Quick Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers
Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel and advise teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that youth routinely encounter today. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers. This...
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Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel and advise teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that youth routinely encounter today. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers. This A-Z guide gives pastors, counselors, youth workers, and parents the information they need to help congregants, clients, and children with their most important relationships. The many issues addressed include: culture and media influence sexuality stress drugs and alcohol parent-adolescent relationships Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies typical symptoms and patterns, definitions and key thoughts, questions to ask, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources. "Today's youth are searching. This quest for authenticity inevitably leads them down problem paths. For those connecting with teens and their unique needs, this comprehensive counseling guide offers insights and help for dealing with the whole range of medical, psychological, and communication problems."--Dr. Josh D. McDowell, bestselling author and speaker "With hurt and brokenness on the rise in today's youth culture, those called to minister to and serve adolescents cannot be overprepared for the intervention opportunities that will come their way. This guide should be placed on your counseling shelf with others that need to be no more than an arm's length away."--Dr. Walt Mueller, president, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding "If you do any type of counseling or ministry with teenagers whatsoever, you will need this book. It's easy to use and provides great starter questions and resources for further study."--Leslie Vernick, LCSW, counselor, speaker, and author of The Emotionally Destructive Relationship Tim Clinton (EdD, The College of William and Mary) is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a licensed professional counselor. Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is vice provost for master's programs and professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Seminary; senior editor of Youthworker Journal; and the author of several books on adolescence, parenting, and youth ministry, including the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers. Joshua Straub (PhD, Liberty University) currently serves as director of member relations for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and teaches at Liberty University.
Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that teens routinely encounter today. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: (1) typical symptoms and patterns, (2) definitions and key thoughts, (3) questions to ask, (4) directions for the conversation, (5) action steps, (6) biblical insights, (7) prayer starters, and (8) recommended resources.
Dr. Tim Clinton,(Ed.D., The College of William and Mary, LPC, LMFT) is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care at Liberty University and is executive director of the Liberty University Center for Counseling and Family Studies
Dr Clinton is the Executive Editor and co-author of Caring for People God's Way: A New Guide to Christian Counseling and Competent Christian Counseling: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care.
He was Executive Editor and a primary writer for The Soul Care Bible and the author of Attachments: Unlock the Secret to Loving and Being Loved; Why You Do the Things You Do: The Secret to Healthy Relationships, Loving Your Child Too Much: Staying Close to your Kids without Overprotecting, Overindulging, or Overcontrolling and Turn Your Life Around: Breaking Free from Your Past and Discovering God's Dream for You.
Chap Clark (Ph.D., University of Denver) is professor of Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and is director of youth ministry programs. Chap is also the executive administrator at Glendale (California) Presbyterian Church, a youth ministry volunteer for Young Life, and a consultant to schools, denominations, and parachurch organizations.
His publishing credits include The Youth Worker's Handbook to Family Ministry; Daughters and Dads: Building a Lasting Relationship (coauthor); Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church (coauthor); Deep Ministry in a Shallow World (2006, co-authored with Kara Powell), and Hurt: Inside the World of Todays Teenagers (2004, 2011) a CBA finalist for Book of the Year, available in Spanish and Cantonese),