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Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People, Fourth Edition
Geldard, Kathryn, David Geldard, and Rebecca Yin Foo
Sage Publications / Softcover / 2015-11-01 / 144627604X
Infant, Child & Adolescent / Counseling
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360 pages
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This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.

New to the fourth edition:

- A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today.

- A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people

- Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter

- Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent understanding, research and literature

- Additional case studies to help trainees apply theory and strategies to practice

A multi-disciplinary book which recognises that a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills, it uses case studies and examples to demonstrate this in a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.


Preface to the fourth edition
The nature of adolescence
The influence of childhood experiences
Young people’s environments
Challenges for young people
The contemporary context of adolescence
The development of mental health problems
Making counselling relevant for young people
Foundations of the proactive approach
The proactive process for counselling young people
Making use of adolescent communication processes
Useful counselling micro-skills
Promoting change in young people
Maintaining a collaborative relationship
Symbolic strategies
Creative strategies
Behavioural and cognitive behavioural strategies
Psycho-educational strategies
The use of technology when counselling young people
Professional and ethical issues
Case studies

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