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Counselling Young People
A Practitioner Manual



© 2018 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This groundbreaking book takes a humanistic approach to counselling young people, establishing humanistic counselling as an evidence-based psychological intervention.

Chapters cover:

  • Therapeutic models for counselling young people
  • Assessment and the therapeutic relationship
  • Practical skills and strategies for counselling young people
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Research and measuring and evaluating outcomes
  • Counselling young people in a range of contexts and settings.

Grounded in the BACP’s competencies for working with young people, this text is vital reading for those taking a counselling young people course or broader counselling and psychotherapy course, for qualified counsellors working with this client group, and for trainers.

 
Introduction
 
Part 1: The Development of the Young Person
 
1. Understanding Young People and their Development
 
Part 2: Counselling Young People: Theory and Practice
 
2. Therapeutic Models for Counselling Young People
 
3. Assessment with Young People
 
4. The Therapeutic Relationship
 
5. Working with Emotions
 
6. Using Creative and Symbolic Interventions
 
7. Working with Groups
 
Part 3: Counselling Young People: Professional and Practice Issues
 
8. Engaging Young People and their Families
 
9. Evaluation and use of Measures in Counselling Young People
 
10. Ethical and Legal Issues
 
11. Risk and Safeguarding
 
12. Working with Other Agencies
 
13. Supervision
 
14. Developing Culturally Competent Practice
 
Part 4: Counselling Young People: Contexts and Settings
 
15. Educational Settings
 
16. Voluntary/Third-sector Settings

Students and lecturers have been waiting for a text like this which is thorough and thoughtfully put together. It synthesises theory and practice in way that is readable and applicable to CYP counselling work in the real world.

Edith Bell
Director of Counselling, Familyworks

I welcome this important new guide for practitioners, which builds on the BACP’s Competences for humanistic counselling with young people (11-18 years) (BACP, 2014) to support counsellors to develop effective, ethical and evidence-based practice with children and young people.

 

Dr Naomi Moller
BACP Head of Research

A comprehensive, accessible and contemporary guide to counselling practice with young people. The book addresses a range of issues that have become essential to the field, including cultural competence, the use of measures, and working across contexts and agencies.

Professor Mick Cooper
Professor of Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton

Rebecca's book is a 'must have' for all therapists working with young people. It is comprehensive and contains the answers to everything that you might wonder about when working in this field - development; theory and practice; professional and practice issues; context and settings.

Dr Margaret Robson
Senior Teaching Fellow in Counselling, Keele University

If you work therapeutically with children and young people, you need to read this book.

Peter Jenkins
Author of 'Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy'

Sample Materials & Chapters

1. Understanding Young People and their Development


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