Counselling Children

A Practical Introduction

Author: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard,Rebecca Yin Foo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418673

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The definitive guide to the skills and techniques used when working with children experiencing emotional problems, this book covers all you need to know about: The goals for counselling children and the child-counsellor relationship Practice frameworks for working effectively with children Play therapy and the use of different media and activities Building self-esteem and social skills through the use of worksheets. This fifth edition has been updated to include: A new chapter on technology; its influence on children and ways that technology can be used during counselling New content on issues of diversity and difference in counselling children The different contexts in which counselling children occur Discussion of concepts of wellbeing and resilience Updated references and research. The book is supported by a new companion website that provides training materials and handouts on a range of skills for counselling children including: helping the child to tell their story sand tray work, the use of miniature animals, the use of clay, and helping the child to change thoughts and behaviour. This highly practical guide is vital reading for counsellors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and teachers working or training to work with children.

Counselling Adolescents

The Proactive Approach for Young People

Author: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1848606435

Category: Psychology

Page: 307

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"Filled with practical and effective approaches, this book is an asset to anyone wanting to develop their skills in working with adolescents." Samantha Best, CAMHS Manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist "This publication is a further invaluable resource to counsellors wanting to work with young people. It offers a 'one stop shop' for any practitioner who wants to understand adolescent development and the need for a counselling approach that parallels this, with helpful strategies for enhancing the counselling conversation and the relationship between counsellor and the young person." Barbara Rayment, Director of Youth Access, London "Providing an excellent introduction to counselling young people that is theoretically sound and rich in delivering practical techniques, this book is an important addition to the personal library of counselling students and counsellors" Associate Professor Sylvia Rodger, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia In this third edition of their bestselling text, Kathryn and David Geldard provide a practical introduction to the principles and practices required for successful counselling, to show that working with young people can be both challenging and effective. The book is divided into three main parts, covering: - how to understand the young client as a person - the pro-active approach of working with young people - the counselling skills and strategies needed. This Third Edition has been completely revised and updated, and includes two new chapters. The first, Maintaining a Collaborative Relationship, identifies ways to engage a young person collaboratively throughout a proactive counselling process. The other, Professional and Ethical Issues, deals with these issues as they relate to working with young people. Additional practical case studies and examples show how counsellors can work pro-actively with this age group. The book will be of particular interest as a textbook and resource to all professionals who work with emotionally disturbed young people, and will provide an excellent resource for trainees in courses on counselling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, mental health and psychiatry, nursing, and education.


The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People

Author: Maggie Robson,Sue Pattison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152645436X

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Expert authors from a wide range of backgrounds bring together the fundamentals of counselling practice with children and young people in this landmark handbook. It covers all your students need to know about theory and practice approaches, the counselling process, and practice issues and settings. This second edition is updated with the latest developments and research in an ever-changing field, and includes new content on: Diversity and difference Mental illness Safeguarding and risk assessment Child and young people's development Attachment theory and application Each chapter includes a chapter introduction and summary, reflective questions and activities, helping trainees to cement their learning. With chapters contributed by leading specialists and academics in the field, this book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners working with children and young people.

Basic Personal Counselling

A Training Manual for Counsellors

Author: David Geldard,Kathryn Geldard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442545953

Category: Counseling

Page: 406

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BASIC PERSONAL COUNSELLING is an easy-to-read introduction to counselling skills for both professional and volunteer counsellors and workers in the helping professions. Fully up-to-date, and reflecting current best practice, this Australian text: introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action, shows how combining counselling skills using an integrative approach can produce change, discusses the processes of change involved in counseling, provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, or suicidal ideation and discusses professional issues including: confidentiality: ethics: record-keeping: arrangement of a counselling room: the need to care for yourself and the importance and use of supervision

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Manual

Author: Katherine Paxton,Irene A. Estay

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105527

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

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This manual provides counselling techniques that work for professionals, but also for individuals coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone with an ASD. It shows how to develop the tools to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world around them.

Counselling Children with Special Needs

Author: Gill Brearley

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632041510

Category: Psychology

Page: 149

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Because children's developmental stage makes it difficult for them to understand and express their own inner worlds, counsellors of children require special skill sets. These difficulties are further accentuated when children have physical and developmental problems, which hinder verbal communication. This book concentrates on these cases, and looks at the key emotional difficulties that these children are likely to be experiencing--such as anger, grief, bereavement and denial. The author has included case studies that clearly illustrate the problems these children face, and gives practical advice on helping each child to communicate and deal with his/her individual needs. In this practical and accessible text, the author identifies key issues and develops a wide range of techniques that enable care professionals to successfully communicate and build a therapeutic relationship.

