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.

Relational and Career Issues

Chapter 12 Relational and career issues


While career and relational issues in adolescence may seem as though they are two separate constructs, relationships are pervasive across every stage of development and have a lasting impact on decision making, values, and self-identity that ultimately lead to the formation of career paths. Parents, siblings, and peers all have a significant impact on life choices. As adolescence marks the transition from childhood to adulthood, many life choices surround preparation for higher education and training necessary for future careers. This ...

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