This book brings together ideas from research and practice and presents practical, up-to-date methods for helping children with specific developmental, social or behavioural problems. Nine counselling theories and the techniques used in counselling sessions with children are included, along with a biographical sketch of the theorists, a philosophical statement of the nature of people, a discussion of the theory and techniques used in practice, a case history demonstrating application of the method and techniques, and final summation of current and classic research and reactions to the theory. Transcripts of actual counselling sessions illustrate how counselling methods are used. Suggestions for counselling exceptional children, or children who are experiencing social problems resulting from such events as divorce, death and abuse, are also included. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students taking courses in counselling in departments of psychology and social work.
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 771.1g
- 25 Mar 1988
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- CA, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
Table of contents
Part One: Introduction to counseling children. Introduction. The counseling process. Part Two: Counseling theories and techniques - their application to children. Reality therapy. Person-centered counseling. Gestalt therapy. Rational emotive therapy. Behavioral counseling. Psychodynamic counseling. Transactional analysis. Individual psychology. Family therapy. Part Three: Counseling with children - special topics. Consulting techniques. Group counseling with children. Counseling children with special concerns. Counseling exceptional children. Legal and ethical considerations for counselors. Children's conflicts with others: alternatives for intervention. Children's conflicts with self: alternatives for intervention. Appendices. Name index. Subject index.