Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.
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101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking

Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

Dawn D'Amico

Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs.
From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice.
This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

23x16cm  224 pages  $37.00  
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70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior

Lynne Kenney with Rebecca Comizio

With over 70 activities designed to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior, your tool kit will be full and your creative brain will be inspired to craft your own meaningful exercises. Packed with worksheets, handouts, and guided scripts with step-by-step directions, this definitive resource can be used with children aged 6-12, but activities have been used for some from 4-72! Excellent source of activities that are fun, imaginative, and brain-based, for children and adolescents to develop attention, planning, executive function and mood management skills.

28x22cm  183 pages  $54.00  
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Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Vicky Karkou

As arts therapists are increasingly working in schools, there is growing interest in identifying applicable therapeutic approaches and expanding on relevant research evidence. This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents.
Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of innovative applications of arts therapies across a range of settings, including mainstream classrooms, special schools and student support units. Examples of subjects covered include solution-focused brief dramatherapy groupwork in mainstream education, art therapy for children with specific learning difficulties who have experienced trauma and music therapy in special education. Particular emphasis is placed upon collaborative work, whether it be between arts therapists from different disciplines, arts therapists and teaching staff or arts therapists and researchers.

23x15cm  288 pages  $58.00  
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Brief Counselling in Schools

Working with Young People from 11 to 18 - 3ed edition

Dennis Lines

Steeped in vivid case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, Brief Counselling in Schools, Third Edition is a highly practical and accessible guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties both at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, Dennis Linesdraws on a method of brief integrative counseling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work effectively in an often pressured and time-limited setting.

24x17cm  283 pages  $86.00  
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Brief Intervention for School Problems

Outcome-Informed Strategies (2ND ed.)

John Murphy, Barry Duncan

Every interaction with a young person who is struggling is an opportunity for change. This highly practical guide helps school practitioners find effective solutions to academic and behavioral problems through brief counseling. It shows how to build on the ideas and resources that students, parents, and teachers bring to the intervention process, within an innovative, research-supported, time-limited framework. Extensive case material illustrates the authors' creative approach to building solutions and "busting problems" by putting clients in the driver's seat. Filled with real-world examples from both elementary and secondary settings, the book presents creative strategies for addressing disciplinary problems, poor academic performance, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and other common difficulties.

22x15cm  210 pages  $62.00  
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CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents

Over 220 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders

Lisa Phifer, and others

The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you'll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat: - Trauma - ADHD - Autism - Anxiety - Depression - Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles. Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children.

28x23cm  $70.00  
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Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Practical guidance and ready-to-use resources

Damion Grasso

This book combines guidance for personalizing and implementing effective treatment approaches with practical materials to use in session. It describes the potential impact of trauma on children and adolescents, outlines core principles of effective treatment models, and provides practical guidance for tailoring treatment strategies to the specific needs of the individual. The featured worksheets and practical resources are designed to be compatible with evidence-based treatment models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
Replete with adaptable, ready-made materials, this convenient resource will help any clinician working with trauma exposed 8-18-year-olds to implement effective treatment strategies in practice, as well as to take a tailored approach that engages them with creative, therapeutic activities.

28x22cm  200 pages  $73.00  
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Counselling Adolescents

The Proactive Approach for Young People 5th ed.

Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard and Rebecca Yin Foo

Now in its fifth edition, this definitive guide to counselling adolescents has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.
Now with over 4 hours of online resources, this multi-disciplinary book uses case studies and examples to demonstrate how a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills through a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.

23x18cm  344 pages  $83.00  
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Counselling Children

A Practical Introduction 5TH ed.

Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard and Rebecca Yin Foo

The definitive guide to the skills and techniques used when working with children experiencing emotional problems, this book covers all you need to know about:
The goals for counselling children and the child-counsellor relationship
Practice frameworks for working effectively with children
Play therapy and the use of different media and activities
Building self-esteem and social skills through the use of worksheets.
This fifth edition has been updated to include:
A new chapter on technology; its influence on children and ways that technology can be used during counselling
New content on issues of diversity and difference in counselling children
The different contexts in which counselling children occur
Discussion of concepts of wellbeing and resilience
Updated references and research.

The book is supported by a new companion website that provides training materials and handouts on a range of skills for counselling children including: helping the child to tell their story sand tray work, the use of miniature animals, the use of clay, and helping the child to change thoughts and behaviour.
This highly practical guide is vital reading for counsellors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and teachers working or training to work with children.

