Counselling Children A Practical Introduction

ISBN-10: 1446256545
ISBN-13: 9781446256541
Edition: 4th 2013
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.53" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Rich in practical exercises, this is the definitive guide to the skills and techniques used when working with children experiencing emotional problems. Now over fifteen years old, the Geldard's bestselling book covers everything you need to know to work effectively with this age group. This fully revised and updated fourth edition includes: - The goals for counselling children and the counsellor-child relationship- Practice frameworks for working effectively with children- Play therapy and using different media and activities - Building self esteem and social skills using worksheets. The book also has:- A brand new chapter on ethical considerations- A new chapter covering current research, helping you understand and demonstrate the evidence base for your practice- Lots more case studies to help you explore the most appropriate techniques across different settings and at different stages of your practice. This highly practical guide is vital reading for anyone working or training to work with children, whether you be counsellor, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, nurse or teacher.

About the authors
Introduction to the fourth edition
Counselling Children
Goals for counselling children
The child-counsellor relationship
Ethical considerations when counselling children
Attributes of a counsellor for children
Practice Frameworks
Historical background and contemporary ideas about counselling children
The process of child therapy
The child's internal processes of therapeutic change
Sequentially Planned Integrative Counselling for Children (the SPICC model)
Counselling children in the context of family therapy
Counselling children in groups
Child Counselling Skills
Observation
Active listening
Helping the child to tell their story and get in touch with strong emotions
Dealing with resistance and transference
Dealing with self-concept and self-destructive beliefs
Actively facilitating change
Termination of counseling
Skills for counselling children in groups
Play Therapy - Use of Media and Activities
The play therapy room
The evidence-base for play therapy and counselling children
Selecting the appropriate media or activity
The use of miniature animals
Sand-tray work
Working with clay
Drawing, painting, collage and construction
The imaginary journey
Books and stories
Puppets and soft toys
Imaginative pretend play
Games
The Use of Worksheets
Building self-esteem
Social skills training
Education in protective behaviours
In Conclusion
Worksheets
Bibliography
Index

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