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Steeped in vivid case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, Brief Counselling in Schools, Third Edition is a highly practical and accessible guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties both at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, Dennis Lines draws on a method of brief integrative counseling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work effectively in an often pressured and time-limited setting.


The initial impetus to write Brief Counselling in Schools was to campaign for the cause of more effective in-house school counselling, and secondly to reason that most school counsellors, from whatever persuasion and background, practise briefly or in a time-limited manner. This third edition addresses similar objectives, but in a new educational context of financial constraint and political change.

Counselling in school settings has undergone many changes, largely because it principally serves as an adjunct to the educational enterprise of most institutions. In the ever-increasing competition to raise educational attainment figures, the provision of therapy for pupils and students in schools and colleges has had to compete for resources with more conventional pedagogical priorities. But raised educational attainment figures and improved emotional and social well-being ...

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