Speaking About The Unspeakable

Author: Dennis McCarthy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427961
Size: 79.13 MB
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Children do not always have the capacity or need to express themselves through words. They often succeed in saying more about their feelings and experiences by communicating non-verbally through play and other expressive, creative activities. The basic premise of Speaking about the Unspeakable is that life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. The contributors, all experienced child therapists, describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, including clay, sand, movement and nature therapy, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies from their professional experience. Accessible and engaging, this book will inspire child psychologists and therapists, art therapists and anyone with an interest in therapeutic work with children.

A Manual Of Dynamic Play Therapy

Author: Dennis McCarthy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058792
Size: 77.43 MB
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Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of Group Psychotherapy

Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119979978
Size: 13.95 MB
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A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice

Forest School For All

Author: Sara Knight
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 0857020722
Size: 66.36 MB
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Helps demonstrate how to run Forest School sessions with a wide range of different age groups and in many different settings.

Empowering Children Through Art And Expression

Author: Bruce St Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426247
Size: 68.24 MB
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Empowering Children through Art and Expression examines the successful use of arts and expressive therapies with children, and in particular those whose lives have been disrupted by forced relocation with their families to a different culture or community. The book explores how children express and resolve unspoken feelings about traumatic experiences in play and other creative activities, based on their observations of peer support groups, outreach programs and through individuals' own accounts. The authors argue that such activities in a safe context can be both a means of expressing trauma and a coping strategy for children to overcome it. This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. This book will be a valuable resource for professionals working with traumatized children who have experienced loss, grief, relocation and other kinds of trauma.

Clayworks In Art Therapy

Author: David Henley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107064
Size: 63.20 MB
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This book explores the history, theory and techniques of claywork in eliciting therapeutic outcomes. Vignettes and case material explain and expand the text, which interweaves an appreciation of clay in art with many practical suggestions for its use in therapy. The author offers a new and holistic approach to claywork.

Deep Play Exploring The Use Of Depth In Psychotherapy With Children

Author: Dennis McCarthy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501042
Size: 59.72 MB
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Therapeutic deep play has the capacity for children to express deep emotions, overcome seemingly insurmountable issues and resolve serious problems. Working with children in this profound way, therapists are able to not only eliminate symptoms, but to change the very structure of how children live with themselves, their defense and belief systems. The contributors to this book all work deeply, allowing children to take risks in a safe environment, and become fully absorbed in physical play. Chapters include play with deep sandboxes, clay, water, and various objects, and look at a range of pertinent case studies to demonstrate the therapeutic techniques in practice, alongside the theoretical concepts in which they are grounded. A new theoretical approach is established that takes from psychoanalysis as well as neuroscience and behaviourism, and offers a depth psychology approach in the treatment of children. This will be a valuable resource for anyone working therapeutically with children through play, including play therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists, arts therapists, counsellors, social workers and family therapists.

The Encyclopedia Of Psychological Trauma

Author: Gilbert Reyes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470447486
Size: 62.99 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma is the only authoritative reference on the scientific evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and social issues addressed within the field of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. Edited by the leading experts in the field, you will turn to this definitive reference work again and again for complete coverage of psychological trauma, PTSD, evidence-based and standard treatments, as well as controversial topics including EMDR, virtual reality therapy, and much more.

An Introduction To Medical Dance Movement Therapy

Author: Sharon W. Goodill
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421037
Size: 14.47 MB
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Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Sharon W. Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage and enhance the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile, synthesize, and publish the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT. The emerging application of medical DMT is grounded within the context of established viewpoints and theories, such as arts therapies, health psychology and scientific perspectives. As well as examining its theoretical foundations, the author offers real-life examples of medical DMT working with people of different ages with different medical conditions. This comprehensive book provides a firm foundation for exploration and practice in medical DMT, including recommendations for professional preparation, research and program development. Interviews with dance/movement therapists bring fresh and exciting perspectives to the field and these and the author's testimonies point to the possible future applications of medical DMT. With an increasing number of professional dance/movement therapists working with the medically ill and their families, this is a timely and well-grounded look at an exciting new discipline. It is recommended reading for DMT students and professionals, complementary therapists, and all those with an interest in the healing potential of working innovatively with the mind and body.

Trauma And Recovery

Author: Judith L. Herman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465098738
Size: 28.61 MB
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A revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking work that changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, it has become the basic text for understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war. A new epilogue reviews what has changed--and what has not changed--over two decades. Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.