Therapy with Children and Young People addresses the practice of child therapy in school settings in a unique level of detail. The authors adopt a broad ecosystematic, integrative approach that considers the influence of family, school and the wider community, placing emphasis on significant development and attachment issues.
As well as providing a solid ground in developmental theory, the authors explore the contextual and professional issues of working in a school setting. A wide range of activities and exercises (including using the creative arts to engage with young people through play, story, metaphor and imagery) help you to apply theory to practice in a new way. Challenging ethical dilemmas, such as sharing sensitive information and communicating with parents and teachers, are explored with the support of lively case studies.
Covering therapy with children from infant to secondary school, this book will be your essential resource if you wish to work therapeutically in schools.
PART ONE: SETTING THE CONTEXTIntroduction - Colleen McLaughlinThe Child, The School, Counselling and Psychotherapy - Colleen McLaughlinPART TWO: UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH THE DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCEInfancy: The foundations of learning and relating - Julia BuckroydPre-school and the Early Years - Fiona PeacockThe Primary School Years - Clair LewoskiWorking with the Developmental Tasks of Adolescence during the Secondary School Years - Tracey FullerPART THREE: WORKING THERAPEUTICALLY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN SCHOOLSThe Therapeutic Relationship: Building a working alliance with children and adolescents - Carol HollidayThe Therapeutic Relationship: Conditions and processes - Carol HollidayWorking with Thinking, Feeling and the Importance of the Body - Carol HollidayCreative Therapeutic Interventions - Carol HollidayIntervening to Work with Other Relationships - Fiona PeacockPART FOUR: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELLING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSProfessional and Ethical issues in the Beginning and Ongoing Phases of Therapy in Schools - Tracey Fuller`Just because we can't talk about the sessions, doesn't mean we can't talk': Professional and Ethical Issues in the On-going and Ending Phases of Therapy - Eileen ArmstrongPsychotherapeutic Counselling in a Multi-Disciplinary Multi-Agency Environment - Fiona Peacock