The perfect tool to add to any 'therapeutic treasure box', this set of 68 cards provide a way to help open conversations and structure discussions with children and adolescents aged 6+.
The treasure deck offers a fun, non-threatening way to help to build understanding and forge relationships. It also provides a safe, playful way for children to articulate and make sense of their feelings, thoughts, experiences and beliefs.
The deck comes with two different types of card - the 'feelings cards' and the 'sentence-completion cards' - which can be used separately or together, and the cards are accompanied by a booklet which explains some of the different ways in which they can be therapeutically used.
Designed and tested by specialist clinical psychologist, trainer and author Dr Karen Treisman, this deck is a little treasure that will have great value for anyone working with children and adolescents aged 6+.
Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for ten years. She has also worked cross-culturally in Africa and Asia, with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, children and young people. She is the director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Psychological Services (www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk), and is an external consultant and trainer to Barnardos, PAC-UK, Hope for families, and the Fostering Network. Karen has worked in several Looked after Children teams and within the National Implementation Service for evidence-based interventions at the Maudsley Hospital. She currently works as Clinical Lead in a court assessment and intensive parenting intervention team in Islington.
Also available from this author
* * *A Guide to Help Adults Talk With Kids About Friendship* A book-and-card set featuring thoughtful exercises and prompts to encourage open conversations about childhood friends and relationships. Start the conversation and help children open up about peer relationships with Let's Talk About Friendship. Featuring a beautifully illustrated book and 20 accompanying conversation cards, Let's Talk About Friendship inspires thoughtful discussions between adults and children, helping young people to speak about relationships with their peers and the bonds they are developing to encourage social and emotional wellbeing. Whether it's workshopping interpersonal skills... More info
36 full colour A5 discussion cards illustrating a multitude of relationships. Relationships come in many guises, presenting exciting and challenging times in equal measure. This set of cards considers a wide range of different types of relationships that may be encountered and have been grouped so as to help identify associated issues for discussion: family connections; non-family relationships; relationship events; communication in relationships; and Personal identity. The accompanying booklet details how the images could be used within this framework, as well as providing two sample questionnaires and a series of discussion... More info
Learning to decode nonverbal communication can be a great tool to help us understand other people's thoughts and feelings, and it can help us make ourselves better understood too. Whether it's friends, family or lovers, colleagues or strangers, there is a wealth of meaning in the body language of those around us and most of us aren't even aware it exists - Body Language Decoder can help you tap into it. Being able to gauge more easily what a client or colleague is truly thinking or your partner is truly feeling... More info