A book for teachers and parents of adolescents. It is colourful, absorbing, illuminating, and – critically – practical. Each chapter draws on the perceptions and writings of teenage boys and girls, and uses these to build a specific knowledge about what it means to be an adolescent at school, what it means to be ‘cool’ and ‘normal’, and the effects of these social constructions on learning and relationships.
The book grew out of the authors’ concern that welfare or pastoral-car policies in schools are silent about the effects of certain forms of power relations on both learning and the social culture of masculinity and femininity. It was their intention to make student voices and perspectives on gender and power relationships more accessible to teachers.
Each chapter concludes with a series of focus group discussions that are designed to function as professional development workshops for teachers, translating the chapter contents into a form that can be applied to individual schools, the book culminates with a chapter devoted to providing guidelines for schools on how to recast or reformulate their student welfare policies in the light of our new understandings of gender and power issues in schools.
Being normal is the only way to be will be an important resource for the teachers and schools. It exposes the gaps and silence in current school based policies and approaches and makes a significant contribution to addressing social justice, difference and diversity issues in schools.
Engaging and authoritative, this is the first self-experiential cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) workbook specifically designed to help therapists enhance their skills. Twelve carefully sequenced modules guide readers to identify, formulate, and address a professional or personal problem using CBT, and to reflect on the experience. Self-Practice/self-reflection (SP/SR) is an evidence-based training strategy which enables therapists to build technical savvy in contemporary CBT interventions while deepening their self-awareness and therapeutic relationship skills. The book's large-size format makes it easy to use the innumerable reproducible worksheets and forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web... More info
Many people learn best by following a visual approach – retaining information far more successfully if that information is given to them in a visual manner. Visual CBT uses illustrations, graphics and images to help the reader to alter their thought patterns and change behaviours through CBT to become a happier, healthier individual. Uniquely, it highlights the differences between healthy and unhealthy emotional responses – for example Anxiety instead of Concern – to enable the reader to quickly "picture" how they are reacting, and bring it into line with the... More info
A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common anxiety problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with anxiety 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 anxiety, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get... More info