Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction (3d ed)

Author(s): Kathryn Geldard


A guide to skills and strategies which can be used in working with children who are experiencing emotional problems. It sets out the authors' model of sequentially-planned integrative counseling for children (SPICC) and describes the specific techniques which practitioners can use to help children tell their story and release troubling emotions.


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PART ONE: COUNSELLING CHILDREN Goals for Counselling Children The Child-Counsellor Relationship Attributes Of a Counsellor for Children PART TWO: PRACTICE FRAMEWORKS Historical Background and Contemporary Ideas about Counselling Children The Process of Child Therapy The Child's Internal Processes of Therapeutic Change Sequentially Planned Integrative Counselling For Children (The SPICC Model) Counselling Children in the Context Of Family Therapy Counselling Children in Groups PART THREE: CHILD COUNSELLING SKILLS Observation Active Listening Helping the Child To Tell Their Story And Get In Touch With Strong Emotions Dealing With Resistance and Transference Dealing With Self-Concept and Self-Destructive Beliefs Actively Facilitating Change Termination of Counselling Skills for Counselling Children in Groups PART FOUR: PLAY THERAPY: USE OF MEDIA AND ACTIVITIES The Play Therapy Room Selecting the Appropriate Media or Activity The Use of Miniature Animals Sand-Tray Work Working with Clay Drawing, Painting, Collage & Construction The Imaginary Journey Books & Stories Puppets & Soft Toys Imaginative Pretend Play Games PART FIVE: THE USE OF WORK-SHEETS Building Self-Esteem Social Skills Training Education in Protective Behaviours PART SIX: IN CONCLUSION

General Fields

  • : 9781412948340
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : December 2007
  • : 242mm X 170mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 618.928914
  • : 328
  • : illustrations
  • : Kathryn Geldard
  • : Paperback