Counselling and Supporting Children in Distress

Author: Sonia Sharp,Helen Cowie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264645

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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`A book which will be of great interest and use to teachers and school staff... case examples and details of interventions are very helpful... [a book for] teachers to dip into when faced with a pupil troubled by fears and phobias, or an issue such as bullying' - Young Minds Magazine `This book successfully integrates current theory, practice and research. It is concise and easy to read.... I broadened and deepened my understanding from reading it. I can imagine some EPs and others using individual chapters as informative, quick revisions of key subject areas.... Additionally, this book will be useful to the growing army of other adults now working with children and young people' - British Psychological Society Division of Educational and Child Psychology Newsletter Increasingly, the carers of children must call on basic counselling skills in their interactions with young people and their families. This book addresses the key issues and problems faced by adults involved in the care of children, and gives them the knowledge they need to provide effective support for the children and young people with whom they work. Integrating theory, practice and research, the authors give clear, accessible interventions designed to alleviate distress. They demonstrate how appropriate counselling approaches and support systems can be incorporated by practitioners into their existing repertoire of skills.

Introducing Counselling

A Practical Guide

Author: Alistair Ross

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848316283

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Introducing Counselling: A Practical Guide is an accessible and practical route into counselling techniques. What is it? How does it work? And how can it change your life? With expert advice on everything from the ethics of counselling to identifying steps forward, this book offers an invaluable guide to anyone who is interested in counselling others, or in having counselling themselves. Introducing Practical Guides bring you the world's greatest theories and research to improve your life, your skills and your well-being. Packed full of straightforward, realistic advice that has immediate results, Practical Guides are engineered by experts in their fields to help you achieve your goals.

Counselling Young People

A Practitioner Manual

Author: Rebecca Kirkbride

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526417685

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This groundbreaking book takes a humanistic approach to counselling young people, establishing humanistic counselling as an evidence-based psychological intervention. Chapters cover: Therapeutic models for counselling young people Assessment and the therapeutic relationship Practical skills and strategies for counselling young people Ethical and legal issues Research and measuring and evaluating outcomes Counselling young people in a range of contexts and settings. Grounded in the BACP’s competencies for working with young people, this text is vital reading for those taking a counselling young people course or broader counselling and psychotherapy course, for qualified counsellors working with this client group, and for trainers.

A Guide to Interviewing Children

Essential Skills for Counsellors, Police Lawyers and Social Workers

Author: Claire Wilson,Martine Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135133972

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Children may be witnesses to crimes or accidents, or suspected victims of abuse or neglect, or they may be involved in some form of legal action such as custody cases. In these situations, they may need to be interviewed formally, and if this is not done properly, incorrect or inadequate information may be recorded or the child's position may not be correctly represented later in court. In cases of child abuse, the child may not be the only witness, and the quality of their verbal evidence is critical. A Guide to Interviewing Children is a practical guide the evidential interviewing techniques needed by a range of professionals: social workers, forensic psychologists, lawyers, police and teachers. It outlines basic techniques, explains how to deal with children of different ages (from pre-school to fifteen years), how to deal with parents, the particular issues of sexual abuse, handling multiple interviews of one child and so on. It is written for an international readership, and will be more practical and cover a broader range of contexts than the other titles currently available.

Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

Author: Sue Culley,Tim Bond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969945

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

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'Integrative Counselling Skills in Action' has been updated & this new edition offers new material showing how to cope with demanding situations and use counselling skills successfully. It also includes a new extended case study.

Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families

Author: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206416

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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"If you need one book that's crammed with clinically excellent, genuinely well informed and useful ideas for working with family relationships in all their permutations, this is undoubtedly it" - Professor Colin Feltham, Sheffield Hallam University "This is easy to read and has a clear layout. Counselling MSc students may find it an interesting introduction to the topic" - Times Higher Education Magazine, May 2009 This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole-family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers and parents. The text also includes: o an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts o discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change o ways to address parenting issues o an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety. Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole-family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people. The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.

Person-Centred Therapy with Children and Young People

Author: David Smyth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275485

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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This engaging new book presents a 'child-centred' model of therapy that is thoroughly person-centred in its values. Establishing the roots of child-centred therapy in both child development theories and the Rogerian model, David Smyth demonstrates that counselling the person-centred way is exceptionally relevant to young people. The book further develops child-centred therapy theory and practice, applying the model to real-life practice with children and young people, whether in play, school, organisations or with special needs groups. It also explores the complex professional issues so critical with this age group, including challenging boundaries, establishing an effective relationship with parents and other primary carers, legal and ethical considerations, and multi-professional practice. The author's warm, accessible style conveys his passionate conviction that the person-centred approach can provide a strong foundation for child therapy practice. His book introduces humanistic counselling and psychotherapy trainees - as well as adult-trained therapists - to the particular requirements of working with children and young people, and also illustrates the value of using a 'child-centred' approach for those who might already be working with children in mental health settings. Equally, this volume can be used for professional development in many disciplines including adult trained therapists who want to extend their knowledge of people prior to reaching adulthood.

