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Taking Children Seriously: Applications of…

Taking Children Seriously: Applications of Counselling and Therapy in…

by Steve Decker

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I'm a teacher in a secondary school for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural problems and I was looking for a book which might give me new ideas on how to work with them or understand more about them. This was the right book at the right time. I also imagine it would be a useful book as an academic resource.

There are 15 chapters, split into 4 sections (which if you're looking at this review via Amazon you can see using the look inside feature). I like the fact that the chapters are about a range of education settings: mainstream, special, primary and secondary as well as focussing on many different counselling and therapeutic applications.

Not challenging to read and with references at the end of each chapter should you wish to persue the topic matter further. An interesting and informative read that has proven useful to me. ( )
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In times of great change and development in the education system, those children who experience difficulties in school because they are emotionally troubled are particularly vulnerable. Increasingly, schools are under pressure to produce results which appear good in the public domain, and so can feel forced to spend money on activities designed to enhance public reputation, consequently neglecting those pupils who are difficult to teach because they are emotionally disturbed. Taking Children Seriously has been written by those trained and working in this field to provide insights into how to apply ideas and theories taken from psychotherapy and counselling to the context of education. The authors demonstrate to practising teachers approaches for working with feelings in the classroom and provide ideas which schools may wish to consider to supplement their present work with special needs pupils. Steve Decker is a Chartered Psychologist and Head of Counselling Division at Anglia Polytechnic University. Sandy Kirby is a counsellor and Professional Tutor at a London comprehensive. Angela Greenwood is an educational therapist and special needs co-ordinator who has worked in Britain and Zambia in the primary and pre-school sectors. Dudley moore is a counsellor and former headteacher of a special school. All four editors are founders of the Counselling and Therapy Service for Schools.

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This text is designed to provide insights into the application of ideas and theories from psychotherapy and counselling to education in teaching. It is a response to the increasing pressure that is being placed on schools to produce results, and so to neglect pupils with special needs.… (more)

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