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  • Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    This book shares stories of creative inventions by Aboriginal narrative therapists and community workers, including the ‘Shame Mat’, the ‘Language Tree of Life’, ‘Conversations with Lateral Violence’, and ‘Narrative community gatherings’. These significant innovations are expanding the field of narrative practice, not only in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, but also across cultures and internationally. Significantly, this book also illustrates how narrative practices are being used by Aboriginal communities to decolonise identity stories, to move beyond mental health labels, and to step out of missionary rules and closets of shame. In...

  • Cake & I Scream!: …being bossy isn’t sweet

    Cake & I Scream!: …being bossy isn’t sweet

    by Michael Genhart

    Cake's best friend Ice Cream is really cool. He can lick everyone at dodgeball. Together, Cake and Ice Cream love having fun and going to parties! But when Ice Cream wants something, he wants it right now. And if he doesn't get his way, he has a meltdown. His bossy behaviour starts to give everyone a brain freeze. Eventually Ice Cream has an important realization…and becomes his sweet, soft self again! Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators with more information about bossy behaviour, and strategies to help. *Author Bio:* *Michael...

  • Chris P. Bacon – My life so far…

    Chris P. Bacon – My life so far…

    by Len Lucero

    Chris P. Bacon is one lucky pig: He was born without the use of his hind legs and was taken to a vet with the request that he be euthanized. The veterinarian, Len Lucero, took one look at the little guy who appeared happy and healthy and vowed to keep him. Chris went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks became he became a YouTube and talk-show sensation when his adopted dad, veterinarian Len Lucero, posted a video online of tiny Chris learning how to...

  • Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    by Roy McIvor

    When Roy McIvor was a small boy, his people were taken from their mission home in Cape Bedford and exiled to Woorabinda Aboriginal Reserve more than 1500 kilometres away. Their lives were torn apart as they witnessed the death of more than a third of their people at Woorabinda and the internment of their beloved German missionary “Muni”. The removal of the Guugu Yimirthirrr people from Cape Bedford during World War II is a shameful yet seldom-told chapter in the history of Australia which remains unexplained to this day. Roy...

  • Counselling Skills: A Practical Guide For Counsellors And Helping Professionals

    Counselling Skills: A Practical Guide For Counsellors And Helping Professionals

    by John & Julia McLeod

    This bestselling book is designed to help counselling trainees acquire and develop the skills and techniques needed to have therapeutic impact with their clients. It also provides those in the helping professions with an easy-to-follow model of 'embedded counselling' that provides tools and strategies for offering counselling relationships within a diversity of work settings. The new edition is thoroughly revised and features nine new chapters, addressing such topics as: an A-Z of practical counselling skills, dealing with difficult relationships, issues caused by cultural diversity or life transitions, and issues in loss...

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

    by Miller, Rathus, Linehan

    Filling a tremendous need, this highly practical book adapts the proven techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treatment of multi-problem adolescents at highest risk for suicidal behaviour and self-injury. The authors are master clinicians who take the reader step-by-step through understanding and assessing severe emotional dysregulation in teens and implementing individual, family, and group-based interventions. Insightful guidance on everything from orientation to termination is enlivened by case illustrations and sample dialogues. Appendices feature 30 mindfulness exercises as well as lecture notes and 12 reproducible handouts for "Walking the Middle Path," a...

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