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Coming soon! Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Unpack My Heart with Words

Marion Baraitser

Drawing on the author's work with young asylum seekers and refugees, this book explores how literature can be used to help children and young people who have been victims of violence overcome their experiences and regain self-worth. It covers all aspects of implementing the therapy, including the theory behind it and practical advice. more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-384-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, health care, pastoral care, poetry, resilience, social work, storymaking, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Supervision as Transformation

Supervision as Transformation

A Passion for Learning

Edited by Robin Shohet

Supervision provides a positive space for compassion, inquiry, reflection, and above all development. The chapters in this book are written from a wide range of perspectives, all of which take a practical approach to supervision and show how transformative it can be when approached in the right way. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-200-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, education, emotions, health care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, creativity, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals

Kate Thompson

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-690-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, poetry, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Theory and Practice

Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson

This book combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-031-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

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

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, social work

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

Keywords: counselling, dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, social work

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence

Laury Rappaport

Written for readers to be able to learn the application of this innovative approach, the book provides in-depth examples and descriptions of how to adapt Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy to a wide variety of clinical populations including people with severe psychiatric illness, trauma, depression and more as well as applications to private practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-760-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, counselling, depression, psychology, social work, trauma

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

A Resource for Professionals

Suzanne Darley and Wende Heath
Illustrated by Mark Darley

This resource comprises a collection of tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-861-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, parenting, social care, social work, special education

Art Therapy and Social Action

Art Therapy and Social Action

Treating the World's Wounds

Edited by Frances Kaplan

Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting exploration of how professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy to address social problems. Leading art therapists and other professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-798-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, mental health, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work

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

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, parenting, play therapy, social work, special education

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

A Music Therapist's Guide to Pediatrics

Kathy Irvine Lorenzato

This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-819-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, counselling, health care, mental illness, music therapy, psychoanalysis, social work

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