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.

Counseling Interventions

Chapter 10 Counseling interventions


Adolescents attending counseling for the first time may feel apprehensive in the beginning. Naturally, providers should expect their adolescent clients to experience feelings of anxiety, difficulty trusting the therapeutic relationship, and a restriction of emotional expression within the first session. Many times, these clients are reluctant to participate in counseling but were referred by their parents/caretakers and other authority figures to do so (Higham, Friedlander, Escudero, & Diamond, 2012). More than likely, it was their ...

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