Description - Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents by H. Thompson Prout

A comprehensive, theory-based approach to working with young
clients in both school and clinical settings
Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents,
Fifth Edition provides mental health professionals and students
with state-of-the-art theory and practical guidance for major
contemporary psychotherapeutic schools of thought. Children and
adolescents are not just small adults; they have their own needs,
requirements, and desires, on top of the issues presented by
still-developing brains and limited life perspective. Providing
care for young clients requires a deep understanding of the
interventions and approaches that work alongside growing brains,
and the practical skill to change course to align with evolving
personalities. The thoroughly revised fifth edition is a
comprehensive reference, complete with expert insight.
Organized around theory, this book covers both clinical and
school settings in the fields of psychology, counseling, and social
work. Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includes
Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, Solution
Focused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a complete
resource for any mental health expert who works with young

Understand the major approaches to counseling and
psychotherapeutic interventions

Discover the ethical and legal implications of working with
children and adolescents

Learn how to employ culturally responsive counseling with
younger clients

Examine interventions for children and adolescents with
disabilities and health care needs

This updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on the
clinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhood
and adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issues
related to social media. Chapters include a case studies and online
resources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters on
Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness to
practicing therapists. Expert guidance covers techniques for
working with individuals, groups, and parents, and explores the
efficacy of the theories under discussion.

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