Child and Adolescent Life Stories

Author: Marguerite G. Lodico
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412905633
Format: PDF, ePub
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The uniqueness of Child and Adolescent Life Stories lies in the multiple perspectives drawn from youth, their parents, and their teachers. These perspectives provide a range of lenses through which a student or beginning teacher may view child and adolescent development. The complex processes of development occur within a social context, and therefore a professional teacher, administrator, or school psychologist will need to be able to view developmental stages from youths' perspectives as well as from their various social settings.

The Development of Autobiographical Reasoning in Adolescence and Beyond

Author: Tilmann Habermas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118003802
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Young people's development of autobiographical reasoning represents the evolution of a biographical perspective that frames their individuality in terms of their specific developmental histories. Autobiographical reasoning relies on autobiographical memory, but goes beyond it by enhancing understanding through the active creation of coherence between events and the self. It has been studied in relation to numerous topics, including coping with life events, rumination, life review, narrative identity, and the development of the life story. This volume contextualizes autobiographical reasoning in normative ideas about the life course or life script (Bohn), and in the cultural practice of reading fiction and poems (Mar, Peskin, & Fong). Autobiographical reasoning develops in adolescence, building on cognitive and narrative skills acquired in childhood. Although autobiographical reasoning is a cognitiive activity, it is often an integral part of narrating life experiences to significant others. Autobiographical reason is studies as a means for creating self-continuity. (Fivush, Bohanek, & Zaman), and to process one's own and parents' life experiences (McKeough & Malcolm). Althought autobiographical reasoning is an important ability in our culture, its contribution to an individual's adaptation depends on contexts and personality, as well as on the quality of the reasoning process. (McLean & Mansfield). This is the 131st volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,. The mission of New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in the field of child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific "new direction" or research topic, and is edited by an expert or experts on that topic.

Advances in Child Development and Behavior

Author: Patricia J. Bauer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080922621
Format: PDF
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Volume 37 of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series includes 8 chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in developmental and educational psychology. A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including the role of dyadic communication in infant social-cognitive development; space, number and the atypically developing brain; development from a behavioral genetics perspective; nonhuman primate studies of individual differences in pathways of lifespan development; the development of autobiographical memory: origins and consequences; the maturation of cognitive control and the adolescent brain; the developmental origin of naïve psychology; and children’s reasoning about traits. Each chapter provides in-depth discussions of various developmental psychology specializations. This volume serves as an invaluable resource for psychology researchers and advanced psychology students. *Goes in depth to address 10 different developmental and educational psychology topics *A necessary resource for both psychology researchers and students

Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504688
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Life story work is an approach designed to enable traumatized children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing. This new edited volume documents innovative ways in which life story work has been developed. It draws on the work of nine life story centres based around the world and provides understanding and guidance for those working with children who have experienced trauma. The book illustrates current theory and practice and looks at how the approach is being used in a variety of settings including schools, intensive services, youth justice, and post-adoption support, highlighting its versatility. The importance of trauma-informed practice when working with vulnerable children is emphasised throughout, to help practitioners provide the best for the children in their care.

Childhood and Adolescence Voyages in Development

Author: Spencer Rathus
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133956483
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Spencer A. Rathus provides a hands-on approach in the chronologically organized CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition, augments your goal of helping students understand the link between developmental theories and research and their application to everyday life. Using his proven pedagogical approach, interspersed with personal and humorous stories, Rathus makes reading and studying an enjoyable process of discovery. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Interwoven Lives

