Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

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  $65.00  

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  $89.00  

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  $52.00  

Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Abuse

A Practitioner's Guide

Scott Henggeler, Phillippe Cunningham, Melisa Rowland, Sonja Schoenwald

This practical manual is based on extensive research and the collaboration of hundreds of community-based therapists. It provides step-by-step guidelines for implementing contingency management (CM)--one of the most effective treatments for substance abuse--with adolescents and their caregivers. Strategies are detailed for assessing substance use disorders, developing individualized cognitive and behavioral interventions, using behavioral contracts and contingencies to reinforce abstinence, and overcoming frequently encountered treatment roadblocks. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate what CM looks like in action.


Counseling Skills for Teachers

2nd ED

Jeffrey A Kottler and Ellen Kottler

In this second edition of the bestselling Counseling Skills for Teachers, Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler expertly guide preservice and inservice teachers to be effective helpers in the context of today's most common challenges, highlighting issues related to homelessness, grief and loss, and bullying and harassment. The book also discusses:
Responding to a range of behaviors in formal and informal school settings Building a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroom Motivating disengaged students Communicating effectively with counseling professionals and parents.
With an entirely new chapter on "Counseling Yourself," the book offers teachers sure-fire techniques for taking better care of themselves, in addition to the students in their schools.

18x25cm  139 pages  $63.00  

Counseling Toward Solutions

A Practical Solution-Focused Program for Working with Students, Teachers, and Parents

Linda Metcalf

For counselors and teachers at all levels, this book presents a positive program for changing individual behavior. Step by step, this empowering book shows professionals how to address the problems faced by today's students.

27x21cm  232 pages  $59.95  

Counselling in Schools

Bor, Ebner-Landy, Gill & Brace

Written from a systemic and solution-focused perspective and issustrated throughout with vivid case studies, the book examines the need for school-based counselling services, the range of problems with which students are presented, legal issues in counselling children, the role and skills of the school counsellor, and specific challenges faced in school settings.

16x24cm  160 pages  $96.00  

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  

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors

A Step-By-Step Approach

Kathleen Lane

Packed with hands-on tools and grounded in the latest research, this important resource provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a schoolwide primary prevention program. The authors' team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school's needs. Each chapter presents real-world examples alongside essential information about how to prevent the development of antisocial behavior in grades K-12. Special features include sample forms and checklists for use in planning, staff training, screening and assessment, positive behavior support, and progress monitoring. The book also offers general guidelines for identifying and supporting students who require more intensive intervention.

25x20cm  196 pages  $71.00  

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  $57.00  

Early Adolescence: Understanding the 10 to 15 Year Old

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  $41.95  

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  

Effective School interventions

Strategies for Enhancing Academic Achievement and Social Competence 2nd ed

Natalie Rathvon

This practical sourcebook presents more than 70 interventions that have been empirically demonstrated to improve the classroom learning environment, bolster academic achievement, and enhance student behavior and social competence.
The book includes guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating school-based interventions, as well as case examples illustrating how several interventions can be combined to create a comprehensive program for individual students or entire classes.

15x23cm  366 pages  $114.00  

Fighting Invisible Tigers

Stress Management for Teens (Revised, Updated) (3RD ed.)

Earl Hipp

When you're stressed out, it can feel like being in a dense jungle full of invisible tigers - you can't see them, but you can sense them all around you.
If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. This book can help with strategies ofr calming down.

23x15cm  133 pages  $27.95  

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  $49.95  

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  $60.00  

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  $75.00  

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  $52.95  

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 411 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  $44.95  

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  $63.00  

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  $46.95  

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  $33.95  

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  

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  

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  $62.00  

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  

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  

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  

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  $78.00  

Minds of Boys

Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life

Michael Gurian

The follow-up to the blockbuster bestseller "The Wonder of Boys," this enormously fascinating and practical book shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment

22x15cm  351 pages  $35.95  

Multidisciplinary Handbook

of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-Line Professionals (2ND ed.)

Nisha Dogra and others

This fully updated edition is an accessible introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people. The authors explore issues such as assessing and meeting the mental health needs of young people, specific mental health problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, and legal aspects of working with child mental health. They also assess diversity issues as an integral part of practice, and highlight practice issues for readers.
22x15cm  285 pages  $51.95  

Narrative Counseling In Schools

Powerful & Brief 2ed

John M Winslade and Gerald D Monk

Narrative counseling is based on the premise that stories, rather than hard-nosed realities, shape our lives. By changing the stories that negatively label and define students, we help them open up new avenues and opportunities. In this second edition of their best-selling book, John Winslade and Gerald Monk present even more case studies, guidance, and examples of counseling practice to help students narrate stories that "redescribe" who they are and can be. Mindful that today's busy counselors need effective and brief techniques, the authors make plain the steps with which counselors can externalize problems and draw out student self-knowledge to inform new ways of identifying and behaving.

