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Counselling Children

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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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