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.

Promoting Social Competencies in School-Aged Children

Promoting Social Competencies in School-Aged Children

Promoting social competencies in school-aged children
ElizabethVeraMichael D.Gaubatz

Physical and cognitive changes occur during childhood that have dramatic implications for the rest of one's life. Social and emotional developmental changes also occur in which children develop, among other things, social competence—a range of interpersonal skills that allow them to integrate their feelings, thoughts, and actions to achieve social and interpersonal goals (Caplan et al., 1992; Catalano, Berglund, Ryan, Lonczak, & Hawkins, 1998). Social competence not only has meaningful importance for counselors and child development professionals but is a key factor in the prevention of childhood psycho-social problems such as delinquency and drug use (Catalano et al., 1998; Chung & Elias, 1996; Durlak, 1980) and in the treatment of behavioral and emotional ...

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