Dennis McCarthy

Dennis McCarthy has been a park ranger, ecologist, speechwriter, editor in chief, professor, and attorney. At work on his second novel, he and his wife and beagle live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

By Sue Jennings; Afterword by Mooli Lahad; Foreword by Dennis McCarthy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience.

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A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,ahealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients.

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Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Edited by Dennis McCarthy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies.

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“If You Turned into a Monster”

Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Using case studies from his clinical experience and with numerous children's monster drawings, McCarthy lets the meaningful self-expression of the child take centre stage. He demonstrates that being allowed to play, move and draw impulsively and creatively in the supportive presence of the therapist is just the beginning of the therapeutic process.

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Deep Play - Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

Foreword by Shaun McNiff; Edited by Dennis McCarthy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Contributions from a range of therapeutic disciplines demonstrate deep play's capacity to elicit real change in children and how they think about themselves and the world. Including techniques with deep sandboxes, clay and water, alongside case studies and theoretical grounding, this book establishes a new depth psychology approach for treatment.

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The Gospel According to Billy the Kid

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Here is a tale of the old New Mexico territory, corrupt lawmen, honest ranchers, murder, betrayal, and the explosive events of the Lincoln County War that sent young Billy off seeking justice--and headed toward a bloody rendezvous with a sheriff hired to track him down.

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