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 Success Pathways for Middle and High School Students: Introducing the Adaptive Success Identity Plan for School Counselors
Promoting success pathways for middle and high school students: Introducing the adaptive success identity plan for school counselors
V. ScottSolbergWendyCloseA. J.Metz

It's about making school successful for all students.

Successful navigation in the world of work demands educational success. Without completing high school and some college, individuals entering the workforce increasingly fail to acquire jobs providing livable wages. Roughly one third of all students in the United States drop out of high school without receiving a high school diploma (Hammack, 1986). Rather than focusing on identifying the “causes” of school failure, this chapter focuses on how school counselors can design educational interventions that promote success for all students. According to ...

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