About our June issue
Our summer issue is bright and beautiful and bursting with brilliant articles to read as you enjoy the long-awaited sunshine and warmer weather. It strikes a balance between personal reflections, based on real-life experiences of providing psychotherapy from a range of modalities, as well as news, reviews and the latest research findings from child and adolescent counselling.
Two of our regular columnists discuss negative feelings towards clients and saying the difficult things in supervision, while the third talks about hope. I’ve noticed these themes – hopefulness and challenge – running through the issue, which feels fitting as we await the latest Government update on the easing of restrictions and keep an eye on the struggle between COVID-19 variants and vaccinations.
Do get in touch if you would like to contribute to our journal or share your thoughts on anything in this issue.
Jeanine Connor, Editor, email@example.com
Coming of age
Open article: David Curl shares perspectives from a virtual film club, set up during the pandemic, to maintain morale and a sense of shared purpose among staff at a pupil referral unit. BACP Children, Young People and Families, June 2021
What’s going on in school counselling?
Professor Mick Cooper shares findings from ETHOS, the largest study to date of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of person-centred counselling in secondary schools. BACP Children, Young People and Families, June 2021
Leading the way
News and comment from BACP and the BACP CYPF division. BACP Children, Young People and Families, June 2021
About BACP Children, Young People and Families
BACP Children, Young People and Families covers up-to-the-minute thinking, research and best practice in the sector, accounts of projects in the field and contributions from regular columnists.
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Puberty blockers: whose choice is it, anyway?
Open article: In light of the court case Bell–v–Tavistock, Peter Jenkins examines the legal role of Gillick competence, Sam Hope and Luan Baines-Ball explore access to puberty blockers and Susan McGinnis raises questions about consent. BACP Children, Young People and Families, March 2021
Coping with loss
Open article: Michael Coombes looks to the aftermath of 9/11, for lessons learned in supporting children who are managing loss in the wake of COVID-19. BACP Children, Young People and Families, December 2020
The rights of the child
Open article: Peter Jenkins puts children’s rights firmly back on the agenda and explores what that means for counsellors and psychotherapists working with CYP. BACP Children, Young People and Families, September 2020