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The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People

Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
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August 2018 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Expert authors from a wide range of backgrounds bring together the fundamentals of counselling practice with children and young people in this landmark handbook. It covers all your students need to know about theory and practice approaches, the counselling process, and practice issues and settings. This second edition is updated with the latest developments and research in an ever-changing field, and includes new content on:
  • Diversity and difference
  • Mental illness
  • Safeguarding and risk assessment
  • Child and young people's development
  • Attachment theory and application

Each chapter includes a chapter introduction and summary, reflective questions and activities, helping trainees to cement their learning. With chapters contributed by leading specialists and academics in the field, this book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners working with children and young people. 

 
Part I: Theory and Practice Approaches
Divine Charura
Chapter 1: Child Development and Attachment
Graham Bright
Chapter 2: Child and Young Person Centred Approach
Sue Kegerreis, Nick Midgley
Chapter 3: Psychodynamic Approaches
Paul Stallard
Chapter 4: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Belinda Harris
Chapter 5: Gestalt
Niki Cooper and Kelli Swain-Cowper
Chapter 6: Becoming an Integrative Practitioner
Lisa Gordon-Clark
Chapter 7: Play Therapy
Barbara Smith, Kaye Richards, Karen Lowe and Peter Lowe
Chapter 8: Other Creative Approaches
 
Part II Counselling Practices and Processes
Ani de la Prida, Wendy Hay
Chapter 9: Referrals and Indications for Therapy
Edith Bell, David Stewart
Chapter 10: Preparations for Therapy: Beginnings
Sue Pattison and Sandra Bell, with acknowledgment to Mark Prever
Chapter 11: Therapeutic alliance and Counselling Process
Claire Harrison-Breed with acknowledgements to Sally Ingram& Maggie Robson
Chapter 12: Therapeutic Skills
Penny Leake, Ann Beynon and Jenny Biancardi
Chapter 13: Supervision
Ros Sewell, Peter Pearce, Gwen Proud
Chapter 14: Groupwork
Dee C. Ray
Chapter 15: Ending
Katie McArthur, Mick Cooper
Chapter 16: Evaluating counselling
 
Part III: Practice Issues
Peter Jenkins
Chapter 17: Law and Policy
Peter Jenkins
Chapter 18: Ethics
Divine Charura, Tom McAndrew and Sue Pattison
Chapter 19: Diversity
Maggie Robson
Chapter 20: Bereavement
Jennifer Baggerly
Chapter 21: Depression and Anxiety: Common Challenges for Children and Young People
Sum Yu Pansy Yue and Dennis Ougrin
Chapter 22: Self-Harm and Suicide
Beverley Turner-Daly
Chapter 23: Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
Rebecca Kirkbride
Chapter 24: Eating Disorders
Paul Nicholson, Divine Charura and Brian Charlesworth
Chapter 25: Mental Illness in Children and Young People
 
Part IV: Practice Settings
Barbara Smith, Sue Pattison and Cathy Bell
Chapter 26: Health and Social Care Services
Peter Pearce, Ros Sewell and Karen Cromarty
Chapter 27: School and Education Settings

“…essential reading for any course training counsellors and psychotherapists to work with children.”

Caroline Jesper
BACP Professional Standards Development Facilitator

Readable and engaging. I enjoyed the various challenges to traditional thinking, which ensure that the reader has the most up-to-date knowledge.

Lynn Martin
BACP

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Maggie Robson

Margaret Robson is a senior teaching fellow at Keele University where she supervises PhD students and the dissertations of Masters students. Before taking partial retirement, she was responsible for the professional counsellor training programme. She is also a qualified play therapist and has a special interest in working with, and researching, children’s bereavement. She has taught play therapy training programmes in the UK, Kenya and the US and trained the first play therapy supervisors in Kenya. She is currently joint Chair of the BACP Children, Young People and Families Division.  In her free time she is a bit of a water baby and... More About Author

Sue Pattison

Dr Sue Pattison is a counsellor, supervisor and trainer with Sue Pattison Consulting, Sue was Director of a PhD programme at Newcastle University for many years and is now lecturer in psychology at Arden University. She teaches and researches counselling internationally, and has a busy counselling and supervision practice. She is a founder member of the BACP Counselling in Schools Research Consortium and joint Chair of the BACP Children, Young People and Families Division.  More About Author

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