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.
Chapter 8: School Bullying
A gang leader knifes a boy on a run-down council estate for reporting bullying at school. A girl overdoses in her bedroom after repeated threats from peers in her year group.
Rarely does a week go by without a further calamity being reported in the media. These tragedies leave a sense of perplexity about how to check school bullying. In this chapter, the particular role of the counselling practitioner, as distinct from the pastoral teacher exercising a disciplinary role, is examined indirectly through a range of brief counselling interventions that have proved effective. Various approaches are illustrated from a pluralistic perspective, which include techniques ...