This book brings together in one volume the work of the Just Therapy Team of New Zealand which has, over the last two decades, inspired and challenged therapists and community workers in many different countries and contexts. Their introduction of the term Just Therapy and their determination to bring issues of gender, culture and socio-economic justice into therapeutic considerations have had powerful implications. So too has their example of taking the personal stories of those who consult them as therapists into broader political and policy arenas.
Game playing is a highly effective way of engaging children and has long been acknowledged as an important psychological intervention. Vicky Barber has compiled this book of games to help children to confront personal problems and issues in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration and cooperation within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. By the time the game is ready to be played,... More info
An innovative collection of therapeutic games, art techniques, and stories to help children of divorce express feelings, deal with loyalty binds, disengage from parental conflict, address anger and self-blame, and learn coping strategies. Includes a theoretical overview for practitioners, a sample treatment plan, and a reproducible handout to give parents. Also contains a ten-week curriculum that can be used in therapy or support groups. A much needed resource for counsellors, therapists, and group facilitators. Contents Sample Pages Testimonials "What a delightful collection of exercises. I will certainly recommend it to therapists in this line... More info
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish examine the inevitable stresses faced by parents of teenagers. Through role play and discussion, they show how to keep communication open with rebellious offspring, how to let go gracefully and yet retain respect and some degree of co-operation throughout these difficult years. Also Available: How to talk so Kids will listen & Listen so Kids will talk More info