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The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People

The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People

Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
Edited by:

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

This book is the top choice for me in counselling children and young people

Ms Carol Lloyd
Department of Counselling, Chichester University
July 16, 2021

A clear and effective guide covering all key aspects of counseling children and young people.

Thoroughly recommended

Mr Dominic Games
Health & Social Care Team, Amersham And Wycombe College
December 1, 2020

This book is well written and is accessible for both qualified and trainee counsellors. A wide range of theoretical approaches are covered within, along with practical elements of counselling. The discussion questions are particularly helpful and thought provoking.

Mrs Louise Allen
Counselling Department, Riverside College Halton
December 18, 2019

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