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Counseling & psychotherapy

On the value of writing with traumatised young people – with Marion Baraitser

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Marion Baraitser demonstrates the power of writing with traumatised children and young people. Marion’s book ‘Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Unpack My Heart With Words’ is available now from the JKP website. On the value of writing with traumatised young people: When disturbed young people have read aloud

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Why Neuroscience for Counsellors?

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Rachal Zara Wilson is a counsellor, social worker and author of the new Neuroscience for Counsellors. We caught up with her for a quick chat about the book and why she wanted to write about such a complex topic.  1.  Who do you think would benefit from reading this book? Definitely counsellors, but also any other therapists as

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Browse our latest collection of new and bestselling titles in counselling and psychotherapy

Here are our new and bestselling titles in counselling and psychotherapy. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.

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Starving our Anxiety Gremlins

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Kate Collins-Donnelly; therapist, consultant, and author of Starving the Anxiety Gremlin, talks about the rise of anxiety in children. In this article, Kate discusses what can be done to help young people struggling with anxieties and shares a letter from one of the young people she has worked with on her experiences of overcoming problems caused by anxiety.

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Helping young people to build a positive body image

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Check out this free activity from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s upcoming book Banish Your Body Image Thief.  This activity will help young people to be more aware of, and to understand, their own body image and how to develop this in a healthy way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs from other young people will

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Browse our latest collection of new and bestselling titles in social work and social care.

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Here are our new and bestselling titles in social work and social care. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.    

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Encourage young people to build healthy self-esteem

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Check out this free activity, taken from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s forthcoming book Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief. The activity will help young people understand more about their own self-esteem and how to develop this in a healthy, positive way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs by other young people will help to get them started

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Adopting a balanced view

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Child and family psychologist and JKP author of the bestselling A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, Colby Pearce, on maintaining a balanced view when caring for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives. This article first appeared on The Adoption Social‘s guest blog.  I was born in January, which is the

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The Inspiration behind ‘How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?’

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Trauma Parenting Specialist and author of  How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? Jane Evans explains the inspiration behind the book. Why I wrote How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? From the time I was a little girl I have loved children’s books and, for the past 22 years since becoming a parent, step-parent and grandparent

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Assessing emotional awareness after trauma

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This extract taken from Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents by Damion J. Grasso gives practical guidance to assessing and enhancing a child’s emotional awareness and vocabulary prior to therapeutic exposure. ‘These skills are essential for fully engaging in the therapeutic exposure and for processing the emotional content of the trauma

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