Table of Contents

Part I

Chapter 1: Human Development Through the Lifespan
The Counseling Connection
The Complexity of Human Development
Life Domains of Human Development
A Biopsychosocial Approach
Human Development Knowledge Applied to Counseling

Chapter 2: Theories of Human Development
Theories and Theoretical Models of Human Development
Cultural Diversity and Human Development
Seeking the Truth: Research Methodologies
Rules Governing Human Subject Research
Research Contributing to a Counselorís Identity

Part II

Chapter 3: Conception and Prenatal Development
Healthy Prenatal Development
Risks to Healthy Prenatal Development
Counseling Issues

Chapter 4: Infancy (Birth to 24 Months Old)
Healthy Infant Development
Counseling Issues

Chapter 5: Toddlerhood (Ages 1 to 3)
Healthy Toddler Development
Risks to Healthy Toddler Development
Counseling Issues

Chapter 6: Preschool: Early School Age (Ages 3 to 6)
Healthy Preschool Development
Risks to Healthy Preschool Development
Counseling Issues

Chapter 7: Middle Childhood (Ages 6 to 12)
Healthy Middle Childhood Development
Cognitive Development
Social Development
Moral Development
Emotional Development
Counseling Issues
Cultural Diversity Issues
A Time to Wonder

Part III

Chapter 8: Early Adolescence (Ages 13 to 18)
Healthy Early Adolescence Development
Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Early Adolescence
Counseling Issues
Current Trends
Cultural Diversity Issues
A Time of Storm and Stress, as Well as Wonder and Awe

Chapter 9: Late Adolescence (Ages 19 to 25)
Healthy Later Adolescence Development
Emotional and Social Development
Alcohol and Drug Use: A Particular Challenge
College: A Unique Arena for Emerging Adulthood
Graduates: Returning Home after College and Choosing Not to Go to College
Counseling Issues
Cultural Diversity Issues

Chapter 10: Early Adulthood (Ages 26 to 35)
Healthy Early Adulthood Development
Risks to Healthy Early Adulthood Development
Counseling Issues

Chapter 11: Middle Adulthood (Ages 36 to 60)
A Period of Recent Recognition
Changes in Middle Adulthood
Midlife Crisis or Midlife Transition
Generativity Versus Stagnation
Person-Environment, Culture Interaction and, Socio-Economic Status
Counseling Issues

Part IV

Chapter 12: Late Adulthood (Ages 61 to 75)
Responding to the Counseling Needs of a Growing Aging Population
The Aging Process
Aging: A Natural Transition and a Factor in Counseling
Counseling Clients in Late Adulthood

Chapter 13: Oldest-Old Elderhood (Ages 75 and Over)
Understanding Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction in Old Age
Adjustment to Advanced Aging
Emotional Impact of Chronic Illness and Disability
Psychosocial Crisis
Gerontological Counseling Expertise
Cultural Competence