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The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People Hardcover – 15 November 2014

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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd; 1st edition (15 November 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1446252981
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1446252987
  • Dimensions : 19.05 x 3.81 x 23.5 cm
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This is a book which all practitioners, who work therapeutically with children and young people, will find indispensable. An unrivalled array of expertise from across the field provides a comprehensive overview of good practice and cutting edge developments in the field. Each contributor prizes the individuality of each child or young person, while also evincing valuable principles germane to the therapeutic setting as well as the wider professional context.The book is framed by the recognition for the need for fuller knowledge and professional expertise specific to counselling and therapeutic work with children and young people, and represents an essential guide to addressing the Counselling Competencies set out by BACP for work in this field. The layout of the book is very accessible and allows for the reader to focus on a specific theme, or draw on the remarkable range provided across the book, to support their practice or studies. The four sections: Theory and Practice Approaches; The Counselling Process; Practice Issues and Practice Settings work well as stand alone sections, while also providing clear links across the book. Relevant and powerful case studies bring the principles to life.At a time when the need for and lsquo;joined up working and rsquo; between practitioners supporting vulnerable children and young people is at the forefront of good practice, The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People puts itself ahead of the field in providing a unique overview for professionals and trainees. Amongst other things, it provides critiques of theoretical models for practice, valuable insights into working with individual mental health needs and ethics, organisational considerations for best practice and emerging developments such as online counselling. This book has it all, and is a and lsquo;must have and rsquo; for all practitioners and trainees in the field.Dr Phil GossThe editors of this excellent new handbook bring together a comprehensive range of topics to provide a key reference point for therapists working with children and young people. The contributing authors blend relevant research findings with their specialist practitioner knowledge, to offer an up to date, informative and authoritative guide to this demanding and complex area of work. This handbook is an invaluable contribution to the field and will become a well-thumbed resource for students, practitioners and academics.Dr Carol HollidayThis is a much needed and long awaited resource for all those working therapeutically with children and young people. It is a timely collection of resources which complements training and practice in this area, reflecting as it does the new competences for working with C and YP as well as the Mind Ed curriculum. It covers a wide range of topics and reflects well the complexity of working with this client group. This will I am sure become the bible for all practitioners in this area. Judith Mulcahy

About the Author

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.

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 enjoys sailing, canoeing and swimming. She also loves walking with her beautiful dog, bike riding and the occasional glass of wine!

Ann Beynon has worked as a teacher, counsellor, trainer and Service manager for the last 40 years. She is convinced of the eclectic role of the counsellor in the development of effective learning relationships in educational and community settings. This conviction led her to focus on ways of developing integrated time for reflection, for teachers. To this end, she researched the application of a non-management therapeutic model of supervision within the educational context. Based on positive findings from this research, she has now established a Service which provides regular Structured Time for Reflection, for head teachers and their staff.

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