Counselling Children

Counselling Children : A Practical Introduction

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'This book is a must have for anyone training to work with children. It combines theory, research-based strategies and direct experience to create a practical, accessible and thoughtful guide. New counsellors will no doubt continue to refer to the book's suggested strategies and media for years to come.'
Dr Samantha Bursnall, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Child and Family, Tavistock Centre, London

This fourth edition of bestselling Counselling Children is a highly practical guide to the skills and strategies which can be used in working with children who are experiencing emotional problems.

The authors cover:

-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.

This fully revised fourth edition includes a new chapter on Ethical Considerations; a new chapter covering Historical Background and Contemporary Ideas, helping you understand and demonstrate the evidence base for your practice; and lots more case studies to help you develop appropriate techniques across different settings and at different stages of your practice.

The book is invaluable in the practical skills training of counsellors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, teachers, and other professionals who work with children.

Dr Kathryn Geldard is adjunct senior lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

David Geldard has an international reputation as a psychologist and trainer of counsellors. He is noted for his work in counselling children and their families.

Rebecca Yin Foo is an educational and developmental psychologist who specializes in working with children and families in her private practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 22mm | 599.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1446256545
  • 9781446256541
  • 13,105

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From the time that this book was first written by the Geldards in 1997 I have been recommending it to my colleagues, trainees, and supervisees, having found it to be invaluable in my own work. This forth edition has been greatly expanded including additional material from a third contributor Rebecca Yin Foo, who also writes a helpful introduction... This book is a 'must have' for any practitioner who works with children. -- Pat Havell
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About Kathryn Geldard

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. David Geldard has an international reputation as a counselling psychologist and for his work in counselling children and their families. Rebecca Yin Foo is an educational and developmental psychologist who specialises in working with children and families.
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Table of contents

Goals for Counselling Children
The Child-Counsellor Relationship
Ethical Considerations when Counselling Children
Attributes of a Counsellor for Children
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
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
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
Building Self-esteem
Social Skills Training
Education in Protective Behaviours
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