This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counseling. It covers couple counseling for parents, whole family counseling, and counseling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers, and parents.
- Offers an introduction to relationship counseling theory and concepts
- Includes discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change
- Examines ways to address parenting issues
- Provides an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behavior and personal safety
Kathryn and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counseling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counseling with whole family counseling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people.
The book will be invaluable to new relationship counselors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counselors.