Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to and critique of narrative therapy and its theories. This edited volume introduces students to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Authors Catrina Brown and Tod Augusta-Scott situate this approach to theory and practice within the context of various feminist, post-modern and critical theories. Through the presentation of case studies, Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives shows how this narrative-oriented theory can be applied in the client-therapist experience. Many important therapeutic situations (abuse, addictions, eating disorders, and more) are addressed from the narrative perspective. Rooted in social constructionism, and emerging initially from family therapy, narrative therapy emphasizes the idea that we live storied lives. Within this approach, the editors and contributors seek to show how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories which themselves arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses. Our stories don't simply represent us or mirror lived events; they actually constitute us--shaping our lives as well as our relationships. Narrative Therapy will be a valuable supplemental textbook for theory and practice courses in departments of Counselling and Psychotherapy and of Social Work as well as for courses in Gender and Women Studies.
Sharne Rolfe brings an excellent discussion of attachment principles, research and applications to an exceedingly important topic, the relationships between child care teachers/providers and young children. It is an important resource for the current and next generation of early childhood professionals and researchers, and it will be a key resource for the growing international discussion about child care teacher/provider and child relationships. *Contents:* Part 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction Part 2: The significance of attachment relationships Chapter 2: Attachment Theory Chapter 3: Internal working models Chapter 4: Quality of attachment Chapter... More info
Do you struggle with Ana (anorexia) or have a difficult relationship with food and body image? Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has the potential to transform your life and put you on the path to recovery. Here, honest diary extracts relay Kim Marshall's own struggles with anorexia and bulimia, including time spent in a residential treatment centre, and how she discovered EFT and learned to quiet the negative voices that were blocking her recovery. Now fully-recovered and a certified EFT practitioner, Kim explains how to use the approach as a... More info
Frog, Dog, Flamingo and Dragon are all very upset - Frog has too many chores to do, Dog has writer's block, Flamingo is being bullied at school and Dragon's granddad has just died. Ladybird listens to their worries and comes up with a plan that will help them all - let's learn Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation! This beautiful picture book teaches an effective yoga relaxation technique that can be used anywhere and anytime to deal with a problem. Little Ladybird flutters from big toe to knee to thumb and... More info