Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

101 Healing Stories

Using metaphor in therapy

George W Burns

Just as stories have the power to enrich our lives, shape the way we perceive and interact with the world, and reveal the wonders of the human spirit, they can also play an important and potent role in therapy– helping people develop the skills to cope with and survive a myriad of life situations.
101 Healing Stories celebrates the rewards of using parables, fables, and metaphors in therapy as a nonthreatening means to help clients discuss problems and consider possible solutions.
It examines the healing value of using metaphors in therapy and provides 101 inspirational story ideas that therapists can adapt to share with clients for effecting change.

19x24cm  260 pages  $92.95  

ACT with Love

Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Russ Harris

Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you can learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively and engage fully in the process of living and loving together. With your partner or alone, ACT with Love will teach you how to: Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the present Use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding Resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences Act on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship

23x15cm  224 pages  $35.00  

Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner

5th ed

Arthur E Jongsma

Features new and updated assignments and exercises to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals The Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner, Fifth Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: 92 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by adult clients including such problems as chronic pain, family conflict, and anxiety A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including depression, low self-esteem, panic, dependency, eating disorders, and phase-of-life problems Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Assignments cross-referenced toThe Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition—so you can quickly identify the right exercises for a given situation or problem All exercises are available online for you to download and customize to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs

28x22cm  330 pages  $104.00  

Adult Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner

6th ed Dec 2020

Arthur E Jongsma & David J Berghuis

The Adult Psychotherapy Prorgress Notes Planner, Sixth Edition contains complete prewritten session and patient descriptions for each behavioral problem in the Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Sixth Edition. The prewritten notes can be easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need or treatment situation. 04 - Table of contents PracticePlanners® Series Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii Progress Notes Introduction 1 Anger Control Problems 3 Antisocial Behavior 18 Anxiety 33 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—Adult 45 Bipolar Disorder—Depression 58 Bipolar Disorder—Mania 72 Borderline Personality 85 Childhood Trauma 96 Chronic Pain 106 Cognitive Deficits 119 Dependency Depression-Unipolar 130 Dissociation 143 Eating Disorders and Obesity 151 Educational Deficits 166 Family Conflict 176 Female Sexual Dysfunction 187 Financial Stress 200 Grief/Loss Unresolved 209 Impulse Control Disorder 219 Intimate Relationship Conflicts 230 Legal Conflicts Loneliness 241 Low Self-Esteem 249 Male Sexual Dysfunction 260 Medical Issues 273 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Opioid Use Disorder 285 Panic/Agoraphobia 296 Paranoid Ideation 308 Parenting 317 Phase of Life Problems 332 Phobia 342 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 353 Psychoticism 368 Sexual Abuse Victim 379 Sexual Identity Confusion 390 Sleep Disturbance 399 Social Anxiety 410 Somatization 422 Spiritual Confusion 434 Substance Use 442 Suicidal Ideation 456 Type A Behavior 468 Vocational Stress 496

28x22cm  528 pages  $112.00  

Anger Treatment for People with Developmental Disabilities

A theory, evidence and manual based approach

Taylor & Novaco

This text presents a manual-guided cognitive-behavioural anger treatment protocol, grounded in a solid theoretical framework and empirical evidence for its efficacy in clinical practice. The assessment and treatment approach is designed to engage and motivate patients with recurrent and deep-rooted anger problems and their manifestation in serious aggressive behaviour. Accompanying the treatment protocol are a number of worksheets, handouts and exercise sheets for clinicians and clients, which can be accessed online.

17x25cm  256 pages  $68.95  

Brief Counselling: Narratives and Solutions

Milner & O’Byrne

Compares and contrasts solution talk with other more traditional or problem-focused approaches to illustrate how a collaborative, co-constructive and empowering way of working may help clients to meet their goals quickly, painlessly and with long-lasting effects.

15x22cm  199 pages  $56.00  

Burden of Sympathy

How Families Cope with Mental Illness

David Allen Karp

In this vivid and thoughtful study, David Karp chronicles the experiences of the family members of the mentally ill, and how they draw "boundaries of sympathy" to avoid being engulfed by the day-to-day suffering of a loved one.
Working from sixty extensive interviews, the author reveals striking similarities in the experiences of caregivers: the feelings of shame, fear, guilt and powerlessness in the face of a socially stigmatized illness; the frustration of navigating the complex network of bureaucracies that govern the mental health system; and most of all, the difficulty negotiating an "appropriate" level of involvement with the mentally ill loved one while maintaining enough distance for personal health.
Throughout, Karp sensitively explores the overarching question of how people strike equilibrium between reason and emotion, between head and heart, when caring for a catastrophically ill person. The book concludes with a critical look at what it means to be a moral and caring person at the turn of the century, when powerful cultural messages spell out two contradictory imperatives - pursue personal fulfillment at any cost and - care for the family at any cost.