24x17cm  384 pages  $79.00  
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Counselling Troubled Boys

A Guidebook for Professionals

Mark S Kiselica, Matt englar-Carlston , Arthur M Horne

This volume will provide practitioners with case examples and show considerations including race, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural factors of boys. The book creates a bridge between young men and professional helpers by providing school and mental health practitioners with a practical book on understanding and responding to the developmental and special issues of boys and male adolescent males. Key content includes adjustment issues, strategies for establishing rapport, interventions, case studies, and suggestions for future training and research.

23x15cm  304 pages  $75.00  
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Creating Healing School Communities

School-Based Interventions for Students Exposed to Trauma

Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Tali Raviv, Lisa Jacox

This book provides readers with the necessary "trauma-informed" tools to intervene on behalf of struggling students and create a beneficial educational environment. School-based programs can minimize the impact trauma has on learning and help students who may otherwise not have access to such support to develop the coping skills to manage ongoing and future stress.
With examples of core treatment components and engaging case studies, this book illustrates how effective school-based interventions ensure that students have the opportunity to heal from trauma. The authors take a holistic approach to trauma-informed practices and provide a practical overview of evidence-based interventions using the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model. Under the MTSS, trauma interventions take place on three distinct levels that address a wide variety of students and differing degrees of trauma exposure: Universal (Tier 1), Targeted (Tier 2), and Intensive (Tier 3).
Creating Healing School Communities shows how school mental health professionals, educators, and administrators can work together to help students overcome trauma and excel in the classroom and in life.

23x16cm  140 pages  $102.00  
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Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children

2nd ed

Cathy Malchiodi

A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision.
New to This Edition:Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy.
Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions.
The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten.

24x16cm  364 pages  $99.00  
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Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children

Fiona Zandt, Susanne Barrett

To be able to effectively offer therapy to children, complex therapeutic concepts need to be presented in an appropriate and engaging manner. This practical guide provides clinicians with a way in which to do so, with numerous games and imaginative activities to help children aged 4-12 to express and understand their feelings.
Part I provides a comprehensive guide to working therapeutically with children and families, while Part II outlines 47 creative therapeutic activities. Each activity is presented with clear instructions using inexpensive and readily available resources and the objective and rationale of each activity is given, making it easily applicable. Activities range from using an easy to make volcano to help children better understand anger, to using a ball of string to illustrate how one person's feelings affect the whole family. This book is an invaluable resource for newly qualified clinicians, and also a treasure trove of creative ideas for experienced therapists.

28x22cm  200 pages  $46.00  
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with Adolescents

A Practical Workbook for Therapists, Teens & Parents

Jean Eich

A complete skills training manual for DBT with adolescents, focused on practical application for teens, parents and therapists.
Part One covers DBT for teens with comprehensive and age-relevant skills explanations, examples, and applied worksheets. Eich makes the skills real for teens with exercises that get them practicing new behaviors in real-life situations. Includes teaching pages for all four DBT skills training modules.
Part Two is a dedicated focus to parents and skills for DBT parenting, and common teenage developmental issues. This section not only emphasizes that DBT skills can be used for anybody and everybody.
Part Three is crafted for therapists, with practical strategies on how to conduct DBT programming. Also contains suggestions to teach the skills in active and experiential ways along with helpful sample forms, handouts and worksheets.

28x22cm  $60.00  
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Domestic Violence and Children

A Handbook for Schools and Early Years Settings

Abigail Sterne, Liz Poole

What can schools and social care workers do to help children affected by domestic violence?

Large numbers of children are affected by domestic violence. The problem crosses every social class and culture. It causes distress and anxiety in children and adversely affects their learning and play, as well as their behaviour, wellbeing and attendance.

Education staff may know of a child or family in crisis, want to help, yet feel outside their comfort zone, grappling with a complex issue not covered in their training. This book describes the impact of domestic violence on children and provides support for education and social care professionals. It takes heavy workloads into account and suggests practical ways of meeting the needs of pupils who come from difficult home backgrounds.

24x17cm  146 pages  $60.00  
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Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old

2nd ed

Gail Caissy

A comprehensive and practical guide to the important areas of development-biological, physical, emotional, intellectual, social, psychological, and sexual-taking place during the early adolescent years and what concerned parents can do to help their ten-to-fifteen year old get through this time of drastic upheaval.

