1st Edition

Clinical Counselling in Schools

Edited By Nick Barwick Copyright 2000

    Too often in education there is a split between those concerned with children's personal and emotional wellbeing and those focusing on academic achievement. At a time when counselling in schools is on the increase, working towards an integration of the personal and the academic is paramount.

    Clinical Counselling in Schools provides counsellors, educational psychologists, teachers, teacher-trainers and other interested professionals with essential insights into how counselling best works within a school. Covering a wide range of problems encountered in schools, the contributors - all experienced school counsellors show how the context, be it state or public, primary or secondary, mainstream or special school, needs to be acknowledged in order to support and foster the emotional and academic welfare of the child.

    Using a wealth of clinical information, Clinical Counselling in Schools is timely and essential reading for counsellors and all educational professionals who wish to utilise the full potential of counselling in the context of schools.

    Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. The Developmental and Educational Context: The Emotional Experience of Learning. Creating a Holding Environment in an Inner City School. Intimacy and Distance: Working with Students with Disabilities in a Residential Setting. Confidentiality and Transference. Is it Safe Enough to Learn? Combining Teacher and Therapist Roles: Making the Space and Taming the Dragon. The Use of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Counselling in Schools. Using Art and Play in Assessment and Intervention for Troubled Children. Promoting Emotional Literacy: Anger Management Groups. Working With Stories in Groups. Loss, Creativity, and Leaving Home: Investigating Adolescent Essay Anxiety.


    Nick Barwick has worked in the educational sector for fifteen years, first as a teacher in secondary and tertiary institutions, then as a student counsellor. He now works as a counsellor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is Associate Editor of Psychodynamic Counselling.