21x14cm  340 pages  $36.00  

Case Management

Policy, practice and professional business

Di Guransky, Judy Harvey & Rosemary Kennedy

Case management has become synonymous with service delivery in health and the human services internationally. It is used across diverse organisational settings and with different professional and client groups. Yet despite its predominance, case management remains elusive and chameleon-like in character. This book goes beyond the prevailing case management rhetoric to challenge preconceptions, offer strategies for practice and explore issues of professional identity and development.

21x14cm  256 pages  $45.00  

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports 7th Edition

Edward L Zuckerman

indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more—all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding.

27x20cm  395 pages  $77.00  

Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner

6th ed

Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., L. Mark Peterson, Timothy J. Bruce, Ph.D. (Contributing Editor)

This Series helps clarify, simplify, and accelerate the treatment planning process so clinicians can spend less time on paperwork and more time with clients. 04 - Table of contents PracticePlanners Series Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Sample Treatment Plan Anger Control Problems Antisocial Behavior Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) – Adult Bipolar Disorder – Depression Bipolar Disorder – Mania Borderline Personality Disorder Childhood Trauma Chronic Pain Cognitive Deficits Dependency Depression – Unipolar Dissociation Eating Disorders and Obesity Educational Deficits Family Conflict Female Sexual Dysfunction Financial Stress Grief/Loss Unresolved Impulse Control Disorder Intimate Relationship Conflicts Legal Conflicts Loneliness Low Self-Esteem Male Sexual Dysfunction Medical Issues Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Opioid Use Disorder Panic/Agoraphobia Paranoid Ideation Parenting Phase of Life Problems Phobia Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pychoticism Sexual Abuse Victim Sexual Identity Confusion Sleep Disturbance Social Anxiety Somatization Spiritual Confusion Substance Use Suicidal Ideation Type A Behavior Vocational Stress Appendix A Bibliotherapy Suggestions Appendix B References to Clinical Resources for Evidence-Based Chapters Appendix C Recovery Model Objectives and Interventions Appendix D Alphabetical Index of Sources for Assessment Instruments and Clinical Interview Forms Cited in Interventions Appendix E References to Empirical Support in The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner – 6th Edition

640 pages  $112.00  

Counselling in a Nutshell


What is counseling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of an step-by-step guide to the counseling relationship and the therapeutic process. Focusing on the commonalities within the main theoretical approaches - psychodynamic, person-centred, and cognitive-behavioral - author Windy Dryden describes a framework which underpins all counseling, irrespective of the approach being used. Key features of the framework include: Bonds between counselor and client Goals and tasks of counseling Stages of the therapeutic process Core therapeutic conditions Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counselors of all orientations

17x17cm  130 pages  $32.95  

Counselling Skills in Everyday Life

Kathryn Geldard & David Geldard

This book is essential reading for everyone interested in improving their communication and helping skills as well as those students taking introductory courses in counselling and counselling skills. It takes readers through a range of skills to help them become better listeners, communicators and helpers in their everyday lives, progressing from inviting a person to talk to ending a helping conversation. Using plenty of examples, tips, exercises and sample conversations, the authors show how the skills described can be easily learnt and can fit comfortably into everyday life. Australian

21x13cm  224 pages  $61.00  

Counsellor's Workbook

Developing a Personal Approach 2nd ed

John McLeod

The Workbook is a practical resource to support An Introduction to Counselling and engage the reader further in the material. It also allows the reader the opportunity to document and consolidate their learning and personal development. It includes more than eighty learning tasks and activities that are divided into five broad themes: 'Building on Life Experience', 'Making Sense', 'Putting Theory to Use', 'Reflecting on Practice', and 'Developing a Professional Identity' that link back to chapters in the core text. DUE AUGUST 2009


Counsellor's Workbook:

Developing a personal approach

John McLeod

This book provides a series of reflective learning tasks to support counsellors through key stages in training. Linking to the best selling Open University Press textbook, An Introduction to Counselling, John McLeod offers a range of thoughtful exercises enabling counsellors to build on life experience, engage with theories and concepts, reflect on cases, learn from critical issues in practice, and develop a professional identity. Readers are encouraged to construct a rich account of their counselling competencies, concepts, values and personal qualities. Learning tasks are cross-referenced to pages in An Introduction to Counselling, and other key sources.

