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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

Essential to those working within the caring professions in understanding how to respond to young people.

Department of Social Work (Luton), Bedfordshire University
June 29, 2012

Effective text for 3rd year students considering career with young people

Ms Barbara Edge
Counselling Dept, Chester University
December 20, 2011

A really useful text for background as well as practical strategies.

Ms Alison Fielding
Department of Professional Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 19, 2011