20x13cm  280 pages  $42.00  
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Educator's Guide to Solutioning

The Great Things That Happen When You Focus Students on Solutions, Not Problems

Willyn Webb

Shows the reader how to be a solution-focused educator, creating students who control their own choices and behaviours. Within each chapters the reader will find language lessons, practice scenarios, conversation worksheets, student worksheets, and many immediately usable ideas. Was $82.00

28x22cm  236 pages  $60.00  
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Effective School interventions

Strategies for Enhancing Academic Achievement and Social Competence 3rd ed

Natalie Rathvon

This indispensable course text and practitioner resource, now fully revised, has helped tens of thousands of readers implement evidence-based interventions to improve students' academic achievement and behavior in PreK–12. The volume presents best-practice guidelines and step-by-step procedures for 83 interventions that can easily be implemented by teachers and other school-based professionals. It is a go-to book for those working in a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. User-friendly features include recommended print and online resources and 16 reproducible forms and handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient A4 size.

15x23cm  378 pages  $122.00  
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Friendship and Other Weapons

Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

Signe Whitson

Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship and Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills.

192 pages  $55.00  
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Getting Your Child to Say "Yes" to School

A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior

Christopher Kearney

This book is designed to help you address your childs school refusal behavior in the early stages. This guide helps you identify school refusal behavior and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your child's negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of Dos and Don'ts, sample parent/child dialogues, and Fridge Notes combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your childs school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their child's school refusal behavior.

26x18cm  202 pages  $74.00  
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Helping At-Risk Students

A Group Counseling Approach for Grades 6-9 (2ND ed.)

Jill Waterman, Elizabeth Walker

Engaging, activity based, and effective, this widely used group counseling curriculum (the SPARK program) is designed for flexible implementation in school or clinical settings. The program helps youth build skills for school success and social-emotional growth while exploring such crucial topics as personal goals, ethnic identity and prejudice, and peer pressure.

26x20cm  272 pages  $89.00  
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Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book (2ND ed.)

Deborah Plummer, Alice Harper

This book is packed with fun and effective activities to help children develop and maintain healthy self-esteem. New and updated material has been added including a section on running parent groups alongside children's groups, as well as a brand new layout, fresh illustrations, an expanded theoretical section and extra activities. Based on the author's extensive clinical experience, this activities book will equip and support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families.

29x21cm  285 pages  $62.00  
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Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer

For many children, the act of communication which most of us take for granted can be a struggle, and communicating with others can become something to fear rather than enjoy.
This creative book is full of fun and imaginative ideas to help children aged 4—11 with a speech or language delay or disorder to develop their communication skills. It is packed with activities and games specifically tailored to help develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, conversation skills and non-verbal communication.A comprehensive theory section supports the ideas presented, and practical advice on working with groups and individuals and in different settings is also given.
This activity book will be an invaluable resource not only for speech and language therapists and students, but also for parents, teachers, carers and other support staff who are looking for creative ways to promote language development.

28x22cm  174 pages  $45.00  
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Helping Schoolchildren Cope with Anger

A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention (2ND ed.)

Jim Larson, John E Lochman

This invaluable guide presents all of the information and clinical tools needed to implement the Anger Coping Program, an empirically supported intervention for students in grades 3-6. Practitioners are taken step by step through setting up treatment groups, teaching vital skills for reducing aggression and disruptive behavior, and building strong partnerships with teachers and parents. Many practical suggestions are provided for adapting the program to different settings and optimizing student outcomes. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes reproducible handouts, forms, and parent letters. New to This Edition * Chapters on integrating the Anger Coping Program with schoolwide RTI and positive behavioral supports, intervening with girls and with culturally diverse students, and working with individuals instead of groups.
* Several new reproducibles, including a classroom progress monitoring report

26x20cm  222 pages  $76.00  
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Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

The Attention Fix

Paula Moraine

This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty.conditions.

23x16cm  208 pages  $47.00  
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Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal

A Step-by-step guide for parents

Andrew R Eisen and Linda B Engler

This step-by-step handbook offers parents effective techniques for dealing with normal separation anxiety issues, separation anxiety disorder (SAD), and school refusal. With their unique approach to the problem, the authors give parents the tools they need to make real progress with these issues.

23x15cm  190 pages  $39.95  
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How to Help Children Through a Parents Serious Illness

2nd ed

Kathleen McCue

Offering supportive, practical advice from a leading child-life specialist, this book includes information such as what to tell a child about the illness, how to recognize early-warning signs in a child's drawings, sleep patterns, schoolwork and eating habits, and when and where to get professional help.

20x14cm  240 pages  $32.00  
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I Just Want to Be Me!

