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  • Subject index

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.

Screening and Assessment in Adolescent Counseling
Chapter 8 Screening and Assessment in Adolescent Counseling
Introduction

When working with adolescents, a provider has an ethical obligation to ensure that treatment is efficacious and meets the needs of adolescents, their families, and communities. Often the provider, the adolescent, and the family must identify what problems are present before a treatment plan is designed and implemented. This is frequently accomplished through screening and assessment (Merrell, 2003). The process of screening and assessment cannot only identify clinical concerns but ...

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