For women experiencing domestic violence, narrative therapy can be a powerful tool to help them gain self-confidence and a sense of identity, resist violence, and make the transition from abuse to safety.
Drawing on the narratives of women who have experienced domestic violence, this book explores how women employ strategies of resistance, and how strengthening their sense of identity can contribute to this resistance. It demonstrates how narrative therapy can be used as an effective intervention, helping women to leave abusive relationships and supporting them in moving on. The author outlines a model for intervention and discusses how to work with women whilst keeping their safety in mind.
This book will be invaluable to counsellors, social workers and others working with abused women, helping them to understand, engage with and fully support women to resist and move on from abuse.
A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common depression problems. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with depression 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 depression, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get... More info
*For teachers and other professionals whose work involves children* Professor Freda Briggs has done it again, as she provides the most comprehensive guide to child abuse and child protection and information needed by people whose work involves children. Briggs is truly dedicated to providing a better understanding of how to keep children safe, report signs of abuse, support victims and their non-offending parents, assist in bringing about justice for victims and change societal attitudes. Her expertise, dedication and passion show in this, her 20th book. The book covers all non-medical topics... More info
What is trauma? How does it affect children? How can adults help? Providing straightforward answers to these complex questions, The Simple Guide to Child Trauma is the perfect starting point for any adult caring for or working with a child who has experienced trauma. It will help them to understand more about a child's emotional and behavioural responses following trauma and provides welcome strategies to aid recovery. Reassuring advice will also rejuvenate adults' abilities to face the challenges of supporting children. *Contents:* 1: Understanding trauma. 2: The impact of trauma. 3: Helping... More info