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Counseling Children

Counseling Children - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534556853

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ISBN13: 978-0534556853
ISBN10: 053455685X
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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Counseling Children - 6TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534556853

Charles L. Thompson, Linda B. Rudolph and Donna A. Henderson

ISBN13: 978-0534556853
ISBN10: 053455685X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 04
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No

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.


  • NEW!-Noted researcher and counselor Donna A. Henderson joins this edition-s author team. Dr. Henderson-s research interests include school counseling and counselor education concerns.
  • NEW!-Instructor and student supplements available on the Web now include online quizzing and links to reliable, appropriate Web sites, as well as a downloadable Microsoft PowerPoint presentation for instructors.
  • The book presents twelve established counseling theories used in working with children and their families, as well as techniques and interventions based on those theories.
  • The authors provide in-depth practice information on issues and techniques in counseling children, including play therapy, counseling children from different cultures, consultation, counseling children with special concerns, group processes, counseling exceptional children, and ethical and legal issues.
  • Each theory chapter includes information on how to apply that particular theory to children and families from different cultural backgrounds. In addition, further detail on cultural differences is presented in a separate chapter.
  • Each theory chapter includes how to use that theory and meet managed care guidelines for those counselors working in mental health counseling settings.
  • Each theory chapter contains short case studies with counseling transcripts that illustrate how the counseling theory is applied.
  • Web site listings, which appear at the end of each chapter, give students further resources for information presented.
  • The companion Student Manual includes chapter overviews, objectives, and summaries, as well as key concepts, key terms, review questions and activities.
  • NEW!-Expanded Chapter 15, "Counseling Children from Different Cultures," includes a more detailed discussion providing more techniques, approaches, and intervention strategies.
  • NEW!-New Chapter 13, " Personality Types," covers the work of Carl Jung and the extension of his work by Myers into personality types.
  • NEW!-The codes of ethics are now available in the manual, "Codes of Ethics for the Helping Professions," which can be bundled with the text. (The codes no longer appear in text Appendices C-E.)
  • NEW!-Chapter 16 now includes collaboration and teamwork as processes for adults working to help children.
  • NEW!-Additional examples of counseling children in schools are included for those counselors who work in school settings.
  • NEW!-Updated discussion of William Glasser's reality therapy includes his choice theory modifications as well as recommendations from his two newest books, "Every Student Can Succeed" and "Unhappy Teenagers: A Way For Parents & Teachers to Reach Them."
  • NEW!-Solution-focused brief counseling now provides step-by-step assistance in helping beginning counselors develop skill in using this approach. Paradoxical counseling methods for resistant clients are also included. Both approaches are useful for school counselors, mental health counselors, and social workers, who use time-limited counseling approaches on a daily basis.
  • NEW!-Expanded sections on managed care, child maltreatment, exceptionality, crisis intervention, and treatment outcome help students learn about key current issues.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to a Child's World.
2. The Counseling Process.


3. Psychoanalytic Counseling.
4. Reality Therapy.
5. Brief Counseling: Solution-Focused and Paradoxical Counseling Strategies.
6. Person-Centered Counseling.
7. Gestalt Therapy.
8. Rational-Emotive-Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.
9. Behavioral Counseling.
10. Transactional Analysis.
11. Individual Psychology.
12. Family Counseling.
13. Personality Types.


14. Play Therapy.
15. Children from Different Cultures.
16. Consultation, Collaboration, Teamwork.
17. Group Counseling With Children.
18. Counseling Children with Special Concerns.
19. Counseling with Exceptional Children.
20. Legal and Ethical Issues.

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