Book Description

Review 'McClure and Teyber have written an excellent casebook that analyzes mental health problems that children and adolescents may experience. Importantly, the analysis is embedded within a cultural context. The casebook reviews symptoms and causes of disorders and then presents cases that illustrate key points in the discussion. The cases are explored with depth, and the rationale for using certain treatment strategies are thoughtfully discussed within a cultural context. This book is a valuable contribution and should be read by mental health professionals as well as advanced undergraduates or graduate students in the helping professions.''This book speaks to real-life problems experienced by children and adolescents today, problems that are serious, complex, and challenging to talented, seasoned counselors. It provides an in-depth discussion of intervention techniques, including scripts of important exchanges between the counselor and client. Each chapter contains detailed background information about the crisis category of interest and the pertinent multicultural issues that apply, thus providing the context in which the interventions can be better understood.' Read more About the Author Faith Holmes McClure is a psychology professor at California State University, San Bernardino and is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University. Dr. McClure is also the co-author for the Student Workbook, Instructor?s Manual and CHALLENGING THERAPEUTIC INTERACTIONS clinical training video with Edward Teyber. Her research interests include multicultural & relational issues in mental health; violence, child abuse & chemical dependence; and developmental psychopathology. Dr. McClure grew up in South Africa during apartheid and hopes she can contribute to psychology in post-apartheid South Africa as a mixed-race person.Edward Teyber is an Emeritus professor (psychology) at California State University (CSU), San Bernardino. Dr. Teyber received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. He has enjoyed being active in clinical practice, supervision and training, and research with children and families as well as in psychotherapy process for nearly 40 years. He still writes popular press and professional articles and chapters, and is also the author of the popular-press book HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH DIVORCE and a textbook published by Brooks/Cole, CASEBOOK IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT TREATMENT: CULTURAL AND FAMILIAL CONTEXTS, 2nd Edition. Dr. Teyber maintains a part-time private practice, enjoys golf and doing anything outdoors with family and friends. Read more