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KEY FEATURES: This text uniquely includes an easy to follow discussion of the emerging brain science and how it connects to counseling children and adolescents. Expanded discussion of child and adolescent development addresses critical differences in age groups, a feature not found in most texts. An up-to-date presentation of counseling theory related to counseling youth, with emphasis on empirically supported approaches, offers basic knowledge students need for counseling preparation. Guided activities and case illustrations are linked to content in each chapter to aid with comprehension, application, and critical thinking. Counseling keystones at the end of each chapter summarize the critical content.

The Counseling Process: Establishing a Therapeutic Alliance
Chapter 4 The counseling process: Establishing a therapeutic alliance
Sondra Smith-Adcock Jenn Pereira

Children who feel well behave well.

—Haim Ginotte


Childhood is a time lived both in fast forward and in slow motion, a time of joy, confusion, hurt, sorrow, and defeat. Through these ups and downs, young people grow in relationship to those who care for them—family, teachers, friends, and counselors. In this chapter, we explore aspects of the developmental nature of children and adolescents to help counseling professionals relate well to them, create the kind of free and protected space in which they need to grow, and nurture the emerging self in relation to others and the environment. To ...

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