Paperback: £19.99 / $32.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-272-6, BIC 2: JKSF JMC JKSB1
'Richard Rose's book will help professionals in many fields (counsellors, social workers, family support workers, teachers and guardians ad litem) to make difference to the psychological lives of children by finding creative and sensitive ways to work with painful parts of children's stories.'
- BACP - Children & Young People
'The value and power of the Life Story approach to reconstructing and reconnecting a child using personal narrative cannot be underestimated, and the way that Richard Rose lays out the core elements of this approach is both practical and elegant. This is a refreshing and renewing clinical approach that is both developmentally sensitive and "trauma-informed."'
- From the Foreword by Bruce D. Perry, Senior Fellow, The Child Trauma Academy, Houston, USA
'Good practice is promoted throughout this book. Rose's emphasis on careful preparation and information gathering and the use of various techniques, particularly wallpaper work, to help children process and internalise past experiences is inspiring. Involving primary carers in life story sessions to promote attunement and attachment, and highlighting the importance of play in engaging children in this highly sensitive work is an approach others should strive to adopt.'
- Joy Rees, Adoption Team Leader, Family Futures Associate and author of Life Story Books for Adopted Children
'Richard Rose makes a solid case for placing life story therapy alongside other important approaches for working with children who have been traumatized. He emphasizes working through care givers and using sensitive interventions to help the child explore and make sense of his or her past in order to improve current functioning. The book is loaded with specific techniques and guidance so that therapists of all levels can begin using life story therapy immediately in their practice.'
- Todd Nichols, Executive Director, Family Attachment and Counseling Center, Minnesota, USA, and co-author of Connecting with Kids through Stories, 2nd edition
Richard Rose and Terry Philpot