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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.

Strengths-Based and Resilience Perspectives
Chapter 6 Strengths-based and resilience perspectives

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

—Thomas Merton

Life should be more about holding questions than finding answers. The act of seeking an answer comes from a wish to make life, which is basically fluid, into something more certain and fixed. This often leads to rigidity, closed-mindedness, and intolerance. On the other hand, holding a question—exploring its many facets over time—puts us in touch with the mystery of life. Holding questions accustoms us to the ungraspable nature of life ...

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