Therapy with Children is a vital resource for any practitioner navigating the legal minefield of working with children and young people. Prioritizing the needs of the child as the client, the authors explore the legal and professional dimensions of working therapeutically with children. This long-awaited Second Edition responds to significant shifts in policy and the revised text additionally addresses:- the importance of confidentiality in establishing a working alliance and maintaining a secure environment for therapy with children- the conflicting pressures faced by therapists concerning issues of parental involvement and children at risk- changes in light of the Children Act 2004, Mental Health Act 2007, and the Axon case- changes in the organization of child protection - increased provision of therapeutic services for children, particularly in school settings, and the growing numbers of counselors working with children - the relevance of psychoanalysis in development of child-focused therapy, as well as reference to other therapeutic approaches to child therapy- the urgent case for developing 'confidential spaces' within therapeutic services for children and young people.
This book has grown out of the convergence of two distinct, but over-lapping themes – the enormous therapeutic potential of working with the child as the immediate client in counselling and psychotherapy, and the increasing impact of law and literature on the issue of children's rights. Following a career in education, Debbie Daniels has worked as a counsellor in a number of school settings, both in the UK and abroad. She brings direct experience of trying to negotiate a secure framework for providing children in school with space for a therapeutic relationship. Debbie has a Certificate in Education and an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is registered as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adheres to the psychoanalytic ...