This book provides useful information that will allow school counselors to stretch themselves and grow their confidence as they integrate these expressive arts interventions into their work with students. The book opens with a chapter addressing the value of the expressive arts as a conduit to personal growth and development. Also addressed is the integration of the arts into the school counseling milieu. The six sections of the book focus on a separate form of the expressive modalities. Within each section, the book presents the interventions based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model domains: academic, career, and personal/social. The modalities included are the visual arts, music, movement and dance, expressive writing/poetry, drama, and a final section incorporating other modes of creative expression. The book closes with a chart that presents the various types of concerns for which students typically need assistance (such as grief and loss, self-esteem, social skills, etc.) and the interventions that may be most effective in addressing these issues.
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This book reflects the arduous procedure of breaking down thoughts into pieces that are easily comprehended and applicable. It is a text that contains a wealth of information that has been refined over time to reflect the latest thinking of scholars in the field of child and adolescent mental health. This well wrought manuscript of comprehensive chapters articulates the latest and best research in working with children and adolescents in a readable and engaging way. Thus, this book is clinical, theoretical, and practical. It is applicable to the myriad of concerns that counselors face in dealing with developmental problems and challenges. The book covers developmental theorists, theoretical viewpoints, multicultural matters, counseling stages, special populations, clinical applications, and ethical and legal considerations. In other words, all of the critical factors needed to understand and become involved with members of the two major populations addressed in this work are covered. The book emphasizes the powerful interconnections that support counseling central to children and adolescents. Potential users may find the book’s appeal lies in subject matter that can be flexibly used in both school and clinical mental health counseling settings. It offers practical applications for skill and theory development supplied by an impressive roster of counselor educators with a wealth of professional and clinical expertise. Moreover, the book assists in fostering graduate students in course engagement. This book is for counselor educators and counseling supervisors as they assist counselors-in-training and practicing counselors in acquiring a variety of child and adolescent-centered theories, modalities, and methods. The book can be adopted as the main textbook for a variety of class settings and will also appeal to educators, students-in-training, and supervisors in closely related fields including social workers and psychologists.
The prevalence of child maltreatment impacts all countries, and cultural and social groups. Children hold no responsibility for the abuse and telling a caring adult about abuse represents a positive action. Counselors. mental health, educational, and medical professionals serve as mandated reporters who can report child abuse anonymously with federal law offering immunity from civil and criminal suits. A multimodal counseling model includes play therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative and solution focused counseling. Play therapy provides a developmentally appropriate modality for counseling abused children. Adventure therapy, sand tray therapy, games, and group counseling represent effective strategies that provide safety, support, and mastery for adolescents. This chapter helps to identify procedures for mandated reporting to child protective services. It describes signs and symptoms for child abuse and neglect and explains counseling strategies for abused children and adolescents.
This chapter focuses on integrative approaches to trauma therapy, crisis intervention, and disaster response. The purpose of the chapter is to identify and explain best practices for integrative mental health responses aimed at supporting survivors of trauma, crises, and disasters. While each unique situation requires a tailored response, this chapter describes the basic principles that apply to nearly all emergent, mass casualty, and traumatizing events.
This chapter reviews current knowledge in the helping professions regarding adults with complex trauma. Complex trauma is defined and deconstructed, locating the individual within relevant social systems. The chapter clarifies otherwise inexplicable characteristics of adults carrying significant trauma histories. The neurobiology of trauma informs treatment planning. Phases of treatment are reinforced, as well as current best practices and limits of what psychotherapy or mental health counseling can achieve. The chapter briefly compares Eastern and Western approaches to emotional discomfort and offers relevant guidance. The chapter closes with counseling implications of current treatment models and evidence-based best practices, which are discussed in more detail in later chapters.
Trauma Counseling, 2nd Edition:Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis, and Disaster
This book is a much-needed update that offers an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of the variety of relevant issues concerning clients’ traumatic, crisis-related, and disaster events that commonly are encountered by professional counselors and other mental health professionals. The textbook is framed, theoretically, within a systemic paradigm, including important recent physiological and neurobiological understandings of the impact of trauma on individuals. The book is organized into six sections. Section I offers a foundation for understanding the various trauma-associated issues. In fact, it tries, with a great deal of intentionality, in the first three chapters, to construct a trauma scaffold of foundational knowledge, upon which students can build increasingly more complex conceptualizations of more nuanced clinical issues associated with trauma. Section II explicates relevant constructs, such as loss and grief; these constructs continue to build upon and expand the trauma scaffolding of the first section. It also offers information about the traumatic events that may be experienced by specific age groups, people who are vulnerable, and other particular populations. Section III begins with his explication of the moral psychology of evil. Section IV presents a broader systemic context for understanding the effects of trauma on groups of people. Section V analyzes assessment methods and interventions associated with psychological trauma. It identifies and discusses the larger scope of integrative approaches to trauma, crisis, and disaster intervention, thus emphasizing the importance of more systemic models. Section VI begins by presenting ethical perspectives on trauma work. It explicates vicarious traumatization, highlighting the need for counselor selfawareness. It also focuses on the importance of mindfulness-based self-care for counselors, encouraging clinicians to be healing counselors rather than wounded healers.
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This chapter describes a range of techniques and strategies to facilitate trauma recovery. Included are examples from emotional, somatic, neurobiological, relational, and cognitive approaches to trauma-informed treatment. The chapter discusses techniques that are based on Herman’s (1992/2015) three-phase model of safety/stabilization, working through, and reconnection, as well as integrative techniques based on a holistic approach to trauma recovery. These tools both empower survivors to self-regulate and to avoid retraumatization, with or without processing the trauma story through talk- or narrative therapy. Finally, individualized tools for addressing client and counselor self-care and self-regulation, shared trauma, and traumatic grief are discussed, with a special focus on trauma treatment during the global pandemic of