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Child-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy : Theory, Practice and Professional Development,9780857027603

Child-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy : Theory, Practice and Professional Development

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780857027603

ISBN10:
0857027603
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/2013
Publisher(s):
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
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Summary

This engaging new book presents a 'child-centred' model of therapy that is thoroughly person-centred in its values. Establishing the roots of child-centred therapy in both child development theories and the Rogerian model, David Smyth demonstrates that counselling the person-centred way is exceptionally relevant to young people. The book further develops child-centred therapy theory and practice, applying the model to real-life practice with children and young people, whether in play, school, organisations or with special needs groups. It also explores the complex professional issues so critical with this age group, including challenging boundaries, establishing an effective relationship with parents and other primary carers, legal and ethical considerations, and multi-professional practice. The author's warm, accessible style conveys his passionate conviction that the person-centred approach can provide a strong foundation for child therapy practice. His book introduces humanistic counselling and psychotherapy trainees - as well as adult-trained therapists - to the particular requirements of working with children and young people, and also illustrates the value of using a 'child-centred' approach for those who might already be working with children in mental health settings. Equally, this volume can be used for professional development in many disciplines including adult trained therapists who want to extend their knowledge of people prior to reaching adulthood.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Theory and Practice
The Person-Centred Approach/Introduction to the Book
Child-Centred Therapy: An Introduction
Associated Child-Related Theories and Culture
The Emerging Child-Centred Practitioner
Child-Centred Therapy: Developing Practice
Child-Centred Therapy for Children with Special Needs
Practical Play Therapy
Childhood Experience and Adult Lives
Professional Issues
Receiving Referrals and Communications
Challenges of Boundaries in Counselling
Multiprofessional Practice
Legal and Ethical Considerations
Organizational Practice
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