Dramatherapy

Author: Penny McFarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136788905
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Providing a new and proven way forward for practitioners who want to help children, but who do not have recourse to a qualified therapist, this book covers: tried and tested practical activities to use with children simple explanations of how and why dramatherapy works informative case studies that show activities being used in practice a useful list of further reading, centres for training and qualifications.

The Effective Teacher s Guide to Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415360388
Format: PDF
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Teaching and supporting pupils with emotional, social and behavioral difficulties is arguably the most challenging aspect of teaching in today's classroom. The Effective Teachers' Guide to Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficultiesprovides busy teachers with an easily digestible yet thorough overview of the basic theories surrounding behavior. The book also looks at the range of strategies that can be used in the classroom, and how their effectiveness can be assessed. The range of different strategies presented and explained include Cognitive approach Systems-based approach Behavioral approach Psychodynamic approach Also included is a chapter devoted to supporting pupils with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. The chapter contains new information on identifying and assessing the condition and suggests effective intervention strategies, such as developing self-esteem and interpersonal skills. Highly accessible and authoritative, andtaking into account the very latest developments in the field of Special Educational Needs, this book will prove invaluable reading for the busy practitioner eager to develop their knowledge and understanding.

Arts Therapies in Schools

Author: Vassiliki Karkou
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843106337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 applications of arts therapies across a range of settings.

Theories of Counseling and Therapy

Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483358720
Format: PDF, ePub
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A concise, hands-on, and experiential text that helps readers understand and apply theory in counseling and psychotherapy Through a unique approach that makes understanding theories in counseling and psychotherapy fun, stimulating, and personally meaningful, this fully updated Second Edition helps students comprehend the various and complex theories, apply the material to their own lives (through the use of the reflective exercises in every chapter) and internalize the content of the course. The book's three-part structure includes an introductory section that provides the background necessary for understanding the theories, a middle section that discusses the main theory "families," and a final section that focuses on synthesis and application. Throughout the text, the authors seek to surprise readers with the best of the past, excite them with the vitality of the present, and prepare them for their futures as therapists.

The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

Author: Penny McFarlane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009036
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a programme to train young people how to be therapeutic mentors to younger children, with mentoring workshop outlines and creative, therapeutic activities to use. Peer mentoring is mutually beneficial: being a mentor can help young people in conflict situations who may not engage easily with adult intervention, and it also has therapeutic benefits for younger mentees. As well as training sessions for the mentors, the book provides outlines of mentoring workshops on issues such as bullying, conflict with parents, parental separation and change and transition. Creative ideas to use in the sessions, such as games, relaxation techniques, role play, and reframing activities, are provided, with photocopiable materials. Suitable for use with mentors aged 14-18 and mentees aged 9-13, this is an ideal resource to train peer mentors in therapeutic mentoring and for mentors to use in their sessions.

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Author: Penny McFarlane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004512
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collaborative therapeutic approach often proves the best way to assess and meet the needs of children experiencing barriers to learning. This book gives a concise overview of drama and family therapy and describes how both therapies can work together to provide essential pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support for troubled children within an educational setting. Drawing on their own extensive experience, the authors give explanations of the models and techniques of their own specialist therapy, before exploring their joint work and innovative inclusion in a cooperative team of multi-disciplinary professionals. The book discusses the principles and protocols of a Multi Agency Support Team and looks at how the pieces come together in practice. Case studies are provided to illustrate the successful outcomes of this way of working, as well as the challenges it can present. This book will be vital reading for all professionals working alongside children, families and schools, who are interested in addressing the needs of the child on a deeper and more sustainable level.

Rhythms of Relating in Children s Therapies

Author: Stuart Daniel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502847
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This multidisciplinary book shows how to foster meaningful relationships between therapists and vulnerable children, through exploring the concept of communicative musicality and creating rhythms of connection. It includes broad and in-depth contributions from leading therapists from diverse backgrounds - including Peter A. Levine, Daniel Hughes, Stephen Porges, Dennis McCarthy and many more. Contributors reflect on their own experiences, providing insights from the fields of music therapy, trauma, dance and movement therapy, psychobiology, dramatherapy, counselling, play therapy, and education. Contemporary theory is woven in with case stories to highlight the emotional realities of working with highly vulnerable children, and to present proven examples of how therapists can improve the quality of connectedness. Full of original and innovative ideas for working with attachment issues, trauma, communication difficulties, autism, learning disabilities, aggression and anxiety, this is inspiring reading for professionals who work with vulnerable children in creative therapies. Royalty proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), UK.

Current Approaches in Drama Therapy

Author: David Read Johnson
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398085501
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second edition of Current Approaches in Drama Therapy offers a revised and updated comprehensive compilation of the primary drama therapy methods and models that are being utilized and taught in the United States and Canada, including four new approaches. It is intended as a basic textbook for the field of drama therapy. Section I provides a context for the state of the field of drama therapy in North America, describing the history of the field, stages in professional development, theory building, emerging areas of interest, and challenges for the future. Section II includes the Integrative Five Phase Model, Role Method, Developmental Transformations, Ritual/Theatre/Therapy, Healing the Wounds of History, Narradrama, Omega Transpersonal Approach, Psychoanalytic Approach, Developmental Themes Approach, ENACT Method, STOP-GAP Method Bergman Drama Therapy Approach, Rehearsals for Growth, and Performance in drama therapy. Section III describes four related approachesOCoPsychodrama, Socio-drama, Playback Theatre, and Theatre of the Oppressed, each of which has had significant influence on drama therapy practice. A distinct index of key concepts in drama therapy is included, demonstrating the consolidation and breadth of theory in the field. This highly informative and indispensable volume is geared toward drama therapy training programs, mental health professionals (counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, creative art therapists, occupational therapists), theater and drama teachers, school counselors, and organizational development consultants."

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Author: Penny McFarlane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005298
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book offers a wide variety of drama activities designed to provide children with a creative outlet to overcome emotional and behavioural problems. Exploring the various challenges children can face at home such as parental separation, divorce and bereavement, this book explains how they can manifest in a child's behaviour at school. It describes how drama can provide appropriate avenues for confronting and dealing with these issues and suggests a wealth of captivating and practical drama-based games and exercises that will support the child's needs and promote growth. This clear and accessible book will be an invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants, youth and social workers, counsellors, arts therapists and educational psychologists.