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Counselling Adolescents


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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: Counselling Young People and the Proactive Approach 5. Making counselling relevant for young people 6. Theoretical Foundations for a Proactive Approach 7. Promoting change in young people Part III: A Proactive Process for Counselling Young People 8. The primary counselling functions 9. Proactive counselling in action 10. Counselling micro-skills 11. Symbolic strategies 12. Creative strategies 13. Behavioural and cognitive behavioural strategies 14. Psycho-educational strategies 15. Mindfulness Strategies 16. The use of technology when counselling young people Part IV: Proactive counselling in practice 17. Professional and ethical issues 18. Case studies

About the Author

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.

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