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Counselling Adolescents

Counselling Adolescents
The Proactive Approach for Young People

Fifth Edition
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October 2019 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now in its fifth edition, this definitive guide to counselling adolescents has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principles, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.

With over 4 hours of online resources, this multi-disciplinary book uses case studies and examples to demonstrate how a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills through a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.

Part I: Understanding the young person
1. The nature of adolescence
2. The influence of childhood experiences
3. Young people’s environments
4. The development of mental health problems
Part II: Counselling Young People and the Proactive Approach
5. Making counselling relevant for young people
6. Theoretical Foundations for a Proactive Approach
7. Promoting change in young people
Part III: A Proactive Process for Counselling Young People
8. The primary counselling functions
9. Proactive counselling in action
10. Counselling micro-skills
11. Symbolic strategies
12. Creative strategies
13. Behavioural and cognitive behavioural strategies
14. Psycho-educational strategies
15. Mindfulness Strategies
16. The use of technology when counselling young people
Part IV: Proactive counselling in practice
17. Professional and ethical issues
18. Case studies

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Kathryn Geldard

David Geldard

David Geldard has an international reputation as a counselling psychologist and for his work in counselling children and their families.  More About Author

Rebecca Yin Foo

Rebecca Yin Foo is an educational and developmental psychologist who specialises in working with children and families.  More About Author

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