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.

Conclusion and Future Direction

chapter 20 conclusion and future direction

Through this book, we provided practical information for students, educators, supervisors, and administrators seeking to understand today’s adolescents and best practices counseling interventions. As highlighted throughout this work, integrating traditional and newer outgrowths of evidence-based approaches with adolescents is the preferred stance. We hope that we have ignited the therapeutic fuse for continued exploration and integration of relevant findings from the literature with the varied experiences of adolescents along with specific strategies to apply knowledge gleaned from this book, ...

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