This comprehensive examination of therapy with children from ethnic minorities introduces a culturally-relevant theoretical framework to aid appropriate assessment and therapeutic guidelines for work with such clients. After an introductory discussion of principles to be considered with ethnic minority children and adolescents, the author systematically applies these principles to therapy. Distinctive cultural values of child development and family functioning of each ethnic group discussed are explored. To illustrate cultural-specific intervention strategies, Ho includes several case vignettes.
Ethnic minority youths often face unique challenges in their development and adjustment to mainstream society. Working with Culture presents a range of culturally responsive psychotherapeutic interventions, illustrated by case examples, for dealing practically with problems such as cross-racial foster care, gang involvement and substance abuse.
Widely regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and teaching text, this book provides a complete introduction to doing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 6- to 18-year-olds. The authors offer a blueprint for formulating cases and tailoring treatment to each child's or adolescent's unique developmental and clinical needs. Coverage includes how to orient children and families to cognitive therapy, structure each session, and implement a wide range of CBT techniques. Rich case material illustrates ways that CBT can help children struggling with specific emotional and behavioral problems. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest advances in CBT with youth and gives increased attention to cultural issues, including new case examples. *Chapter on working with patients with autism spectrum disorder. *Chapter on cognitive-behavioral family therapy. *Pull-out boxes throughout that summarize key points. *Epilogue on developing clinical wisdom. See also the authors' "Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice," which presents creative ways to address challenging problems.
Widely regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and teaching text, this book provides a complete introduction to doing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 6- to 18-year-olds. The authors offer a blueprint for formulating cases and tailoring treatment to each child's or adolescent's unique developmental and clinical needs. Coverage includes how to orient children and families to cognitive therapy, structure each session, and implement a wide range of CBT techniques. Rich case material illustrates ways that CBT can help children struggling with specific emotional and behavioral problems. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest advances in CBT with youth and gives increased attention to cultural issues, including new case examples. *Chapter on working with patients with autism spectrum disorder. *Chapter on cognitive-behavioral family therapy. *Pull-out boxes throughout that summarize key points. *Epilogue on developing clinical wisdom. See also the authors' Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice, which presents creative ways to address challenging problems.
Guidance for integrating parents and families into the child's treatment is shared for every disorder covered in the book. The book offers a well-organized explication of innovative, effective methods and tools. Videos on the accompanying DVD provide an excellent companion demonstration of some of these techniques with different ages and disorders.
This Handbook offers a much-needed resource of theoretical knowledge, evidence-based interventions, and practical guidelines for professionals providing group psychotherapy to youth clients. Written by leading professionals in the field of child and adolescent cognitive-behavioral therapy, this comprehensive volume offers readers a collection of innovative and well established approaches for group interventions with youth in a variety of treatment settings. It addresses a wide range of issues, not limited to assessment, group member selection, and specific protocols and strategies that readers can implement in their own practice. Integrating theoretical and practical aspects, leading experts offer their experience through case examples and vignettes, suggesting guidelines for overcoming inherent treatment obstacles. This Handbook provides not only a framework for delivering effective group therapy, but also highlights specific problem areas, and it is an invaluable reference for professionals providing therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents.
Covering all the major approaches to counseling children and adolescents—including psychodynamic, Adlerian, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, reality therapy, solution focused, and family systems—Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Fourth Edition equips you to become familiar with the latest thinking and practice in counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions with children and adolescents.
Widely regarded as a premier text and clinical resource, this book presents exemplary treatment approaches for a broad range of social, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Concise chapters from leading authorities describe the conceptual underpinnings of each therapy, how interventions are delivered on a session-by-session basis, and what the research shows about treatment effectiveness. Contributors discuss recommended manuals and other clinical and training resources and provide details on how to obtain them.