160 pages  $63.95  

Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Ramsay

What you want from life using a series of visual and written exercises. The authors demonstrate techniques for self-exploration and self-expression in order to better understand who you are, where you come from, how you think, and how you define your values and goals. Topics for the exercises, which are illustrated with examples of students' work, include turning points and major influences, family traditions, roles you play, core values, alternative views of yourself, goals for your future, and the impact of gender, race, and ethnicity on identity. The final chapter guides the reader through the process of putting together a "self-portrayal" a personal mixed-media journal-inspired work that ties together all of the elements touched on in the exercises. This book will be of interest to arts therapists, counselors, and anyone looking to understand their own identity

23x15cm  191 pages  $44.95  

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Private Practice

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide [With CD-ROM]

Thomas Marra

More than just a new behavioral treatment approach, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) marks a whole new theoretical orientation to the practice of clinical psychology-a rethinking of the causes, descriptions, and treatments of acute mental disorders. This volume offers a detailed explication of DBT in theory and practice. Designed to teach professionals how to use this method in a private-practice setting to treat a range of disorders, this book includes a clear and concise presentation of: DBT and its orientation within the larger context of psychotherapy Dialectic conflict and its role in sustaining mental disorders The DBT coping skill set: meaning-making, mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and strategic behavior skills Practical applications of DBT to a number of acute mental disorders The book also includes a CD-ROM containing easily reproducible client worksheets and PowerPoint presentations to lead psychoeducational sessions with clients-all formatted to work on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

26x18cm  298 pages  $115.00  

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Practical Dbt Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance

Matthew McKay and others

A collaborative effort from several esteemed authors, offers general readers and professionals alike straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning and putting into practice the four core DBT skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Strong links to Linehan's books

25x22cm  232 pages  $44.00  

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy

A Strategic Solution Focused Approach (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

Ellen Quick

This book is both a set of procedures for the therapist and a philosophy- one that is shared with clients and one that guides the work of the therapist. This second edition continues its excellence in offering clinicians a guide to doing what works in brief therapy- for whom, and when and how to use it. Psychotherapy that follows these guidelines validates the client's most important concerns - and it often turns out to be surprisingly brief. Author, Ellen Quick integrates strategic and solution focused therapy and includes guidelines for tailoring technique and interventions to client characteristics and preferences. With clinically rich examples throughout, this book offers applications for couples, including indications for individual or conjoint sessions. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Chapter summaries highlighting key points * Presents ways of eliciting what clients most want to remember * Describes the "Doing What Works Group," including outcome research findings and all materials needed to run the group * Addresses the relationship between the positive psychology movement and this approach and the potential for collaboration * Emphasizes an acceptance-based stance and how acceptance often leads to change * Proposes that "doing what works and changing what doesn't" can provide a transtheoretical perspective for therapists of any orientation

22x15cm  310 pages  $75.00  

Enough about You, Let's Talk about Me

How to Recognize and Manage the Narcissists in Your Life

Les Carter

Those who are in the unenviable position of living or working with a narcissist have learned by sad trial and error that they are the only one in the relationship who can change the dynamic. Certainly narcissists don't think they need to change. "Enough" "About You, Let's Talk About Me" is a hands-on resource for helping colleagues, families, and spouses deal with people who exhibit narcissistic tendencies by learning how to change their own attitudes and responses.

22x15cm  193 pages  $18.00  

Essentials of Crisis Counseling and Intervention

Essentials of Mental Health Practice Series

Donald E Wiger, Kathy J Harowski

Offers practical, field-tested methods for dealing with traumatic and life-changing events. This helpful manual presents useful strategies for crisis prevention, functioning effectively during a crisis, caring treatment approaches, and aftercare--and describes how to assess the extent to which a crisis has impacted an individual. Important legal aspects of crisis counseling are also highlighted--such as risk, suicidality, and documentation--as well as helpful details on how to prevent potential malpractice issues related to crisis intervention.

Gives clear explanations of proven practice techniques and examples of effective interventions. Provides an accessible and practical guide to navigating through the complexities of any type of crisis situation, including natural disasters, community violence, and personal tragedy. Unique coverage is presented on such topics as group intervention, incorporating spirituality into treatment, community resources, coordinating efforts of crisis-response personnel, and the roles of various crisis workers, including instructions for how to prepare intellectually and emotionally for crisis situations.

