“Counseling Children, 8th Edition” by Henderson & Thompson

 “Counseling Children, 8th Edition” by Henderson & Thompson

This book is recommended by Kyra Lindsey who presented her work at DCNZ Professional Development seminar.

Counseling Children


Abstract (Excerpted from Amazon.com)

COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. Authors Charles Thompson and Donna Henderson’s text is unparalleled in its translation of theory into practice. COUNSELING CHILDREN is an easy-to-read guide that includes useful strategies and case studies to provide students with a realistic look at the counseling field.


Table of Contents 


  1. Counseling.
  2. Introduction to a Child’s World.
  3. The Counseling Process.
  4. Legal and Ethical Considerations.


  1. Psychoanalytic Counseling.
  2. Person-Centered Counseling.
  3. Gestalt Therapy.
  4. Behavioral Counseling.
  5. Reality Therapy: Counseling with Choice Theory.
  6. Brief Counseling: Solution Focused.
  7. Individual Psychology.
  8. Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy.
  9. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  10. Transactional Analysis. 15. Family Counseling.
  11. Consultation and Collaboration.
  12. Play Therapy.
  13. Group Counseling with Children.
  14. Counseling Children with Special Concerns.
  15. Counseling Children with Special Needs.

About the Authors

Donna A. Henderson is a professor of counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Meredith College, her master’s degree from James Madison University and her Ph.D. degree in counselor education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the recent Past-President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a former teacher and counselor in grades 7 to 12. She is a licensed school counselor and a licensed professional counselor. She holds memberships in the American Counseling Association and has been active in national, regional and state counseling associations. Her research interests include counseling children, particularly in the school setting and counselor education concerns. She has co-authored a book on school counseling and has written chapters on legal and ethical issues, developmental issues, creative arts and counseling and other topics. She has had articles published in THE JOURNAL FOR SPECIALISTS IN GROUP WORK, ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING.


Charles L. Thompson was a professor of counselor education and in the Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling in the College of Education, Health, & Human Science at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science education and educational psychology from The University of Tennessee and did his Ph.D. degree concentration in counselor education, developmental psychology, and counseling psychology at The Ohio State University where he held NDEA and Delta Theta Tau fellowships. Charles is a former teacher and counselor in grades 7 to 12. His research interests include reality therapy and solution-focused brief counseling. Charles was a recipient of the American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Counselor Educator of the Year Award and the Writer of the Year Award from the American School Counselor Association. He has co-authored or authored seven books and over 100 articles in journals including the JOURNAL OF COUNSELING & DEVELOPMENT, PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING, JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, COUNSELOR EDUCATION & SUPERVISION, JOURNAL OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REALITY THERAPY, AND THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COUNSELLING. Charles was editor of The Idea Exchange Section of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE & COUNSELING JOURNAL from 1979 to 1997.



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