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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.

Attachment, Trauma, and Repair From Infant to Adolescent Development: Counseling Implications From Neurobiology
Chapter 3 Attachment, trauma, and repair from infant to adolescent development: Counseling implications from neurobiology
Mary Vicario Carol Hudgins-Mitchell

… in a direct way, experience shapes the structure of the brain.

—Siegel, 2012, p. 47.


Daniel is struggling in his fourth-grade class at school. He is about year and a half below grade level in reading and math. He has difficulty interacting socially with the other children. He appears anxious and frequently says, “Someone is looking at me.” During free time, Daniel is encouraged to write or draw in his journal. His teacher angrily sends him to the principal when he discovers Daniel drawing inappropriate pictures ...

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