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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.

Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
Smoking, drugs and alcohol misuse

This chapter presents brief integrative interventions for adolescents who have begun smoking, drinking alcohol or experimenting with drugs, those who wish to cease or regulate a behaviour that has become for them a regrettable habit. The chapter also provides insights into addictive behaviour to support pre-pubescent children of drug-dependent parents.

In what follows, pluralistic therapy with children and adolescents centres on helping them to manage their own addiction through brief motivational interviewing integrated with features of narrative therapy. Counselling young people in school for smoking, drugs and alcohol misuse involves raising ...

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