Brief Counselling in Schools: Working with Young People from by Dennis Lines

By Dennis Lines

Short Counseling in colleges, moment version is a pragmatic consultant to supplying aid and aid to teenagers experiencing a number problems of their domestic and college lives. spotting the restrictions of operating inside tuition settings, the e-book illustrates how counseling can however be powerful, even if time is brief and confidentiality is difficult to maintain. in response to a style of short integrative counseling that may be tailored to the variety of difficulties which scholars deliver to counseling, and illustrated with wealthy and sundry case fabric, the chapters examine problems with: vainness; melancholy and suicidal options; bullying; parental separation and step-parent clash; loss and bereavement; non secular matters; smoking, drug, and alcohol use; and sexuality.  

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The other parent (who is not implicated) is thereby forced to make a choice of supporting/protecting the victim or taking a pragmatic course of keeping their partner (possibly the one employed) within the family. ) that sends dad or mum out of the house. It can be a very lonely and traumatic experience to report abuse, therefore, and it is little wonder that some young victims choose to report matters only long afterwards when they have become economically independent: One girl in school had an opportunity to disclose that her father was forcing her to be his sexual partner in place of her mother.

Reconciling the counsellor’s role of offering confidentiality with an expectation to serve in loco parentis is never easy when dealing with young people in school. Pastoral managers and school counsellors sometimes become privy to information that involves a pupil flouting rules, or openly breaking the law. Most commonly, under-aged teenagers buy and smoke cigarettes. Similarly, they purchase and consume alcohol. In such cases, apart from when there is a significant health issue, school counsellors may not feel obliged to violate the necessary trust essential to resolve other more serious problems by reporting such behaviour to the youngster’s parent or guardian.

The manner of communicating the boundaries of confidentiality in the introductory session will vary depending upon the age and level of comprehension of the particular client. With students over 16, the counselling boundary will be explained with something like the following: Dennis: I feel it’s necessary before counselling begins to explain to you the limits of what you can say to me that is confidential. Although I work in school, I am not under the same obligation to share with your parents what you say to me, as teachers are.

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