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.
Narrative Therapy: An Introduction for Counsellors, Second Edition, offers a clear and concise overview of this way of working without oversimplifying its theoretical underpinnings and practices. Narrative therapy places peoples' accounts of their lives and relationships at the heart of the therapeutic process. Its main premise is that the telling and re-telling of experience by means of guided questioning can facilitate changed, more realistic perspectives, and open up possibilities for the person seeking assistance to position him- or herself more helpfully in relation to the issues brought to therapy. Drawing on... More info
*A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills* Barbara Sher, an expert occupational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. Games can also be used in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. A... More info
World suicide statistics have become frightening. There are thousands of people who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. This book has been written, by a Melbourne author, Dr Sheila Clark in response to the needs of people who have lost a loved one through suicide. It is intended to help people understand the emotions they may face, provides suggestions for practical help and assists them to build a new life again. The format of the book is unique with information provided in small packages so as... More info