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Collection: Therapies for Kids and Teens: A Look at the Modalities

This collection examines various therapeutic modalities and techniques used to effectively support children and adolescents in the therapy room.

About this collection

As mental health professionals, we are sometimes called upon to decide which of several therapeutic modalities will result in the best treatment for our clients, and for many counsellors, that decision-making is not onerous when the client is an adult. But what happens when the client is a child or adolescent? Kids and teens are not just “little adults”; they differ in significant developmental ways from the adults who often populate counsellors’ therapy rooms. Which therapies are effective with child-clients, or have strands for them? Paediatric counselling? Imaginal exposure? Perhaps DBT for adolescents? Do we go for a non-verbal approach, such as play therapy, for those children disinclined to talk? In fact, how should we communicate with children in general? What do we need to know about how children experience emotion in order to do this? And particularly, how do we work with children at risk from events such as natural disasters, abuse, neglect, and other traumas? What do we know of the impacts of suicide on children, and how do we deal with that? How old does a client have to be to take advantage of the mindfulness notions and techniques coming into counselling in recent years? These and many other questions about working with children and adolescents within various therapeutic modalities are covered in this collection.

Duration 26 hours
Format text,video
Type Collection
Price Included with membership
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