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Wandel hoch drei - Beratung für Jugendliche in einer verunsichernden Gesellschaft

Vossler, Andreas (2004). Wandel hoch drei - Beratung für Jugendliche in einer verunsichernden Gesellschaft. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie (Child psychology and Child psychiatry practice), 53(8) pp. 531–546.

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The conditions for becoming adult have changed perceptibly for young people in the course of social modernization processes. Adolescents find themselves in increasingly complex and contradictory areas of life which offer them more choices of action, but also require of them more self-organisation and more decision-making processes in uncertain conditions. The adolescents primarily at risk of failing due to the changes in learning- and development-re¬lated tasks are those denied access to necessary coping resources. Owing to the profound effects of social change (for example, changed forms of family life, increased educational pressure) it can generally be assumed that young people have an intensified counselling need. Against this background, the present paper examines which new requirements for action arise in the institutionalized counselling of adolescents. In regard to this, hints are provi¬ded in the results of an evaluation study by the present author, within the scope of which adolescents were interviewed about their counselling experiences. Finally, counselling approaches are described which can contribute to facilitating access for young clients, and to structuring counselling in a more suitable way for adolescents (peer counselling).

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0032-7034
Extra Information: Text in German (Change to the power of three - counselling for adolescents in a society which causes uncertainty)
Keywords: Child guidance; Counselling for adolescents; Social change; Peer counselling;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 17213
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 08:41
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:25
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