Building resilience in young people

Timothy & Sandra Bowden

Today's children struggle with a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to poor body image and low self-esteem. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris bestselling 'The Happiness Trap') has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and these principles are now brought to life in this graphic novel. By following the main character, Holly, through her encounters with monsters (symbolising her inner doubts and unpleasant thoughts), children will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance

17x24cm  64 pages  $20.00  
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Intervening in Adolescent Problem Behavior

A Family-Centered Approach

Thomas Dishion, Kate Kavanagh

This book presents a multilevel intervention and prevention program for at-risk adolescents and their families. Grounded in over 15 years of important clinical and developmental research, the Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP) has been nationally recognized as a best practice for strengthening families and reducing adolescent substance use and antisocial behavior. The major focus is to support parents' skills and motivation to reduce adolescent problem behavior and promote success. Spelling out the why, what, and how of this proactive, culturally informed intervention, the volume provides a solid scientific framework and all of the materials needed to implement the program in school or community settings. Included are illustrative case examples and an appendix featuring reproducible handouts and forms.

23x16cm  243 pages  $63.00  
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Kid Trapper

Julia Cook

(Grades 2-6) This book addresses the most often misunderstood piece in the puzzle of the sexual victimization of children, and that is acquaintance molestation. In a non-offensive manner, it takes the extremely sensitive issue of child-molestation and presents it in a way that gives the victim power and strength. Can be used to teach children and adults to recognize and prevent traps set by acquaintance molesters. It can also be used as a diagnostic and therapy tool helping to relieve blame and guilt for both child and parent.

20x21cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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Leader in Me

How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time

Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits have already changed the lives of millions of people. This book shows how children can use them as they develop. Those habits - be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw, - are critical skills to learn at a young age and bring incredible results, proving that it's never too early to teach someone how to live well.

23x15cm  242 pages  $29.95  
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Lost in a Mind Field

Schizophrenia and other Psychoses

Neil Phillips

This book is about mental illnesses that cause loss of connection with reality. Such illnesses are known as psychoses and schizophrenia is one of the most common. Psychoses are frightening and very hard to understand. For those unlucky enough to have a psychosis, finding out that other people also have similar strange experiences and that good treatment is available is both immensely reassuring and the first step towards recovery. This book provides that understanding and reassurance.
This book provides up-to-date, practical and compassionate information about psychoses, explaining schizophrenia and other psychoses in a straightforward way but also going into the detail needed to make strange things understandable. Technical terms are explained and a broad approach to treatment is described. Almost every idea in the book is connected with a cartoon. This makes learning about the complex workings of the mind more enjoyable and much easier.
Lost in a Mind Field is a book designed for those who have the illnesses, those who care for them and for anybody else with an interest in psychosis. It has detailed descriptions and explanations of psychotic experiences and there is also a special section that addresses the brain disturbances that underlie these illnesses.

88 pages  $30.00  
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Mental Health in Schools

A Guide to Pastoral & Curriculum Provision

Mark Prever

Shortlisted for the NASEN & TES Book Awards 2007 in the Books for Teaching and Learning category
Mental Health is now a mandatory component of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum. This book is a practical guide for teachers, explaining the difference between counselling and counselling skills, as well as looking at how mental health issues affect children's behaviour, self-esteem, motivation and achievement and so on, and what the school can do about this.
Issues covered include:
the difference between counselling, and counselling skills
employing a counsellor in schools
how to set up and run counselling provision in a school
information on counselling, psychotherapy and talking therapies
when to refer
peer support
mental health and emotional intelligence in the curriculum
lesson ideas and plans for PHSE.

30x21cm  168 pages  $79.00  
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Mental Health in Schools

Engaging Learners, Preventing Problems, and Improving Schools

Howard S Adelman, Linda Taylor

Necessary reading for anyone concerned with student wellness and effective schools!
For many children, schools are the main or only providers of mental health services. In this visionary and comprehensive book, two nationally known experts describe a new approach to school-based mental health�one that better serves students, maximizes resources, and promotes academic performance.

