by Nick Luxmoore


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Effective work with young people requires empathy and understanding. This accessible book captures the reality of young people's experiences, their relationships and the things that are important to them. Using in-depth examples from his many years' experience as a teacher, youth worker and psychotherapist, Nick Luxmoore outlines a creative approach that will enable professionals to respond appropriately to the complex needs and sometimes demanding behaviour of young people.

Luxmoore describes the dynamics of young people's relationships, offering original insights into

* the ways in which young people approach intimacy and manage secrecy and privacy

* their relationships with siblings, friends and adults

* their anxieties about themselves and their identity

* how they interact with strangers and strange situations.

This sensitive, accessible and practical book will enable professionals in teaching, counselling and youth work to listen to young people, to understand their needs and to support them effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853029097
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Nick Luxmoore was a school counsellor, trainer, teacher, youth worker and UKCP registered Psychodrama psychotherapist. He had over 35 years' experience of work with young people and with the professionals who support them. He worked as the Counsellor at King Alfred's Academy, Wantage, UK.

Table of Contents

1.Kevin: in defence of thirteen-year-old boys. 2.Siblings: the possibility of therapeutic relationships between young people. 3.Chloe:understanding and helpful with squabbles. 4. Are We Like You: strangers and strangeness. 5. Accidents: what happens in school when there are no answers. 6.What's Good for You: helping young people evaluate feelings. 7. Brilliant Laughs: young people's use of joking. 8. Walking Slowly: containing anxiety in work with young people. 9. Secretest Secrets: young people managing privacy. 10. See You Around: how schools manage endings. References. Index.

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