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  • 101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    by Dawn D'Amico

    Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require...

  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Depression

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Depression

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common depression problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with depression by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with depression, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    by Dulwich

    This book shares stories of creative inventions by Aboriginal narrative therapists and community workers, including the ‘Shame Mat’, the ‘Language Tree of Life’, ‘Conversations with Lateral Violence’, and ‘Narrative community gatherings’. These significant innovations are expanding the field of narrative practice, not only in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, but also across cultures and internationally. Significantly, this book also illustrates how narrative practices are being used by Aboriginal communities to decolonise identity stories, to move beyond mental health labels, and to step out of missionary rules and closets of shame. In...

  • Building Solutions in Child Protective Services

    Building Solutions in Child Protective Services

    by Insoo Kim Berg and Susan Kelly

    How does one change the attitudes and practices of child protection services that are often overwhelmed and understaffed? First, take an outsider to the system, Insoo Kim Berg, who has a vision and a solution-focused model. Add an insider, Susan Kelly, who understands the system. Spend many hours with workers in the field, learning from them and helping them make a shift from a deficit perspective to a collaborative model that emphasises strengths and solutions. Envision and implement change throughout the system. Celebrate small successes on the way to...

  • Counseling Widowers

    Counseling Widowers

    by Jason Troyer

    *No refund on this item - Was $70.99* *Reduced by 35% - NOW $46.15* Working with widowers can be one of the most challenging parts of a therapist’s career. Despite the need for better research and professional guidance, therapists have often been left alone to confront a group struggling with high rates of suicide, mortality, physical health problems, and depression. Counseling Widowers builds from the latest developments in grief research and men’s studies to bridge the gap between counseling practice and the needs of bereaved men. In these pages, therapists...

  • Effective Treatments for PTSD. Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

    Effective Treatments for PTSD. Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

    by David Forbes

    *Updated third edition* Grounded in the updated PTSD Prevention and Treatment Guidelines of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), the third edition of this definitive work has more than 90% new content, making it virtually a new book. Chapters describe PTSD assessment and intervention practices that have been shown to work and provide practical, real-world implementation guidance. Foremost authorities address the complexities of trauma treatment with adults, adolescents, and children in diverse clinical contexts. The book delves into common obstacles and ways to overcome them, when to stop trying a...

  • Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe: Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours

    Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe: Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours

    by Katie Wrench

    Helping vulnerable children and young people to build protective behaviours is the key to keeping them safe. Full of creative ideas and activities, this guide provides the tools to help children develop the key skills needed to stay safe. Topics include work around: building resilience and problem solving skills; identifying a 'safety network'; developing emotional literacy; awareness of grooming strategies and safe/unsafe touch; and cyber safety. The range of tried and tested techniques will be sure to engage any child in thinking about their personal safety, allowing adult carers to...

  • Mate and Me

    Mate and Me

    by Jennifer Loakes

    "The boy from upstairs plays in the yard. His name is Matata. I call him Mate for short. When I see him I shout, 'Hello Mate!', but he doesn't join in my games." When Mate moves in upstairs, he has an instant friend. But Mate is shy and learning to adapt to a new home. There's a new family downstairs too. A secret family. Where have the families come from and what happens when the downstairs family goes missing? Where will their silver treasures lead? A celebration of...

  • Over the Back Fence

    Over the Back Fence

    by Elliott Gee-Hoy

    A memory of a child-hood experience has prompted this story. How important it is for parents to teach their children to be aware of stranger danger, trust their own senses and protect themselves. Fay Gee-Hoy was born in Cherbourg but grew up in different places. This story was written during a writing for healing group workshop.- A photo brought back a memory of her real life experience in Redfern in 1968, Fay still thinks, “I wonder what would have happened if I had opened that gate.” She is proud...

  • Quiet the Mind: An illustrated Guide on How to Meditate

    Quiet the Mind: An illustrated Guide on How to Meditate

    by Matthew Johnstone

    Modern society has made sitting still a near impossible task with its constant mantra of being connected. Our brains never get a break and the result can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do – *nothing!* Matthew Johnstone’s new book, a follow-up to his bestselling black dog series, is a simple, accessible, step-by-stop guide on how to mediate. Stripping back the mystical concepts that often put meditation in the too-hard basket for many of us, Johnstone’s book utilises his trademark...

  • The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

    The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

    by Lauren Brukner

    Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations,...

  • Unlock Your Resilience: Strategies for Dealing with Life's Challenges

    Unlock Your Resilience: Strategies for Dealing with Life's Challenges

    by Stephanie Azri

    Resilience has never been more important in helping us navigate the stresses and adversity of modern life. Resilience acts as a protective armour that helps us deal with the toughest challenges that life throws at us. The best thing about resilience? It is a skill that you can develop at any age. This book lays out a 12-session programme that covers everything you need to unlock and develop your resilience, from self-esteem and self-care to emotional regulation and stress management. Each chapter supports skill development and includes exercises, activities and discussion...