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Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People
A Person-centred Approach

  • Mark Prever - Lead Professional, Every Child Matters, Yardleys School, Birmingham


March 2010 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People is the ideal introduction to counselling and supporting children and young people. Taking a person-centered approach, Mark Prever offers readers a clear understanding of the theory and practice of working with children and young people in difficulty – whether in a therapeutic, school or social work setting. This practical text:

  • specifically addresses both the counsellor and the 'helper', who may be unfamiliar with counselling jargon
  • contains exercises, points for further thought and discussion, and boxed notes throughout, highlighting exactly how the theory applies to the child or young person
  • discusses ethics, the current political agenda and evidence-based practice

This book is a must-read for trainees and professionals working with children and young people in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, education, mental health, nursing, youth work and social work.


 
PART ONE: THEORY
 
Why Working with Children and Young People in a Person-Centred Way Is Different
 
The Person-Centred Approach: Theoretical Framework
 
Historical, National, Ethical and Legal Issues in Working with Children and Young People
 
Measuring Outcomes
 
Why Young People Become Unhappy: The Person-Centred Approach in Context
 
The Importance of the Relationship
 
PART TWO: PRACTICE
 
Working with Feelings and Emotions
 
Unconditional Positive Regard
 
Congruence
 
Empathy
 
Working Creatively
 
Developing Person-Centred Skills, Attitudes and Qualities
 
Key Questions about Working with Children and Young People
 
Training, Supervision and Well-Being

An interesting book which is clearly set out in a way which will be helpful for students

Mrs Claire Carkin
Healthcare, Nursing & Social Work, City College Norwich
November 13, 2018

This is good supplemental reading for our Foundation course as there are key elements including non judgmental listening skills which are part of the project based work which is core to this unit.

Mr Mick Chesterman
Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 10, 2016

to gain insight into children's counselling

Miss nicola lord
department of health, preston collage
October 20, 2015

A very person-centred book about person-centred support for children and young people.
Very user-friendly and written in an engaging manner. Loved it.

Mrs Angela Hodgkins
Institute Of Education, Worcester University
October 28, 2014

This is a recommended text for any of our students wanting to pursue a career in counselling or youth work. Very clear and easy to read - nice resource.

Miss Tracy Robson
Community Studies, Truro College
October 23, 2014

too specific on counseling to be of use more generally to my youth work students

Dr Laura Green
School of Education, Bath Spa University
April 14, 2014

An essential text for the Children and Young People Foundation Degree. Explorative of key areas of supporting children through difficult transitions. My students loved this text!

Mrs Laura Cochrane
Health and Care, Middlesbrough College
April 9, 2014

An excellent book that addresses the basics for anyone working in a helping profession. The differentiated guidance given a) for counsellors and b) for helpers was extremely useful

Mrs Maxine Pountney
Education (Charles Street), Sheffield Hallam University
November 19, 2013

A good additional text

Mrs Rebecca Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
August 5, 2013

This is a five week course and I liked the content covered in this textbook.

Professor Sarah Trueblood
Social Sciences Education Dept, Iowa Central Community College
October 28, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two