IntroductionPART ONE: COUNSELLING CHILDRENGoals for Counselling ChildrenThe Child-Counsellor Relationship Attributes of a Counsellor for ChildrenPART TWO: PRACTICE FRAMEWORKSHistorical Background, and Contemporary Ideas about Counselling ChildrenThe Process of Child TherapyThe Child's Internal Processes of Therapeutic ChangeSequentially Planned Integrative Counselling for Children (the SPICC model)Counselling Children in the Context of Family TherapyPART THREE: CHILD COUNSELLING SKILLSObservationActive ListeningHelping the Child to Tell Their StoryDealing with Resistance and TransferenceDealing with Self-Concept and Self-Destructive BeliefsActively Facilitating ChangeTermination of CounsellingPART FOUR: PLAY THERAPY - USE OF MEDIA AND ACTIVITIESThe Play Therapy RoomSelecting the Appropriate Media or Activity The Use of Miniature AnimalsSand Tray WorkWorking with ClayDrawing, Painting, Collage and ConstructionThe Imaginary JourneyBooks and StoriesPuppets and Soft ToysImaginative Pretend PlayGamesPART FIVE: THE USE OF WORK-SHEETSBuilding Self-EsteemSocial Skills TrainingEducation in Protective BehavioursPART SIX: IN CONCLUSION
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