Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change.
A Note for Parents discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.
For children aged 8-10 years
Judith Aron Rubin, PhD, once the "Art Lady" on Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood, is a pioneer in the field of art therapy. A past president of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Rubin is a therapist, educator, film producer, and the author of several books on the topic.
Widely used by both family therapists and all health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Now updated and expanded in its third edition, and featuring revised genograms for easier reading, reflecting the growing and widespread use of genograms for clinical intervention, this best-selling text provides a standard method for constructing a genogram, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results. Genograms of famous families—Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen... More info
Both early-career and experienced psychologists will find this textbook an essential guide to practising psychotherapy in Australia. Psychotherapy research has identified a bewildering array of factors that are important to client outcome. These include client factors, therapist factors, the alliance, and specific forms of intervention, each with its associated rationale and techniques. On what is required for effective psychotherapy, the authors make their stance clear: 'Psychotherapy is effective in bringing about psychological change for most clients. There has been debate between proponents of evidence-based treatments that focus on techniques and those who... More info
“Parenting a child who doesn't know how to be parented is the most difficult job in the world.” Why Can't My Child Behave? Provides friendly expert advice on how to respond to difficult behaviours and emotions for parents of children with developmental trauma. Each chapter focusses on the common difficulties faced by carers or parents and features quick, applicable ideas with exercises and illustrations. How do you react to a child's difficult behaviour? How do you deal with your own negative emotions? How do you know when to... More info