This book is intended as a guide for both novice and experienced counselors and family therapists, covering a wide range of topics and offering a large body of information on how to effectively counsel children and their families. It includes recent research on a number of topics including working with children in a family context, the exclusion of children from counseling, and counselor training methods and approaches, the effectiveness of filial play therapy, the effects of divorce on children, and ADHD. Theoretical discussion is given to different family therapy approaches including family play therapy and filial play therapy. Central to the text are interviews with leaders in the field, including Salvador Minuchin, Eliana Gil, Rise VanFleet and Lee Shilts. A chapter devoted to ethical and legal issues in working with children in family counseling provides a much-needed overview of this often overlooked topic. Chapters include discussion of specific skills relevant to child counseling in the family context, case vignettes and examples, practical tips for the counselor, and handouts for parents.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)|
About the Author
Catherine Ford Sori, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Psychology & Counseling, College of Education at Governors State University in University Park, IL.
Table of Contents
About the Editor. Contributors.Series Editor’s Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Issues Related to Working with Children. Sori, On Counseling Children and Families: Recommendations From the Experts. Sori, Reflections on Children in Family Therapy: An Interview with Salvador Minuchin. Dermer, Olund, Sori, Integrating Play in Family Therapy Theories. Part II: Models for Working with Children and Families: Interviews with the Experts. Sori, Family Play Therapy: An Interview with Eliana Gil. Sori, Filial Therapy: An Interview with Rise VanFleet. Sori, A Playful Postmodern Approach to Counseling Children and Families: An Interview with Lee Shilts. Part III: Conceptual, Practical and Ethical Issues in Counseling Children and Families. Sori, Dermer, Wesolowski, Involving Children in Family Counseling and Involving Parents in Children's Counseling: Theoretical and Practical Guidelines. Sori, Hecker, Ethical and Legal Considerations When Counseling Children and Families. Part IV: Children and Family Counseling with Specific Child Issues. Hecker, Sori, Divorce and Stepfamily Issues. C. Everett, S. Everett, Treating Children and Families with ADHD. Sori, Biank, Treating Children and Families Experiencing Serious Illness. Biank, Sori, Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Family Member.