Author: Thomas L. Whitman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135673144
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Despite a growing body of scholarship on the phenomenon of adolescent parenting, minimal attention has been given to investigating systematic changes in adolescent mothers' and their children's psychological functioning over time. This book reports on a longitudinal study conducted to examine the social and psychological consequences of teen parenting for both mothers and their children. Qualitative and quantitative analyses are used to explain why some mothers and children fare better than others, showing that the lives and developmental trajectories of adolescent mothers and children are inextricably interwoven and closely linked to the social contexts within which they live. The book closes with social policy implications of the research including recommendations for intervention programs and policies to help adolescent parents and their children achieve developmental success and find happiness.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Author: Roger J.R. Levesque
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441916954
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Encyclopedia of Adolescence breaks new ground as an important central resource for the study of adolescence. Comprehensive in breath and textbook in depth, the Encyclopedia of Adolescence – with entries presented in easy-to-access A to Z format – serves as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a frequently updated conduit of new knowledge long before such information trickles down from research to standard textbooks. By making full use of Springer’s print and online flexibility, the Encyclopedia is at the forefront of efforts to advance the field by pushing and creating new boundaries and areas of study that further our understanding of adolescents and their place in society. Substantively, the Encyclopedia draws from four major areas of research relating to adolescence. The first broad area includes research relating to "Self, Identity and Development in Adolescence". This area covers research relating to identity, from early adolescence through emerging adulthood; basic aspects of development (e.g., biological, cognitive, social); and foundational developmental theories. In addition, this area focuses on various types of identity: gender, sexual, civic, moral, political, racial, spiritual, religious, and so forth. The second broad area centers on "Adolescents’ Social and Personal Relationships". This area of research examines the nature and influence of a variety of important relationships, including family, peer, friends, sexual and romantic as well as significant nonparental adults. The third area examines "Adolescents in Social Institutions". This area of research centers on the influence and nature of important institutions that serve as the socializing contexts for adolescents. These major institutions include schools, religious groups, justice systems, medical fields, cultural contexts, media, legal systems, economic structures, and youth organizations. "Adolescent Mental Health" constitutes the last major area of research. This broad area of research focuses on the wide variety of human thoughts, actions, and behaviors relating to mental health, from psychopathology to thriving. Major topic examples include deviance, violence, crime, pathology (DSM), normalcy, risk, victimization, disabilities, flow, and positive youth development.

Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Author: H. Thompson Prout
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118772695
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A comprehensive, theory-based approach to working with youngclients in both school and clinical settings Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents,Fifth Edition provides mental health professionals and studentswith state-of-the-art theory and practical guidance for majorcontemporary psychotherapeutic schools of thought. Children andadolescents are not just small adults; they have their own needs,requirements, and desires, on top of the issues presented bystill-developing brains and limited life perspective. Providingcare for young clients requires a deep understanding of theinterventions and approaches that work alongside growing brains,and the practical skill to change course to align with evolvingpersonalities. The thoroughly revised fifth edition is acomprehensive reference, complete with expert insight. Organized around theory, this book covers both clinical andschool settings in the fields of psychology, counseling, and socialwork. Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includesCognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, SolutionFocused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a completeresource for any mental health expert who works with youngpeople. Understand the major approaches to counseling andpsychotherapeutic interventions Discover the ethical and legal implications of working withchildren and adolescents Learn how to employ culturally responsive counseling withyounger clients Examine interventions for children and adolescents withdisabilities and health care needs This updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on theclinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhoodand adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issuesrelated to social media. Chapters include a case studies and onlineresources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters onSolution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness topracticing therapists. Expert guidance covers techniques forworking with individuals, groups, and parents, and explores theefficacy of the theories under discussion.

Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment

Author: Anna Marie Weber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113593486X
Format: PDF, ePub
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As an emerging psychotherapeutic discipline, drama therapy has been gaining global attention over the last decade for its demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of child and adolescent populations. However, despite this attention and despite the current turbulent state of the world and the increasing population of disturbed and at-risk children, the field of drama therapy has so far lacked a standard text. Weber and Haen’s book fills this need, providing a core text for graduate students and established professionals alike. Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment is guided by theory, but firmly rooted in practice, providing a survey of the many different possibilities and techniques for incorporating drama therapy within child and adolescent therapy. More than merely a survey of the existing literature on drama therapy, this text represents a true expansion of the field: one which articulates the breadth of possibilities and applications for drama therapy in the larger context of psychotherapy.

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005748
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Life Story Therapy is an approach designed to enable children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future through strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing. This comprehensive overview lays out the theory underlying life story therapy, including an accessible explanation of contemporary research in neurobiology and trauma. Featuring tried and tested ideas, with tools and templates illustrated through instructive case studies, the author identifies how life story therapy can be implemented in practice. Finally, the relationships between life story therapy and traditional 'talking' therapies are explored. Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children is essential reading for those working with children and adolescents, including social workers, teachers, child psychotherapists, residential care staff, long-term carers, psychologists and other professionals.