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Is psychological intervention with children more complex than intervention with adults? What methods do you consider to be most effective with younger populations? Provide the rationale for your response based on scientific evidence from a professional literature.

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It's hard to say if psychological intervention in children is any more complex than with adults; each brings there own uniqueness and issues. There are disorders that are shared both in adults an children, PTSD, victim of abuse, and addiction, that intervention works about the same in most cases. Then there are disorders specifically in childhood, ...

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Designing a Systemic Intervention

Using one of the major systemic theories that you are familiar with, and one of the techniques from the Gammer text, design a systemic intervention and describe it in this discussion post. Your intervention should be:

Child-friendly and creative.
Developmentally appropriate.
Culturally appropriate.
Carried out in a way that is consistent with the theory.

How would your intervention change if the client family involved a child who was diagnosed with autism or Asperger's disorder? Use the Web sites in the Resources to provide yourself with research and current information to support your recommendations for the differentiated interventions needed for effective counseling with family members who have exceptional abilities.

Web site Resources:
http://www.autism-help.org/
http://www.aspergers.com/
http://www.usautism.org/

Gammer, C. (2009). The child's voice in family therapy: A systemic perspective. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co. ISBN: 9780393705416.

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