Development of knowledge and skills needed for effective counseling of children and adolescent problems, including assessment techniques, major intervention strategies and establishment and maintenance of rapport. Problems commonly experienced by children and adolescents will be explored. Developmental theory specific strategies and techniques such as play, bibliotherapy, brief solution focused, art, music therapy, group design, and the creative arts will be applied to the context of counseling children. Emphasis will be placed on understanding culturally and ethnically diverse children, adolescents, and their families. Special emphasis will be placed on working with children and adolescents within an educational setting.
- Teacher: Suzanne Reinhart