21x16cm  240 pages  $54.95  

Essentials of Group Therapy

(Essentials of Mental Health Practice Series )

Brabender, Fallon & Smolar

Essentials of Group Therapy provides both professionals and students with a clear overview of the group therapy process, its history and development, and the critical skills required for working effectively with groups. This valuable guide presents several models and techniques for setting up and leading a number of different types of groups, explained with a distinct practitioner focus.
Focuses on the practical aspects of deciding when and for whom group therapy is effective, building groups for long- and short-term therapy, as well as support and self-help groups, and managing the issues that can arise as groups develop. The authors provide examples of how to handle leadership, training, and diversity, as well as ethical and legal issues in an effective and compassionate manner.

15x22cm  326 pages  $59.95  

From Counselling Skills to Counsellor

A Psychodynamic Approach

Juliet Higdon

The transition from counselling skills courses to professional counsellor training challenges even the most able student. This book poses the question, "Why be a counsellor?" and invites practitioners to examine their motives for wanting to make an intimate relationship with a stranger.
Trainee counsellors are helped to make the leap from using counselling skills to becoming safer, insightful practitioners. With case studies throughout, practical examples are linked to specific theorists, and verbatim transcripts of counselling dialogue demonstrate the use of theory, helping to introduce trainee counsellors and other practitioners t psychodynamic ideas in an engaging, accessible way.

22x14cm  241 pages  $53.00  

Gestalt Counselling in Action

3rd ed

Patricia Clarkson

This book continues to be a popular text for training in counselling and psychotherapy and with practitioners who are new to the gestalt approach. Drawing on over 30 years experience as a gestalt practitioner, trainer and supervisor, Clarkson has written a lively and authoritative introduction to the approach, beginning with the theoretical and philosophical basis of gestalt. She clearly sets out the six main phases of the therapeutic process, introducing us to a client, 'Gary', whose case is used throughout the book to illustrate the process of therapy and the techniques used in each of the phases.

21x15cm  216 pages  $61.00  

Gift of Tears

A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement Counselling 2ND ed.

Susan Lendrum

Candid and readable discussions on how to understand reactions of anger and guilt, attachment patterns, historical changes in attitudes to bereavement and understanding death as a particular form of loss. "Gift of Tears" is intended for anyone who finds they have to cope with the grief of others. It will prove invaluable to counselors, therapists, mental health professionals and all those helping the bereaved.

23x15cm  272 pages  $49.95  

Gift of Therapy

An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

Irvin D Yalom

The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, "The Gift of Therapy" is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of "Love's Executioner" shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained.
Presented as eighty-five personal and provocative "tips for beginner therapists," including:
Let the patient matter to you
Acknowledge your errors
Create a new therapy for each patient
Do home visits
Almost) never make decisions for the patient
Freud was not always wrong

A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom's "Gift of Therapy" is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.

20x13cm  320 pages  $25.95  

Handbook of Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Frank Bond

Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be applied to the treatment of a wide range of problems in many different settings. In this unique handbook, Frank Bond and Windy Dryden, have brought together a prominent cast of authors, to discuss issues concerning the definition, assessment and, in particular, the practice of brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Contents include: * The difference between brief and regular CBT and evidence for its effectiveness. * How to use brief CBT in your own area of practice. * Applying brief CBT to emotional disorders, anxiety, workplace stress and more. This handbook is accessible to a wide range of readers, including academics, practitioners, psychotherapists, counsellors, and students training in CBT

24x17cm  318 pages  $97.95  

Handbook of Couples Therapy

Michele M Harway, ed

The author brings together other well-known experts in marriage and family therapy to offer the Handbook of Couples Therapy, a comprehensive guide to the study and practice of couples therapy.
Recognizing the need for clinically proven, evidence-based approaches, chapters provide detailed coverage of the most effective treatment modes. Couples at different stages of the lifecycle feature prominently in the text, as do relevant special issues and treatment approaches for each stage.
Subjects covered include: Premarital counseling from the PAIRS perspective (an extensive curriculum of interventions for premarital couples) The first years of marital commitment, Couples with young children, Couples with adolescents, Therapy with older couples,and Same sex couples.
A variety of theoretical approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Object Relational, Narrative, Integrative, and Feminist and Contextual Special issues and situations, including serious illness, physical aggression, addiction, infidelity, and religious/spiritual commitments or conflicts.

