About The Book
By applying a person-centred approach to real life practice in diverse settings, David Smyth explores the particular requirements and challenges when working with this age group.
The book examines:
- The Person-centred approach and related theories
- The nature of the practitioner-client relationship
- Developing a child-centred practice
- Establishing effective communications with parents and guardians
- Legal and ethical considerations affecting children and young people
- Multi-professional practice and education settings
The book is divided into two parts. The first concerns the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. The second focuses on professional issues. Central themes within these sections include:
- Child-centred therapy
- Associated child-related theories
- The emerging child-centred practitioner
- Directive & non-directive play
- Play, materials & dialogue in therapy
- Aspects of law & boundaries in child-centred therapy
- Receiving referrals & communication
Each case study example described in the book illustrates the concepts and aspects of David’s professional practice.
Person-Centred Therapy with Children and Young People was published by Sage Publishing in January 2013. It is David Smyth’s debut publication.