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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.

Counseling With Young Adolescents (12–14)
Chapter 13 Counseling with young adolescents (12–14)
Andrea L. Dixon Robert E. Rice Amanda Rijmsey

The changes during adolescence are not something to just get through; they are qualities we actually need to hold on to in order to live a full and meaningful life in adulthood.

—Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain From the Inside Out


The unique period of the lifespan occurring between the ages of 12 to 14 is best known as early adolescence. Much like the older childhood years (9–11), this is considered a time of life in which youth undergo rapid physical, cognitive, and social transformations. However, at this stage, these developmental patterns intensify. ...

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