This unique book explores how clients' problems are defined by personal and cultural narratives that can be identified and retold in therapy. The authors share their therapeutic vision through a series of stories, fictionalized discussions, and mini-dramas, inviting readers to participate in an ongoing conversation by reflecting on their own responses to the case material presented. Written in an engaging and personal style that brings the theory to life, the book challenges normative ideas about both narrative and the therapeutic relationship.
Jeffrey L. Zimmerman Ph.D., and Victoria C. Dickerson, Ph.D., co-direct Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates in Cupertino, California, and train the Narrative Family Therapy Externship at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto. Widely published, they have collaborated on book chapters and many articles, which have appeared in ''Family Process,'' '' Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,'' ''Journal of Systemic Family Therapies,'' and ''Dulwich Centre Newsletter.'' They are co-authors of this book, making different but equal contributions to its creation.
This indispensable guide for both parents and professionals offers fascinating ways to better understand the emotional world of children and what is important to them as represented by their drawings. It presents cases of children and adolescents coping with a variety of life challenges and clinical issues by way of interpreting their artwork. Parents, educators, clinicians, and doctors will find this practical guide highly beneficial for understanding children's strengths, weaknesses, and the reasons for their behaviour in cases of ADHD, fears and anxiety, coping with divorce, stubbornness and power struggles,... More info
This is a practical guide for police officers and other first responders written by an autistic ex-policeman, designed to demystify autistic behaviours and improve the treatment of autistic offenders. Police officers and other emergency services are the first to arrive at the scene of an incident and it is vital they can recognise autistic behaviours and respond accordingly to avoid escalation. This book lays out how to identify whether someone could be autistic and how officers can interact with them effectively and sensitively. Based on the author's many years... More info
"The most helpful book on childhood anxiety I have ever read."- Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Whether it's the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of "*Playful Parenting,* " provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety. Offering simple, effective strategies that... More info