• Summary
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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 for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Skills for resolving ethical dilemmas
Introduction

This chapter aims to equip and support counsellors with a variety of skills to make an informed ethical decision.

Situations arise that do not have a single right answer, and these can cause anxiety. Counsellors need to embrace this, knowing that there is no one path that can completely satisfy everyone when there are competing ideologies and views. Courage and up-to-date knowledge are prerequisites when resolving ethical dilemmas, as are a sense of balance, self-awareness and professional competence.

We will discover the qualities that blend together to create a flexible, warm-hearted, committed approach when faced with the heat and pressure of ethical dilemmas. Those dilemmas that arise frequently are explored, with the recognition that there are no ...

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