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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 Older Adolescents (15–19)
Chapter 14 Counseling with older adolescents (15–19)
Derrick Paladino Leigh DeLorenzi

The hardest thing about adolescence is that everything seems too big. There’s no way to get context or perspective. Pain and joy without limits. No one can live like that forever, so experience finally comes to our rescue. We come to know what we can endure, and also that nothing endures.

—Sara Paretsky, Bleeding Kansas


Late adolescence is a time in human development when a young person is transitioning from dependency to autonomy. As with previous generations, the primary task of growing into adulthood is to develop a sense of identity and social connectedness. This can also be a confusing and stressful time ...

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