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Brief Counselling in Schools

Brief Counselling in Schools
Working with Young People from 11 to 18

Third Edition

March 2012 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is a highly practical and accessible guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties both at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, the author draws on a method of brief integrative counseling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work effectively in an often pressured and time-limited setting.

This fully revised and updated edition:

  • Includes a whole new chapter on self-harm
  • Discusses the latest research findings
  • Outlines up-to-date Safeguarding legislation and Child Protection protocols
  • Explores a teamwork approach to counseling
  • Examines the contribution of neuroscience to adolescent brain development
  • Considers the harmful effects of cyber bullying
  • Provides an accessible format with reflective exercises on ethical issues

Steeped in vivid case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, this invaluable book will help develop the theoretical knowledge, understanding and skills base of any youth counsellor, teacher or social worker based in a school or college setting.

Brief Counselling
Brief Counselling Approaches
Counselling in School
Legal and Ethical Codes in School Counselling
Low Self-Esteem: Depression, Anxiety and Reaction to Abuse
Self-Harm and Suicide Ideation
School Bullying
Anger, Aggression and Violence
Loss and Bereavement
Parental Separation and Step-Parent Conflict
Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
Teenage Sexuality
Appendix I: Counselling Report
Appendix II: Counselling Referrers
Appendix III: Counsellor Responses Mini Survey
Appendix IV: Anger Management Screening

Excellent resource for teachers and mentors.

Miss Delrose Bowes
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
March 22, 2022

An essential book if working with children in high schools

Miss nicola lord
department of health, preston collage
May 31, 2016

easy to read and useful techniques.

Mr David Wright
Health and Social Sciences, University Centre Grimsby
November 20, 2014

This book has been adopted as supplementary reading for modules on Teaching Learning & Mentoring Practice BA (Hons), particularly those modules focussing on the needs of the child/young person and how to work with children experiencing emotional or social difficulties.

Miss Christine Lewis
Professional Development , Edge Hill University
August 26, 2014

An excellent reader friendly publication that addresses a variety of emotional issues encountered within the secondary education context. The chapter on loss and bereavement is very helpful.

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
September 9, 2013

This book is currently recommended for those embarking on placement as counsellors in schools and with young peopl. Using case studies and analysiss of varipous issues that may arise with young people it gives clear definition of how to understand problems associated with young people.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
August 8, 2013

This book has been so helpful within my mentor role in FE. Filled with up dated information making it very easy to read and use

Miss Kayleigh Robinson
Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute
August 8, 2013

A useful text which can be used with practitoners working with young people. Youth and community work students benefit from the highly practical text and reading about the issues young people are faced with.

Mrs Alana Enoch
Education Studies and Social Inclusion, Trinity College Carmarthen
October 2, 2012

This book is a recommended read for anyone working in schools.

The publication discusses recent research in a really accessible way and the case studies embed the theory practice links in straight forward way.

Very readable!!

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
March 2, 2012

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