Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Chapter 11, you should be able to describe

  • Various theories associated with cognitive, psychosocial, and moral development;
  • Emerging development theories (optimal development, attachment theory, resiliency, and emotional intelligence);
  • Assessment and treatment issues associated with child and adolescent counseling (including use of drawings and play therapy);
  • Child abuse (including sexual abuse) and neglect;
  • Child and adolescent depression;
  • Antisocial behavior of children and adolescents including bullying and school violence; 
  • Postmodern and diversity issues in child and adolescent counseling
  • Ethical-legal issues relating to child and adolescent counseling.