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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 ...

Using Supervision Skilfully
Using supervision skilfully
Introduction

In this chapter, supervision of children and young people's counsellors is explored.

Supervision needs to be concerned with counsellors’ well-being and not with the client's issues alone. If there are personal issues that affect our work, then supervision is an appropriate place to discuss them.

This chapter aims to help supervisees improve participation in supervision. The Hawkins and Shohet (2007) model offers three areas that need to be covered in supervision: Managerial, Educative and Restorative. This process model of supervision will be applied to the specific issues that arise for counsellors of children and young people. Legal and ethical issues raised in previous chapters can usefully form a basis for supervision, and can be referred to when appropriate.

The BACP now asks ...

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