Counselling, Psychology & Psychiatry
This comprehensive introduction to the nature and work of therapeutic communities sets them within their historical and social context, to create a backdrop against which current practice can be viewed. The author examines communities specifically aimed at certain sectors of society, and describes the day-to-day running of a therapeutic community.
Towards a Post-Foulkesian Group Analytic Theory
In this critique and extension of the work of S.H.Foulkes, Farhad Dalal presents a thorough contemporary appraisal of the theory of group analysis and its relevance to psychoanalysis as a whole. The author argues that Foulkes failed to develop a specific set of group concepts, relying instead on the traditional individualistic framework of ...
Group explores the processes that take place within groups from a psychoanalytical perspective. Combining his original concepts with a critique of established theories, Claudio Neri describes how groups are formed and develop, and analyses what non-verbal or extra-verbal phenomena are present in human communication and how they occur in practice.
Emotional Expression Among The Cree Indians : The Role of Pictorial Representations in the Assessment of Psychological Mindedness
Nadia Ferrara examines cultural differences in emotional expression and psychological mindedness by comparing Euro-Canadians, and Cree Amerindians who are often stereotyped as taciturn and less verbally expressive. She investigates the ethnographic contexts of the Cree people, as well as their style of communication and views of imagery and art.
Written with the help of sufferers and carers to give a consumer's perspective of how the mental health services react when a person becomes mentally ill. The book focuses on the problems that can arise when someone undergoes a formal assessment for compulsory admission to hospital and examines what can go wrong with the assessment process.
A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People
A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.
Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives
This book provides an arts-based approach to theories and practices of expressive arts therapy. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging views which emphasise the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health development.
Towards an Enabling Education
The book encourages equal opportunities for disabled people by promoting the practice of enabling education, a 'disability-aware' education that caters for everyone's educational needs. Interviews with disabled people are also included, giving their own recommendations for educators and policy makers.
Examining the theory and practice of work with people with mental health problems, this volume considers the current state of policy and organisation and the changes that have taken place over the last decade in the field. The book charts the move away from separate, specialist services, and the resultant impact on service provision.
Taking Care of Ourselves through Drama
Trust and Power is a sequence of interactive drama-based workshops that have been developed over seven years to explore with issues with young people. Using situations from real life, each workshop uses exercises to examine the positive and negative aspects of their respective themes, and how they relate to the central themes of trust and power.
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