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Coming soon! Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Kim S. Golding

Imaginative and practical, this guide reveals the therapeutic potential of using stories in counselling with traumatized children aged 4-16. It includes sample stories and advice on adapting them, as well as invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-540-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, educational psychology, fostering, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, storymaking, trauma

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

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups

Dr Ronen Berger and Mooli Lahad
Illustrated by Igor Kovyar

For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-405-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, play therapy, resilience, storymaking, trauma

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach

Cornelia Elbrecht

'Work at the Clay Field' is an art therapy discipline that uses sensorimotor methods that are highly effective for trauma healing in adults and children. This book is a comprehensive training manual for art therapists and mental health professionals covering all aspects of the approach including setting, theory, practice and case studies. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-345-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bodywork, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, energy work, expressive therapies, grief, mental health, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, storymaking, trauma

On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist

On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist

The Healing Spirit of Sandplay in Nature and in Therapy

Lenore Steinhardt

This book discusses the deep inner process of becoming a sandplay therapist, addressing important creative aspects of understanding and practising sandplay. It describes the current theory behind the Jungian approach, the roles of the therapist and the client, and explores the healing potential of nature and the numinous in art and sandplay. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-338-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, attachment, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, expressive therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking, trauma

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

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

Narrative Play Therapy

Narrative Play Therapy

Theory and Practice

Edited by Aideen Taylor de Faoite

Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-142-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, divorce, dramatherapy, education, families, mental health, play, play therapy, social care, storymaking

Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, poetry, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychosis, psychotherapy, storymaking, therapeutic communities, trauma

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

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-842-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, child development, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, expressive therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, self esteem, social care, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Edited by Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin and Kedar N Dwivedi

Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools, and provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-437-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, social care, storymaking, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

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