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Differences in Developmental Stages

Can you assist me with the following:

•Describe the relationship between counseling needs and the developmental stages of a child or adolescent.

•Explain the differences between counseling a child and counseling an adolescent, based on the appropriate developmental stages.

•Can you provide a brief hypothetical case study of a situation in which the techniques, methods, and goals would be different for two clients of different ages with the same disorder. Can you relate your case study to one of the developmental stage theories. With your example and discussion of how the theory might apply to your hypothetical case.

•Discuss how the stages of child counseling presented in the (attached)Van Velsor article and the effects of racism on adolescents presented in the Zayas article might apply to your hypothetical case study.

300-350 words with scholary references

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•Describe the relationship between counseling needs and the developmental stages of a child or adolescent.

The purpose of the Zayas (2001) study is to revive the topic of counseling children to aid counselors in enhancing their skills with child clients. To facilitate counseling, he suggests using micro skills with the child that consists of basic skills. In acquiring basic skills counselors learn to use micro skills as communication skills that help individuals to act more purposefully. According to Zayas, micro skills are the "threads: that the counselor weaves into techniques to help form the process of counseling. Further the micro skills as relevant to child counseling such as suicide ideation reflecting meaning, interpreting, and making use of metaphors. Besides attention to micro skills in counseling children, Velsor (2004) emphasizes the important of process in counseling children. For example, process denotes the interaction that occur during counseling that suggests a change has taken place. According to Velsor, the child-counselor relationship is realized by building trust through listening and communication.

•Explain the differences between counseling a child and counseling an adolescent, based on the appropriate developmental stages.

Velsor (200) presents research to explain the various counseling stages as follows: (1) the initial state, (2) the building stage, (3) formation, (4) contact, (5) egalitarianism, and (6) permissiveness. During the initial stage children present in counseling in an exploratory mode in which they warm up to the counselor. In the building stage, a client-counselor relationship develops. Formation is the stage in which trust is ...

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This solution describes the stages of development

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