15x23cm  185 pages  $67.00  

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell provides a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counseling. Based on the ideas of Carl Rogers, the approach's main premise is that clients know themselves better than anyone else. It is the job of the person-centred practitioner to enable the client to discover and utilize their inner resources in order to change and grow. Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines the main principles of the person-centred approach including the core therapeutic conditions - congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is ideal first reading for all who are new to learning about counseling

17x11cm  109 pages  $35.00  

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  

Potholes in My Lawn

175 & More Effective Group Activities for Troubled Adolescent & Teens

Kenny Attaway

15x23cm  264 pages  $42.00  

Practical Handbook of School Psychology

Effective Practices for the 21st Century 2nd Ed

Gretchen Gimpel Peacock, Ruth A Ervin, Edward J Daly III and Kenneth W Merrell

Bringing together leading authorities, this concise, state-of-the-science handbook delves into all aspects of problem-solving-based school psychology practice. Thirty-four focused chapters present methods for assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation. Practitioners are given tools and guidelines for supporting students' academic, social-emotional, and behavioral skills, with an emphasis on the development of evidence-based interventions.

Presents applications for intervening at multiple levels, from supporting individual students to problem solving with groups, whole classrooms or an entire school. The book is organized around four basic questions that encapsulate the decision-making process of effective practitioners.

What is the problem?
Why is it occurring?
What can be done about it?
Did the intervention work?
Concise, focused chapters showcase data-based methods for assessment, analysis intervention, and evaluation, with special attention to working in a response-to-intervention framework. Clear-cut procedures are described for improving learning outcomes in key academic domains: reading, wiring, and math. Social-emotional and behavioral skills are thoroughly discussed in chapters on self-managment interventions, peer and family support, cognitive-behavioral interventions, medication use, promoting social competence and resilience and more. The volume also details how practitioners can team successfully with teachers, parents, and other intervetnion participants to develop collaborative solutions and overcome obstacles.

Designed for optimal utility for day-to-day clinical practice, this handbook belongs on the desks of all school psychologists and counsellors, and will also be of interest to special eductors and child and adolescent clinical psychologists.

26x19cm  626 pages  $98.00  

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  $72.00  

Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell

Wendy Dryden

Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces the history of the approach, key main concepts, and practical techniques used by practitioners. In the first chapter the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book connecting together theory and practice for the reader. For anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time, Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start.

17x11cm  130 pages  $31.95  

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).

144 pages  $33.95  

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  

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  

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  $82.00  

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.

25x18cm  203 pages  $73.00  

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  $32.00  

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  $92.95  

Secret for Teens Revealed

How Parents, Teachers, and Teenagers Can Inspire Leadership and Transform Lives

Andrea Samadi

When we look at people who have achieved great things, we often believe that they are more talented than the rest of us, or luckier, or more well-connected. But the only thing that separates the successful from everybody else is that they have learned how to bridge the gap between setting goals and achieving them. They have developed ways of behaving and -- more importantly -- ways of "thinking" that enable them to get what they want.

23x15cm  284 pages  $44.95  

Secrets of the Teenage Brain

Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents (2ND ed.)

Sheryl Feinstein

This book explains almost all of the 'headshaking' frustrations educators express about teens. Educators will enjoy discovering that there is a biological reason for the behaviors and attitudes that teens demonstrate. They will also appreciate the practical and down-to-earth suggestions to help students find school more appealing.

26x17cm  216 pages  $30.95  


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.

192 pages  $79.00  

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  $49.95  

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  $81.00  

Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits

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  $45.00  

Teenage Girls

Exploring Issues Adolescent Girls Face and Strategies to Help Them

Ginny Olson

Eating Disorders, depression, gender confusion---these sound like problems for other people, but the reality is your students are dealing with them every day. The issues that girls face are growing in complexity and number.
What we haven't figured out completely is why they do the things they do, how the world around them affects their choices and opinions, and what that means for youth ministry until now.
In this boo you'll find advice from counsellors and veteran youth workers, along with helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage girls. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help you and other youth workers process the issues your own students face and learn how you can help them and mentor them through this tumultuous time. In addition to the traditional issues people commonly associate with girls, such as eating disorders, self-image issues, and depression, author Ginny Olson will guide you through some of the new issues on the rise in girls lives. You ll understand more about issues related to: Family Addiction Emotional well-being Mental health Physical welfare Sexuality Spirituality Relationships"

23x15cm  237 pages  $36.00  

The PROSPER School Pathways for Student Wellbeing

Policy and Practices

Toni Noble and Helen McGrath

* Outlines seven evidence-informed pathways to guide schools in promoting student wellbeing
* Provides case studies and practical examples of the seven school pathways in action
* Reviews guidelines for developing student wellbeing policy at the school, system, national or international level
This brief defines student wellbeing and outlines seven evidence-informed pathways that schools can take to promote student wellbeing and develop their school as an enabling institution.
The acronym PROSPER is applied as an organizer for both the psychological elements of wellbeing and for these Positive Education pathways.
These pathways focus on encouraging Positivity, building Relationships, facilitating Outcomes and a sense of competence, focusing on Strengths, fostering a sense of Purpose, enhancing Engagement and teaching Resilience. Each pathway draws on both the principles of positive psychology and the educational research that identifies the impact of each pathway for student learning. The benefits of a school-wide focus on student wellbeing for student engagement in learning and their success in school and in life are outlined.
Practical guidelines for the development and implementation of educational policy that has student wellbeing as its central focus are also provided.

