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.
Brooke Woon is a Psychologist who has spent over 20 years helping child and adult victims of child sexual abuse. She has also worked with paedophiles. Brooke, also a former victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of two different perpetrators, knows firsthand the devastating affect this abuse can have on us, long after the abuse is over. Her own inspiring journey is shared throughout the book. Many people who have been sexually abused as children keep what’s happened to them a secret, carrying around the pain... More info
Child Protection and Parents with Learning Disability provides the practical knowledge that professionals need in order to understand common intellectual disabilities and how they might affect parenting capability. It presents clear guidance on how to carry out effective assessments and explains how interventions might differ when working with parents who have a learning disability. It covers a broad spectrum of disabilities, including borderline conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book also explores a number of emotional and mental health issues that can occur alongside learning disabilities, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression,... More info
Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent–child and romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. *Contents:* I. Overview of Attachment Theory 1. The Nature... More info