A Toolkit of Motivational Skills, Third Edition, draws on the latest research to show how the Motivational Interviewing approach can be effectively utilized to draw out and sustain an individual’s internal motivation for behavioural change.
Catherine Fuller, MA PGCertEd, is a lead staff developer within the National Probation Service for England and Wales and provides international learning and development consultancy and training. She helps practitioners and their managers in a variety of settings, develop skills, understanding and confidence to facilitate change in others. Her background includes over 30 years as a practitioner, manager and staff developer.
Phil Taylor, BA (hons), originally trained as a professional engineer, then made a career in the probation service as probation office, manager and trainer. Later Phil had his own training business working in the criminal justice sector across England and Wales. On retirement he completed a Creative Writing and Art degree. Phil has a concern to describe complex ideas in ways that can be easily understood by practitioners.
Kath Wilson is a senior lecturer and leads the probation programme at De Montfort University. She has previously worked in both the voluntary sector and as a probation officer. She teaches mainly around issues of Offender Management and Interventions Practice within the Criminal Justice System, particularly in relation to probation and policing programmes. Her research interests include diversity, management of offenders and management of change. She has recently published Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and the Criminal Justice System.
A revolution is under way in how we understand the nature of relationships, how we develop in those relationships, and how our brains function synergistically in connection with others. This field is known as attachment theory, and until now most of the cutting-edge insights have been written in “researcher-speak” and reserved for neurologists, psychologists, and others in the healing professions. Here veteran therapist and specialist in attachment disorders Daniel A. Hughes demystifies the research for lay people. By summarising in short, easy-to-read “keys” the theory and brain science that underpin... More info
Young children can erupt like little volcanoes when they are feeling angry. It can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, and can produce angry feelings in the parent or caregiver too. This book is packed with advice and strategies for those working with children under five on how to understand and manage anger in children, and also how to help their parents or caregivers to deal with anger. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel angry so that their emotions can be fully understood, and offer... More info
My happy life and My heart is laughing are the first two books about Dani, her dad and best friend Ella. They offer a wonderful insight into the day-to-day life of a young girl as she begins to find her way in the world. In Rose Lagercrantz’s latest story, When I am happiest it begins with the second-to-last day of school. Dani is so happy that she begins to write a book all about how happy she is. However, suddenly Dani’s world is turned upside down when her... More info