Counseling Children and Adolescents focuses on relationship building and creating a deep level of understanding of developmental, attachment, and brain-based information.
Chapters place a clear emphasis on building strengths and developing empathy, awareness, and skills. By going beyond theory, and offering a strengths-based, attachment, neuro- and trauma-informed perspective, this text offers real-world situations and tried and true techniques for working with children and adolescents. Grounded in research and multicultural competency, the book focuses on encouragement, recognizing resiliency, and empowerment.
This book is an ideal guide for counselors looking for developmentally appropriate strategies to empower children and adolescents.
"Byrd and Luke have created a meaningful text focused on strengths-based approaches with an emphasis on multicultural sensitivity and social justice. At the heart of this book is respect and admiration for child and adolescent clients and for reaching an often-underserved population." — Bradley T. Erford, PhD, professor in the Department of Human Development Counseling at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and former president of the American Counseling Association
"Master’s level counselor education programs primarily prepare counselors to work with adults. In this comprehensive book, the experienced authors do a masterful job of teaching counselors how to use a strengths-based approach when counseling children and adolescents." — Theodore P. Remley, Jr, contributing faculty member in the PhD program in counselor education and supervision at Walden University and professor of counseling at the University of Holy Cross
"This long-awaited textbook resonates with me. It imparts extensive wisdom and knowledge, sustains a strengths-based lens throughout its chapters, instills hopes, and promotes growth for child clinicians and clinicians to be." — Yumiko Ogawa, PhD, associate professor at the Department of Counselor Education at New Jersey City University