Therapy with Children
Children's Rights, Confidentiality and the Law
- Debbie Daniels - UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & University of Kent
- Peter Jenkins
Ethics in Practice Series
Child & Adolescent Counseling
This long-awaited Second Edition responds to significant shifts in policy and the revised text additionally addresses:
- the importance of confidentiality in establishing a working alliance and maintaining a secure environment for therapy with children
- the conflicting pressures faced by therapists concerning issues of parental involvement and children at risk
- changes in light of the Children Act 2004, Mental Health Act 2007, and the Axon case
- changes in the organization of child protection
- increased provision of therapeutic services for children, particularly in school settings, and the growing numbers of counselors working with children
- the relevance of psychoanalysis in development of child-focused therapy, as well as reference to other therapeutic approaches to child therapy
- the urgent case for developing 'confidential spaces' within therapeutic services for children and young people.
Illustrated with vivid case examples, Therapy with Children provides stimulating reading and is an excellent source of reference for all psychotherapists and counselors working with children. The issues here will also be of direct relevance to youth workers, teachers, social workers and health professionals.
Therapy with Children provides a detailed and accessible insight into the issues regarding the integrity of therapeutic privacy. Through reference to case studies, law and recent government policy, it unpicks the dilemmas facing the therapist and gives a sound basis for prioritising the child's choice. This book is important for those working therapeutically with children (particularly those working in schools) and to the therapist's supervisor.
Janette Newton, Head of the Dudley Counselling Service for Children and Young People.
The second edition will be a must for my reference book library, with its seamless integration of important updates in the law as it applies to our field. I found the first edition helpful - and influential - in the way I went about setting up my school counselling service ten years ago. I was able to quote the law and reasoning from the book to reassure senior management that the child-centred way was also law-abiding, and thus establish a service where the young person's interests were genuinely paramount. I recommend anyone working in this field, whether student or with years of experience, to have a copy on their bookshelf.
Dianne Barton, MBACP(Accred),Manager, Bishopshalt School Counselling Service, Supervisor for Hounslow Youth Counselling Service.
A detailed and accessible reference for trainees and qualified therapists working with children. Includes recent updates to the law regarding children and uses case studies to explore ethical dilemmas facing practitioners.
This updated book is of value not only to our students on the child psychotherapy route but also contains very useful information for adult psychotherapists who will need in particular to be aware of safeguarding issues. I therefore recommend this to both groups.
I do use this book in that course and have had good feedback from students
Useful guide to the topic. Like the coverage of theoretical approaches to working with children and for any student researching or considering work in this area the overview of the legislation will be valuable.
This publication is clarfiying! All those areas that you were not quite sure about or were not well defined have been clarifed here! A very comprehensive read!
Some pertinent areas regarding children's rights which will be useful for the early years students.
Although this book did not fit in with the reading requirements for our course, I would strongly recommend it for anybody working with children and young people in a professional capacity, or supervising such people. Makes some limited reference to the different systems in Scotland, but more applicable to England and Wales.
A must for counsellors who work with children and young people
The book was not quite what was expected - however, it does make an excellent additional readig source regarding the law and ethical issues