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Coming soon! Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Unpack My Heart with Words

Marion Baraitser

Drawing on the author's work with young asylum seekers and refugees, this book explores how literature can be used to help children and young people who have been victims of violence overcome their experiences and regain self-worth. It covers all aspects of implementing the therapy, including the theory behind it and practical advice. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-384-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, health care, pastoral care, poetry, resilience, social work, storymaking, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

New! Improving Memory through Creativity

Improving Memory through Creativity

A Professional's Guide to Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Training with Older Adults

Amanda Alders Pike

Art therapy is a culturally sensitive method of enhancing cognitive performance. With online accompaniments and materials for use in sessions and workshops, this book combines research and practical resources to enable professionals to improve memory, mood and socialization in the ethnically diverse older population though therapeutic creativity. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-953-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, carers, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, emotions, expressive therapies, occupational therapy, older people, pastoral care, psychology, social care

New! The Writer's Key

The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Gillie Bolton

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, fiction, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Karla Helbert

Explaining death in concrete terms that children with autism will understand, this book discusses the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. This interactive book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, with a parent, or with a professional. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-922-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, death, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, special education, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Exploring Self through Metaphor and Multi-Media

Margaret R. Hunter

The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women struggling with eating disorders. All the exercises, and their benefits, are fully explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-892-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, art therapy, bulimia, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, eating disorders, emotions, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, diet, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships, resilience, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, sleep, social skills, teenagers, tics

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, creativity, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision

Poetry and Story Therapy

Poetry and Story Therapy

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

Geri Giebel Chavis

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing activities that emerge from this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-832-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, poetry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, storymaking

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals

Kate Thompson

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-690-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, poetry, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, depression, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, looked after children, mental health, nursing, play, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, social care, social work, spirituality, tai chi, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

Plummer offers over 100 activities aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-960-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, education, educational training, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, PSHE, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, school phobia, SEAL, self esteem, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy, transitions, youthwork

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book
2nd edition

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This activities book will support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for older and younger children and children with learning difficulties. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-488-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, psychology, self esteem, social skills, social work

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