conclusion and Future Direction
  • Conclusion

Author Bio:

Lee Underwood - Regent University

Frances Dailey - Regent University

Counseling Adolescents Competently

Author: Lee Underwood / Frances Dailey

$118.00 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

    Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

    by Lindsey Joiner

    Following on from The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens, this book provides EVEN MORE imaginative and fun activity ideas, lessons, and projects for use with difficult and challenging children and teens aged 5+. From ice breakers and group starters to bibliotherapy and monthly character education activities, there are over 90 ideas designed to unleash the creativity of children and teens, and teach social skills, strategies to control anger and anxiety, conflict resolution, positive thinking skills, and more. They make use of art, scientific experiments, expressive... More info

    $43.99 Add to Cart
  • Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias 3ed

    Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias 3ed

    by Naomi Feil

    *No refund on this item - Was $79.00* *Reduced by 25% - Now $59.25* Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behaviour in older adults with Alzheimer's-type dementia. It helps reduce stress, enhance dignity, and increase happiness. Since its inception in 1989, Validation has helped thousands of professional and family caregivers improve their relationships with residents and loved ones with dementia. Caregivers who use these techniques validate older adults' expressed feelings, rather than focusing on disorientation and confusion.  In this Anniversary Edition of The Validation Breakthrough, you'll learn... More info

    $59.25 Add to Cart
  • Responding to Violence

    Responding to Violence

    by Dulwich Centre Publications

    This book contains thoughtful practice-based written by therapists and community workers about ways of responding to violence. The papers in the first section of the book focus on ways of working with those who have experienced child sexual abuse, while the papers in the second section focus on violence in intimate relationships. The third section describes ways of working with men and young men who have enacted violence. Complex issues are considered such as the question of forgiveness; ways of acknowledging and responding to women's outrage; the experience of... More info

    $52.00 Add to Cart