The authors describe how educators can effectively coordinate internal and external resources to support a healthy school environment and help at-risk students overcome barriers to learning. School leaders, psychologists, counselors, and policy makers will find essential guidance, including: -An overview of the history and current state of school mental health programs, discussing major issues confronting the field -Strategies for effective school-based initiatives, including addressing behavior issues, introducing classroom-based activities, and coordinating with community resources -A call to action for higher-quality mental health programming across public schools�including how collaboration, research, and advocacy can make a difference Gain the knowledge you need to develop or improve your school's mental health program to better serve both the academic and mental health needs of your students

26x18cm  328 pages  $35.00  
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Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-Line Professionals

3rd ed

Nisha Dogra, Andrew Parkin, Fiona Warner-Gale and Clay Frake

This handbook provides a succinct introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people.
The authors explore a range of issues surrounding the emotional needs of young people, showing how specific problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties can be targeted, while also recognising diversity issues and paying particular attention to at-risk groups. This edition is updated to reflect current direction in services, cutting edge approaches to interventions in primary health care, teaching and social service settings, as well as incorporating children's views on what mental health means to them and the impact of social media.
Setting out ways in which young people can be supported by all practitioners in primary care, and covering early years through to late adolescence, the authors have created an invaluable resource for any front-line practitioner working in this area.

23x15cm  328 pages  $53.00  
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Positive Life Changes: Workbook 1

Who Am I and Where Am I Going?

Nancy Guerra

The Positive Life Changes Program is designed to help you learn more about how to make effective decisions. It is about empowering YOU to know your strengths, identify challenges, overcome obstacles, and make life choices that have positive outcomes for you and others. Five important ideas are emphasized throughout - Be aware, - Build on your strengths, - Make a difference - Connect with others, - Think, think, think.
This is a workbook full of activities that fall int three parts - Who am I? (4 lessons) Managing Myself (four lessons) Where am I going? (two lessons)

94 pages  $32.95  
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Potholes in My Lawn

175 & More Effective Group Activities for Troubled Adolescent & Teens

Kenny Attaway



15x23cm  264 pages  $42.00  
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Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

Kathryn Geldard (Australian)

This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions. Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people, such as: - depression, suicide and self-harm, substance misuse, problematic sexual behaviour, marginalised youth and mental health issues.
Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics. It will prove invaluable reading for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counselling, and education.

24x17cm  213 pages  $79.00  
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PTSD Workbook for Teens

Simple, Effective Skills for Healing Trauma
Instant Help Series

Libbi Palmer

In The PTSD Workbook for Teens, a trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialist offers worksheets and exercises to help teens recover from traumatic events and symptoms of PTSD, such as insomnia, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and depression. This workbook is based in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

25x20cm  144 pages  $38.00  
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Rebels With A Cause

Working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques

Maria Cossa

Provides a tried-and-tested model for working with adolescents in groups. Utilizing techniques found in psychodrama, sociodrama, dramatherapy and sociometry, offers step-by-step practical guidelines on running a group development programme and summarizes the supporting theory in easy-to-understand language. Has advice on facilitating group and personal development, and also on working with particular groups of adolescents, for example those with developmental disabilities or from different cultures. This illuminating and accessible book provides invaluable insight into working successfully - and enjoyably - with adolescent groups. It is essential reading for practicing therapists and anyone working with adolescents in therapeutic settings.

24x16cm  207 pages  $43.95  
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Recovering from Depression

A Workbook for Teens

Mary Ellen Copeland & Copans

With suicide as the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24*, education professionals and guidance counselors must understand--and know how to address--adolescent depression. This innovative workbook provides them with the guidance they need. Counselors can use it in their work with teens, who can use the surveys, checklists, fill-in-the-blanks, and activities to recognize depression in themselves, learn what they can do to feel better, and build a safety plan to stay well. The book also gives any professional who works with teens valuable information on the symptoms, causes, treatments, and effects of depression. Recovering from depression is possible--and this interactive workbook guides both teens and the people who support them. Includes tips and activities on - dealing with suicidal feelings - changing negative thought patterns to positive ones - reaching out to friends and supporters - avoiding substance abuse - avoiding "triggers" of depression.

18x26cm  186 pages  $55.95  
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Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools

The Behavior Education Program

Deanne Crone, Leanne Hawken, Robert Horner

This book fills a critical need for supporting students before behavior problems become severe enough to require intensive, expensive support systems. The authors have produced a very clear 'how-to' manual for practitioners, administrators, and other behavior support team members. With case study examples, problem-solving activities, and reproducible forms, the volume provides everything needed to develop and implement the program

27x21cm  242 pages  $99.00  
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School Counselor's Mental Health Sourcebook

Strategies to Help Students Succeed

Rick Auger

This unique handbook provides information on common mental health disorders and intervention strategies that busy school counselors need to help students succeed. Methods for addressing many disorders, including anxiety, autism, and other disruptive behavior disorders. Includes
Intervention strategies that work
Effective ways to collaborate with families from various cultures
The impact of culture and race on a child's mental health
Communicating with teachers and families about students' needs.


