The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools: On being a Specialist Mental Health Lead in schools

The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools: On being a Specialist Mental Health Lead in schools

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The book is targeted at all practitioners in the helping and enabling professions working with children and young people, especially teachers, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking training where elements of psychotherapy and counselling are requisite to practice. As well as a guide for trainees in the helping professions, the book also speaks to advancing practitioners insofar as essential elements of the therapeutic relationship, such as containment, trust and transference, are re-cast in light of the modern challenges of working with children, especially young children. There are an increasing number of courses in the UK (and abroad) which focus on developing practitioners who are delivering early interventions for mental health issues and so The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools offers a strong underpinning. This book is particularly timely in light of the government’s policy emphasis on increasing MH understanding for schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429840975
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 142
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Gary Winship is UKCP registered psychotherapist, NMC MHN registered, Associate Professor - Centre for the Study of Human Relations, School of Education, University of Nottingham. He is currently the chair of the appointments panel for the Annual Eileen Skellern Lecture & Blackwell’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shelley G. MacDonald is a BACP accredited counseling psychotherapist with twenty-five years of experience working in front line services with children and young people, in residential social services and schools. She has also conducted Warner interviews for Voice of the Child. She teaches on the MA Counseling Children and Young People course at the University of Nottingham, and has supervised MA student dissertations. Shelley currently manages a primary school counselling service, offering practice placements for trainees. She has published papers in various journals including the British Journal of Psychotherapy, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care and her monograph on observation was published by UEL.

Table of Contents

1. On schooling - a therapeutic community approach  2. On noticing - observation as practice  3. On relating - attachment and belonging  4. On knowing - containment and thinking  5. On curiosity - transference and interpretation  6. On protecting - therapy as safeguarding

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