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Betsy de Thierry

Betsy de Thierry is a mum of four brilliant boys, a practising psychotherapist and a qualified primary school teacher who has founded several charities that work directly with troubled families. She is a trauma specialist who is highly sought after to train and consult for teachers, therapists, psychologists, paediatricians, social workers, parenting support workers and the police. Betsy has authored several books including Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum and The Simple Guide to Child Trauma. Betsy is the Founding Director of the Trauma Recovery Centre (www.trc-uk.org), which is a charity for traumatised children who find mainstream school too overwhelming, with therapy centres, alternative education centres and training centres across the UK. She is also the CEO of BdT Ltd (www.betsytraininguk.co.uk) Trauma Training, Consultancy and Leadership, which supports professionals who work with traumatised children in the UK.

JKP publications by Betsy de Thierry

  1. The Simple Guide to Understanding Shame in Children

    The Simple Guide to Understanding Shame in Children

    What It Is, What Helps and How to Prevent Further Stress or Trauma

    Betsy de Thierry. Foreword by Dr Marc Bush, illustrated by Emma Reeves

    Full of helpful information and advice, this is the perfect introduction for any adult caring for or working with a child who has experienced shame. It explains what shame is, how it affects children and what adults can do to help them overcome it. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 7.72in x 6.42in / 196mm x 163mm, 112pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 9781785925054
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 80pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-895-1
  2. The Simple Guide to Sensitive Boys

    The Simple Guide to Sensitive Boys

    How to Nurture Children and Avoid Trauma

    Betsy de Thierry. Foreword by Jane Evans, illustrated by Emma Reeves

    This book simply shows adults how to understand and care for sensitive boys who don't conform to male stereotypes such as 'boys don't cry'. Explaining how to improve children's wellbeing by encouraging them to embrace their individuality, it gives down-to-earth advice on how to help sensitive boys grow up happy and confident. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 7.76in x 5.12in / 197mm x 130mm, 104pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 9781785923258
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 104pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-639-1
  3. Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom

    Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by David Colley and Paul Cooper. Foreword by Barry Carpenter

    As part of preparation for the classroom, it's key for trainee teachers to understand the emotional needs of students. This book provides a clear introduction to emotional development and attachment, offering advice and guidance from a diverse range of professional perspectives including psychology, health and education.

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    2017, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.14in / 231mm x 156mm, 336pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 9781785921346
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 336pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-399-4
  4. The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

    The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

    What It Is and How to Help

    Betsy de Thierry. Foreword by David Shemmings, illustrated by Emma Reeves

    Full of helpful information and advice, this is the perfect introduction to child trauma for any adult caring for or working with a child who has experienced trauma. It explains what trauma is, how it affects children and what adults can do to facilitate recovery. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.07in x 7.13in / 205mm x 181mm, 80pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 9781785921360
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 80pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-401-4