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Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families
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Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families



December 2008 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"If you need one book that's crammed with clinically excellent, genuinely well informed and useful ideas for working with family relationships in all their permutations, this is undoubtedly it" - Professor Colin Feltham, Sheffield Hallam University

"This is easy to read and has a clear layout. Counselling MSc students may find it an interesting introduction to the topic" -

Times Higher Education Magazine, May 2009

This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole-family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers and parents. The text also includes:

o an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts

o discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change

o ways to address parenting issues

o an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety.

Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole-family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people.

The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.

 
INTRODUCTION
 
PART ONE: Overview of Relationship Counselling
 
Established Models of Relationship Counselling
 
The CACHO Model of Integrative Relationship Counselling
 
Use of a Co-Therapist and/or Reflecting Team
 
Relationship Counselling Skills
 
PART TWO: Relationship Counselling for the Family
 
The Family
 
Family Interactions
 
The Initial Contact with a Family Before Counselling Begins
 
Helping the Family to Communicate In the First Session
 
Raising The Family’s Awareness of Family Dynamics
 
Integrating Individual Counselling With Whole Family Work
 
PART THREE: Relationship Counselling for the Child
 
Helping the Child Talk about Their Relationships
 
Exploring The Child’s Relationships with Parents and Siblings
 
Addressing The Child’s Relationships with Parents and Siblings
 
Addressing The Child’s Relationships with Peers, Teachers and Other Adults
 
PART FOUR: Relationship Counselling for Young People
 
Helping Young People to Talk About Their Relationships
 
Attending to the Young Person’s Relationships within the Family
 
Focusing on the Young Person’s Relationships with Peers
 
Addressing The Young Person’s Relationships with Teachers, Employers and Other Adults
 
PART FIVE: Relationship Counselling for Parents
 
Helping Parents Address Their Relationship Issues
 
Enabling Parents to Address Parenting Problems and Differences
 
Addressing Parenting Issues in the Blended Family

This book is informative, especially if you have no previous experience of working with children. I have found the Geldard books always offer good sound grounding to working therapeutically with children.

Ms Annetta Bowden
Counselor Education , Canterbury College
November 13, 2009
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