Counselling children using a multiple intelligences framework

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O'Brien, Patrick and Burnett, Paul C.. 2000. "Counselling children using a multiple intelligences framework." British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 28 (3), pp. 353-371. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069880050118993
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Counselling children using a multiple intelligences framework

ERA Journal ID6155
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsO'Brien, Patrick (Author) and Burnett, Paul C. (Author)
Journal TitleBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Journal Citation28 (3), pp. 353-371
Number of Pages19
Year2000
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0306-9885
1469-3534
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03069880050118993
Abstract

This paper presents a three-stage model which has been shown to be useful in the counselling of children. The qualitative results of a study into a counselling practice informed by Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences will also be reported. The study which sought to explore the essence of the counselling act, drew forth techniques and environmental factors that were useful in the counselling of children, particularly small children who had not developed the language required for more formal counselling sessions. The use of Gardner’s (1983) theory of multiple intelligences as a framework, enabled the counsellors to make available a variety of activities that asked each client to use a variety of talents. The client’s use of multiple intelligences was scaffolded through counsellor encouragement and support.

Keywordscounselling, children,multiple intelligence,psychotherapy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Charles Sturt University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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