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Book Club: Working with Children & Young People

12th September 2017

Our book club this week is focused on working with children and young people!

Book One

For many vulnerable children the idea of talking to an adult about their experiences and feelings can be a daunting prospect. This book demonstrates how the introduction of playfulness when working with neglected or abused children helps to build a trusting relationship by openly engaging with the child’s world.

Book Two

This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.

Book Three

This much-needed book pinpoints the typical problems abused children experience when they become adults. The information is presented in a friendly and thorough manner for victims and professionals.

Book Four

This book is a must have for anyone training to work with children. It combines theory, research-based strategies and direct experience to create a practical, accessible and thoughtful guide. New counsellors will no doubt continue to refer to the book’s suggested strategies and media for years to come.
Dr Samantha Bursnall, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Child and Family, Tavistock Centre, London

Book Five

Based on the author’s experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor, this book provides an approachable introduction to the field of counselling young people for anyone undertaking counselling within organisations such as schools, universities, the social services or industry.

Book Six

Like a treasure chest this resource overflows with valuable resources – information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma.

Book Seven

Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents focuses on the multi-layered complex and dynamic area of trauma, loss and disrupted attachment on babies, children, adolescents and the systems around them. The book explores the impact of relational and developmental trauma and toxic stress on children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions

Book Eight

Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people. Look out – the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He’s the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind.

Book Nine

The Anxiety Gremlin loves one thing: to feed on your anxiety! But watch out, as the fuller he gets, the more anxious you get! How can you stop him? Starve him of his favourite food – your anxiety – and he’ll shrink and shrivel away. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Book Ten

Meet the anger gremlin – A troublesome pest whose favourite meal is your anger, and the more he eats the angrier you get! There’s only one way to stop him: starve him of angry feelings and behaviours, and make him disappear. This imaginative workbook shows young people how to starve their anger gremlin and control their anger effectively.

Book Eleven

A great insight into living with Aspergers. Helping us to understand and gain a new perspective on life on the Autism Spectrum.

Book Twelve

This practical handbook begins with the philosophy and psychology underpinning the therapeutic value of storytelling. It shows how to use storytelling as a therapeutic tool with children and how to make an effective response when a child tells a story to you. It is an essential accompaniment to the “Helping Children with Feelings” series and covers issues such as: Why storytelling is such a good way of helping children with their feelings? What resources you may need in a storytelling session?

Book Thirteen

Joshua Muggleton knows from personal experience what it is like to grow up feeling like ‘a Martian marooned on planet Earth’. Now 22 and studying psychology at the University of St. Andrews, he combines his insights into what it means to have Asperger Syndrome (AS) with his scientific knowledge of the autism spectrum to write an invaluable guide for parents and teachers

Book Fourteen

The Story of one little boy and his journey through childhood life up to his mid-teens, and also an insight into psychotherapy – how it works and what it can mean to people on a practical level.

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