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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

ISBN 9781403997913
Publication Date January 2007
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Linda Hopper focuses on the essential knowledge needed to work therapeutically with children, making this comprehensive guide an ideal resource for students training in child counselling. Bowlby and Winnicott, among others, are consulted to promote an understanding of children's emotional development and their use of play to express feelings.

LINDA HOPPER is an accredited psychodynamic therapist with the BACP and a member of COSCA. She works in private practice, supervises counsellors working with adults and children and delivers training for agencies. She is working with Middlesex University for validation of a Diploma in Counselling Children, which has recently been updated. She has considerable experience as a teacher and therapist working with children who have suffered social deprivation, physical disability and emotional disturbance. As the founder Director of the Sycamore Tree Children's Counselling Service, Linda created courses for counselling adults and children and prepared them for university validation.

An Introduction to Children's Counselling
Emotional Development
Psychodynamic Understanding of Children's Problems
Play Therapy
Using Creative Opportunities in Play Therapy
Working with Diversity
Ethical Issues
The Process of Counselling a Child
The Child in Context


'This is an excellent book, written in a clear and concise manner following a psychodynamic approach to counselling young people... [The] book offers a comprehensive insight into the area of counselling children and adolescents. I recommend it as a very useful read for those who work with young people already, and also as essential reading for those considering work in this field.' - Hilary Kean, Counselling Children and Young People
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