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Sharing Power, Building Hope, Creating Change
This comprehensive book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as ‘strengths-based’ practice. Pivotal to this approach is equal partnership and respect between people, or ‘power-with’. Also fundamental is the belief that everyone has strengths and that mobilising and sharing strengths is the key to building hope and creating positive change.
Author, Wayne McCashen, has provided training and consultancy services in the strengths approach to hundreds of organisations. In a remarkably clear and synthesised articulation, this book gathers together the principles, beliefs, skills, tools and frameworks that help create effective, socially-just ways of working with people. Since its first publication in 2005, this book has gained an international reputation. It is as an essential text in many university courses and is sourced by government departments, schools, and organisations adopting strengths approach frameworks and policy as best practice.
This revised and expanded second edition contains substantial new material throughout including practice stories, reflective exercises, expanded discussion of strengths, social inclusion, strengths-based questions, supervision, client-owned recording and much more. The new edition will put ‘parallel practice’ squarely on the strengths agenda, challenging organisations to embed strengths-based, power-with practices at every level of their operations.
A Guide to Inclusive Therapy offers bite-sized morsels of theory and generous opportunities for practising inclusivity in conversations with clients. This little book will help you move from exhaustion and frustration with your clients to a whole-hearted embracing of their complex lives. Inclusive Therapy moves practice forward from focusing on problems rather than solutions. O'Hanlon introduces the three main concepts of inclusive therapy: Permission, Inclusion of opposites, Inclusion of exceptions. Each of the 26 featured methods is immediately applicable to your own practice. *Bill O'Hanlon *is a dynamic, inspirational professional speaker... More info
Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning - it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the... More info
Develop Powerful, Evidence-Based Mindfulness Protocols for Your Clients As the research supporting mindfulness-based therapies grows, so does the demand for mental health professionals who can develop effective mindfulness-based treatment protocols suited to the needs of individual clients. Psychology Moment by Moment guides clinicians through the process of creating and applying mindfulness-based interventions for a variety of client populations and problems, session by session, to focus treatment even more and help clients make substantial progress. You'll learn the best mindfulness techniques for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, chronic illness, pain, stress, and eating... More info