Title The Elements of Counseling Children and Adolescents, 2/e
Author Catherine Cook-Cottone, Laura M. Anderson, Linda S. Kane
ISBN 9780826162137
List price USD 55.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 178
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


This unique, user-friendly text distills essential and up-to-date guidelines for students and practitioners of child and adolescent counseling. Featuring concise, step-by-step protocols supported by evidence-based practice, the book is organized in a logical sequence, from setting the stage for the counseling process to the essentials of active counseling. The second edition is distinguished by a more holistic approach to counseling that focuses on the client’s narrative, goal-setting as a partnership between counselor and client, and heightened sensitivity to all forms of diversity. This includes new content about LBTQIA clients and those suffering from trauma or substance abuse.

The second edition focuses on strategies for fostering growth and self-inquiry and presents new information on teaching tools for stress tolerance, negotiating social conflict, and the importance of monitoring progress. Key concepts such as using developmentally appropriate language and activities are addressed, and as are critical issues such as collaborating with parents and other professionals, responding to crisis situations, and counselor self-awareness and self-care. Case examples of client/counselor dialogues along with summary and questions at the end of each chapter illustrate foundational concepts and facilitate critical thinking. An instructor manual is also included.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Promotes goal-setting as a partnership between counselor and client
  • Fosters sensitivity to LBTQIA clients and other forms of diversity
  • Includes updated section on crisis intervention and effective referral skills
  • Focuses on strategies for facilitating client growth and self-inquiry
  • Distills new tools for stress tolerance
  • Teaches skills for negotiating social conflict and addressing technology use


Key Features:

  • Distills essential, practical skills for counseling children and adolescents
  • Based on a proven teaching format
  • Includes the most current evidence-based interventions
  • Offers a holistic approach to counseling
  • Advocates a strong focus on the client narrative


Foreword Scott T. Meier, PhD


Share the Elements of Counseling Children and Adolescents, Second Edition

Chapter 1. Setting the Stage for Counseling Children and Adolescents • Initial Contact • Respect Caregivers and Family Members in the Process • The First Appointment • Share Your Background • Explain Counseling • Provide an Overview of Logistical Guidelines • Address Confidentiality and Privacy • Privacy Between Child and CaregiverPrivacy Rule • Detail Your Policy and Practices for Parent Involvement • Explore the Client’s Story—Taking a Holistic Approach • Cocreate Counseling Goals • Create a Developmentally Accommodating Office Space • Be on Time • Individualize Counseling • Work Within a Developmental Framework • Address Resistance and Create a Working Alliance • Be Informed and Sensitive to Diversity in All Forms • Competently Support or Effectively Refer LGBTQIA Clientele • Be Trauma Informed • Know Substance Use Warning Signs and How to Refer for Treatment • See the Big Picture • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 2. The Processes of Counseling With Children and Adolescents • Reflect First (Content, Feeling, and Meaning) • Focus on Feeling • Summarize • Reflect the Process • Speak Briefly • Allow and Use Silence • Use Open-Ended Questions • Confront Effectively and With Care • Use Developmentally Appropriate Language • Be Concrete • Match the Strategy or Technique to Processing Level • When Words Fail, Draw or Play • Use Stories and Metaphors • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 3. Strategies for Assisting Self-Awareness and Growth in Counseling • Reflect and Give Time for Processing (Do and Do Not Do) • Avoid Giving Advice • Avoid Relying on Questions • Listen Carefully to the Words Used • Focus on the Client • Pay Attention to Nonverbals • Identify and Ground Feelings in the Body • Teach Tools for Distress Tolerance • Pause and Reflect Themes/Enumerate Topics • Address Social Media, Sexuality, and Harassment • Cocreate Boundaries for Technology • Teach and Practice Skills for Negotiating Social Conflict • Use a Problem-Solving Model • Set Clear, Measurable Goals and Monitor Progress Regularly • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 4. Misconceptions and Assumptions in Counseling • Do Not Assume That Change Is Simple • Academic Developmental Level Does Not Equal Emotional Developmental Level • Agreement Does Not Equal Empathy • Avoid Moral Judgments • Saying They Understand Does Not Mean That They Understand • You Can’t Assume That You Know (Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors) • Do Not Assume That You Know How Clients React to Their Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors • Do Not Assume That All Interventions Will Be Safe or Appropriate for All Clients • Positive and Rational Thinking Are Not the Same • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 5. A Brief Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice and Contemporary Interventions • Be Familiar With Limitations of ESTS With Children and Adolescents • Practicewise Clinical Decision-Making Support • Contemporary Psychotherapy Interventions With Children and Adolescents • Brief, Solution-Focused TherapiesCognitive Behavior TherapyTrauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior TherapyEye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingDialectical Behavioral Skills TherapyBehavior TherapyPlay TherapyFamily TherapyMindfulness-Based ApproachesMind-Body ApproachesCreative and Innovative Techniques to Enhance Evidence-Based InterventionsMultisystemic Therapy • Consider Integrative Approaches • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 6. Crisis Intervention, Mandated Reporting, and Related Issues in Counseling • Develop Crisis Intervention Skills • Assess for Suicide Risk: Specificity, Lethality, Access, Proximity, Prior AttemptsTake Control of the SituationFocus on Competencies and StrengthsMobilize Social Resources and Engage CaregiversKnow and Use Community and Technology Supports • Learn and Understand Grief, Loss, and Trauma • Become Literate in Mandated Reporting • Know Your State Laws and NomenclatureConsider a Probability ThresholdUse Framework Proposed by Levi and PortwoodBe Prepared for Reactions and Seek Supervision Appropriately • Be Effective in Collaborating Regarding Psychoactive Medication • Refer Carefully and Responsibly (Substance Use, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Evaluation, More) • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 7. Knowing and Caring for Yourself as a Counselor • Begin With Self-Awareness • Why Did You Choose Counseling as a Career?Be Aware of Emotions and Topics That Challenge You  Know When You Are ImpairedKnow the Signs of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue • Get the Support and Supervision You Need • Create a Support GroupSupervision Leads to CompetenceGet Personal Counseling • Demonstrate Appropriate Boundaries • Practice DisengagementEstablish and Keep Physical BoundariesCreate and Maintain a Manageable SchedulePractice Within Your CompetencyAccept That Clients Grow at a Pace That Makes Sense for Their Mental Health • Engage in Consistent Practice of Self-Care • Engage in Regular Self-Care Assessment • Summary and Discussion Questions • References

