Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families
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Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families

By (author) Kathryn Geldard , By (author) David Geldard

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'If you need one book that's crammed with clinically excellent, genuinely well informed and useful ideas for working with family relationships in all their permutations, this is undoubtedly it' - Professor Colin Feltham, Sheffield Hallam University. 'This is easy to read and has a clear layout. Counselling MSc students may find it an interesting introduction to the topic' - "Times Higher Education Magazine, May 2009". This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole-family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers and parents. The text also includes: an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts; discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change; ways to address parenting issues; and, an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety. Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole-family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people. The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 182 x 230 x 18mm | 498.95g
  • 19 Dec 2008
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • 1847875513
  • 9781847875518
  • 78,040

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KATHRYN GELDARD, PhD, is a lecturer and counsellor supervisor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include adolescent peer counselling and counselling effectiveness as perceived by the adolescent client in the QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic. Kathryn is currently conducting research with Australian Aboriginal adolescents with regard to developing a culturally sensitive peer support program in a regional community. She is the author of a number of textbooks on counselling and has several years experience in supervising and training counsellors.

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