26x19cm  486 pages  $130.00  

Healing with Stories

Your Casebook Collection for Using Therapeutic Metaphors

George W Burns

Burns, the master of therapeutic storytelling, has brought together a group of international therapists to describe why and how they use storytelling in their clinical practice and share specific examples of what metaphors they have successfully used with their clients. This new companion to Burns's other successful "Healing Stories" books is structured around five outcome-oriented goals (improving mood, building positive relationships, changing patterns of behavior, enhancing health and well-being, and developing life skills) with relevant stories in each section.

24x20cm  304 pages  $92.95  

Help For The Helper

The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Babette Rothschild and Marjorie Rand

How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being. Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

24x17cm  253 pages  $42.95  

Helping Couples Get Past the Affair

A Clinician's Guide

Donald Baucom

From leading marital therapists and researchers, this unique book presents a three-stage therapy approach for clinicians working with couples struggling in the aftermath of infidelity. The book provides empirically grounded strategies for helping clients overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, think clearly about their best interests before they act, and move on emotionally, whether or not they ultimately reconcile. The volume is loaded with vivid clinical examples and carefully designed exercises for use both during sessions and at home. The authors also describe ways to use their related self-help book, "Getting Past the Affair," as an adjunctive resource for clients

23x15cm  351 pages  $42.95  

Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling

A Guide to Brief Therapy (Expanded)

Everette Worthington

Everett L. Worthington Jr. offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate, effective and brief.

22x15cm  311 pages  $38.95  

Imago Relationship Therapy

Perspectives on Theory

Harville Hendrix

This groundbreaking book offers an overview of the highly successful Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) and the relationship of IRT with preceding schools of thought such as psychoanalytic theory, family systems theories, affect theory, and self-psychology. At the heart of IRT is a three-step process involving mirroring (reflecting) the partner's feelings, validating the partner's point of view, and expressing empathy toward the partner's feelings. Imago Relationship Therapy traces IRT's history and explosive growth and outlines the differences and similarities between Imago theory and other models of couples therapy. The book also presents some of the ideas of prominent Imago thinkers, such as the central role of connectivity and the problem of envy in committed relationships.

23x16cm  256 pages  $44.95  

In-Depth Interviewing

3rd ed

Victor Minishiello, Rosalie Aroni & Terrence Hays

Provides a detailed discussion of the use of in-depth interviewing as a research tool for collecting data to better understand people. This Australian text provides students, researchers and practitioners with a thorough exposition of the value of using in-depth interviewing in qualitative research. Examples of research are used across the disciplines to show its wide applicability. Like the previous editions, the book goes beyond simply providing a description of collecting data by this method. It shows the reader the relationship between theory and research; the complex human side of the fieldwork process; the logic of doing in-depth interviewing; the connections between data collection, analysis and report writing; and the repertoire of field strategies one might develop in order to cope with the social and political context of qualitative research.

25x17cm  342 pages  $74.95  

Learning ACT

An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists with DVD

Jason B Luona, Steven C Hayes, Robyn D Walser

This much-needed workbook and DVD combination offers clinicians interested in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) a solid and straightforward training manual to the powerful and clinically proven techniques of this revolutionary model.

28x22cm  304 pages  $78.00  

Managing Anger 2nd ed

Helen O'Neill

This second edition includes an update on the latest theory and studies of anger treatments with a growing range of clients. It provides a series of session plans to assist the therapist in leading a course of treatment to help individuals manage their problematic anger. It also includes further practical techniques to assist those who have difficulty in processing information and/or remembering it and, hence, the tendency to misjudge social communucation. Additional visual aids are here, and worksheets suitable for both sexes.

21x30cm  251 pages  $87.95  

Maps of Narrative Practice

Michael White

Maps of Narrative Practice provides brand new practical and accessible accounts of the major areas of narrative practice that Michael White has developed and taught over the years, so that readers may feel confident when utilizing this approach in their practices.
The book covers each of the five main areas of narrative practice-re-authoring conversations, re-membering conversations, scaffolding conversations, definitional ceremony, externalizing conversations, and rite of passage maps-to provide readers with an explanation of the practical implications, for therapeutic growth, of these conversations.
The book is filled with transcripts and commentary, skills training exercises for the reader, and charts that outline the conversations in diagrammatic form. Readers both well-versed in narrative therapy as well as those new to its concepts, will find this fresh statement of purpose and practice essential to their clinical work. Michael White is an originator of Narrative Therapy, and is Co-Director of Dulwich Centre, an institute for narrative practice and community work in Adelaide, Australia. He is an internationally recognized teacher, has authored numerous articles and books, and is co-author of Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends .

