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Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, play, play therapy, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social skills, special education

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

An Introduction

Christa Mackinnon

This book explains how psycho-spiritual indigenous traditions can be adjusted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world views of shamanism are described along with practical guidelines and case studies detailing how to use them within the therapeutic process. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-081-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, energy work, integrative medicine, mental health, paranormal psychology, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, shamanism, spirituality, trauma

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

Edited by John Adlam, Anne Aiyegbusi, Pam Kleinot, Anna Motz and Christopher Scanlon

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers with a theoretical and practical understanding of factors that help and hinder the development of effective therapeutic relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-258-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: addiction, anger management, anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, joint working, mental illness, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, resilience, risk assessment, substance abuse, suicide, supervision, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte

This accessible book will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the correct help. It offers techniques and exercises to build a child's confidence, address causes and alleviate symptoms, and gives advice for both school and social settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

Jane Moss

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, emotions, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, palliative care, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Acupuncture for New Practitioners

Acupuncture for New Practitioners

John Hamwee

An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers insights into likely challenges and pitfalls of the first years of practice. It addresses styles of working, common mistakes, confidence with patients, and success and failure in the treatment room, helping novice acupuncturists to reflect on their practice. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-102-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, energy work, five elements, health care, pulse diagnosis, Qi, qigong, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae

This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-261-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mental health, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, teenagers

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

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, domestic abuse, dramatherapy, education, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, relationships, school phobia, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, storymaking, trauma, violence, youthwork

Understanding Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence in Childhood

Understanding Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence in Childhood

Still Forgotten, Still Hurting

Gill Hague
With Ann Harvey and Kathy Willis

This book explores the experiences of adult survivors of domestic violence in adulthood. It examines current research and sets out best practice guidance for supporting adult survivors and children following domestic violence. Personal testimonies and poems feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-096-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, domestic abuse, mental health, mental illness, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

How Can I Help?

Ann Palmer

This book explains the nature of autism and the likely challenges a family will face when their child is diagnosed. It is full of advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary help, including practical ways they can make the family's daily life easier and help to establish a reliable support system for the child. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

Don't Forget to Breathe

Sandra Scheinbaum

A guide to overcoming panic attacks through lifestyle change and mind-body relaxation, this book promotes breathing techniques as the foundation to controlling anxiety. Including step-by-step exercises and motivational scripts, it is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals that helps provide additional support to clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-887-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: anxiety, autism, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, diet, functional medicine, health care, mental health, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, special education, trauma, yoga

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

A Model for Practice

Richard Rose

A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues and events within a child's life. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-272-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, fostering, looked after children, psychotherapy, resilience, sexual abuse, social care, social work, storymaking, trauma

A Little Book of Drugs

A Little Book of Drugs

Activities to Explore Drug Issues with Young People
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

This resource is packed with games and activities that explore drugs issues with young people aged 13–19. From fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, the activities will help young people understand the facts and issues, and make positive, healthy choices. more »

2012, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-304-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, drugs, education, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

Debra Costley, Elaine Keane, Trevor Clark and Kathleen Lane

This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-310-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, employment, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

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