Work with children and adolescents is a rapidly growing area of counseling. The techniques appropriate for counseling adults, however, cannot simply be transferred wholesale. This much-needed introduction directly addresses the particular challenges and opportunities of counseling this particular age group. It looks at the key theories, concepts and techniques underpinning the psychodynamic approach, at the modifications required to apply these general principles to working with children, and at the varied settings in which such work occurs, including primary and secondary schools, community projects, mental health services and primary care. Counselors at all stages of their professional development will find it an invaluable guide.
Introduction Key Theoretical ideas in Psychodynamic Thinking Key Elements of Psychodynamic Technique 1 Key Elements of Psychodynamic Technique 2 The Developmental Perspective Learning: The Hardest Task of All Using Play and Art Behaviour Understanding and Working with Groups Consent and Clienthood Working with Difference Working in Different Settings Family Consultation Centres, Community Adolescent Services and Beyond Short-term and Time Limited Work Assessment Endings and Outcomes