Counseling Techniques for Adolescents

Jeremy Bouma on 5 days ago. Tagged under ,,,,,,,.

9780310529446The adolescent years are often difficult ones for parents, teachers, and youth leaders to navigate. “Knowing how to meet the therapeutic needs of adolescent clients and help families navigate this unique season of life can be a challenge for helping professionals,” says Andi J. Thacker in her chapter from Counseling Techniques: A Comprehensive Resource for Christian Counselors (John C. Thomas, general editor). You will find the complete chapter on “Adolescent-Focused Strategies” below. Thacker’s chapter offers counseling professionals “therapeutic strategies, interventions, and techniques that can be utilized when working with adolescents” (290).

Counseling Techniques covers a lot more than adolescent-focused strategies. It is a comprehensive reference for the broad spectrum of Christian counseling practitioners and students, presenting counseling techniques through three lenses:

Theory-based counseling, including…

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Practical Counseling Techniques for Victims of Trauma

Jeremy Bouma on 1 week ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

9780310529446For survivors of trauma, what are effective counseling techniques that are integrated with a Christian worldview? Find answers below in this article adapted from Counseling Techniques: A Comprehensive Resource for Christian Counselors (John C. Thomas, General Editor), from the book’s chapter on trauma-focused treatment, written by Heather Davediuk Gingrich.

First, some background on the source: Counseling Techniques is a comprehensive reference for the broad spectrum of Christian counseling practitioners and students, presenting counseling techniques through three lenses:

Theory-based counseling, including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual strategies, and more; Constituent-based counseling, with a focus on children, teenagers, couples, and families; Issue-based counseling, including domestic abuse, self-injury, sexual abuse, shame, trauma and more.

Counseling Techniques is an important book because whether you’re a novice or experienced…

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