Visually stunning, confronting and uplifting, Bereaved Mother’s Heart follows the psychological and emotional journey of Carla van Laar after the death of her three-year-old son, Vaughn. Taking the form of a visual and written journal, this unique publication presents Carla’s exploration of her own grief. It is saturated with honesty and a depth of feeling that will give many readers new understandings of maternal bereavement.
While this book may resonate with women who have lost a child of their own, Bereaved Mother’s Heart also showcases the power and healing potential of art therapy and its associated techniques. This book is an excellent resource for established art therapists and students of the discipline looking for examples and ideas to build into their work with clients.
Bereaved Mother’s Heart includes reflective notes that provide practical suggestions for using the book in workshops and groups to create soulful conversations and activities about trauma and loss.
This wise and practical book provides effective strategies for helping therapy clients with anxiety resolve ambivalence and increase their intrinsic motivation for change. The author shows how to infuse the spirit and methods of motivational interviewing (MI) into cognitive-behavioural therapy or any other anxiety-focused treatment. She describes specific ways to use MI as a pre-treatment intervention or integrate it throughout the course of therapy whenever motivational impasses occur. Vivid clinical material—including a chapter-length case example of a client presenting with anxiety and depression—enhances the utility of this accessible guide. *Audience* Mental health practitioners,... More info
In this groundbreaking book, the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois: the first and premier facility of its type in North America; share nearly 30 years of combined experience treating more than 3,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. Mental Wellness is an invaluable resource for parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This authoritative, easy-to-read guide... More info
Co-authored by David Cooperrider who has written extensively on Appreciative Inquiry, this book offers a new perspective on organisational management that will enable leaders of organisations to unlock an organisations potential for creativity, innovation and collaboration. They show how consensus and cooperation grow from members understanding that their personal integrity and abilities are valued and will be integrated into the organisations culture. They also identify the special personal and leadership skills needed to cultivate and environment where managers work with and build on differences, rather than denying their expression. More info