Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).
"This textbook offers a unique focus in helping counselors apply developmental issues to their counseling practice. Students reading this book will leave with a clear understanding of the developmental challenges likely to occur among clients of all different ages."
-- Natasha Segool, University of Hartford
Daniel W. Wong, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi State University (MSU). Prior to MSU, Dr. Wong was Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Studies, College of Allied Health Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Since 1987, he has taught at the University of North Texas, San Jose State University, Hofstra University, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Wong received the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Award and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award and he has published more than 80 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and numerous disability-rehabilitation policy/position papers nationally and internationally.
Kimberly R. Hall earned a master’s of science degree in School Counseling in 1997 and the doctorate of philosophy degree in school counseling in 2004 from Mississippi State University. Dr. Hall worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia exclusively with the school counseling program for several years before returning to Mississippi State. For six years, she served as the Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in School Counseling which offered degrees at the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degree levels. She is now an Associate Professor at the Meridian campus of Mississippi State University and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in School Counseling and as Graduate Coordinator for the Division of Education. Dr. Hall specializes in counseling children and adolescents and working with parents.
Cheryl A. Justice earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from DePauw University. She later received a Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Justice has over 25 years of experience in teaching, counseling and consultation. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. She serves as the Clinical and School Counseling Coordinator for the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. In addition, she is the faculty advisor for the Chi Sigma Iota Chapter. Dr. Justice specializes in group work and is an advocate for social justice.
Lucy Wong Hernandez, M.S
. is an instructor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Mississippi State University. She has extensive experience in the fields of rehabilitation and disability studies as they relate to academics, disability rights, social policy and service provision for persons with disabilities. She teaches in the areas of rehabilitation counseling and disability, gerontology, and human development. She is a frequent speaker, presenter, and trainer at national and international conferences and seminars. She has authored and contributed to numerous articles on disability rights, social policy, and multicultural issues. She has taught at York College - City University of New York, Hofstra University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and East Carolina University.