This book provides readers with an understanding of theoretical bases, the counseling process, specific problems and disorders, and the professional issues that surround the work of counseling children and adolescents. Its unique child-centered, family approach to counseling emphasizes the interaction and assistance of family members, which is critical in the counseling process. Within the discussion of empirical knowledge regarding various aspects of working with children, adolescents, and families, Pledge offers practical information that readers can readily apply to their work. Coverage of developmental phases, family considerations, and theoretical models provides readers with a solid foundation in the issues central to effective counseling with children and adolescents. This book addresses specific problems and disorders counselors commonly face when counseling children, including mood disorders, behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and normal developmental challenges.Pledge, Deanna S. is the author of 'Counseling Adolescents and Children Developing Your Clinical Style', published 2003 under ISBN 9780534573799 and ISBN 0534573797.