Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families
- Kathryn Geldard
- David Geldard - Retired Counselling Psychologist and Trainer
This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counseling. It covers couple counseling for parents, whole family counseling, and counseling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers, and parents.
- Offers an introduction to relationship counseling theory and concepts
- Includes discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change
- Examines ways to address parenting issues
- Provides an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behavior and personal safety
Kathryn and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counseling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counseling with whole family counseling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people.
The book will be invaluable to new relationship counselors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counselors.
Another excellence textbook from the Geldard & Geldard collection.
A must for any Counsellor and Psychotherapist / Play Therapist working with children, young people and families.
Excellent book to enhance understanding of relationship counselling. Useful for professionals working or studying within the field of education as well as therapeutic work. Particularly useful for those professionals undertaking work with parents and children of all ages.
This is yet another excellent text from Geldard & Geldard. A broad range of issues are addressed with superb clarity. This is recommended reading for our Counselling Children and Young People module.
A great publication for both training and trained therapists to support the often complex issues faced into today's modern family life.
Easy to read and laid out well, with the author supporting themes and topics in a systematic way.
This text is an overall introduction to theory as well as a source of practical ideas for working with children, young people and familial relationships.
It includes concise diagrams and tables throughout. The ‘questions for group discussions or student assignments’ sections make it a good teaching aid and a useful additional text on Counselling Diploma level courses
Those familiar with the Geldards’ clear, accessible writing style will not be disappointed.
Many of our students are working with young people and this book fills an important gap in the available literature.
very clear, easy to read and accessible for students
A useful addition to using counselling skills with young people and parents. Accessible style to dip into.
An interesting coverage of aspects of direct work with children which will support student understanding of the therapeutic processes involved. Good literature base.
This book provides good reference for students who work with children on a 1:1 basis and develop unique relationships. It is vital to know the extent to which they are equipped to 'counsel'.
The text is also very good for citing other sources in this area of study.