24x16cm  109 pages  $77.00  

Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents

Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy (2nd ED)

Danield Langford, Catherine Ford Sori, Lorna Hecker

Giving professionals the edge in aiding children and adolescents with their feelings, this work explains how to incorporate play techniques into therapy, provide group therapy to children, and encourage appropriate parental involvement. Includes handouts and activities.

28x21cm  400 pages  $80.00  

Too Stressed to Think?:

A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy

Anne Fox

Most teens today are stressed out. Considering what they have to deal with?family conflicts, school, friendship and dating issues, peer pressure, harassment, bullying, identity issues, anxiety, depression, alcohol, drugs, sex, and on and on?it's no wonder they feel like they?re going crazy. This book is packed with practical information teens can use every day. Real-life examples cover specific situations all teens face. Questionnaires, exercises, role plays, and more help teens discover what they need and what works for them. Teens gain a basic understanding of stress and learn specific ways to relieve the stress in their lives. Succinct, helpful, and user-friendly, Too Stressed to Think? is for any teen who wants to stay sane.

22x15cm  163 pages  $29.95  

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  $69.00  

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  

Understanding School Refusal

A Handbook for Professionals in Education, Health and Social Care

M S Thambirajah, Karen J Grandison & Louise De-Hayes

School refusal is a crippling condition in which children experience extreme anxiety or panic attacks when faced with everyday school life and this handbook aims to explore and raise awareness of the problem of school refusal in children and young people, and provide plans and strategies for education, health and social care professionals for identifying and addressing this problem. Combining educational and clinical perspectives, and with extensive use of case studies, the authors present recent research into the mental health problems associated with school refusal, such as anxiety and panic attacks, as well as the role that parental support plays in their children's school life. They also discuss the role of home tuition services and pupil referral units in extreme cases of school refusal, and provides concrete strategies for planning and organising services to manage the problem effectively. Understanding School Refusal is a valuable guide for professionals across the disciplines of education, health and social care, and will also be useful for training courses within these fields.

23x16cm  160 pages  $45.95  

What Works for Whom?

A Critical Review of Treatments for Children and Adolescents 2nd ED

Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Jeannette Phillips, Zarrina Kurtz, David Cottrell

This comprehensive book evaluates the evidence for the full range of widely used child and adolescent mental health treatments, providing vital knowledge to inform clinical decision making. Organized around major presenting problems, the book synthesizes findings from hundreds of carefully selected studies on both psychosocial and pharmacological approaches. Each chapter introduces the clinical problem at hand, systematically reviews the available outcome research, and spells out recommendations for evidence-based practice. Written by experienced researchers and practitioners, the volume emphasizes the importance of tailoring all interventions to the needs of the individual child.

23x16cm  661 pages  $125.00  

When to Really Worry

Mental health problems in teenagers and what to do about them

Michael Carr-Gregg

Australian authority on adolescent mental health offers practical information on the symptoms, causes and treatment for everything from ADHD and eating disorders to anxiety and depression. Includes tips on
detecting early warning signs
encouraging your teenager to visit a doctor
finding a youth-friendly GP
counsellor or therapist navigating the public mental health system.

16x14cm  248 pages  $19.95  

Who You Are Is What You Do

Making Choices about Life After School

Heather McAllister

A funky and informative workbook designed to help teenagers make good decisions when taking the sometimes scary step of entering life after school. Utilizing an innovative approach to career counseling for "Generation Y," it encourages students to focus on their strengths and interests, not "the job.

72 pages  $29.95  

Working Memory & Learning

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Susan E Gathercole & Tracy Packiam Alloway

A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom.
This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice.
Topics covered include:
* the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy & numeracy)
* the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders
* assessment of children for working memory deficits
* strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children
This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting

27x18cm  124 pages  $71.00  

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  

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  

Working with Children in Groups

A Handbook for Counsellors, Educators and Community Workers.

Geldard & Geldard

With their extensive experience of running children's groups and training group facilitators, the Geldards outline and discuss the entire process of running a group, including the initial planning and group design, assessment of the suitability of children to the group, running the group and the counselling and facilitation skills useful for group leaders, and finally the post-group evaluation. They also look at the benefits and disadvantages of groups, types of groups available and the theoretical approaches employed in group work. Aussie authors.

16x24cm  262 pages  $70.00