ERIC Number: ED481676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Adolescents' Experiences with Counseling: A Literature Review.
Smith-Jobski, Wendy M.
If counselors are to meet the needs of adolescent clients they must understand the unique perspective of this population. This includes understanding of not only the presenting problem that the client brings, but how adolescents experience the counseling process and counselor/client relationship. The primary interest of the author was what adolescents themselves have to say about their experiences with counseling. Very little has been written on this subject. This article is the result of a review of professional literature which focuses on the adolescent stages of life. The review included the journals Adolescence, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Adolescent Research, Journal of Research on Adolescents, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence for the last five years. Also examined were Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and Journal of Counseling and Development for the last three years. A discussion of the few articles that have been written on this topic is included, along with implications of these findings for counselors and suggestions for future research. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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