ERIC Number: ED402533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents.
Over the past 25 years, there has been a gradual recognition that counseling children and adolescents is much different than counseling adults. Because of this difference, numerous books, games, and articles have focused on what assessment and intervention strategies work with the child and adolescent population. However, many of these publications do not address intervention and individual counseling. This book was written to fill this void in the professional literature. It covers the individual counseling process with children and adolescents who exhibit more normal, developmental problems or typical problems in their age group, rather than such serious problems as suicide, depression, or addictive behaviors. The book also summarizes information on developmental theory and combines it with a practical approach to both assessment and intervention with school-aged clients. The first three chapters discuss the special considerations and characteristics of developmental assessment and intervention with children and adolescents. Specific examples of assessment instruments and types of interventions are described. The remaining four chapters outline characteristics of normal development for four different age groups: early and middle childhood, and early and mid-adolescence. In each of these chapters, five case studies of typical problems are presented, followed by developmental assessment and intervention techniques which address the identified problem. Each chapter concludes with a summary and a list of references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Psychology, Children, Counseling, Counselors, Developmental Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Utilization, Intervention
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (ACA Order No. 72560, $27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.