TEXT BOOK REQUIRED - This CE Test is based on content from The Elements of Counseling Children and Adolescents - if you don't have the textbook, it can be purchased from Amazon, Springer Publishing, or your favorite bookstore.
Tailored to the specific needs of the child and adolescent client, this concise, easy-to-read, book-based course provides essential and practical guidelines for counselors and psychologists who are training to work with children in both clinical and school settings. It is modeled after the highly successful and time-tested "Elements of..." format used in many teaching disciplines. The book distills the basic concepts that beginning professionals must keep in mind as they approach practice, offering guidance in a logical, numbered sequence from setting the stage for the counseling process through the essentials of building and maintaining an active counseling practice.
In addition to facilitating learning with its precise, easily understood rules and principles, the book provides potent guidance for both common and challenging situations. Key concepts such as using developmentally appropriate language and activities are covered, along with critical issues such as collaborating with parents and other professionals, responding to crisis situations, and counselor self-awareness and self-care. Case examples of client-counselor dialogues in each chapter illustrate foundational concepts, and an overview of how to use the text for transcript analysis in training programs is also included. Written by experienced counseling and therapy educators and professionals, this versatile text will be a welcome addition for courses in counseling children and adolescents as well as other courses across the curriculum in school counseling; school psychology; marriage, child, and family counseling; and clinical social work.
- Distills the essential components of therapy and counseling with children and adolescents in a highly useful, time-tested "Elements of..." format.
- Adaptable to a range of counseling-related courses across the curriculum.
- Provides illustrated examples of counselor-client dialogues.
- Includes instructor's manual.
- Beginner to intermediate course difficulty
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers,school counselors
Course Format: Text book required. There are many options for purchasing the course text book, including Amazon and Springer Publishing.
Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo. She is also a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and certified/registered yoga instructor with a private practice. Dr. Cook-Cottone teaches classes in counseling with children and adolescents, mindfulness interventions, and yoga therapy for mental health. Working with adults, adolescents, and children, she specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety-based disorders, eating disorders, and development of emotional regulation skills. She is the author of the upcoming book Mindfulness and Yoga for Embodied Self-Regulation: A Primer for Mental Health Professionals, coauthor of Healthy Eating in Schools: Evidence-Based Intervention to Health Kids Thrive, and has authored more than 50 referenced journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Cook-Cottone has presented numerous workshops at both national and regional conferences.
Linda S. Kane, MEd, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified school counselor in the Williamsville Central School District and has also been an adjunct professor at University at Buffalo. As a trained yoga instructor, she implements the mindfulness, wellness, and relaxation techniques of yoga philosophy with her clients and is a co-author of a book on this topic. Her areas of interest and expertise in working with children and adolescents include prevention, early intervention, and treatment of eating, anxiety, and mood disorders; assertiveness training; media resistance; and emotional coping. She is a certified yoga instructor and implements mindfulness, wellness, and relaxation techniques of yoga philosophy with her clients. She is a co-author of Girls Growing in Wellness and Balance: Yoga and Life skills to Empower.
Laura M. Anderson, PhD, is assistant professor and director of the PULSE Healthy Weight Research Team at the school of Nursing, University at Buffalo. She is also a licensed psychologist. Her work with at-risk populations in urban and rural settings has inspired her interest in healthy weight and mental health in children and families. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of behavioral, mood, and anxiety-based disorders. She has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented at numerous national and local professional and academic conferences.
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The Elements of Counseling Children and Adolescents, is designed to help you:
- Devise a plan for a successful first meeting with a client
- Facilitate the process of counseling and alliance formation
- Apply strategies for assisting the client's self-awareness and growth
- Explain some common misconceptions and assumptions made by counselors at all levels
- Summarize contemporary approaches to counseling children and adolescents
- Develop crisis intervention skills