Welcome to your Counselling Children and Families reading list. Here you will find the essential and recommended books as well as any additional resources for this module.
Dibs in Search of Self by Axline, V. M.The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life . . . how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children.
Therapy with Children and Young People by McLaughlin, C. ; Holliday, C.Counselling with Children and Young People provides a distinctive focus on child therapy in school settings, addressing in a unique level of detail. The authors adopt a broad ecosystematic, integrative approach that takes into account the factors of family, school and wider community, placing emphasis on significant development and attachment issues. As well as providing your students with 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) allow students 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 working with children from infancy to secondary school, this book is an essential resource for both trainees and practising therapists who wish to work in schools.
The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People by Robson, M. (Editor) ; Pattison, S. (Editor)Expert authors from a wide range of backgrounds bring together the fundamentals of counselling practice with children and young people in this landmark handbook. It covers all your students need to know about theory and practice approaches, the counselling process, and practice issues and settings. This second edition is updated with the latest developments and research in an ever-changing field, and includes new content on: Diversity and difference Mental illness Safeguarding and risk assessment Child and young people′s development Attachment theory and application Each chapter includes a chapter introduction and summary, reflective questions and activities, helping trainees to cement their learning. With chapters contributed by leading specialists and academics in the field, this book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners working with children and young people.
Call Number: 361.06083 PAT
Publication Date: 2018
An Introduction to Helping Skills by Westergaard, J.Readers will be introduced to the three core approaches of counselling, coaching and mentoring, and shown how they work across a variety of settings, including therapy, teaching, social work and nursing.Part 1 takes readers through the theory, approaches and skills needed for helping work, and includes chapters on: The differences and similarities of counselling, coaching and mentoring Foundational and advanced skills for effective helping Supervision and reflective practice Ethical helping and working with diversity Part 2 shows how helping skills look in practice, in a variety of different helping professions. 10 specially-written case studies show you the intricacies of different settings and client groups, including work in schools, hospitals, telephone helplines and probation programs.
A Student′s Guide to Therapeutic Counselling by Budd, K., McKeever, S., Postings, T., Price, H.Co-published with the CPCAB, this highly practical book is a comprehensive training guide based around 7 core processes of practitioner development. This will appeal to learners on diploma courses at Level 4 and above. It offers a firm foundation of knowledge and skills, looks at practice issues, helps with study, and also answers the most common questions students have when training.
Call Number: 158.3 BUD
Publication Date: 2020
Effective Communication Skills for Health Professionals - Second Edition by Burnard, P.Providing practical ways of enhancing communication between health professionals, their clients and their colleagues, this book deals with four distinct areas of work in which good communication skills are essential, covering educational, therapeutic, organizational and personal interactions. Within each area, strategies are discussed for teaching, presentation, computing, listening, management and interviewing skills.
Call Number: 302.2 BUR
Publication Date: 1997
Group Counseling : Strategies and Skills by Jacobs, E. ; Schimmel, C. J. ; Masson, R. ; Harvill, R. L.GROUP COUNSELING: STRATEGIES AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition, provides an in-depth look at group counseling with an emphasis on practical knowledge and techniques for effective group leadership. The authors discuss the many facets of group counseling and provide examples of how each skill can be applied in a wide range of group settings to produce effective and efficient group sessions. The book's active approach focuses on the skills necessary for starting and ending a session, as well as on how to make the middle phase productive and meaningful. Through its integration of traditional theories and concepts of group process with thoughtful strategies and specific skills, this reader-friendly book meets the needs of practicing or future counselors, social workers, psychologists, and others who are leading or preparing to lead groups in a variety of settings.
Call Number: 158.35 JAC
Publication Date: 2015
Communication Skills in Health and Social Care by Moss, B.Our ability to communicate is a key part of everyday life and is an essential skill, particularly when communicating with vulnerable people in a health and social care setting. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, this practical guide will help students and practitioners understand and apply the principles of effective communication. From the "how to" practicalities through to challenges and honing existing skills, this book will ensure they have the confidence and knowledge to communicate skilfully and successfully in many different contexts and settings. Communication Skills in Health and Social Care is essential reading for anyone working in the helping professions for whom good communication skills are an essential part of their role.
Call Number: 610.696 MOS
Publication Date: 2017
Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatised Children and Young People by Tomlinson, P.This book gives extensive coverage to work by staff at the Cotswold Community, a therapeutic community of working with the psychodynamic principle, from 1994 to 2000. It Covers every aspect of the therapeutic way of working in great detail and gives good examples of practice and theory. It also lays out the principles that underpin way of working within a therapeutic environment.' - Children Now 'Trauma for many, is a fact of life. But is the right kind of human environment, so too is recovery.' - Attributed to Paul van Heeswyck from the foreword 'The text draw on the author's experience and wealth of material from staff discussions. The therapeutic framework is applied to this client group and integrated into all aspects of their care. The additional material on child-adult, staff-dynamics, supervision and management, will be of great interest to a wide range of residential staff, social workers, foster carers, therapists and educationalists caring for or working with emotionally needy children and young people.' - Community Care Based on work carried out by staff at the Cotswold Community over a number of years, Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatized Children and Young People provides a clear and comprehensive link between theory and practice. The author shows how practice in residential child care, fostering and other areas of work with children can be developed in a way that is thoughtful and underpinned by a sound theoretical base. Meeting weekly to discuss and review their therapeutic practice in the light of relevant theoretical approaches, the staff at the Cotswold Community produced an invaluable record of working with emotionally traumatized children. The result, brought together here by Patrick Tomlinson, is an in-depth account of a "thinking culture" which provides continual opportunities to respond to children's needs in innovative ways - these include useful suggestions on a range of key issues including education and play, primary provision, sexuality and aggression.