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Counselling Children

'This is a book I would not be without and I suggest that all counsellors working with children should have it on their bookshelf - Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties 'This book is clearly written and well organized text living up to its claims of being jargon-free. Good practice is stressed throughout, and I found it an easily read, interesting book which should appeal to interested practitioners from a variety of backgrounds. It could easily be described as a working handbook. Making it a useful addition to those considering counselling children' - The Lecturer 'If you only buy one book about counselling children - this is the one to buy. It is thorough, practical and easy to read. The main theoretical model used involves enabling the child to tell her/his story, and there are many practical suggestions about how to do this. The authors suggest ways to use different media and recommend which media are suitable for different ages of children. In addition to providing a framework for working with children, this is a useful handbook to refer to again and again. I highly recommend it' 'This book is straightforward and realistic in its suggested approach to working with children.The format and style make it easy to read and refer to. All sections are clear and enable the practitioner to incorporate the suggestions into a comprehensive approach to working with children and their families. A recommended read' Amazon Reviews '[Counselling Children] goes on to cover just about all of the approaches the counsellor is going to need in dealing with families and individuals' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement 'Counselling Children is a comprehensive guide for those interested in working therapeutically with children! the authors have combined clinical insight with a wealth of imaginative ideas, enabling counsellors to provide child-clients with tools to express themselves in their own terms. Its use of an interrogative writing style keeps the reader engaged, while its simplification of complex ideas and clarity of layout and language make it an indispensable reference book' - Ashley Goff, Counselling Psychology Review Counselling Children, Second Edition is used on a wide range of training courses for those preparing to work with children. It is an excellent source of practical ideas and resources - including over 30 photocopiable worksheets.TO VIEW SAMPLE PHOTOCOPIABLE WORKSHEETS PLEASE CLICK HERE ---------------------------------------------------- Counselling Children is a highly acclaimed, introductory guide to counselling children and to the practical issues of communicating with children in a counselling context. In this, the Second Edition, Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard relate the theory and practice of counselling children in a highly accessible, practical and jargon-free style. Now including two new chapters, Counselling Children: - teaches specific counselling skills for use with children, illustrated with carefully chosen case examples - sets out a new model for counselling children which sequentially integrates ideas from a number of therapeutic approaches - provides advice on how to select and use a range of media, activities and play when counselling children - gives guidance on the benefits and practicalities of combining individual work with children and family therapy - includes worksheets to use when helping children in specific areas such as developing self-esteem and managing emotions.Counselling Children is an invaluable resource for students and professionals in many fields including counselling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, mental health, nursing and education.
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Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE: COUNSELLING CHILDREN Goals for Counselling Children The Child-Counsellor Relationship Attributes of a Counsellor for Children PART TWO: PRACTICE FRAMEWORKS Historical Background, and Contemporary Ideas about Counselling Children The Process of Child Therapy The Child's Internal Processes of Therapeutic Change Sequentially Planned Integrative Counselling for Children (the SPICC model) Counselling Children in the Context of Family Therapy PART THREE: CHILD COUNSELLING SKILLS Observation Active Listening Helping the Child to Tell Their Story Dealing with Resistance and Transference Dealing with Self-Concept and Self-Destructive Beliefs Actively Facilitating Change Termination of Counselling PART FOUR: PLAY THERAPY - USE OF MEDIA AND ACTIVITIES The Play Therapy Room Selecting the Appropriate Media or Activity The Use of Miniature Animals Sand Tray Work Working with Clay Drawing, Painting, Collage and Construction The Imaginary Journey Books and Stories Puppets and Soft Toys Imaginative Pretend Play Games PART FIVE: THE USE OF WORK-SHEETS Building Self-Esteem Social Skills Training Education in Protective Behaviours PART SIX: IN CONCLUSION


'The book is clearly written, well organized and lives up to its claim to bejargon-free. It is written in an interactive style, which not only encourages the reader to consider and question issues but is also 'user-friendly' 'A practical guide from which individuals can extract ideas that have a personal fit' 'If you only buy one book about counselling children - this is the one to buy. It is thorough, practical and easy to read' Praise for the First Edition: 'The book is clearly written, well-organized and lives up to its claim to be jargon-free. It is written in an interactive style which not only encourages the reader to consider and question issues but is also 'user-friendly'

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