Counseling Across the Lifespan expands the perimeters of counseling with its emphasis on preventive techniques for adjustment problems in the lifespan of a normal individual. This cogent work focuses on counseling intervention strategies from the unique perspective of an individual’s lifespan, placing techniques in the proper development context. By concentrating on life stages—from childhood through old age—the authors identify the nature and origin of various psychological issues such as self-identity and healthy lifestyle development in adolescents, family violence in young adults, or retirement transitions for older adults. The intervention tools needed to confront these issues are presented through succinct pedagogical features including case examples, checklists for evaluating clients, and exercises.

The Challenges of Preventing Adolescent Suicide: A Guide for Practitioners
The challenges of preventing adolescent suicide: A guide for practitioners
Joan I.Rosenberg

Although we may think about who we are, our place in the world, what life means to us, and, even at some point, contemplate our death or committing suicide, it is less common for us to act out any thoughts of suicide. As much as adults struggle with these issues, it was unthinkable, even as recently as a couple of decades ago, that children or adolescents became depressed or suicidal. We now know this to be false. Children and adolescents do get depressed, think of suicide, and are, in increasing numbers, taking their own lives. In fact, suicide rates among youths (15 to 24 years) ...

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