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Effective Counselling with Young People

by Hazel Reid and Jane Westergaard Learning Matters
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This book examines key theoretical counselling perspectives and applies these specifically to work with young people. It establishes how to build counselling relationships in order to support young people and enable them to achieve positive outcomes and to manage their lives effectively. It also identifies the key counselling skills needed to engage in purposeful, helping conversations. There are sections on understanding adolescent development, exploring person-centred principles and understanding and using motivational interviewing - all of which help to blend academic theory with the realities of practice.

Understanding Adolescent Development
Examining an Integrative Approach to Counselling Young People
Exploring Person-Centred Principles and Developing Counselling Skills
Embedding Multicultural Principles and Skills into Counselling Work with Young People
Using Transactional Analysis to Develop Effective Communication in Counselling Young People
Understanding How Cognitive Behavioural Approaches Can Inform Counselling Practice with Young People
Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Young People in Timely Interventions
Working with Solution-Focused Approaches for Counselling Young People
Engaging Young People through the Use of a Narrative Approach to Counselling

Dr Hazel Reid is principal lecturer and Director of the Centre for Career and Personal Development at Canterbury Christ Church University. She teaches on a range of programmes associated with youth support; including a Foundation degree programme, a BA( Hons) award and the Masters in Career Guidance and Counselling. She also supports colleagues working on Doctoral degrees. Jane Westergaard is a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. She teaches on a range of programmes specifically designed for students who plan to engage in employment with young people, but not in teaching roles. These youth support professionals include school counsellors, pastoral tutors, voluntary sector youth support workers, classroom assistants, learning mentors, careers advisers and personal advisers.