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  • A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience

    A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience

    by Bill McHenry

    A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience is a guidebook to neurobiology that is customized for counselors’ unique goals and requirements. Drawing on years of experience, not only in the lab, but in the counselor’s chair, the authors unravel the complexities of neuroscience and present an easily understood volume that is an essential companion for any counselor who wishes to expand his or her understanding of the human brain, how it works, and how it creates our identities. *Contents:* Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors List of Contributors Guide to Neurocounseling Language. 1....

  • Case Management: Policy, practice and professional business

    Case Management: Policy, practice and professional business

    by Di Gursansky

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* An introduction to case management for students and professionals in the human services. Case management has become synonymous with service delivery in health and the human services internationally. It is used across diverse organisational settings and with different professional and client groups. Yet despite its predominance, case management remains elusive and chameleon-like in character. This book goes beyond the prevailing case management rhetoric to challenge preconceptions, offer strategies for practice and explore issues of professional identity...

  • CD: 10 Minute Guided Relaxation

    CD: 10 Minute Guided Relaxation

    by James Wild & Olga Thomas

    Take a break and refresh yourself. A quick way to recharge your energies and refresh your mind, soothe away the strains of the day Progressive body relaxation that will release tension from your muscles Beautiful relaxing music to guide you into a state of calm. Here are two short guided relaxations to help soothe away the strains of the day. Both tracks take you through a step-by-step process of muscular/body relaxation. The narration is the same giving you a choice of a female or male voice. Ideal for...

  • Children's Solution Work

    Children's Solution Work

    by Insoo Kim Berg and Therese Ste

    Therapists often despair when considering using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), so successful with adults, with children. Insoo Kim Berg and Therese Steiner show this despair to be unwarranted. These two master therapists lead readers through a series of conceptual and practical steps that elucidate just how the nonverbal, playful, and creative habits of children can support successful therapy based on the SFBT model. Children's Solution Work is necessary reading for anyone who associates with children and takes a concern for their development? Such as clinicians, social workers, teachers, day-care workers, and...

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

    Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

    by Chandrika Devarakonda

    Covering a wide range of concepts and taking a broader perspective of what inclusion entails, this book offers an overview of current research, policy and practice in diversity and inclusion in the early years. It is a clear introduction to what inclusive practice means for those working with young children in the early stages of their lives. With case studies and activities designed to help students relate to diverse situations, the author discusses the main issues surrounding: race gender culture  disability and Special Educational Needs  English as an Additional Language...

  • Kayak Girl

    Kayak Girl

    by Monica Devine

    In Kayak Girl a young child learns to cope with serious loss by focusing on something larger than herself. After Jana and acirc’s mother dies, she becomes withdrawn. Her grandfather, a carver, pays the girl a visit and finds her unresponsive to his care. He carves a figure of a girl in a kayak and asks Jana to promise that she will watch for the figure after he releases it upriver. Through the following seasons, Jana goes to the river daily and finds strength in the positive memories...

  • Learning from Resilient People: Lessons We Can Apply to Counseling and Psychotherapy

    Learning from Resilient People: Lessons We Can Apply to Counseling and Psychotherapy

    by Morley Glicken

    This comprehensive core textbook analyses how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients. *Key Features*: Presents Current Research on Resilience: The most current data is provided on a variety of common physical, social, and emotional problems experienced by people and the way...

  • Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

    Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

    by Fiona Mainstone

    *Publish Date*: January 2014 How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's...

  • Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    by John Winslade and Michael Will

    In today’s culture where bullying and violence are on the rise, we know that children who are afraid or anxious are in no state of mind to learn. If you are serious about creating a safe school climate conducive to learning, this book will show you how. Written by counseling experts, Safe and Peaceful Schools provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counsellors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action. Each chapter addresses a mode of practice for...

  • The Developing Mind: How Relationships and The Brain Interact To Shape Who We Are

    The Developing Mind: How Relationships and The Brain Interact To Shape Who We Are

    by Daniel J. Siegel

    Presenting pioneering research on early relationships and the developing brain, this bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of clinicians, researchers, and students. Daniel J. Siegel traces the interplay of human and neural connections in early childhood, examining the implications for attachment; mental processes, such as memory and emotion; and psychological well-being throughout life. Complex concepts are made accessible through lucid prose and clinical examples. Siegel highlights ways that understanding the emergence of the mind can help professionals promote healthy development and...

  • The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers: Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

    The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers: Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

    by Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

    People of all ages learn important life skills through playing games, and recognising this can be the key to enhancing their social, educational and personal development. Incorporating play into teaching and training not only makes learning fun, but it can also open minds to the value of cooperation, communication and reflection. The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom, covering everything from icebreakers and group forming ideas, to brainbending word games like "Napoleon Has Lost His Pipe" and hilarious...

  • Working with Gangs and Young People: A Toolkit for Resolving Group Conflict

    Working with Gangs and Young People: A Toolkit for Resolving Group Conflict

    by Jessie Feinstein and Nia Imani

    Gang culture is on the increase, but remains surrounded by myths. While gangs can lead young people into dangerous situations and breed community division, distrust and fear, the friendship, support, security and sense of belonging they offer are often overlooked by those working with young people involved in gangs. This book explains that an individual cannot be forced to leave a gang environment but, with education and support, can be equipped to choose an alternative lifestyle. Working with Gangs and Young People is a tried-and-tested training programme for anyone involved...