'This accessible and engaging book presents a child-centred model of therapy, one that is firmly entrenched within the person-centred tradition yet it is simultaneously shaped by developmental theory. Overall, if you are wanting a book to provide a base from which to begin work with children or young people, this could well be it. This is an engaging and informative read that it is written in a manner that epitomises the approach from which it hails: warm, non-expert in tone, and congruent, and the personal nature of some of the content is a welcome change to other texts in this area'
There is a delightful lack of jargon, to say the book is "user friendly" is inadequate, it is a delight to read. This excellent text is an invaluable tool for students and therapists of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as people involved in supporting the development of young people. It is therefore highly recommended.
Fabulous book enabling those that are sure that PCT is where their philosophical counselling heart lays to continue being with child and adolescent clients
Highly accessible, this book is very relevant to our person centred training programme and address a much needed lack of similar literature specific to working with C&YP. Our library has ordered 7 copies plus online access.
a fantastic read, very detailed
It is lovely to have a text that looks at working with young people solely from a PC perspective
a good supporting text for students
Although at the beginning David Smyth seemed to give very simple examples, the book was able to address very specific issues which I found very useful.
Some of the tips were very thoughtful and thought provoking.
I found the exercises too simple for me. I personally would have liked some suggestions or aims for the exercises.
Never the less, the book is a "must" read for any Person-Centred counsellor wishing to start working with children and young people.
A good introduction to person centred therapy with children.
An interesting text, giving students a person-centred approach created by the author out of his own experience. I didn't like what the author did to Roger's six necessary and sufficient conditions; I think Carl would have turned in his grave at Smyth's use of 'equal' for congruence. However I did find the authors' research into Rogers' own work with children fascinating and helpful. I think this book will be useful for those students wanting a description of how the person-centred approach can be used with children and young people.
An informative text that enables to reader to gain insight into how childrens needs can be met through child centred therapy. Illustrations used are helpful to link the theoretical understanding to reality of practice.
Text is readable and engaging
I will be adding this book to the recommended reading list for learners , particularly those embarking on counselling placement within schools.It is an indepth book and explains in detail aspects of person centred counselling with children.The lay out of the book is easy to read and using it as a reference tool , it is a great accompaniment to already aquired understanding of the person centred theoretical model.
This book is an essential text for the module on Counselling and Mentoring within the Childhood Studies Programme.
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