Jun

6

2021

Resources for Therapists Working with Children & Young People

We’ve put together this resource list for therapists working with children and young people in their practice, in the hopes it will be something you can refer back to time after time. If you have any further suggestions please do share with us in the comments!

Training

Live CPD gives you the chance to really get involved with your learning by asking questions, completing exercises and considering together what is being shared. We’re excited that author, therapist and trainer Rebecca Kirkbride will be a hosting an online training day for us entitled ‘Root down to reach up’: An Integrative Approach to Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People. Join us on Saturday 12th June from wherever you are via Zoom, or book and then catch-up afterwards. Booking closes Thursday 10th June 11am. Here’s Rebecca introducing the day:

If you’re struggling with how to navigate the more practical issues around working with CYP then Rebecca’s Therapy Education Online (ThEO) video The Dilemmas of Working Therapeutically with Adolescents in Private Practice will provide insight on the challenges that inevitably arise in this area of work, such as managing relationships with parents, assessing risk and handling confidentiality issues.

Resources for Therapists Working With Children & Young People

Aside from training, there are many ways to learn and complete CPD so we’re highlighting a range of those resources here – from books for therapists and ones to recommend, to websites with tools to use and more.

Books

If you’re anything like us you’ll have an ever-growing list of books to read – here’s a few more to add to your list, all about working with children and young people.

Therapy Books

The following books for therapists on working with CYP are by the host of our upcoming CPD, Rebecca Kirkbride:

Other recommended reads include:

Books to recommend to children, young people (and their caregivers)

These are just a few recommendations. For more suggestions we suggest checking out Little Parachutes’ list of picture books to help children with worries they may have, and The Therapy Bookshop’s list of books on mental health, well-being and self-acceptance for children, teenagers and parents and caregivers.

Articles

Don’t forget we have a blog with therapy articles for you to browse on a variety of subjects. Here are some key articles to give you insight into working with young people – the joys, the challenges and everything inbetween.

Image of a child playing with toys

There are many practical tools that therapists can make use of to engage with children and young people in therapy.

Practical resources

These items and worksheets can be brilliant prompts to get a child talking – whether directly about their own experiences or through imagination and creativity.

Organisations & Resources to recommend to young people

There are so many helpful resources and places of support for young people now – with the internet making self-understanding and support-seeking a smoother process than it used to be. The following organisations and charities provide meaningful support as well as information and signposting. These charities could be recommended to the young people themselves or to their caregivers.


Learning resources on therapy with children and young people

We hope you’ve found this blogpost helpful – if so please do share with any peers or colleagues who may value the resources. If you have any resources to suggest to other therapists feel free to share these in the comments. We hope to see you soon at Rebecca Kirkbride’s CPD day on working integratively with children and young people (Saturday 12th June via Zoom, with catch-up).

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