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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
Coming soon! The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

Leo Rutherford

Full of activities for use with groups of all ages, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and presents all the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in group settings. It includes everything from warm-ups to warm-downs and provides tips on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, Demy, 168pp
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
Developmental Drama

Developmental Drama

Dramatherapy Approaches for People with Profound or Severe Multiple Disabilities, Including Sensory Impairment

Mary Booker

People living with severe or profound multiple disabilities (PMLD) can often struggle to connect with the world around them. This book shows how, through enjoying dramatic interaction, they can develop their communication skills, learn to deal with emotions more effectively and gain a greater understanding of their physical and social environment. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-235-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

The Golden Stories of Sesame

Jenny Pearson, Mary Smail and Pat Watts
Illustrated by Camilla Jessel

This treasure trove of 56 timeless Sesame stories can be adapted and applied to the needs of a broad range of different client groups and the style of individual therapists. Complete with introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions, it will be an invaluable source of inspiration for therapists and students. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-030-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Dramatic Problem Solving

Dramatic Problem Solving

Drama-Based Group Exercises for Conflict Transformation

Steven T. Hawkins

This concise book of drama-based exercises will be an invaluable tool for practitioners looking to facilitate conflict transformation with a wide range of contexts and client groups. Each stage of the dramatic problem solving approach is accompanied by activities and illustrated with examples from the author's extensive experience. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-325-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp
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
Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
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
The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups

Dr Ronen Berger and Mooli Lahad
Illustrated by Igor Kovyar

For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-405-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp
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
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
Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp
Narrative Play Therapy

Narrative Play Therapy

Theory and Practice

Edited by Aideen Taylor de Faoite

Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-142-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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