Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction (5th Edition)
You May Also Be Interested In
About "Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction (5th Edition)"
The definitive guide to the skills and techniques used when working with children experiencing emotional problems, this book covers all you need to know about, including: The goals for counseling children and the child-counselor relationship Practice frameworks for working effectively with children Play therapy and the use of different media and activities Building self-esteem and social skills through the use of worksheets The new Fifth Edition has been updated to include: A new chapter on technology (its influence on children and ways that technology can be used during counseling) New content on issues of diversity and difference in counseling children The different contexts in which counseling children occur Discussion of concepts of well-being and resilience Updated references and research The book is supported by a new Companion Website that provides training materials and handouts on a range of skills for counseling children including: helping the child to tell their story and tray work, the use of miniature animals, the use of clay, and helping the child to change thoughts and behavior. This highly practical guide is vital reading for counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, and teachers working or training to work with children.
Meet the Authors
Dr Kathryn (Kitty) Geldard is a lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She has previously worked in private practice as a Child and Family Therapist and at the Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Queensland as a Psychotherapist. She carried out research on Adolescent Peer Counselling to gain her PhD, has a Masters Degree in Counselling, and is a registered Occupational Therapist in Australia. She worked and trained in the United States and in Australia to work with children and adolescents psychotherapeutically.
David Geldard (MAPS Member of Australian Psychological Society) is a Counsellor and Psychologist who has a particular interest in training counsellors in ways to work with emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children and adolescents. He is currently focusing on the production of educational resources for counsellors and psychologists including Basic Personal Counselling: A Training Manual for Counsellors (6th edition), Counselling children: A Practical Introduction, Practical Counselling Skills and Counselling Adolescents.