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Interactive Music Therapy - A Positive Approach

Interactive Music Therapy - A Positive Approach

Music Therapy at a Child Development Centre

Amelia Oldfield

Amelia Oldfield explains how her approach to music therapy sessions establishes a constructive musical dialogue with children that emphasises positive experiences - these establish trust and allow feelings to be expressed through music. This practical book will be of use to clinicians and teachers working with children with a variety of needs. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-309-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, music therapy

The Social Play Record

The Social Play Record

A Toolkit for Assessing and Developing Social Play from Infancy to Adolescence

Chris White

This is a practical resource for assessing and developing social play in children with autistic spectrum disorders or difficulties with social interaction. It is suitable for assessing children of all learning abilities and stages of development, from early infancy to adolescence, and includes photocopiable assessment and intervention materials. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $52.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-400-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, play therapy, social skills, special education

Chasing Ideas

Chasing Ideas

The Fun of Freeing Your Child's Imagination

Christine Durham

The author shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers and helps parents and teachers discover the joys of discussing ideas with children. She shows parents of children aged 3 - 15 how to encourage them to explore ideas, think, make decisions and communicate effectively and to develop these important life skills to take into adulthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-460-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, education, families, giftedness, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, storymaking

Psychodrama

Psychodrama

A Beginner's Guide

Zoran Djurić, Jasna Veljković and Miomir Tomić

Professional psychodramatists Zoran Djuric and Jasna Veljkovic, explain in user-friendly terms the basics of the technique and present a step-by-step guide to running a psychodrama session. Fully illustrated with colour cartoons offering examples of real psychodrama sessions, Psychodrama explores both the theory and practice in an accessible way. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-411-7, royal, 80pp

Keywords: counselling, dramatherapy, group psychotherapy, psychodrama

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Edited by Lois Carey

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-386-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, trauma

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts

This illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). more »

2006, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-817-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 104pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, dance and movement therapy, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, yoga

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Paula Crimmens

This practical resource book for professionals covers the broad spectrum of students attending special needs schools. Paula Crimmens places therapeutic storymaking within the context of drama therapy and offers practical advice on how to structure and set up sessions to be compatible with special needs learning environments. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-291-5, royal, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, psychodrama, special education, storymaking

Grief Unseen

Grief Unseen

Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts

Laura Seftel

At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-805-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, bereavement, counselling, death, families, grief, health care, palliative care, parenting, trauma

Multimodal Psychiatric Music Therapy for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Multimodal Psychiatric Music Therapy for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

A Clinical Manual
3rd edition

Michael D. Cassity and Julia E. Cassity

Michael and Julia Cassity outline a range of the most successful music therapy techniques, according to a survey of leading professionals, for a variety of clinical issues and age ranges. The manual uses helpful case studies to illustrate how assessments are made and treatments are chosen, and the appendices provide useful content for therapists. more »

2006, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-831-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, children, mental health, music therapy, psychiatry

Music and Altered States

Music and Altered States

Consciousness, Transcendence, Therapy and Addictions

Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

This international collection examines the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care. The contributors describe the use of altered states and their therapeutic potential, providing examples from different settings. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-373-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy

The Music Effect

The Music Effect

Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

Daniel J. Schneck and Dorita S. Berger
Illustrated by Geoffrey Rowland

This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, form, and their effects are explored, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-771-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: depression, music therapy

Sambadrama

Sambadrama

The Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama

Edited and translated by Zoltán Figusch

Divided into three parts, the book sets the context for Brazilian psychodrama, explores the creative and innovative work that is being done, and presents observations and examples of the full range of psychodramatic techniques and practical applications. It will serve as a building block for the exchange of psychodramatic ideas cross-culturally. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-363-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

Group Analytic Art Therapy

Group Analytic Art Therapy

Gerry McNeilly

Based on over 20 years' experience practice, this book is packed with suggestions for group art therapy practice and many explanatory diagrams. The author also explores the dynamics and psychological effects of diverse group situations based on examples from his own practice, and offers insight in to his own theories and applications. more »

2005, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-301-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, group psychotherapy, psychotherapy

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

Keywords: child development, child psychology, educational psychology, special education, storymaking

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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