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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

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

Coming soon! The Music in Music Therapy

The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie P. Sutton

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-353-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: attachment, autism, dementia, forensic psychiatry, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, psychosis, psychotherapy, supervision, trauma

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

Coming soon! Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

The Theory, Research and Practice of Preventing and Addressing the Occupational Hazards of the Profession

Alfred J. Malinowski

Dr. Alfred J. Malinowski explores the importance of self-care in the field of psychotherapy in this authoritative book. He examines the role of the therapist, how the nature of the profession can lead to decreased psychological well-being, and discusses self-care strategies and techniques to help practitioners maintain psychological health. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-992-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, arts therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, employment, ethics, health care, mental health, mindfulness, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Social Work Under Pressure

Social Work Under Pressure

How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace

Kate van Heugten

This accessible book demonstrates how managers and practitioners can overcome workplace distress, fatigue and burnout by understanding the causes and implementing practical strategies. The book is full of techniques and tips that will be invaluable to all social work managers and practitioners seeking to beat workplace stress overload and burnout. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-116-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, employment, mental health, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

Hitting the Ground Running

Diane Galpin, Jenny Bigmore and Jo Parker

The complete guide to making the transition from student to newly qualified adult or mental health social worker (NQSW). It covers everything you need to know to meet the requirements of NQSW status, and guides you through the challenges and hurdles. Strategies on staying motivated, managing stress and developing support networks are included. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-158-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, careers, community care, elder abuse, joint working, mental health, mental illness, older people, residential care, social care, social work, supervision, supported living

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

Transformation through Journal Writing

Transformation through Journal Writing

The Art of Self-Reflection for the Helping Professions

Jane Wood

A personal record of reflections and experiences, a journal is an effective way to self-care and self-develop. This book is a grounded guide to the reflective practice of journaling for those in the helping professions. Full of original ideas, exercises and examples, it provides everything needed to establish and advance journaling skills. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-347-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, expressive therapies, health care, mental health, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, supervision

New! Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Crossing Cultures and Abilities

Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad and Jennie Kristel

With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-916-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 424pp

Keywords: adults, aesthetics, art therapy, attachment, children, creative therapies, disability, education, expressive therapies, families, mental health, palliative care, psychology, race, relationships, spirituality, supervision, trauma

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