Interviewing adolescents is an integral part of the role of an educational psychologist working in schools.However, this stage of development is fraught with difficulties. Adolescents at different stages vary as towhat they will discuss with a professional and some will rely on their peers for 'therapeutic support'. A wide variety of psychotherapeutic approaches is increasingly being considered and utilised by educational psychologists in school settings. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing andsolution focused brief therapy. This paper considers different theoretical approaches to interviewing andtheir respective potential to enhance the work of the educational psychologist in supporting the adolescent interviewee.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Educational and Child Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|