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Counselling Adolescents : The Proactive Approach for Young People - David Geldard

Counselling Adolescents

The Proactive Approach for Young People

Paperback Published: 14th November 2015
ISBN: 9781446276044
Number Of Pages: 360

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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.

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 adolescentswith 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.

Rebecca Yin Foo Educational and Developmental Psychologist

David Geldard Retired Counselling Psychologist and Trainer

Industry Reviews

I am thrilled that this book has been updated as it is a stalwart in my teaching of counselling to both school counsellors and psychologists. The book is a fantastic, easy to read resource which refreshes experienced practitioners as well as informing students new to the profession. Professor Marilyn Campbell, School of Cultural and Professional Learning, Queensland University of Technology. -- Marilyn Campbell * Marilyn Campbell *
The authors are thorough in their treatment of all aspects of the nature and challenges of adolescence, the fundamentals of the proactive approach to counselling, descriptions of a wide range of skills and strategies, and of how these are to be applied ethically and professionally. The layout is clear and attractive, making it easy to use as a textbook and also for quick reference. Practitioners, student, trainers and lecturers would find this book up to date, interesting and accessible. -- Nina Rye

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

ISBN: 9781446276044
ISBN-10: 144627604X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 14th November 2015
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 18.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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