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Sharing Power, Building Hope, Creating Change
This comprehensive book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as ‘strengths-based’ practice. Pivotal to this approach is equal partnership and respect between people, or ‘power-with’. Also fundamental is the belief that everyone has strengths and that mobilising and sharing strengths is the key to building hope and creating positive change.
Author, Wayne McCashen, has provided training and consultancy services in the strengths approach to hundreds of organisations. In a remarkably clear and synthesised articulation, this book gathers together the principles, beliefs, skills, tools and frameworks that help create effective, socially-just ways of working with people. Since its first publication in 2005, this book has gained an international reputation. It is as an essential text in many university courses and is sourced by government departments, schools, and organisations adopting strengths approach frameworks and policy as best practice.
This revised and expanded second edition contains substantial new material throughout including practice stories, reflective exercises, expanded discussion of strengths, social inclusion, strengths-based questions, supervision, client-owned recording and much more. The new edition will put ‘parallel practice’ squarely on the strengths agenda, challenging organisations to embed strengths-based, power-with practices at every level of their operations.
Challenges in Professional Supervision draws on the latest research and theory to explore issues, trends and developments in supervision work. The provision of excellent supervision is strongly linked to improved performance and staff retention. In this book, supervision is examined across a broad range of settings, addressing concerns common to a range of professions, including health, social work and counselling. The book is divided into two sections: the first describes the contemporary themes in professional supervision and the second discusses the models and skills being employed to deliver it. Issues such... More info
Based on their ground-breaking book The Anger Fallacy, leading psychologists Ross Menzies and Steven Laurent have put together 35 simple, practical exercises to help rid your life of anger. In this workbook you will learn to: find humour or gratitude in annoying situations develop a more enlightened attitude to how people ‘should’ behave ditch the bad habit of singling out one person to blame discover the key to patience and much, much more… Using this workbook, either on your own or with a therapist, you can practice... More info
Engaging and authoritative, this is the first self-experiential cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) workbook specifically designed to help therapists enhance their skills. Twelve carefully sequenced modules guide readers to identify, formulate, and address a professional or personal problem using CBT, and to reflect on the experience. Self-Practice/self-reflection (SP/SR) is an evidence-based training strategy which enables therapists to build technical savvy in contemporary CBT interventions while deepening their self-awareness and therapeutic relationship skills. The book's large-size format makes it easy to use the innumerable reproducible worksheets and forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web... More info