Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).
About the Author
Daniel W. Wong, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, College of Education, at Mississippi State University (MSU). Prior to MSU, Dr. Wong was Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Studies, College of Allied Health Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Since 1987, he has taught at the University of North Texas, San Jose State University, Hofstra University, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Wong received the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Award and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award and he has published more than 80 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and numerous disability-rehabilitation policy/position papers nationally and internationally.
Kimberly R. Hall earned a master’s of science degree in School Counseling in 1997 and the doctorate of philosophy degree in school counseling in 2004 from Mississippi State University. Dr. Hall worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia exclusively with the school counseling program for several years before returning to Mississippi State. For six years, she served as the Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in School Counseling which offered degrees at the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degree levels. She is now an Associate Professor at the Meridian campus of Mississippi State University and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in School Counseling and as Graduate Coordinator for the Division of Education. Dr. Hall specializes in counseling children and adolescents and working with parents.
Cheryl A. Justice earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from De Pauw University. She later received a Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Justice has over 25 years of experience in teaching, counseling and consultation. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. She serves as the Clinical and School Counseling Coordinator for the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. In addition, she is the faculty advisor for the Chi Sigma Iota Chapter. Dr. Justice specializes in group work and is an advocate for social justice.
Lucy Wong Hernandez, M.S. is an instructor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Mississippi State University. She has extensive experience in the fields of rehabilitation and disability studies as they relate to academics, disability rights, social policy and service provision for persons with disabilities. She teaches in the areas of rehabilitation counseling and disability, gerontology, and human development. She is a frequent speaker, presenter, and trainer at national and international conferences and seminars. She has authored and contributed to numerous articles on disability rights, social policy, and multicultural issues. She has taught at York College - City University of New York, Hofstra University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and East Carolina University.
Table of Contents
Editors Preface: Introduction to the SeriesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPART IChapter 1: Human Development Through the Lifespan The Counseling Connection The Complexity of Human Development Life Domains of Human Development A Biopsychosocial Approach Human Development Knowledge Applied to Counseling Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 2: Theories of Human Development Theories and Theoretical Models of Human Development Cultural Diversity and Human Development Seeking the Truth: Research Methodologies Rules Governing Human Subject Research Research Contributing to a Counselor’s Identity Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesPART IIChapter 3: Conception and Prenatal Development Healthy Prenatal Development Risks to Healthy Prenatal Development Counseling Issues Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 4: Infancy (Birth to 24 Months Old) Healthy Infant Development Counseling Issues Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 5: Toddlerhood (Ages 1 to 3) Healthy Toddler Development Risks to Healthy Toddler Development Counseling Issues Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 6: Preschool: Early School Age (Ages 3 to 6) Healthy Preschool Development Risks to Healthy Preschool Development Counseling Issues Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 7: Middle Childhood (Ages 6 to 12) Healthy Middle Childhood Development Cognitive Development Social Development Moral Development Emotional Development Counseling Issues Cultural Diversity Issues A Time to Wonder Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesPART IIIChapter 8: Early Adolescence (Ages 13 to 18) Healthy Early Adolescence Development Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Early Adolescence Counseling Issues Current Trends Cultural Diversity Issues A Time of Storm and Stress, as Well as Wonder and Awe Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 9: Late Adolescence (Ages 19 to 25) Healthy Later Adolescence Development Emotional and Social Development Alcohol and Drug Use: A Particular Challenge College: A Unique Arena for Emerging Adulthood Graduates: Returning Home after College and Choosing Not to Go to College Counseling Issues Cultural Diversity Issues Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 10: Early Adulthood (Ages 26 to 35) Healthy Early Adulthood Development Risks to Healthy Early Adulthood Development Counseling Issues Summary Additional Resources ReferencesChapter 11: Middle Adulthood (Ages 36 to 60) A Period of Recent Recognition Changes in Middle Adulthood Midlife Crisis or Midlife Transition Generativity Versus Stagnation Person-Environment, Culture Interaction and, Socio-Economic Status Counseling Issues Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesPART IVChapter 12: Late Adulthood (Ages 61 to 75) Responding to the Counseling Needs of a Growing Aging Population The Aging Process Aging: A Natural Transition and a Factor in Counseling Counseling Clients in Late Adulthood Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesChapter 13: Oldest-Old Elderhood (Ages 75 and Over) Understanding Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction in Old Age Adjustment to Advanced Aging Emotional Impact of Chronic Illness and Disability Psychosocial Crisis Gerontological Counseling Expertise Cultural Competence Summary Additional Resources Recommended Supplemental Readings ReferencesOther Materials Epilogue: From the Author’s Chair Matrix of Core Curricular Experiences Glossary Index