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.

Professional and Ethical Issues in the Beginning and Ongoing Phases of Therapy in Schools

Professional and ethical issues in the beginning and ongoing phases of therapy in schools
Tracey Fuller

Introduction

Ethical dilemmas in working in the opening stages of therapy with children are very common. The majority of these orbit the professional and legal tensions that exist in attempting to provide confidential space for children (McGinnis, 2008). According to the BACP's Ethical Framework ‘Working with young people requires specific ethical awareness and competence’ (2010: 6). Much also depends on individual circumstances, developmental needs, levels of risk, and therapeutic and other relationships (Bond, 2010). What may be the best course of action in one situation in one setting with one client ...

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