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Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People 5ed

by Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard and Rebecca Yin Foo SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2019
ISBN:
9781526463531
Format:
Pbk 304 pages
Price:
AU$79.00 NZ$80.87
Product Status: Not Yet Published - See Pub Date for expected date
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Now in its fifth edition, this definitive guide to counselling adolescents has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.



Now with over 4 hours of online resources, this multi-disciplinary book uses case studies and examples to demonstrate how a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills through a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.



Part I: Understanding the young person
1. The nature of adolescence
2. The influence of childhood experiences
3. Young people's environments
4. The development of mental health problems
Part II: Proactive counselling for young people
5. Making counselling relevant for young people
6. The proactive process for counselling young people
7. Foundations of the proactive approach
8. Making use of adolescent communication processes
9. Useful counselling micro-skills
10. Promoting change in young people
11. Maintaining a collaborative relationship
Part III: Counselling strategies
12. Symbolic strategies
13. Creative strategies
14. Behavioural and cognitive behavioural strategies
15. Psycho-educational strategies
16. The use of technology when counselling young people
Part IV: Proactive counselling in practice
17. Professional and ethical issues
18. Case studies

KATHRYN GELDARD, PhD, is a lecturer and counsellor supervisor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include adolescent peer counselling and counselling effectiveness as perceived by the adolescent client in the QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic.



Kathryn is currently conducting research with Australian Aboriginal adolescents with regard to developing a culturally sensitive peer support program in a regional community. She is the author of a number of textbooks on counselling and has several years experience in supervising and training counsellors. David Geldard has an international reputation as a counselling psychologist and for his work in counselling children and their families.  Rebecca Yin Foo is an educational and developmental psychologist who specialises in working with children and families.