Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction (3rd Ed, Paperback)


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‘Delightfully crafted and up-to-date. It is difficult to think of a more comprehensive and essential text in this field’ – Colin Feltham, Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University ‘Replete with a wealth of suggested techniques that can be used when working with children of different ages’ – Robyn M Gillies, School of Education, University of Queensland, Brisbane Counselling Children is a highly practical, bestselling guide to skills and strategies which can be used in working with children who are experiencing emotional problems. Written in straightforward terms, the book sets out the authors’ model of sequentially-planned integrative counselling for children (SPICC) and describes the specific techniques which practitioners can use to help children tell their story and release troubling emotions improve self-concept and deal with unhelpful beliefs recognize their options and choices discover new behaviours, and manage impulsive behaviour. The book also provides guidelines for selecting and using a range of media, play and activities and includes 30 photocopiable worksheets that are featured throughout the book. The worksheets are designed for practitioners to use directly with children to help them explore their feelings and experiences in more depth. Thoroughly revised and updated, this Third Edition features two new chapters on counselling children in groups. Counselling Children, Third Edition is widely used in the practical skills training of counsellors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, teachers, and other professionals who work with children. It is also an ideal resource for any practice-setting providing counselling services for children. Dr Kathryn (Kitty) Geldard is a lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling at Queensland University of Technology. She has many years of clinical experience as a child and family therapist in both mental health settings and in private practice. David Geldard is a psychologist experienced in working with children and families in community health and mental health settings and in private practice.


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