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New! The Compassionate Practitioner

The Compassionate Practitioner

How to create a successful and rewarding practice

Jane Wood

This handbook for alternative practitioners is full of practical advice about creating a thriving practice. It explores the practitioner-patient relationship at every stage of the consultation process to demonstrate how to establish trust and loyalty and meet patients' emotional needs so they continue to return. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-222-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training

Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen and Lars Ole Bonde

Music therapists have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the components of such diversity, and is a comprehensive guide to accessing the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-083-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp
Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Robin Rio

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Constructing Musical Healing

Constructing Musical Healing

The Wounds that Sing

June Boyce-Tillman

Drawing on literature from philosophy, anthropology, psychology and musicology, Boyce-Tillman looks at musical traditions and notions of healing in different societies. Her work includes a number of case studies in various cultures - spirit possession cults in Africa and shamans in various traditions. more »

2000, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-483-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Shirley Riley

This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-637-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Vicky Barber

This book offers an abundance of fun games that help children to confront personal problems in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-163-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp
Creation Stories of the Middle East

Creation Stories of the Middle East

Ewa Wasilewska

This comprehensive study explores the region's 'forgotten' narratives, myths and traditions. Drawing on stories from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine and Persia, Wasilewska shows how these narratives of creation, destruction and rebirth reach to the very roots of the Biblical and Quranic Genesis. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-681-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Creative Advances in Groupwork

Creative Advances in Groupwork

Edited by Anna Chesner and Herb Hahn

A range of experienced and respected group workers explore developments in their specific fields of practice, moving from well-established approaches towards newer ideas. The authors show how group-analytic concepts can be creatively drawn on in the context of, for instance, business practice or inter-European relationships. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-953-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

Practical Person-Centred Approaches and Ideas

Jill Hayes
With Sarah Povey

This book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing their therapeutic benefits and giving examples of how they can be used. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-056-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Edited by Nigel Hartley and Malcolm Payne

Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-591-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Creative Coping Skills for Children

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Bonnie Thomas

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-921-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp
Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-251-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-842-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Creative Group Therapy for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Speaking the Unspeakable

Bonnie Meekums

Bonnie Meekums presents creative groupwork strategies and techniques for professionals working with women who have experienced child sexual abuse. The practical strategies have been developed from an understanding of the complex process of recovery, and are informed by the voices of women who have been abused in childhood themselves. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-453-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by examples of each exercise to provoke ideas and inspiration. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-892-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

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