COUNSELING CHILDREN presents a practical and evidence-based approach for working with children in a helping relationship. The authors focus on building a solid theoretical base as well as on translating classical and updated theories into practice. This easy-to-read guide includes useful strategies and case studies to provide students with a realistic look at the counseling field. It also presents a development approach to counseling that considers age and stage differences in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. To further prepare students for their careers, the ninth edition includes 2014 ACA ethical standards, best practice guidelines for typical and atypical children's problems, and fresh ideas that facilitate understanding of the world of the child. Expanded coverage of children who have special concerns and of family interventions provides readers with effective ways to deliver interventions across multiple settings.