25x18cm  216 pages  $35.00  
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School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Michelle Davis, Vincent Culotta, Eric Levine, Elisabeth Hess Rice

This book gives parents and teachers of students with conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, or other emotional and behavioral disorders the strategies they need to help these kids overcome their struggles and find success in school. Based on the experiences of psychologists and educators working with kids with these disorders, this book provides help for children needing to control their emotional outbursts and strategies to teach kids to monitor, review, and change their behaviors.
The chapters cover topics like managing the classroom, dealing with struggles with homework, choosing from options such as time out or restraint to control behavior, helping kids develop self-advocacy strategies and independence, and planning services and accommodations for these disorders. The book also includes multiple tools for parents and teachers to reproduce and use immediately to help their students with emotional and behavioral problems overcome their challenges.

23x16cm  297 pages  $45.00  
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School-Based Play Therapy

Drewes, Carey & Schaefer

A guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings to help children prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties. Offers the latest techniques to help school counsellors, psychologists, teahers, and social workers.

16x24cm  400 pages  $100.00  
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Self-Esteem

A Guide for Teachers

David Miller, Teresa Moran

Using insights from theory, research and classroom practice, it provides strategies and techniques that will enhance the confidence of primary school children through authentic learning experiences. This book includes: -discussions on a range of issues surrounding self-esteem enhancement in school -studies of recent work in this area -links between self-esteem and the development of competence -research evidence from real primary classrooms -a clear articulation of strategies and techniques to use in classrooms -a summary and analysis of the key theoretical and empirical work in the area.

23x18cm  192 pages  $76.00  
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Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed, including group therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. The book offers case examples and practical tips throughout, and includes a chapter on how someone working with a traumatized child should also take time to help and look after themselves.

22x15cm  240 pages  $50.00  
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Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Christopher Willard and Amy Saltzman, eds

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
Audience: Mental health professionals and teachers who work with 3- to 18-year-olds in clinical and school settings.

23x16cm  438 pages  $77.00  
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Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits 2nd ed

A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents (2ND ed.)

Chris Zeigler Dendy

This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication.

28x22cm  376 pages  $54.00  
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Treating the Tough Adolescent

A Family-Based, Step-By-Step Guide

Scott Sells

This book illuminates the causes of severe adolescent behavioral problems and presents a research-based, 15-step model for helping families bring about meaningful change. Incorporating structural and strategic principles, the author's cohesive approach focuses on setting clear rules and consequences; changing the mood and direction of confrontations; neutralizing such problem behaviors as disrespect, truancy, running away, violence, and threats of suicide; and restoring positive, nurturing family relationships. Special treatment issues covered include adolescent substance abuse and managing problems that arise in single-parent and divorced families, as well as ways to collaborate effectively with outside systems. Featuring a wealth of illustrative case examples, this is an indispensable clinical guidebook and text.

23x16cm  320 pages  $79.00  
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Under the Rose Bush

Jane Fry

This little picture story book is about a relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter, and how it changes when the grandmother develops Alzheimer's Disease. It also deals with grief issues of losing a loved one, through physical or mental causes. It's written by an Australian author who has had personal experience of this issue.

32 pages  $12.00  
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Working with Adolescents

A Guide for Practitioners

Julie Anne Laser, Nicole Nicotera

This state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The book illuminates protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the text, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.

This title is part of the Social Work Practice With Children and Families Series, edited by Nancy Boyd Webb.

23x16cm  311 pages  $84.00  
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Working with Children Adolescents and their Families

Herbert & Harper-Dorton

Describes the practical process of assessment and intervention that can lead to empowering individual families and improving their quality of life. This edition expands the material on underlying theoretical approaches to understanding behaviour, considers problems that arise from intervening in personal relationships and interactions with famlies, includes new chapters addressing how children and families can go beyond solving their immediate problem and find renewed interest in social and community networks, and stresses the importance of evaluating practices and programs as service environments change and demands for accountability increase.

14x22cm  338 pages  $84.95  
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Working with Troubled Children and Teenagers

Jonny Matthew

Anyone working with troubled young people will deal with aggression and offensive language at some point... how we deal with it says a lot about how we understand young people in the first place" An accessible, down to earth guide full of practical advice for anyone working with vulnerable teens - easy but essential reading.

21x14cm  144 pages  $34.00  
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