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 workbook is for children who have a parent with severe, incapacitating disorders like psychosis, suicidal depression, extreme anxiety or those undergoing the most intensive forms of treatment (e.g., psychiatric hospitalisation or day treatment). These children's sense of belonging, competency, and identity can be harmed or jeopardized. This workbook addresses this, and is designed to allow children to process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while learning more about their parent's illness. The presentation and pace of information is intentionally slow, so that artistic activities and 'off-task' time will help kids relax... More info
This book presents integrative models of play therapy that incorporate expressive arts and evidence-informed interventions when working with preadolescents from a play-based context. It covers play therapy with preadolescents, integrating expressive arts like music, movement, play, sand, and poetry into treatment, along with familial involvement. *Contents:* Chapter 1: Play Therapy with Preadolescents: A Developmental Overview by David Crenshaw and Sarah Caprioli Chapter 2: Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy with Preadolescents: Using Academic Curricula Standards to Guide Treatment Interventions by Janine Shelby Chapter 3: Attachment-Centered Play Therapy with Middle School Student by Clair Mellenthin... More info
Strengths-based batterer intervention programs serve as a unique approach to intimate partner violence (IPV), building on individual strengths-not deficits-to help IPV offenders end their abusive lifestyles. This book assists counsellors in providing IPV offenders with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to permanently change their offending behaviour. The book discusses emerging theories and presents cutting-edge batterer intervention techniques that use positive psychology, such as solution-focused therapy, strengths-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. *Key Features:* Chapters are conveniently organized by therapeutic model, each discussing the latest research, core concepts, objectives,... More info