Online Counselling

A Handbook for Practitioners

Author: Gill Jones,Anne Stokes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230230857

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Online counselling is becoming increasingly popular, but working with clients through the internet presents new challenges for practitioners. Is it really safe and confidential? How can clients build rapport with their therapist without face-to-face contact? Can feelings really be expressed through text? This book gives invaluable advice on the technical and therapeutic aspects of online work from two seasoned experts. Clear, supportive and very practice-friendly, Online Counselling explores the ways counsellors can use the internet to augment their practice. Readers are taken through a wide range of situations, from setting up contracts and creating a secure working environment to undestanding and using emoticons. Drawing on their considerable experience as online counsellors and supervisors, the authors explain how to create an online working alliance with clients through emails, instant messaging and live chat-room sessions. In particular, the book: Uses language that demystifies the jargon of the internet Tackles ethical and legal issues of working online Explores the use of image and sound online Shows how different theoretical approaches can be applied to online practice Includes step-by-step exercises, memorable examples and a handy glossary.

Teens in Therapy

Making it Their Own

Author: Richard Bromfield

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393704648

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

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Every therapist knows that adolescents are difficult and challenging clients.

Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families

A Strengths-Based Approach

Author: John Sharry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412933439

Category: Psychology

Page: 183

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`I recommend this book to anyone who lives or works with families, children or teenagers' - Nurturing Potential `This is a valuable book, worth attention in every child and family service. My own agency has ordered a copy!' - Robert Cumming, Nurturing Potential `John Sharry's book is a jewel in the solution-focused literature. It is clearly and engagingly written, draws on a host of ideas from different therapeutic approaches and is packed with practical examples. There is no better book on strengths-based therapy with children and adolescents. Every team should have one' - Chris Iveson, Brief Therapy Practice Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families describes an innovative approach to therapeutic work which builds on the strengths of children and their parents. As the author's experience shows, helping clients to focus on potential solutions rather than problems can be a powerful means of engaging them in the therapeutic process, even in the most conflicting family circumstances. Harnessing the client's personal, family and community resources in this way also helps counteract their feelings of powerlessness and the possibility of increasing reliance on professional services. Part One outlines the basic principles of a solution-focused and strengths-based approach, tackling such thorny issues as how and when to use diagnosis. Part two describes creative applications of the approach, using groupwork, play-based activities and video feedback. Part Three, examines practical issues which arise in more 'difficult' cases, such as child abuse and suicidal teenagers and children. This book is aimed at professionals and trainees in fields including social work, mental health, childcare, education, psychotherapy and counselling.

Child-Centered Play Therapy

A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children

Author: Nancy H. Cochran,William J. Nordling,Jeff L. Cochran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047063491X

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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"The authors . . . make child-centered play therapy readily understandable to those who wish to take advantage of its long history of helping children overcome problems and grow emotionally to a level of maturity difficult to achieve by any other approach." —From the Foreword, by Louise F. Guerney, PhD, RPT-S A comprehensive resource that thoroughly teaches the theory, methods, and practice of child-centered play therapy Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children offers how-to direction and practical advice for conducting child-centered play therapy. Filled with case studies, learning activities, and classroom exercises, this book presents extensive coverage of play therapy applications such as setting goals and treatment planning, as well as recommendations for family and systemic services that can be provided along with play therapy. This rich resource provides: A thorough introduction to the theory and guiding principles underlying child-centered play therapy Skill guidance including structuring sessions, tracking, empathy, responding to children's questions, and role-play Effective ways of determining what limits to set in the playroom and how to set them in a therapeutically effective manner Clear methods for monitoring children's progress through stages as well as external measures of progress Practical guidance in adjunct therapist tasks such as playroom set-up, documentation, ending therapy, and working with parents, teachers, and principals Endorsed by Louise Guerney—a founding child-centered play therapy figure who developed the skills-based methods covered in this book—Child-Centered Play Therapy comprehensively and realistically introduces practitioners to the child-centered approach to play therapy and addresses how to incorporate the approach into schools, agencies, or private practice.

Doing Research with Children

Author: Dr Anne D Greig,Mrs Jayne Taylor,Tommy MacKay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620412X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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The Second Edition of Doing Research with Children is a welcome development of this key textbook for a growing market. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and practical introduction to undertaking a research project with children, and now accommodates and accounts for many of the changes that have taken place in research practice and in discussions about research with children in recent years.