Widely regarded as the standard reference and text on evidence-based therapies--and now substantially revised--this book has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians and students to exemplary treatments for social, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and youth. Concise chapters focus on specific psychotherapy models. The developers of the respective approaches review their conceptual underpinnings, describe how interventions are delivered on a session-by-session basis, and summarize what the research shows about treatment effectiveness. The book explores important questions and challenges facing the field and identifies best practices for treatment dissemination in real-world clinical contexts. New to This Edition: *Existing chapters significantly revised with the latest treatment research. *Chapters on assessment, personalizing evidence-based therapies, clinical implications of developmental psychopathology, and advances in neuroscience. *Coverage of additional clinical problems (self-injury and suicidal ideation, bulimia nervosa, encopresis) and treatments (Early Start Denver Model for autism spectrum disorder, Internet-assisted and technology-enhanced interventions). *Chapters on implementation in complex mental health systems, as well as international models.
Emotional, as well as physical distress, is a heritage from our hominid ancestors; it has been experienced by every group of human beings since our emergence as a species. And every known culture has developed systems of conceptualization and intervention for addressing it. The editors have brought together leading psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, and others to consider the interaction of psychosocial, biological, and cultural variables as they influence the assessment of health and illness and the course of therapy. The volume includes broadly conceived theoretical and survey chapters; detailed descriptions of specific healing traditions in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and the Arab world. The Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing is a unique resource, containing information about Western therapies practiced in non-Western cultures, non-Western therapies practiced both in their own context and in the West.
In The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents, 2nd ed, you'll find the most powerful tools available for aiding children with their feelings, incorporating play techniques into therapy, encouraging appropriate parental involvement in family sessions, and providing group therapy to children. This ready reference is divided into ten thoughtfully planned sections to make it easy to find the right activity, handout, or intervention for the problem at hand, whether you’re looking for creative ideas, running a children’s group, putting interventions into practice in the classroom, or looking for ways to increase parental and familial involvement. Instructions for the activities are clearly explained and highlighted with case examples and many illustrations. Chapters are by leading experts, including Eliana Gil, Risë VanFleet, Liana Lowenstein, Howard Rosenthal, and Volker Thomas, and explore strategies for treating children both individually and in a family context. With more than 60% new material, this expanded version delves into the latest research and thinking on family play therapy and addresses many pertinent issues of our time, including bullying, suicidal ideation, ADHD, autism, adolescents and sex, and cultural issues. It’s a must-have arsenal for both novice and experienced professionals in family therapy, play therapy, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, education, nursing, and related fields.
In an era of globalization characterized by widespread migration and cultural contacts, psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals face a unique challenge: how does one practice successfully when working with clients from so many different backgrounds? Gielen, Draguns, and Fish argue that an understanding of the general principles of multicultural counseling is of great importance to all practitioners. The lack of this knowledge can have several negative consequences during therapy, including differences in expectations between counselor and client, misdiagnosis of the client’s concerns, missed non-verbal cues, and the client feeling that she has been misunderstood. This volume focuses on the general nature of cultural influences in counseling rather than on counseling specific ethnic groups. Counseling practices from all over the world, not just those of Western society, are explored. Bringing together the work of a diverse group of international experts, the editors have compiled a volume that is not only concise and teachable, but also an essential guidebook for all mental-health professionals.
This comprehensive, practical resource provides specific strategies for counsellors working with boys and male adolescents from different cultural backgrounds. The first part examines how psychological, career and athletic development of boys is shaped by a complex interaction of biological, social, cultural and economic forces. TheSecond Part covers cultural considerations when counselling particular North American client groups, such as Hispanic-Americans. The final part focuses on special populations such as gay, sexually abused and developmentally disabled boys.
