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.
Chapter Six: The Therapeutic Relationship: Building a Working Alliance with Children and Adolescents
The Therapeutic Relationship: Building a Working Alliance with Children and Adolescents
This part of the book begins by discussing the various strands of what constitutes a therapeutic relationship and in particular explores the factors that make a difference to children's emotional wellbeing. Concepts from the main approaches to child therapy are examined and related to evidence from research and practice. In separating the strands of the therapeutic relationship for the purposes of discussion we do not mean to imply that these are indeed separate. Examining relationship via the metaphor of strands is a useful means of analysis and helps us to think about the whole (many theoreticians ...