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Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families

by Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard SAGE Publications Ltd
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Hbk 272 pages
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This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers, and parents. The text also includes:

- an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts
- discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change
- ways to address parenting issues
- an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety.

Kathryn and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people.

The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.

INTRODUCTION PART ONE: Overview of Relationship Counselling Established Models of Relationship Counselling The CACHO Model of Integrative Relationship Counselling Use of a Co-Therapist and/or Reflecting Team Relationship Counselling Skills PART TWO: Relationship Counselling for the Family The Family Family Interactions The Initial Contact with a Family Before Counselling Begins Helping the Family to Communicate In the First Session Raising The Family s Awareness of Family Dynamics Integrating Individual Counselling With Whole Family Work PART THREE: Relationship Counselling for the Child Helping the Child Talk about Their Relationships Exploring The Child s Relationships with Parents and Siblings Addressing The Child s Relationships with Parents and Siblings Addressing The Child s Relationships with Peers, Teachers and Other Adults PART FOUR: Relationship Counselling for Young People Helping Young People to Talk About Their Relationships Attending to the Young Person s Relationships within the Family Focusing on the Young Person s Relationships with Peers Addressing The Young Person s Relationships with Teachers, Employers and Other Adults PART FIVE: Relationship Counselling for Parents Helping Parents Address Their Relationship Issues Enabling Parents to Address Parenting Problems and Differences Addressing Parenting Issues in the Blended Family

Kathryn Geldard - Queensland University of Technology
David Geldard - Private Practice Psychologist