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    Description'Delightfully crafted and up-to-date. It is difficult to think of a more comprehensive and essential text in this field' - Colin Feltham, Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University. 'Replete with a wealth of suggested techniques that can be used when working with children of different ages' - Robyn M Gillies, School of Education, University of Queensland, Brisbane. "Counselling Children" is a highly practical, bestselling guide to skills and strategies which can be used in working with children who are experiencing emotional problems. Written in straightforward terms, the book sets out the authors' model of sequentially-planned integrative counseling for children (SPICC) and describes the specific techniques which practitioners can use to help children: tell their story and release troubling emotions; improve self-concept and deal with unhelpful beliefs; recognize their options and choices; and, discover new behaviors, and manage impulsive behavior. The book also provides guidelines for selecting and using a range of media, play and activities and includes 30 photocopiable worksheets that are featured throughout the book. The worksheets are designed for practitioners to use directly with children to help them explore their feelings and experiences in more depth. Thoroughly revised and updated, this Third Edition features two new chapters on counseling children in groups. "Counselling Children, Third Edition" is widely used in the practical skills training of counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, teachers, and other professionals who work with children. It is also an ideal resource for any practice-setting providing counseling services for children. Dr Kathryn (Kitty) Geldard is a lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling at Queensland University of Technology. She has many years of clinical experience as a child and family therapist in both mental health settings and in private practice. David Geldard is a psychologist experienced in working with children and families in community health and mental health settings and in private practice.

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    Counselling Children
    A Practical Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathryn Geldard, By (author) David Geldard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9781412948340
    ISBN 10: 1412948347

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 618.928914
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    LC classification: RC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BIC subject category V2: MJW
    B&T Approval Code: A12700000
    BISAC V2.8: MED069000, PSY028000, PSY010000
    Thema V1.0: MKMT, MKD
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    17 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    PART ONE: COUNSELLING CHILDREN Goals for Counselling Children The Child-Counsellor Relationship Attributes of a Counsellor for Children PART TWO: 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 PART THREE: 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 Counselling Skills for Counselling Children in Groups PART FOUR: PLAY THERAPY: USE OF MEDIA AND ACTIVITIES The Play Therapy Room 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 PART FIVE: THE USE OF WORK-SHEETS Building Self-Esteem Social Skills Training Education in Protective Behaviours PART SIX: IN CONCLUSION