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The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Anne Greig and Tommy MacKay

Quick Overview

The Homunculi are little men who live in the brain and control our actions and thoughts. This concept provides a platform to enable the creation of scenarios that help children to visualise different aspects of their character. This is the complete guide to the intervention, which comprises a series of one-hour sessions over a period of 8-10 weeks.
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Paperback / softback
2013, 11.69in x 8.27in / 297mm x 210mm, 96pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-551-0
£19.99
Ebook
2013, PDF, 96pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-560-1
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£19.99

Description

The Homunculi, (or 'little people'), is a fun activity that builds social and emotional resilience in children and young people, aged 7 upwards, and into the teenage years. It is particularly suited to those with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome who often have difficulty identifying troubling feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety.

The Homunculi are miniature agents with problem-solving missions and special gadgets who live inside the brain and help out with distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Through inventing their own Homunculi characters and stories, participants in the activity learn to cope with their real-life social problems. Complete with a large-format skull poster, character and storyboard templates, and photocopiable record sheets, this unique resource includes everything needed to get started on making Homunculi stories, cartoons or videos.

This flexible, 10-week, CBT-based programme for individuals or groups will be transformative for psychologists, therapists, teachers and other professionals working with children on the autism spectrum or with behavioural difficulties.

Reviews

'Greig and MacKay have written a practical guide to the Homunculi Approach: an engaging, interactive cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) programme to help young people build emotional and social resilience. The programme is designed for young people on the autism spectrum or with emotional and behavioural difficulties, aged 8 and above. The book includes extensive resources and guidance for all who might want to run the programme, including psychologists, therapists, teachers, support workers and parents... I would recommend this book to those who work with young people, particularly those on the autistic spectrum. It is a fun, innovative approach to helping building social and emotional well-being, with a strong CBT focus and clear theoretical basis.'
- Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Authors

By (author): Anne Greig, Tommy MacKay

Resources

The following video clips accompany the programme:
Video Clip 1: Asperger's syndrome and depression
Video Clip 2: Diet, confidence and relationships
Video Clip 3a: Asperger's syndrome - introduction to characters
Video Clip 3b: Asperger's syndrome - the film Stress City
Video Clip 4: Nightmares and making and keeping friends
Video Clip 5: High-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome
Video Clip 6: Conducting sessions with ASD boys
Video Clip 7a: Asperger's syndrome - Ian, aged 13
Video Clip 7b: Asperger's syndrome - Ian, aged 16
Video Clip 8: ASD group

Video Clips Zip Windows Media files

The following video clips accompany the programme:
Video Clip 1: Asperger's syndrome and depression
Video Clip 2: Diet, confidence and relationships
Video Clip 3a: Asperger's syndrome - introduction to characters
Video Clip 3b: Asperger's syndrome - the film Stress City
Video Clip 4: Nightmares and making and keeping friends
Video Clip 5: High-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome
Video Clip 6: Conducting sessions with ASD boys
Video Clip 7a: Asperger's syndrome - Ian, aged 13
Video Clip 7b: Asperger's syndrome - Ian, aged 16
Video Clip 8: ASD group

Video Clips Zip (.mp4 files)

This is one downloadable PDF, including the following resources from Part 3 of the book:
Sample Cartoon
Blank Cartoon Template
Homunculi Information Sheet for Parents and School Staff
Socratic Questioning worksheet
Mission Solutions worksheet
Agent and Mission worksheet
The Gadget Store worksheet
My Story Record: Beginning
My Story Record: Middle
My Story Record: End
Homunculi Template
Are Your Homunculi Working for You? (BEFORE You Make Your Cartoon/Film)
Are Your Homunculi Working for You? (AFTER You Make Your Cartoon/Film)

Downloadable PDF