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Therapy with Children and Young People
Integrative Counselling in Schools and other Settings



December 2013 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Therapy with Children and Young People addresses the practice of child therapy in school settings in a unique level of detail. The authors adopt a broad ecosystematic, integrative approach that considers the influence of family, school and the wider community, placing emphasis on significant development and attachment issues.


As well as providing a solid ground in developmental theory, the authors explore the contextual and professional issues of working in a school setting. A wide range of activities and exercises (including using the creative arts to engage with young people through play, story, metaphor and imagery) help you to apply theory to practice in a new way. Challenging ethical dilemmas, such as sharing sensitive information and communicating with parents and teachers, are explored with the support of lively case studies.


Covering therapy with children from infant to secondary school, this book will be your essential resource if you wish to work therapeutically in schools.



 
PART ONE: SETTING THE CONTEXT
 
Introduction - Colleen McLaughlin
 
The Child, The School, Counselling and Psychotherapy - Colleen McLaughlin
 
PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH THE DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
 
Infancy: The foundations of learning and relating - Julia Buckroyd
 
Pre-school and the Early Years - Fiona Peacock
 
The Primary School Years - Clair Lewoski
 
Working with the Developmental Tasks of Adolescence during the Secondary School Years - Tracey Fuller
 
PART THREE: WORKING THERAPEUTICALLY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN SCHOOLS
 
The Therapeutic Relationship: Building a working alliance with children and adolescents - Carol Holliday
 
The Therapeutic Relationship: Conditions and processes - Carol Holliday
 
Working with Thinking, Feeling and the Importance of the Body - Carol Holliday
 
Creative Therapeutic Interventions - Carol Holliday
 
Intervening to Work with Other Relationships - Fiona Peacock
 
PART FOUR: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELLING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
 
Professional and Ethical issues in the Beginning and Ongoing Phases of Therapy in Schools - Tracey Fuller
 
‘Just because we can’t talk about the sessions, doesn’t mean we can’t talk’: Professional and Ethical Issues in the On-going and Ending Phases of Therapy - Eileen Armstrong
 
Psychotherapeutic Counselling in a Multi-Disciplinary Multi-Agency Environment - Fiona Peacock

This is an easily readable book that should be essential reading for anyone who is counselling children and young people, not just in schools but in any setting. I highly recommend this as a core text.

Ms Lynn Martin
Counselling Studies, Quality Training UK
April 29, 2014

Clear and well grounded in practice.

Mr Keith Walmsley-Smith
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
April 14, 2014

Comprehensive and uptodate and suitable for undergraduate studies.

Dr Sandra Tsang
Dept of Social Work & Social Admin, University of Hong Kong
April 8, 2014

Valuable for our new module on this topic and good that it follows an integrative approach

Mr Simon O'Donohoe
Faculty of Care, Child Care, Entry Level, Counselling, and Landbased Studies, Carmarthenshire College
March 3, 2014

I have already commented once on this elsewhere - an excellent book, factual but open to different perspectives, and willing to admit the challenges involved in working with children and young people. The book is authoritative and well referenced but does not fudge difficult issues or prescribe a "one size fits all" approach.

Mrs Jennie C-Knight
Counselling, Protocol National
March 2, 2014

a useful and comprehensive resource

Ms Jane Westergaard
Counselor Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
February 28, 2014

This book would be recommended reading for any therapist, whether working with children or adults, as it looks in detail at the development of the personality. The book is honest and does not fudge or slur over difficult issues. It is written with compassion and insight.

Mrs Jennie C-Knight
Counselling, Protocol National
February 11, 2014
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Chapter One: The Child, The School, Counselling and Psychotherapy


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