Case Studies in Child
and Adolescent Counseling

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing the course you should be able to:
  1. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 9 year- old female client with an Adjustment Disorder with Anxious Mood and Somatic complaints.
  2. Discuss the application of behavior modification, family therapy, school consultation and medication and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  3. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 16 year-old male client with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity
  4. Disorder and Adoption and individuation issues.
  5. Discuss the application of family therapy, medication, solution- focused therapy and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  6. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 15-year-old female client with an Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood.
  7. Discuss the application of facilitating family communications and reframing and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  8. Describe the behaviors exhibited by an 11-year-old boy with an Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Underachievement.
  9. Discuss the application of Person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapies and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  10. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 15- year-old boy with Depression, and Possible substance-induced mood disorder.
  11. Discuss the application of Adlerian therapy and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  12. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12 year-old boy with a Dysthymic Disorder, Underachievement and Sibling rivalry.
  13. Discuss the application of Strategic family therapy and narrative therapy and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  14. Describe the behaviors exhibited by an 11 year-old girl with a Schizoid Personality Disorder, and social withdrawal.
  15. Discuss the application of Person-centered therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  16. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 4 year-old boy with a Widely generalized phobia.
  17. Discuss the application of Adlerian play therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  18. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12-year-old boy with a Dysthymic Disorder, Suicidal ideation and depression.
  19. Discuss the application of the Suicide assessment interview and the treatment outcome in this case.
  20. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 17-year-old boy with a diagnosis of difficulties with Adjustment to death of a parent.
  21. Discuss the application of Solution-focused and person-centered therapies and the treatment outcome in this case.
  22. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12 year-old girl with a Conversion Disorder (single episode) and Psychosomatic complaints.
  23. Discuss the application of Strategic family therapy and the treatment outcome on this case.
  24. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12 year-old boy with a Conduct Disorder and Explosive violence.
  25. Discuss the application of Advocacy and a supportive milieu and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  26. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 7 year-old boy with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Unresolved grief.
  27. Discuss the application of Family drawing, "feeling story" technique, and structured board games and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  28. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 7-year-old girl with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Unresolved grief.
  29. Discuss the application of Art therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  30. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 5 year-old girl with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Autistic-like symptoms.
  31. Discuss the application of Existential play therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  32. Describe the behaviors exhibited by the teenaged girls who presented with Gang vendetta, Adjustment Disorder With Disturbance of Conduct, and Conduct Disorder.
  33. Describe the application of Solution-focused counseling and conflict resolution and the treatment outcomes in this case.

 

Evaluation of Individual Objectives

To assess the effectiveness of the course material, we ask that you evaluate your achievement of each learning objective on a scale of A to D (A=excellent, B=good, C=fair, D=unsatisfactory). Please indicate your responses next to each learning objective and return it to us with your completed exam.

 


Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Ann: A Case of Mistaken Identity 

Chapter 2: He Can, But He Won't 

Chapter 3: Weathering an Adolescent Storm

Chapter 4: The Defense Never Rests

Chapter 5: Where Do I Fit?

Chapter 6: The Boy Who Trashed His Final

Chapter 7: Mandy: Out in the World

Chapter 8: Billy, the Teddy Bear Boy

Chapter 9: Will He Choose Life?

Chapter 10: Raising Martin

Chapter 11: The Girl With Painful Steps

Chapter 12: Ringo: Scars of Violence

Chapter 13: On NoľNot Again!

Chapter 14: Too Afraid to Talk

Chapter 15: Frederika: Wrapped in Layers of Burgundy Wool

Chapter 16: War and Peace


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