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Authors: Hazel Reid and Jane Westergaard

From the book:

Many counselling and psychotherapists find working with young people a particularly complex and challenging aspect of their practice as young people can often be amongst the most vulnerable in society. This book examines some key theoretical counselling perspectives and then applies them to effective practice. It looks at how counsellors build crucial relationships in order to support young people and enable them to achieve positive outcomes and to manage their lives effectively. There are sections on identifying the key counselling skills needed to engage in purposeful, helping conversations as well as understanding adolescent development, exploring person-centred principles and understanding and using motivational interviewing.