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The participation of children and adolescents in family counselling: The German experience

Vossler, Andreas (2004). The participation of children and adolescents in family counselling: The German experience. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 4(1) pp. 54–61.

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This paper reflects the experiences of young people in child guidance and family coun¬selling. For this purpose, first the institutional background of these counselling services in Germany is outlined. The fact that the adolescents concerned feel partly ex¬cluded and insufficiently integrated into the counselling process is illustrated through qualitative analysis of the experiences 17 young people had during their counselling process. These empirical findings are critically discussed in terms of the institutional conditions and methodical approaches which counteract the in¬volve¬ment of the actual addressees of the counselling service. The closing thoughts include methodical options for a stronger orientation of professional be¬ha¬viour to¬wards fa¬cilitating participation.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1473-3145
Keywords: child guidance; family therapy; family counselling; participation; informed consent;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Item ID: 17212
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Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 08:37
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 17:12
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