16x24cm  288 pages  $35.95  

Mastering Bipolar Disorder

An Insider's Guide to Managing Mood Swings and Finding Balance

Kerrie Eyers

Gathered from sufferers young and old, these first-hand accounts of individuals with bipolar disorder are equally inspirational, informative, and amusing. They cover all aspects of the disorder, from first symptoms and diagnosis, to times when the disorder is more or less under control. They also emphasize the importance of personal strategies for handling the disorder, such as exercise and support networks alongside medication and professional assistance. Featuring tips from clinicians and the latest research, this is filled with tested and proven .solutions for living a happy and healthy life

19x13cm  272 pages  $23.00  


Change Your Brain and Your Life

Daniel J Siegel

Shows how to observe the working of our minds, allowing us to understand why we think, feel, and act the way we do, and how, by following the proper steps, we can literally change the wiring and architecture of our brains. Offers exciting new proof that we have the ability, at any stage in our lives, to transform our thinking, and wellbeing, and our relationships.
The term 'mindsight' describes the innovative integration of brain science with the practice of psychotherapy. with a wealth of personal, hands-on experience, and access to the latest research findings, Dr Siegel is ideally placed to introduce this powerful therapeutic tool to a wide audience. Using interactive examples and case histories from his practice, he shows how mindsight can be applied to alleviate a range of psychological and interpersonal problems - from anxiety disorders to ingrained patterns of behaviour.

23x15cm  314 pages  $35.95  

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Helping Patients Change Behavior

Stephen Rollnick, William R Miller, Christopher C Butler

Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions.

23x16cm  204 pages  $44.95  

Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults

Sylvie Naar-King, Mariann Suarez

This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.

23x16cm  224 pages  $83.00  

Narrative Mediation

A New Approach to Conflict Resolution.

Winslade & Monk

Introduces an innovative conflict resolution paradigm whereby conflicting parties are encouraged to tell their personal "story" of the conflict, and reach resolution through a profound understanding of the context of their individual stories.

24x16cm  261 pages  $59.95  

Narrative Therapy

An Introduction for Counsellors (2ND ed.)

Martin Payne

Offers a clear, concise overview of the narrative approach without oversimplifying its theoretical underpinnings and practice.
Narrative therapy places stories at the heart of the therapeutic process and focuses on the importance of people's expressions of their experiences of life. Its main premise is that the telling and re-telling of life experiences through story-telling in a therapeutic setting can enable difference and change within the life of the client.
Drawing on the ideas of Michael White and David Epston, this fully revised Second Edition incorporates the progression of their thinking over the last five years, and introduces developments initiated by other therapists worldwide. New material has also been added to show how narrative therapy can be successfully used in three specific situations - post-traumatic reactions, couple conflict, and a sense of personal failure.
Illustrated throughout with extensive clinical examples of work with individuals and couples. It is ideal for anyone on a specific training in narrative therapy and for those who want to integrate narrative ideas and techniques with their current approach.

24x18cm  208 pages  $69.00  

Neurobiology Essentials for Clinicians

What Every Therepist Needs to Know

Arlene Montgomery

This book presents an overview of the latest theories of affect regulation and focuses on how these theories work in clinical settings and how therapists can be taught to implement them. The notion of teaching and learning will be extended by the theories themselves—the author presents methods of education that enact the theories being taught.

The book is divided into eight chapters, each one highlighting a particular structure or related structures of the brain. Suggestions for learning how to clinically apply the neurobiological/neuroanatomical information are offered. What is so unique about this book is that the bulk of the chapters are clinical dialogue, accompanied by neurobiological commentary. Thus, readers can see for themselves, during the course of parts of sessions, just how a “neurobiological outlook” can inform therapeutic understandings of what clients are doing and saying. The result is a very user-friendly learning experience for readers, as they are taken along a journey of understanding various brain systems and how they relate to psychotherapeutic principles.

