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Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People

Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People
A Person-centred Approach

  • Mark Prever - Lead Professional, Every Child Matters, Yardleys School, Birmingham

February 2010 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People is the ideal introduction to counselling and supporting children and young people. Taking a person-centered approach, Mark Prever offers readers a clear understanding of the theory and practice of working with children and young people in difficulty – whether in a therapeutic, school or social work setting. This practical text:

  • specifically addresses both the counsellor and the 'helper', who may be unfamiliar with counselling jargon
  • contains exercises, points for further thought and discussion, and boxed notes throughout, highlighting exactly how the theory applies to the child or young person
  • discusses ethics, the current political agenda and evidence-based practice

This book is a must-read for trainees and professionals working with children and young people in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, education, mental health, nursing, youth work and social work.

Why Working with Children and Young People in a Person-Centred Way Is Different
The Person-Centred Approach: Theoretical Framework
Historical, National, Ethical and Legal Issues in Working with Children and Young People
Measuring Outcomes
Why Young People Become Unhappy: The Person-Centred Approach in Context
The Importance of the Relationship
Working with Feelings and Emotions
Unconditional Positive Regard
Working Creatively
Developing Person-Centred Skills, Attitudes and Qualities
Key Questions about Working with Children and Young People
Training, Supervision and Well-Being

This is a five week course and I liked the content covered in this textbook.

Professor Sarah Trueblood
Social Sciences Education Dept, Iowa Central Community College
October 28, 2012

A useful guide to the person-centred approach to counselling. Very easy to read and understand and I found the case studies very useful when considering theory.

Mrs Alana Enoch
Education Studies and Social Inclusion, Trinity College Carmarthen
October 2, 2012

This book demonstrates an excellent and up to date application of person centred approach when working with children and young people. The book is further enhanced by the excellent case study examples. This book is a must read for anyone working with children and young people.

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
September 10, 2012

I love PCT approach in counseling as such I love this book....a well written book!!

Mr Sivan Koran
Psychology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
July 6, 2012

Does not provide the emphasis that we required.

Dr Paul Beeson
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April 8, 2012

Accessible and relevant for our foundation degree students, many of whom are foster parents.

Ms Chris Simpson
Community and Youth, College of St Mark and St John
March 19, 2012

This book has been adopted as recommended reading for the BSC honours Community Youth Work degree at the University of Ulster in Magee. the book offers an overview of person centred practice with young people, setting it in context and offers good examples of case studies and reflective questions and exercises that are useful for students. It is particularly useful for training students as effective helpers and in listening ear. I suggest that those involved in counselling training would find this a useful resource.

Mrs Breda Friel
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University
December 5, 2011

This publication is interesting and relevant to anyone working with children or young people.
It offers the combination of theory and practice together with blending ethical and legal considerations.
The case studies also bring the theory to life.

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
June 15, 2011

Some useful insights into direct work with children and young people

Mr Joe Smeeton
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April 4, 2011

Clear, well written and informative. I would highly recommend that anyone working with children and young people read this book.

Mrs Gillian Harrison
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December 14, 2010

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