• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

As interest and training in counselling children and young people continues to grow, it is essential that counsellors are equipped with the skills to work with this client group. In this book, Lorraine Sherman draws on her years of experience in the field to provide a practical resource for qualified and trainee counsellors, providing them with the necessary skills to ensure best practice with children and young people. Distinguishing between working with young children and with adolescents, skills covered include: - establishing a therapeutic relationship - assessing a young client - contracting - counselling practice - understanding and maintaining confidentiality and disclosure Using case studies and examples to help demonstrate skills in action, this is essential reading for anyone planning to become or already engaged ...

Skills in Managing Professional Issues: Confidentiality and Disclosure, Agreements and Contracts
Skills in managing professional issues: Confidentiality and disclosure, agreements and contracts
Introduction

This chapter highlights professional issues that arise when counselling children and young people. Counselling is a private matter and confidentiality needs to be maintained. In exceptional cases though, disclosures may need to be made when a young client does not want this.

Becoming a skilled practitioner when clients are ‘minors’ in legal terms, involves familiarity with relevant laws that influence whether confidentiality can be maintained or not. Counsellors are often managers of the boundary between confidentiality and disclosure with a child or young person.

Parents/carers, teachers and other professionals may share information about a child or young person's life in order to keep them safe. ...

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