Appendix A: How to Use This Book in Training Counselor in Training Instructions




About the Authors:

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, registered yoga teacher, full professor at SUNY at Buffalo, and associate editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. She is also the founder of Yogis in Service, a not-for-profit organization that creates access to yoga. Her research specializes in embodied self-regulation (i.e., yoga, mindfulness, and self-care) and psychosocial disorders (e.g., eating disorders, trauma). She has written seven books and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her most recent books are tilted Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids: Emotion Regulation Activities to Help You Cope With Anxiety, Panic, Stress and Worry and Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools: A Guide for Teachers and Practitioners. Presenting nationally and internationally, Catherine uses her model of embodied self-regulation to structure discussions on empirical work and practical applications. She teaches courses on mindful therapy, yoga for health and healing, self-care and service, and counseling with children and adolescents. She also maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of anxiety-based disorders, trauma, and eating disorders (including other disorders of self-care) and development of self-regulation skills.

Laura M. Anderson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, assistant professor, and director of the PULSE Healthy Weight Research Team at the University at Buffalo School of Nursing. Her research team consists of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty collaborators, and community members. Her current projects focus on promoting normal weight and behavioral health through personalized, multicomponent, self-management interventions for severely obese and bariatric surgery patients. All projects are based in clinical/health or community settings. She has received foundation and federal funding for her work and has published and presented nationally and internationally. Laura also maintains a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders among child and adult populations struggling with eating and/or weight-related problems in living.

Linda S. Kane, MEd, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice, a certified school counselor in the Williamsville Central School District, and has been an adjunct professor at University at Buffalo, teaching counseling, consultation, and collaboration. As a certified yoga instructor, she implements the mindfulness, wellness, and relaxation techniques of yoga philosophy with her clients and is a coauthor of a book on this topic: Girls Growing in Wellness and Balance: Yoga and Life Skills to Empower. Her areas of interest and expertise in working with children, adolescents, and adults include prevention, early intervention, and treatment of eating, anxiety, and mood disorders; expression, empowerment, and assertiveness training; media resistance and coping; communication and relationship skills; and emotional regulation.


Target Audience:

For students and practitioners of child and adolescent counseling.


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