This book brings together in one volume the work of the Just Therapy Team of New Zealand which has, over the last two decades, inspired and challenged therapists and community workers in many different countries and contexts. Their introduction of the term Just Therapy and their determination to bring issues of gender, culture and socio-economic justice into therapeutic considerations have had powerful implications. So too has their example of taking the personal stories of those who consult them as therapists into broader political and policy arenas.
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,... More info
In the original version of this book the founders of the Taos Institute pooled their substantial resources to create a vision of a powerful and humanly nourishing form of organization and to share practices for bringing this organization into being. Today, The Appreciative Organization has been revised and updated. Based on the authors' diverse experiences in organizational life, they are unanimous in their view that the appreciative construction of meaning is essential to the efficacy of an organization and the fulfilment of its participants. In clear and direct language, the... More info
Our actions today, as parents or carers, impact not only our children’s lives but generations to follow. Life Changing Secrets Never Taught At School is a powerful reminder of the importance of being a parent, rather than a friend, in your children’s lives so that they grow to be happy, secure and confident. Through heart-warming true stories, exercises and practical tips, Roe Teed unravels in this remarkable book information which is beneficial and life-changing for parents and carers alike. By following these fundamental, ‘eye opening’ parenting tools, this book will be your... More info