304 pages  $43.95  

New Codependency

Help and Guidance for Today's Generation

Melody Beattie

This book is a follow up to Codependent No More, published 25 years ago. The New Codependency clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.
The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? We are reminded that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

21x14cm  270 pages  $27.00  

Person-Centered Planning Made Easy

The Picture Method

Steve Holburn, Anne Gordon and Robert Horner

The PICTURE approach to person-centered planning was designed to get people with disabilities out of sterile and impersonal agency settings and into real life settings so they have access and experience with recreation, healthcare, employment, and travel. Through the use of this book, professionals can ensure that intervention and instruction for people with disabilities takes place in the community, rather than in segregated environments such as institutions. Instead of preparing people to live in the community through various professional practices, professionals work with the individuals in community settings. With a strong emphasis on the interaction among agencies, this practical, straightforward book offers forms, checklists, exercises, and a troubleshooting guide as tools for implementing a person-centered approach and increasing its efficacy

22x28cm  $24.95  

Practical Counselling Skills

An Integrative Approach

Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard

This book is a comprehensive course text for training new counsellors in basic and more advanced counselling micro-skills which come from a number of therapeutic approaches. It enables new trainees to make informed choices about the type of skill to use and how to integrate these skills within a sequential counselling process.

23x16cm  313 pages  $61.00  

Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression

Paul Gilbert

The Third Edition of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression is a popular and practical guide to working with people suffering from depression. As well as describing the skills and techniques used by practitioners, the book explores the features and complexities of depressed states including: General negativity Sense of failure and abandonment Feelings of powerlessness, anger, shame, and guilt The book examines the essential stages of the therapeutic process from conceptualization and formulation through to a wide variety of interventions for different types of difficulty. The Third Edition??has been revised and updated and features a new chapter focusing on the role of the therapeutic relationship

23x17cm  402 pages  $71.00  

Quality of Life Therapy (inc. CD-Rom)

Applying a life satisfaction approach to positive psychology and cognitive therapy

Michael B. Frisch

"Quality of Life Therapy" shows clinicians how to expand their practice to "pure" positive psychology cases and professional groups who do not suffer from clinical or DSM disorders but who nevertheless want to be happier and more successful in life. The book includes 44 positive psychology growth exercises on CD-Rom, and 148 happiness prescriptions based on the latest research for use in all areas of life that clients may care about, including life Goals-and-Values, Spiritual Life, Self-Esteem, Health, Relationships, Work, Play, Helping, Learning, Creativity, Money, Surroundings— Home, Neighborhood, Community— and relapse prevention.

22x28cm  353 pages  $92.95  

Recreating Brief Therapy

Preferences and Possibilities.

Walter & Peller

“How can we create a space for dialogue and wonder, where purpose, preferences, and possiblilities can emerge?” This question leads to others which are the chapters of this book. Weaves the hallmarks of postmodern theroies and practices onto the background of solution-focused ideas.

16x24cm  191 pages  $42.95  

Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families

David Geldard, Kathryn Geldard

This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers, and parents. The text also includes: an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts; discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change; ways to address parenting issues; an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety. Kathryn and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people. The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.

23x16cm  272 pages  $49.95  

Safe Place for Change

Skills and Capacities for Counselling and Therapy

Hugh Crago and Penny Gardner

In A Safe Place for Change, two outstanding teachers have set out to demystify that crucial first year of learning to become a counsellor.
Always in touch with that it feels like to be a counselling student, Hugh Crago and Penny Gardner draw on many years of teaching basic counselling skills in universities and private training institutes. They write clearly about complex concepts and issues, and focus on the common ground shared by most recognised approaches to counselling and therapy. They present the fundamental and more advanced capacities and skills in a sequence that makes sense for the learner, but which also illuminates the client’s experience over an ongoing series of sessions.
They emphasise how ‘holding’ skills must come before skills that assist clients to ‘explore’ their presenting issues, and how both must precede interventions that challenge clients with ‘gentle honesty’. They show why premature attempts to help clients change their behaviour are doomed to fail, and why counsellors should evaluate the appropriateness of their interventions by the way their clients respond to what they have said. They ask ‘what happens at the third session?’ and suggest what early dropouts mean, and how they can be minimised.

24x17cm  245 pages  $44.95  

Seasons of a Man's Life

Daniel Levenson

The first full report from the team that discovered the patterns of adult development, this breakthrough study ranks in significance with the original works of Kinsey and Erikson, exploring and explaining the specific periods of personal development through which all human begins must pass--and which together form a common pattern underlying all human lives.

24x16cm  363 pages  $32.00  

Selecting Effective Treatments

A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders (3RD ed.)

