Late adulthood: Physical and cognitive development

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D. Capuzzi, and M. D. Stauffer (Eds). Human growth and development across the lifespan: Applications for counselors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley

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Human Development Across the Life Span is a practical guide to human growth and development, moving beyond theory to include real-world applications for counselors who work with clients. Written by recognized authorities in mental health counseling and counselor education, this book is fully aligned with the American Counseling Association' s accreditation standards and includes contributions by well-known and respected academics and practitioners. Based on an extensive review of course syllabi across CACREP-accredited programs, this book is organized to follow the way courses are typically taught and follows a consistent structure including pedagogical elements that help students learn. After a thorough examination of essential concepts and theories of life span development, the book moves through each stage of human growth and development to provide expert insight, short case studies, and practical applications to counseling. The full Instructor' s package provides a useful set of tools, including a Respondus test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an Instructor' s Manual. ( from book publishers website)