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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

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Anne Greig and Tommy MacKay

The Homunculi are little men who live in the brain and control our actions and thoughts. This concept provides a platform to enable the creation of scenarios that help children to visualise different aspects of their character. This is the complete guide to the intervention, which comprises a series of one-hour sessions over a period of 8-10 weeks. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-551-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, resilience, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

A Practical Classroom Resource

Fraser Lauchlan and Donna Carrigan

This is a practical tool for helping to assess and support children aged 4+ with learning challenges based on an innovative approach. The resource contains photocopiable activities, checklists, handouts for teachers/parents to use with children and training materials explaining the approach in terms understandable to all participating adults. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-373-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties

Kim S. Golding, Jane Fain, Ann Frost, Sian Templeton and Eleanor Durrant

This child observation tool has been designed to help structure observations of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in early years settings. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify particular behavioural patterns and attachment issues, and appropriate interventions. Handouts with activities are also included. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-337-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, educational psychology, fostering, Key Stage 0, looked after children, trauma

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11

Kim S. Golding, Jane Fain, Ann Frost, Cathy Mills, Helen Worrall, Netty Roberts, Eleanor Durrant and Sian Templeton

An observational tool designed to help structure observations of children aged 5 – 11 with attachment issues in school. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify emotional and behavioural problems, and hand-outs with activities are provided to provide emotional support and identify appropriate interventions. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-336-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, early intervention, education, educational psychology, fostering, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, looked after children, pastoral care, trauma

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Nick Luxmoore

This book explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers invaluable advice about how best to allay concerns without pretending that there are easy answers. It covers all of the key issues and supports professionals in asking young people the difficult question, "Do you think much about death?" more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-320-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, death, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers, youthwork

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Let's Pretend!

Carol Woodard
With Carri Milch
Illustrated by Sue Mair

This book presents engaging ways to use drama which will enable young children to interact socially and think creatively. Sections focus on the introduction of dramatic play, how to integrate drama into everyday classroom activities, and the preparation of a child centered story dramatization with a color, picture book insert for classroom use. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-899-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dramatherapy, early intervention, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, folklore and myth, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, movement, play, play therapy, special education, storymaking, theatre, yoga

Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Nurturing Adoptions

Nurturing Adoptions

Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

Deborah D. Gray

This is a comprehensive guide to nurturing adoptions, explaining the theory behind the impact of neglect and trauma on children's development, and what attachment means. It provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive families build positive relationships and help children heal. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-891-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 512pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work

Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield and Marion Polichroniadis

Using detailed case studies, this book focuses on the needs of children with a range of behavioural difficulties, and explores their complicated interactions. The book examines how to integrate multi-disciplinary interventions and how to use the powerful relationships that develop to enable families to achieve positive, lasting changes. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-965-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, communication, community care, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, educational psychology, emotions, families, joint working, looked after children, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play therapy, relationships, residential care, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, therapeutic communities, youthwork

Educational Psychology Casework

Educational Psychology Casework

A Practice Guide
2nd edition

Rick Beaver

This is a practical guide to working with children, outlining the basic skills needed and practical strategies to promote positive change and obtain the best results for children. The author outlines the theoretical background and how this translates into practical work and includes case examples which demonstrate the theory in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-173-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, psychology, SEAL, special education

Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

A Practical Guide for Professionals

Yvonne Yates

This resource offers an essential insight into the emotional well-being of adolescents and a detailed overview of the Human Givens approach. The book provides useful assessment tools and practical interventions, all supported by photocopiable materials that include question sheets for the client and record charts for the practitioner. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-170-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, self esteem, social care, teenagers, youthwork

Language Function

Language Function

An Introduction to Pragmatic Assessment and Intervention for Higher Order Thinking and Better Literacy

Ellyn Lucas Arwood

Dr. Arwood outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how learners acquire language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both neurotypical learners and those with neurogenic disabilities. more »

2010, Hardback: £55.00/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-800-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, communication, disability, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, psychology, reference, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-034-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, education, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mainstream education, pastoral care, play therapy, probation, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

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