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 14: Prevention and Treatment of Violence against Women: An Examination of Sexual Assault
Ashley and Tanisha are undergraduate students at the same university. They have very little in common because they move in different social circles: Ashley is an English major and is active in her predominantly White sorority; Tanisha, an African American nontraditional student, majors in computer science and spends most of her free time at home with her daughter. However, they share one life-transforming experience: They were raped by a trusted friend they were dating. In high school, Ashley was thrilled to be dating someone she admired from afar. Then one day her dream come true became a living nightmare. Near ...