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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.

Low Self-Esteem: Depression, Anxiety and Reaction to Abuse
Low self-esteem: Depression, anxiety and reaction to abuse

In spite of the fact that teenagers in school may claim to be depressed, ‘clinically depressed’ young people are not likely to have survived in mainstream education without notice. That is not to say that students will not on occasion become stressed or exhibit depressive states and a lowering in self-esteem. This chapter illustrates a range of brief therapeutic approaches for lifting pupils from temporary depressive states and for raising self-esteem.

Research on depression and the causes of stress are first considered, along with the physical and psychological symptoms that ...

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