Effective work with young people requires empathy and understanding. This accessible book captures the reality of young people's experiences, their relationships and the things that are important to them. Using in-depth examples from his many years' experience as a teacher, youth worker and psychotherapist, Nick Luxmoore outlines a creative approach that will enable professionals to respond appropriately to the complex needs and sometimes demanding behaviour of young people.
Luxmoore describes the dynamics of young people's relationships, offering original insights into
* the ways in which young people approach intimacy and manage secrecy and privacy
* their relationships with siblings, friends and adults
* their anxieties about themselves and their identity
* how they interact with strangers and strange situations.
This sensitive, accessible and practical book will enable professionals in teaching, counselling and youth work to listen to young people, to understand their needs and to support them effectively.
Nick Luxmoore is a school counsellor, trainer, teacher, youth worker and UKCP registered Psychodrama psychotherapist. He has over 30 years' experience of work with young people and with the professionals who support them. He has also authored Feeling Like Crap and Working with Anger and Young People, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
1.Kevin: in defence of thirteen-year-old boys. 2.Siblings: the possibility of therapeutic relationships between young people. 3.Chloe:understanding and helpful with squabbles. 4. Are We Like You: strangers and strangeness. 5. Accidents: what happens in school when there are no answers. 6.What's Good for You: helping young people evaluate feelings. 7. Brilliant Laughs: young people's use of joking. 8. Walking Slowly: containing anxiety in work with young people. 9. Secretest Secrets: young people managing privacy. 10. See You Around: how schools manage endings. References. Index.