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  • Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    by Jennifer Guest

    Explore and promote positive relationships with these 100 ready-to-use illustrated worksheets and activities. Based on systemic theory, psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles, the activities are a creative approachto starting therapeutic conversations and engaging clients in their search for solutions. The photocopiable worksheets encourage clients to express their feelings through drawing, painting and writing. They are structured around four key areas: sense of self; partner relationships; family dynamics; and improving communication and conflict resolution. Activities include explanations of how and why they help to address specific relational issues. Suitable for...

  • Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10

    Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10

    by Karen Treisman

    Amongst the beauty of the Okavango delta in Botswana, Cleo the Crocodile loved having fun with all of his animal friends. That is, until one day Hogan the Hippo, who was supposed to look after Cleo, started to act mean and hurt him. Cleo has to leave the swamp to find a safe new home - he's scared and puts his prickles up for protection, so all the other animals are afraid of him. How can Cleo find a new safe home? How can he make new...

  • Counseling Outside the Lines: Creative Arts Interventions for Children and Adolescents—Individual, Small Group, and Classroom Applications (With CD)

    Counseling Outside the Lines: Creative Arts Interventions for Children and Adolescents—Individual, Small Group, and Classroom Applications (With CD)

    by Ann Vernon and Catherine Barry

    Creative arts interventions have proven a powerful approach to counselling, especially for younger clients. A must-read for seasoned professionals and new counsellors, this book offers an invaluable opportunity to access numerous clinically practical and theoretically sound creative arts interventions for children and adolescents. Interventions are offered in seven areas: Play and games Music Visual arts Expressive writing Literature Drama Activity-based/experiential interventions Each creative intervention is simple, applicable, and practical. All can be used with boys or girls, and most are applicable to children and adolescents from diverse cultures. Most...

  • Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

    Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

    by Vicky Barber

    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,...

  • Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Step-by-Step Resource

    Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Step-by-Step Resource

    by Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Mun

    Children with sensory and cognitive difficulties can struggle to interact with their peers, be easily distracted, and have problems coping with change. Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings. This easy-to-follow resource will enable professionals to engage with children in a relaxed and fun way that explores sensory experiences. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory...

  • Game Time: Games to Promote Social and Emotional Resilience for Children Aged 4 to 14 (Inc CD)

    Game Time: Games to Promote Social and Emotional Resilience for Children Aged 4 to 14 (Inc CD)

    by Robyn Hromek

    These games will be invaluable for those working with small groups of young people who find it difficult to behave and co-operate with their peers. They are progressive in terms of skill development and complexity and have a strong focus on early intervention (age range from 4 to 14). The games may be used sequentially over 6 to 8 sessions to practise a range of social and emotional skills; or in a one-off session to cover specific skills. Socio-emotional development addressed includes: Social and friendship skills Anger management...

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