Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: User-Friendly Approaches With by John Sommers-Flanagan

By John Sommers-Flanagan

Counseling teenagers might be tricky, specially if you are attempting to paintings with childrens and teenagers who're resistant, confrontational, or noncommunicative. This publication deals functional techniques for overcoming resistance, fostering positive remedy relationships, and developing possibilities for customer swap and development. John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan basically get pleasure from operating with little ones irrespective of how difficult and their infectious spirit and inventive thoughts might help you carry renewed power into the counseling process.

In this moment version, the authors provide a brand new bankruptcy on resistance busters and current up-to-date and clean rules for constructing rapport, undertaking casual checks, enhancing unfavourable moods, editing maladaptive behaviors, and teaching mom and dad. Suicide evaluate, medicine referrals, and remedy termination also are mentioned during this worthy resource.

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You understand? John: Yeah. Meagan: ‘kay. John: You’re very extroverted and very outgoing and some people can’t handle it very well. Meagan: Yeah, and it’s just how I am. I can’t help it. I mean, I don’t want to change for other people. John: Sure. Meagan: It’s not gonna happen. John: You are who you are and that’s a thing you don’t really need to, or don’t think you need to or want to change. Establishing Rapport, Gathering Information, and Informal Assessment 35 Meagan: Yeah. John: So of those three, okay, as much as I would like to say I could help you make money and tell your future, foretell your future, maybe we’ll get to that, but I think the easiest thing for us to focus on would be the anger.

1994). 1. Egocentrism. Elkind (1984) identified a number of thought processes that underlie behavioral patterns during adolescence. It is important for counselors to be aware of these normal thinking and behavior patterns, which are likely to emerge (and may become problematic) during adolescence. Elkind identified criticism of authority figures, argumentativeness, self-consciousness, self-centeredness, indecisiveness, and apparent hypocrisy as attributes characteristic of adolescents. These attributes emerge, in part, because of the adolescent’s acquisition of formal operational thinking abilities, in combination with a generally pervasive Adventures in Child and Adolescent Counseling 19 egocentrism.

1994). 1. Egocentrism. Elkind (1984) identified a number of thought processes that underlie behavioral patterns during adolescence. It is important for counselors to be aware of these normal thinking and behavior patterns, which are likely to emerge (and may become problematic) during adolescence. Elkind identified criticism of authority figures, argumentativeness, self-consciousness, self-centeredness, indecisiveness, and apparent hypocrisy as attributes characteristic of adolescents. These attributes emerge, in part, because of the adolescent’s acquisition of formal operational thinking abilities, in combination with a generally pervasive Adventures in Child and Adolescent Counseling 19 egocentrism.

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