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  • Talking with Clients about Sex

    Talking with Clients about Sex

    by David Bradford and Darren Russ

    For many in the health professions, talking about sex can be a frightening prospect. Although we live in a world that is seemingly saturated with sex and discussion about sex, really talking about intimate relationships and deeply personal sexual issues prompts fears that Pandora's box will be opened. David Bradford and Darren Russell are specialists in the field of sexual health, with over forty years' combined experience. In their daily work they are continually dealing with sex and sexual problems, and with clients who are concerned about their sex lives....

  • The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

    The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

    by Jennifer Guest

    Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities. The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art therapy techniques to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs. *Contents:* Acknowledgements. Preface....

  • Transformation through Journal Writing: The Art of Self-Reflection for the Helping Professions

    Transformation through Journal Writing: The Art of Self-Reflection for the Helping Professions

    by Jane Wood

    Transformation through Journal Writing is a grounded guide to self-reflection through journaling for those in the helping professions. Journals are shown to be an effective method of self-care and self-development. Full of inspiring and original ideas, this book provides everything you need to know about developing and advancing journaling skills. It covers a range of different styles, from the logical and structured use of templates, frameworks and models, to the creative and organic process of art journaling. Each technique and its transformative potential are clearly explained, and readers are encouraged...

  • Understanding Emotions in Social Work: Theory, Practice and Reflection

    Understanding Emotions in Social Work: Theory, Practice and Reflection

    by Richard Ingram

    As a social work student or practitioner it is essential to be able to understand, recognize and critically reflect on your own emotions and those of others. Consciously or unconsciously, emotions play an integral role in day-to-day decision making, assessments and relationship building, and a lack of emotional awareness and understanding can result in poor practice and a failure to think critically. Practical and engaging, this book encourages you to consider the role of emotions in the light of your own experiences and practice contexts. *Key topics include:* Understanding...

  • Walking in People's Worlds

    Walking in People's Worlds

    by Weld / Appleton

    This book offers students and professionals alike a reflexive exploration of the practical, emotional and spiritual components of social work practice. Examples from practitioners' experiences working with families and children are provided throughout and include the often unseen, positive contribution of statutory child protection workers. The approach is solution-focused, strengths-based, and emotional intelligence theory. The book offers strategies to support and strengthen the ways that social workers can partner with children and families to bring about positive change in complex problematic situations. The book is intended to support social workers, but...

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