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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.

Humanistic Approaches
Chapter 6 Humanistic approaches
Catherine Tucker Sondra Smith-Adcock

We are all personalities that grow and develop as a result of our experiences, relationships, thoughts and emotions. We are the sum total of all the parts that go into the making of a life.

—Virginia Axline


Humanistic approaches to counseling children and adolescents focus on the holistic experience of living. It’s hard to imagine a time when we are more full of life than in childhood or more examining of our human existence than in adolescence. These are periods of life that are critical to our development, our present and our future, and to the very nature of our existence. Carl Rogers (1961), whose work we examine later ...

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