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  • A Community of Ideas: Behind the Scenes

    A Community of Ideas: Behind the Scenes

    by Cheryl White & David Denboroug

    From the back cover: 'The last twenty years has seen the creation of a 'community of ideas' linked to narrative therapy and community work. We conceptualise our work at Dulwich Centre Publications as occurring within this 'community.' This book describes ways of linking practitioners and sharing ideas through the written word; ways of hosting conferences as community events; and ways of organising training courses for therapists that are congruent with narrative ideas. Most significantly, it contains stories of adventures from 'behind the scenes'! This book will be relevant to anyone...

  • 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....

  • A Guide to Interviewing Children: Essential Skills for Counsellors, Police, Lawyers and Social Workers

    A Guide to Interviewing Children: Essential Skills for Counsellors, Police, Lawyers and Social Workers

    by Claire Wilson, Martine Powell

    It is critical that children are interviewed properly in cases of suspected abuse or where the children may be witnesses to or victims of a crime. Poor questioning can upset the child further and contaminate evidence that may be needed in court. Interviewing Children is a practical guide to interviewing techniques for a range of professionals including welfare workers, psychologists, schoolteachers and counsellors, police officers and lawyers. Step by step, it outlines the key stages of an interview, and how to respond to the child's needs during an interview....

  • A Guide to Possibility Land: Fifty-One Methods for Doing Brief, Respectful Therapy

    A Guide to Possibility Land: Fifty-One Methods for Doing Brief, Respectful Therapy

    by Bill O'Hanlon & Sandy Beadle

    Tested, practical methods that help people reconnect with their sense of hope and possibility. When was the last time you read a book to improve your professional skills and had fun at the same time? For people interested in the latest developments in brief, solution-oriented therapies, and for any who want to improve their therapeutic skills without unnecessary toil, A Guide to Possibility Land is a terrific introduction to the territory. Possibility therapy, originated by Bill O’Hanlon, is about acknowledging and validating clients’ felt experience and ideas about their lives...

  • A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing Effective Social Support

    A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing Effective Social Support

    by Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

    Youth mentoring can be an effective way of supporting troubled youth, helping them sustain positive mental health, cope with stress, and lead successful lives through adolescence and into adulthood. This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how, if managed well, they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. The book illustrates different mentoring...

  • A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

    A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

    by Chris Taylor

    This book guides childcare professionals through attachment theory and provides techniques for caring for children with attachment difficulties. It explains what attachment is, what different patterns of attachment look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers to develop therapeutic ways of caring. By understanding these issues, childcare workers are better equipped to help and support the troubled children they care for. This book shows how to promote recovery through secure base experiences in a therapeutic environment and...

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