Counselling Adolescents : The Proactive Approach for Young People

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-25
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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"Providing an excellent introduction to counselling young people that is theoretically sound and rich in delivering practical techniques, this book is an important addition to the personal library of counselling students and counsellors"Associate Professor Sylvia Rodger, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, AustraliaIn this third edition of their bestselling text, Kathryn and David Geldard provide a practical introduction to the principles and practices required for successful counselling, to show that working with young people can be both challenging and effective. The book is divided into three main parts, covering:- how to understand the young client as a person- the pro-active approach of working with young people- the counselling skills and strategies needed.This third edition has been completely revised and updated, and includes two new chapters. The first, Maintaining a Collaborative Relationship, identifies ways to engage a young person collaboratively throughout a proactive counselling process. The other, Professional and Ethical Issues, deals with these issues as they relate to working with young people. Additional practical case studies and examples show how counsellors can work pro-actively with this age group.The book will be of particular interest as a textbook and resource to all professionals who work with emotionally disturbed young people, and will provide an excellent resource for trainees in courses on counselling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, mental health and psychiatry, nursing, and education.

Author Biography

Dr Kathryn Geldard is Senior Lecturer in counseling at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. David Geldard is a Psychologist who has specialized in working with children and families in community health and mental health settings, and in private practice.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Young Person
The Nature of Adolescence
The Influence of Childhood Experiences
Environmental Stresses for Young People
Hazards for Young People
The Development of Mental Health Problems
Proactive Counselling for Young People
Making Counselling Relevant for Young People
Foundations of the Proactive Approach
The Proactive Process for Counselling Young People
Making use of Adolescent Communication Processes
Useful Counselling Micro-skills
Promoting Change in Young People
Maintaining a Collaborative Relationship
Counselling Strategies
Symbolic Strategies
Creative Strategies
Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Strategies
Psycho-educational Strategies
Proactive Counselling in Practice
Professional and Ethical Issues
Case Studies
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