KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Adapting Counseling Theory to Adolescents

chapter 2 adapting counseling theory to adolescents


Behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are extensively utilized counseling approaches that focus on isolating and altering detrimental thinking and subsequent behavioral patterns. Behavioral therapy and CBT have been widely recognized throughout the field of counseling and other related behavioral health fields for their consistent efficacy in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other disorders (Butler, Chapman, Forman, & Beck, 2006; Jones & Butman, ...

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