"I am impressed with the layout, the writing, and the integrative nature of this volume. It should have a long shelf life, for it is extremely comprehensive and will be relevant for years to come." -Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, LPMHC, CCMHC, NCC Professor of Counseling Wake Forest University Fellow in the American Counseling Association Past President of the American Counseling Association This the first text to fully integrate the developmental, systemic, multicultural, and relational elements of child and adolescent counseling. This unique approach emphasizes the powerful interconnections supporting effective child and adolescent counseling with creative and time-efficient methods. Supported by CACREP standards, competencies, and outcomes, this book features best practice strategies and techniques to aid counselors-in-training who will be assisting children, adolescents, and their families in developing transformative coping methods while navigating contemporary issues. This textbook is distinguished by its broad and holistic focus as a means of increasing counseling efficacy and applies to a range of therapeutic modalities. The text advocates for a multisensory approach, using creative props, expressive arts, and interactive activities that helps to foster change by harnessing the learning styles best suited to individual children and adolescents. Based in theory yet highly practical, time-efficient, real-world counseling methods are illustrated through case studies, vignettes, and verbatim counseling sessions that are tailored to the needs of today's child and adolescent counselor. The book presents a comprehensive toolkit to foster engagement and assist the future counselor in grasping key concepts. Pedagogical aids include learning objectives, key terms, learning activities, case studies, points to remember, chapter summaries, and questions for further study. Abundant instructor resources include sample syllabi, an instructor's manual with experiential activities and assessment rubrics, additional chapter discussion questions and resources, a test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. Key Features: Grounded in a unique integrated approach encompassing developmental, systemic, multicultural, and relational elements and innovative and time-efficient practices Applies to a range of therapeutic modalities including school, marriage, couples and family, clinical mental health, clinical rehabilitation counseling, and more Illustrates time-efficient counseling methods through case studies, vignettes, and examples from actual client and counselors-in-training sessions Highlights contemporary issues including incarcerated parents, sexual minorities, military influences and same-sex parents. Infused with CACREP standards, competencies and outcomes to help with accreditation and prepare students for exams Edited and authored by educators and authors with a wealth of professional expertise Includes learning objectives, key terms, charts, tables and figure, questions for further study and chapter summaries
Diagnosis in a Multicultural Context provides mental health professionals with materials to practice the application of cross-cultural variations on standard diagnostic guidelines. Freddy A. Paniagua offers clinical case examples to illustrate the cross-cultural variations applicable in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients from four major cultural groups: African Americans, American Indians, Asians, and Hispanics.
Helping therapists hone their skills for working with diverse children and families, this unique volume looks at play therapy through a multicultural lens. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural factors may influence the ways children express themselves through play, the feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions. Filled with evocative clinical material, chapters highlight specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children. The book also provides suggestions for setting up a therapeutic playroom that is engaging and welcoming to all.
"Providing a wealth of practical interventions and activities - all organized within a state-of-the-art modular framework - this invaluable book helps child clinicians expand their intervention toolkits. Building on the bestselling Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, which addresses the basics of treatment, Friedberg et. al., in their latest volume, provide additional effective ways for engaging hard-to-reach clients, addressing challenging problems, and targeting particular cognitive and behavioral skills. Fun and productive games, crafts, and other activities are described in step-by-step detail. Special features include over 30 reproducible forms and handouts, which bookbuyers can also download and print from Guilford's website in a convenient full-page size."--Pub. desc.
In an increasingly diverse social environment, misunderstandings often arise between practitioners in the helping professions and clients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. This book investigates the culturally specific beliefs and child-rearing practices of five major racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans. Analyses of case vignettes illustrate the book's dual focus on the practitioners' own views in addition to those of their culturally diverse clients. Guidelines offer suggestions for effective engagement and work with culturally diverse families.
This comprehensive guide provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation and attention, and draws out the implications for preventive measures and promotion of emotional well-being. The authors, from a range of professional disciplines, emphasise the importance of early intervention and prevention, exploring in particular how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being. The topics they cover include: * the prevention and management of addiction and eating disorders * the development of culturally sensitive services for ethnic minority children and families * the impact of parenting programmes and the life skills education programmes in schools * ways of meeting the mental health needs of children who are socially excluded, homeless or in local authority care. Providing examples of a broad range of projects and initiatives in Britain and other European countries, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for all professionals working in child and adolescent mental health.