ISBN-10:
144627604X
ISBN-13:
9781446276044
Pub. Date:
11/04/2015
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People / Edition 4

Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People / Edition 4

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Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People / Edition 4

This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.

New to the fourth edition:

- A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today.

- A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people

- Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter

- Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent understanding, research and literature

- Additional case studies to help trainees apply theory and strategies to practice

A multi-disciplinary book which recognises that a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills, it uses case studies and examples to demonstrate this in a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446276044
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/04/2015
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 723,208
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

KATHRYN GELDARD, PhD, is a lecturer and counsellor supervisor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include adolescent peer counselling and counselling effectiveness as perceived by the adolescent client in the QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic.

Kathryn is currently conducting research with Australian Aboriginal adolescents with regard to developing a culturally sensitive peer support program in a regional community. She is the author of a number of textbooks on counselling and has several years experience in supervising and training counsellors.

David Geldard has an international reputation as a counselling psychologist and for his work in counselling children and their families.

Rebecca Yin Foo is an educational and developmental psychologist who specialises in working with children and families.

Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition
Understanding the young person
The nature of adolescence
The influence of childhood experiences
Young people’s environments
Challenges for young people
The contemporary context of adolescence
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
The use of technology when counselling young people
Proactive counselling in practice
Professional and ethical issues
Case studies

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