Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: User-Friendly Approaches with Challenging Youth

Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: User-Friendly Approaches with Challenging Youth

by John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan

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Overview

Tough Kids, Cool Counseling offers creative techniques for overcoming resistance, fostering constructive therapy relationships, and generating opportunities for client change and growth. This edition includes a new chapter on resistance busters and updated and fresh ideas for establishing rapport, carrying out informal assessments, improving negative moods, modifying maladaptive behaviors, and educating parents. Suicide assessment, medication referrals, and therapy termination are also discussed. John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan clearly enjoy working with kids—no matter how tough—and their infectious spirit and proven techniques will help you bring renewed energy into the counseling process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119026853
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 833 KB

About the Author

JOHN SOMMERS-FLANAGAN, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor of counselor education at the University of Montana. He is a longtime member of both the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association.

RITA SOMMERS-FLANAGAN, PhD is a professor emeritus at the University of Montana. As a clinical psychologist, she has worked with youth, families, couples, and women for many years.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Authors xi

PART I USER-FRIENDLY Foundations

CHAPTER 1 Adventures in Child and Adolescent Counseling 3

CHAPTER 2 Establishing Rapport, Gathering Information, and Informal Assessment 27

CHAPTER 3 Resistance Busters: Quick Solutions and Long-Term Strategies 49

PART II USER-FRIENDLY Strategies

CHAPTER 4 Rapid Emotional Change Techniques: Teaching Young Clients Mood Management Skills 69

CHAPTER 5 Behavioral, Cognitive, and Interpersonal Change Strategies 85

CHAPTER 6 Constructive and Communication-Based Change Strategies: Storytelling and Hypnotherapy 111

CHAPTER 7 Ecological Theory and Parent Education Strategies 131

PART III SPECIAL TOPICS in Treating Young Clients

CHAPTER 8 Assessment and Management of Young Clients Who Are Suicidal 153

CHAPTER 9 Medication Evaluations and Evaluating Medications 185

CHAPTER 10 Ethical Endings 205

References 219

Index 239

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“This second edition is even richer than the first—and I’ve worn the cover and a few pages, front and back, off my first edition copy—in that it is up-to-date and written in the authors’ heartfelt, unpretentious voice that makes this book as user-friendly as the approach they put forward.” —Kurt L. Kraus, EdD Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

“The authors’ emphasis is on techniques that will enhance counselors’ skills and build their repertoire of strategies to use to connect with children and adolescents.” —Tamara E. Davis, EdD Marymount University

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