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The Art Activity Book for Psychotherapeutic Work


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Introduction. Theoretical Concepts. 1. Understanding Self. 2. Self-Esteem and Managing Emotions. 3. Reflecting. 4. Journaling. 5. Metaphor. References.

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100 illustrated worksheets for managing complex emotions, coping with change and building self-esteem as part of therapeutic work

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Jennifer Guest has worked in clinical therapeutic practice as a counsellor for 14 years, working with adults, couples and young people in a variety of counselling centres and schools in the North of England. Jennifer is an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and has an honours degree in Art and Design. Currently she works for Relate, a charity that provides counselling services, and has her own private practice based in Yorkshire.


Without being overly prescriptive, this book provides a wide range of starting points for conversation and artistic exploration across a range of therapeutic themes. The worksheets are aesthetically appealing and provide space and inspiration for responses in whatever form or media feels most comfortable. Designed to be dipped in and out of, it will support the formation of a strong therapeutic alliance and help to gently push open doors that talking alone could not tackle." -- Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Vice Chair, Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition
Jennifer Guest has created a practical, theoretically grounded book for practitioners to stimulate and support clients' self-exploration and discovery. This book will be a useful addition to your resources if you integrate creative/visual arts in practice. -- Pam Fisher, Dance Movement Psychotherapist in private practice
This attractive and accessible resource offers a rare blend of useful resources within a clear theoretical framework. It will be useful across many therapeutic and 'skilled helping' contexts, including schools, and I plan to introduce it to Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools. -- Dr Philippa Grace, University of Manchester, Department of Educational and Child Psychology, Mental Health Matters in Bradford Schools Co-ordinator

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