What can child and adolescent counsellors and therapists learn from research? What evidence is there for the effectiveness of different therapies and techniques? How can developmental or neuroscience research inform or inspire therapeutic work with young people?
This book provides the answers to these questions, and more. Leading experts in the field take you through the latest research findings in child and adolescent therapy, discussing how each is relevant to the work of practitioners. Today, both therapists and trainees need to be aware of, and engage with, research findings. The book presents, accessibly, the current best knowledge and its implications for practice.
Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, where he is Director of the Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST). Mick is a chartered psychologist, a UKCP registered psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the BACP. Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential and relational approaches to therapy; including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2005, SAGE, with Dave Mearns), Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (2011, SAGE, with John McLeod) and Existential Therapies (2nd edn, 2017, SAGE). Mick has led a series of research studies exploring the processes and outcomes of humanistic counsel-ling with young people. Mick is the father of four children and lives in Brighton on the south coast of England.
Introduction: What can child therapists learn from research? - Nick Midgley, Jacqueline Hayes and Mick Cooper Epidemiology: Are mental health problems in children and young people really a big issue? - Ann Hagell and Barbara Maughan Neurobiology, attachment and trauma: The development of mental health problems in children and young people - Graham Music Therapy outcomes: Is child therapy effective? - Terry Hanley and Julia Noble Therapy outcomes: What works for whom? - Peter Fonagy, Liz Allison and Alana Ryan What leads to change? I. Common factors in child therapy - Jacqueline Hayes What leads to change? II. Therapeutic techniques and practices with children and young people - Jacqueline Hayes and Clare Brunst Conclusion - Nick Midgley, Jacqueline Hayes and Mick Cooper