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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.

Loss and Bereavement
Loss and bereavement

Traditional approaches have proved effective in supporting bereaved clients in school, but the limitations of time and lack of a suitable counselling arena of containment may not allow the processes of healing to take place completely. Even brief models of psychodynamic, person-centred or existential therapy may not realise their potential in a setting where non-interruption cannot be guaranteed. This chapter examines both individual and group therapeutic means of helping pupils and students deal with their losses through brief integrative models. Therapy needs to be geared to the setting and to the developmental transfer of adolescents from parental dependency to peer-group allegiance.

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