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.
Chapter 11: Promoting Healthy Decision Making in Relationships: Developmental Interventions with Young Adults on College and University Campuses
The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is an important developmental period that exposes individuals to a variety of challenging relationship tasks and issues (Arnett, 1999). The majority of young adults do not encounter serious psychological difficulties with these transitions, however, and therefore may not seek traditional mental health services. Nevertheless, many young adults could benefit from preventive interventions that target relationship concerns. These interventions are not only potentially effective in addressing individual psychological concerns, but they may also result in improved communities by assisting young adults with the development of necessary relationship ...