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  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for survivors of traumatic experiences. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with trauma 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 trauma, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy

    A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy

    by Brian Cade

    This engaging book offers an overview of the history and theory of brief therapy from its beginnings in the research of Gregory Bateson through the seminal therapy of Milton Erickson and John Weakland to contemporary theorists and practitioners such as Steve de Shazer. Beyond this comprehensive history, the authors also give us a carefully drawn map of practice in this fast-changing field, useful for both novices and seasoned professionals. The authors concentrate on ways of working with clients that are common to all brief therapies, including framing, pattern, paradoxical, metaphorical,...

  • 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 Inclusive Therapy: 26 Methods of Respectful Resistance-Dissolving Therapy

    A Guide to Inclusive Therapy: 26 Methods of Respectful Resistance-Dissolving Therapy

    by Bill O'Hanlon

    A Guide to Inclusive Therapy offers bite-sized morsels of theory and generous opportunities for practising inclusivity in conversations with clients. This little book will help you move from exhaustion and frustration with your clients to  a whole-hearted embracing of their complex lives.  Inclusive Therapy moves practice forward from focusing on problems rather than solutions. O'Hanlon introduces the three main concepts of inclusive therapy: Permission, Inclusion of opposites, Inclusion of exceptions. Each of the 26 featured methods is immediately applicable to your own practice. *Bill O'Hanlon *is a dynamic, inspirational...

  • 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 Reflective Guide to Gender Identity Counselling

    A Reflective Guide to Gender Identity Counselling

    by Madison-Amy Webb

    Counselling professionals are increasingly seeking training for working with gender variant clients. Madison-Amy Webb invites them to consider a simple truth: everyone has a gender identity, whether or not they've given it much thought. By reflecting on their own gender identity through the exercises provided, counsellors can relate to clients in new and productive ways, gaining a more nuanced understanding of the issues faced by their clients and of their own identity. Incisive yet accessible, this unique guide shines a light on how the popular conception of gender identity came...

  • A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: How to Help Others Reach for Change, 3rd Edition

    A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: How to Help Others Reach for Change, 3rd Edition

    by P Taylor and C Fuller

    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. Updated with a wide range of applications and practical examples of motivational techniques which have effectively helped others to change Updated with a wide range of applications and practical examples of motivational techniques which have effectively helped others to change Features a variety of supplemental resources including 16 online video examples of MI in...

  • Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    by Dulwich

    This book shares stories of creative inventions by Aboriginal narrative therapists and community workers, including the ‘Shame Mat’, the ‘Language Tree of Life’, ‘Conversations with Lateral Violence’, and ‘Narrative community gatherings’. These significant innovations are expanding the field of narrative practice, not only in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, but also across cultures and internationally. Significantly, this book also illustrates how narrative practices are being used by Aboriginal communities to decolonise identity stories, to move beyond mental health labels, and to step out of missionary rules and closets of shame. In...

  • All About Me Board Game

    All About Me Board Game

    by Child Aware

    *All About Me* is designed as a rapport building tool for use in counselling with children. It is designed to gather information and get to know the child in a non-threatening and non-confrontational way . Three areas are explored in the board game; 1. Strengths and Difficulties 2. Feelings and Behaviour 3. People in the child's life All About Me is designed for use with children aged 5-12 years of age. This is a fun yet useful way of engaging children in the counselling process. It is...

  • Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    by Jennifer Guest

    Explore and promote positive relationships with these 100 ready-to-use illustrated worksheets and activities. Based on systemic theory, psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles, the activities are a creative approachto starting therapeutic conversations and engaging clients in their search for solutions. The photocopiable worksheets encourage clients to express their feelings through drawing, painting and writing. They are structured around four key areas: sense of self; partner relationships; family dynamics; and improving communication and conflict resolution. Activities include explanations of how and why they help to address specific relational issues. Suitable for...

  • Art Therapy and Health Care

    Art Therapy and Health Care

    by Cathy A. Malchiodi

    Demonstrating the benefits of creative expression for patients living with acute or chronic illness, this volume provides a complete, practical introduction to medical art therapy. It presents evidence-based strategies for helping people of all ages—from young children to older adults—cope with physical and cognitive symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life. Detailed case material and approximately 100 drawings and other artwork illustrate ways to work with individuals and groups with specific health conditions and challenges, as well as their family members. Contributors are experienced art therapists who combine essential...

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