Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families describes an innovative approach to therapeutic work which builds on the strengths of children and their parents. As the authors experience shows, helping clients to focus on potential solutions rather than problems can be a powerful means of engaging them in the therapeutic process, even in the most conflicting family circumstances. Harnessing the clients personal, family and community resources in this way also helps counteract their feelings of powerlessness and the possibility of increasing reliance on professional services.
Part One outlines the basic principles of a solution-focused and strengths-based approach, tackling such thorny issues as how and when to use diagnosis. Part two describes creative applications of the approach, using group work, play-based activities and video feedback. Part Three, examines practical issues which arise in more difficult cases, such as child abuse and suicidal teenagers and children.
This book is aimed at professionals and trainees in fields including social work, mental health, childcare, education, psychotherapy and counselling
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