Linda Seligman

This thoroughly revised and updated version of Linda Seligman's classic book, "Selecting Effective Treatments," presents a comprehensive, systematic research-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all the major mental disorders found in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," This third edition includes the most current information and expands the understanding of pervasive developmental disorders, bipolar disorder, disorders of childhood, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and eating disorders. In addition, the book expands on the sections that deal with the treatment of depression, borderline personality disorder, and more. This important resource also includes new information on assessment, the treatment of dual diagnosis, the spectrum concept of mental disorders, suicide risk factors, and new approaches to treatment

23x18cm  610 pages  $77.95  

Spiritual Issues in Therapy

Relating Experience to Practice

William West

Issues of spirituality are gaining increasing prominence within the therapeutic professions. Written by a leading figure in this emerging domain, this book provides a unique and creative focus for therapists wishing to consider how spirituality may inform or shape their own practice. The author innovatively draws together narratives from personal experience (both his own and that of other leading figures in the world of therapy), research and practice to address such vital questions as "how can the therapeutic encounter be a safe place for spirituality to be considered" and "how can the spiritual life of the therapist be engaged in their work?" Students and practitioners will find this book both thought-provoking and inspiring, but ultimately highly practical and as such an essential practice companion.

22x14cm  177 pages  $58.00  

Strengths Approach

A Strengths-based resource for Sharing Power and Creating Change

Wayne McCashen

This comprehensive and insightful book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as 'strengths-based practice'. It encapsulates the ground-breaking work that has been done to develop and articulate this approach at St Luke's anglicare, one of australia's leading community service organizations. Pivotal to the strengths approach is the principle of equal partnership between people - 'power-with'. This dynamic principle acknowledges that people are the experts on their lives and the rightful drivers of their own change processes. Also fundamental is the understanding that everyone has strengths and that mobilising these strengths is the key to finding creative and sustainable solutions.

17x24cm  194 pages  $44.50  

Systems Theory in Action

Applications to individual, couples, and family therapy

Shelly Smith-Acuna

Valuable for seasoned mental health professionals as well as those in training, this book presents systems theory - the unifying principles surrounding the organization and functioning of systems - as it applies to individual, couples, and family therapy.
This innovative book explores systems theory as an effective model for general mental health practice. It examines the role systems theory can play, specifically in understanding clients' presenting problems in context, within the various systems and subsystems in which the problems are embedded.

24x16cm  173 pages  $52.95  

Therapist's Toolbox

26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist

Susan Carrell

The Therapist??'s Toolbox is like taking several years of seminars and reading a book or two. It is a time-saving and cost effective manual full of tried-and-tune techniques for enhancing therapeutic intervention with clients, written by a discerning and seasoned practitioner. Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell??'s vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author??'s jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.

22x15cm  208 pages  $57.95  

Thoughts & Feelings

Taking Control of Your Moods & Your Life

Matthew McKay

Adapts the powerful and widely adaptable techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) into a set of tools readers can use, not to solve a particular problem, but to overcome any of the emotional and behavioral changes that life throws their way. CBT recognizes that most negative feelings arise from confused, irrational thoughts. By learning to identify and change these thoughts and by replacing destructive and limiting behaviors with new, more constructive ones, readers can start steering their lives in the direction they want to go.
Changes to this new edition include revisions and updates to the core CBT chapters as well as a new chapter on how to use mindfulness to bring focus and intention to the process of change.

25x20cm  304 pages  $38.00  

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness

A Handbook for family, friends, and caregivers

Rebecca Woolis

This updated and revised edition offers information about recovery from mental illness and substance abuse while addressing short-term, daily problems of iving with someone who has mental illness, and long-term planning and care.
Of special note are the forty-six "quick reference-guides" about such topics as responding to hallucinations, delusions, violence, and anger: deciding if a person should live at home or in a facility; choosing a doctor and dealing with mental health professionals; handling holidays and family activities; managing stress; helping siblings and adult children with special concerns; assessing effects of street drugs and of psychiatric medication; and assisting people who do not understand they have dual disorders.

20x14cm  336 pages  $30.00  

Working With Involuntary Clients

A guide to practice

Chris Trotter

Many social workers and welfare workers are employed in positions where they deal with involuntary clients, particularly in corrective services, child protection, mental health and residential care. These positions are demanding, and require specific skills.
The model for working with involuntary clients explored in this book emphasises clarifying roles, promoting pro-social values, dealing with issues of authority and establishing goals. The approach is integrated, systematic and evidence-based.
This second edition has been fully updated and includes new examples, new research findings, and new material on case management, different intervention models and evidence-based practice.

21x14cm  224 pages  $37.95