How can teachers support children with emotional or social difficulties?
Counselling Pupils in Schools is a comprehensive guide to the effective use of counselling in schools. It provides practical guidance for teachers and those responsible for pastoral care on how to develop counselling skills and intervention strategies. The book combines theory and research with practical classroom strategies designed to focus on the social and emotional development of students and their teachers.
Topics covered include:
* a model for counselling in school
* skills and intervening strategies for teachers
* cross-cultural and sensitive issues
* peer counselling and support
* empowering pupils and parents
* classroom-based activities
The ethics of teacher-student relationships are also discussed and teachers are provided with ideas for collaboration and managing their own stress in order to be more effective in counselling and guidance.
This book is relevant to all professionals who work with young people: Teachers, PSHE co-ordinators, SENCos, Education Welfare Officers and Educational Psychologists will find it particularly useful.
'This book sets out what's required with clarity, and in a way that will make teachers feel they can do it. The section on "active listening" is particularly helpful given that teachers, almost by definition, are not necessarily good at listening to children.' - Times Educational Supplement