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New! Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jenni Rook, Rebecca West, Jeffrey Wolfe, Pan Ho, Alana Dennis, Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe and Kimberly Peyton

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction. more »

2014, Paperback: £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-985-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 200pp
New! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Edited by Petra Kern and Marcia Humpal

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-241-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp
Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
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
Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Sue Jennings
Illustrated by Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play'
- exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-014-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

Diana Coholic

This book offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. It is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-001-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy

Practical Guidelines for Child Therapists

Rinda Blom

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy provides the reader with an explanation of gestalt theory, a practical explanation of the gestalt play therapy model and also a wide range of play techniques that can be applied during each phase of the therapy process. It features case studies throughout which illustrate how the techniques work in practice. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-459-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp
Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills across the Primary Curriculum

Jennifer M Fox Eades

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-304-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Roots of Musicality

Roots of Musicality

Music Therapy and Personal Development

Daniel Perret

The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-336-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Interventions with Infants and Preschoolers

Lucille Proulx

Proulx explores many aspects of dyad art therapy including attachment relationship theories, roles in dyad interventions, the importance of the tactile experience and ways in which dyad art therapy can be used. This original book will be invaluable to mental health professionals and to parents wishing to enrich interactions with their children. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-713-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach extends her acclaimed earlier published work to explore further the therapeutic value of story-making with children. Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-362-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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