Counselling with Children and Young People provides a distinctive focus on child therapy in school settings, addressing in a unique level of detail. The authors adopt a broad ecosystematic, integrative approach that takes into account the factors of family, school and wider community, placing emphasis on significant development and attachment issues.

Working with the Developmental Tasks of Adolescence during the Secondary School Years

Working with the developmental tasks of adolescence during the secondary school years
Tracey Fuller

Introduction

In this chapter we intend to explore how counsellors can work helpfully alongside young people at secondary school. The 11 year old child who stands at the gates of their new secondary school is about to join a highly demanding social world. If this transition is successful they will eventually leave as young adults who are ready to enter the world of work, or seek higher education, perhaps having equipped themselves not only with qualifications but also with a more settled identity. They may have developed clear ideas about themselves as friends, boyfriends or girlfriends, ...

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