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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

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

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

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

Biomation

Created by children in conjunction with professional animators, this entertaining film concisely summarises the basics of AS, enabling viewers of all ages to gain a real insight into the condition in less than half an hour. The film looks at life as an Aspie from a variety of different perspectives. more »

2010, DVD: £15.16 + VAT = £18.19/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-134-7, DVD - standard

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

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

Adolescents, Music and Music Therapy

Adolescents, Music and Music Therapy

Methods and Techniques for Clinicians, Educators and Students

Katrina McFerran

Helpful and accessible, the book explains the methodology used in music therapy, a topic that has been considered only briefly until now. The author presents an empowering approach to practice, discussing how the therapist can be placed in a collaborative relationship with the individual or with the group. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-019-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, music therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers

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

Arts Therapies in Schools

Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Edited by Vicky Karkou

This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents. Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of applications of arts therapies across a range of settings. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-633-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, music therapy, special education

Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

The Arts and Human Suffering

Stephen K. Levine

Stephen K. Levine's book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-512-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: aesthetics, arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, psychotherapy, trauma

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Theory and Practice

Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson

This book combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-031-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by examples of each exercise to provoke ideas and inspiration. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-892-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, child protection, counselling, creative therapies, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, storymaking

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

A Resource for Professionals

Suzanne Darley and Wende Heath
Illustrated by Mark Darley

This resource comprises a collection of tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-861-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, parenting, social care, social work, special education

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Edited by Lois Carey

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-386-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, trauma

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome

Social and Emotional Skills and Positive Life Goals for Adolescents and Young Adults

Judith Martinovich

Martinovich combines activities such as art making, drama, music, puppetry, yoga and photography with conventional cognitive behavioural interventions to support individuals with AS. The different activities complement and reinforce each other and are designed to address specific traits of the autism spectrum to aid skills development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-812-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, creative therapies, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

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