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Ben Furman is a psychiatrist, author of internationally-recognised teacher of solution-focused therapy; he is co-director of the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute and hosts a late-night radio program speaking with callers about diverse psychological and relationship issues
Ever wanted to be a 'fly on the wall' in the consulting rooms of a range of skilled therapists, psychologists and social workers from around the world? Following the great success of 'Kids' Skills' (Ben Furman's book outlining his popular 15-step method for working with children) comes this dynamic collection of true stories and conversations between skilled professionals and the children and families with whom they work. At the heart of Furman's method is a simply yet profound reframing of children's problems as skills yet to be learned. The power of his method also rests in his playful approach to working alongside children so that they themselves are their own best teachers, and so that a network of supporters are drawn into the excitement and celebration of the skill as it unfolds within the child's world.
Based on extensive clinical experience, this book provides authoritative guidance and practical tools in a challenging area for child mental health professionals. The authors explain the many possible causes of problem sexual behaviours and demonstrate assessment and treatment procedures that have been shown to work with 4- to 11-year-olds and their families. Four chapter-length case examples illustrate how to integrate elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy, play and expressive therapies, and family-based approaches. Helpful reproducible worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2'' x 11'' size. *Audience*: Child psychologists, social... More info
Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond -- whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray describes how to use the latest thinking on attachment in your daily parenting. She reveals sensory techniques which have proven to help children bond -- straightforward activities like keeping close eye contact or stroking a child's feet or cheeks -- and explains why routines like mealtimes and... More info
Hot air balloon pilots have wonderful adventures, where they get to see things they have never seen before and learn all about the world outside. Flying a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun to some kids. But for other kids, the idea of flying off on their own, away from their parents or homes, doesn't sound like fun at all. If you feel scared when you do something alone or away from your parents, this book is for you! What to Do When You Don't... More info