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Adolescent Counselling Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

ISBN 9780415580267
Published August 10, 2012 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to therapeutic practice with young people. As an edited text, it brings together some of the leading authorities on such work into one digestible volume.

The text is divided into three major sections.The first provides a context to therapeutic work with young people. This outlines the historical background to such work, the types of settings in which individuals work and the allied professions that they will encounter.  Following on from this, the second section introduces the psychology of adolescence and provides an overview of the research into youth counselling. Finally, the third section considers more applied issues. Initially the infrastructure of counselling services is discussed before moving on to reflect upon pluralistic therapeutic practice. To end, the ways in which outcomes may be assessed in such work are described.

In covering such a wide territory this text acts as an essential resource to practicing counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals. It provides a foundation to the work that individuals are undertaking in this arena and advocates that individuals enter into therapeutic work in a critically informed way. At the heart of such considerations is the need to utilise psychological theory alongside research findings to inform therapeutic decision making. 

Table of Contents

Hanley, Humphrey, Lennie, Introduction. Part I: Counselling Young People in Context. Hanley, Sefi, Cutts, Lennie, Historical Context. Humphrey, Wolpert, Shorrock, Sefi, Hanley, Different Settings. Humphrey, Lindley, Sapin, Parkinson, Squires, Vostanis, Allied interventions. Part II: Psychological Change for Young People. Lennie, Hanley, Adolescence in Context. Hanley, Sefi, Cutts, Pattison, Research into youth counselling: a rationale for research informed pluralistic practice. Part III: Counselling Young People in Action. Hanley, Jenkins, Pattison, Robson,Williams, The Counselling Infrastructure. Hanley, Williams, Sefi, Pluralistic counselling psychology for young people. Humphrey, Hanley, Lennie, Lendrum,Wigelsworth, Assessing therapeutic outcomes. Hanley, Humphrey, Lennie, Summary.

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Terry Hanley is a Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester, Editor of Counselling Psychology Review and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester

Clare Lennie is joint Programme Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester


Adolescent Counselling Psychology offers clear guidance on the practice of counselling psychology with adolescents in a way that is evidence-based, integrative and theoretically coherent. It is a ‘must’ for all counselling psychologists in training, and will also be useful for qualified practitioners. - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

"This book is filled with practical help, backed up with research and plenty of knowledge in the field of counselling young provides an ideal reference source for students studying towards a qualification in counselling psychology. ...I give it a big YES!" - Julie Griffin, BACP Children & Young People, March 2013