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Effective Counselling with Young People

Effective Counselling with Young People

May 2011 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
This book examines key theoretical counselling perspectives and applies these specifically to work with young people. It establishes how to build counselling relationships in order to support young people and enable them to achieve positive outcomes and to manage their lives effectively. It also identifies the key counselling skills needed to engage in purposeful, helping conversations. There are sections on understanding adolescent development, exploring person-centred principles and understanding and using motivational interviewing - all of which help to blend academic theory with the realities of practice.
Understanding Adolescent Development
Examining an Integrative Approach to Counselling Young People
Exploring Person-Centred Principles and Developing Counselling Skills
Embedding Multicultural Principles and Skills into Counselling Work with Young People
Using Transactional Analysis to Develop Effective Communication in Counselling Young People
Understanding How Cognitive Behavioural Approaches Can Inform Counselling Practice with Young People
Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Young People in Timely Interventions
Working with Solution-Focused Approaches for Counselling Young People
Engaging Young People through the Use of a Narrative Approach to Counselling

Good text to support students wanting to support young people in a professional listening role

Mrs Anna-Marie Gillman
Health, Education and Social Sciences, Doncaster University Centre
July 1, 2015

This book explains the ways that counselling can be effective used with young people. This books helps to structure the research needed for the research projects on this course

Miss Sarah Bishop
Public Services, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
March 19, 2015

Particularly good reading for those students and professionals undertaking initial studies or practice requiring helping skills. Teaching or support work performance will be enhanced through knowledge and application of the content within this book. Through a well laid out format it intersperses theory with relevant case study material to offer a variety of opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.

Ms Karen Roper
Business, care and teacher training, Yeovil College
August 10, 2014

exellent book only recommedned status as not PC specific

Miss Maria Punt
HCPS, South Essex College
September 25, 2013

Excellent book for those wanting to counsel children

Mrs Rebecca Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
August 5, 2013

This is another useful text in the Practice series. It provides an overview of key aspects for consideration in counselling this client group, as well as how differing modalities could be applied to working with young people.

I found the structure of each chapter to allow a clear progression in initial reading, as well as making it easy to re-locate areas in subsequent review and revision. The authors acknowledge the challenges of this client group as well as the potential rewards.

This is definitely worth having on a reading list for Practice.

Mr Mike Bancroft
Counselling, Alton College
June 27, 2013

This text offers an excellent introduction to a range of approaches for working with young people. Although an introductory text, recommended further reading is particularly helpful for those who wish to explore further. This text will make an important addition to future reading for the Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance students. It may also be a useful resource for those seeking to enage in CPD once established in practice.

Dr Rob Millar
School of Psychology, Ulster University
December 5, 2012

The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

Some excdellent practical activities to consider with students. Supports one particular module for youth and community and is useful for the Graduate Certificate also.

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

This is now in our library. Our course in youth work (which is not counselling) draws on a variety of professions and skills. I liked the first chapter that gives - in addition to other books - an understanding of adolescent development; and some goos outlines of approaches used TA, CBT and particularly SFT are of interest - Youth workers are often pragmatic and look fro wasy to help young poeple move forward. the SFT will be halpful here. There are some good case studies to enble further reflection and discussion.

Richard Turner
Youth Work, Chester University
September 17, 2012

Hazel Reid

Dr Hazel Reid is principal lecturer and Director of the Centre for Career & Personal Development at Canterbury Christ Church University. She teaches on a range of programmes associated with youth support; including a Foundation degree programme, a BA( Hons) award and the Masters in Career Guidance and Counselling. She also supports colleagues working on Doctoral degrees. More About Author

Jane Westergaard

Jane Westergaard is a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. She teaches on a range of programmes specifically designed for students who plan to engage in employment with young people, but not in teaching roles. These youth support professionals include school counsellors, pastoral tutors, voluntary sector youth support workers, classroom assistants, learning mentors, careers advisers and personal advisers. More About Author