"It took me a long time to read this book. It is just that I found the pages so rich in ideas to engage clients and to focus on possible solutions that I deeded to stop and reflect and absorb what I had read. By his practical approach to the work, illustrated throughout the text by an array of real case examples, Sharry has produced a rich resource from which the reader can consider the ideas, reflect upon them and integrate them into his/her own practice. Taking a long time to read it is the only way to do this properly."
`This is a valuable book, worth attention in every child and family service. My own agency has ordered a copy!' - Robert Cumming, Nurturing Potential
`This book is highly recommended for counsellors, social workers and students. It is also an excellent resource for therapists who are interested in exploring alternative approaches to intervention. The simple language and expression makes the book a joy to read and the information easy to digest` - Journal of Family Studies
This book is an excellent resource for teaching my module on counselling children and families, it is very readable and informative.
A new perspective on the world of the child and the adolescent and the families in therapy from a strengths based approach. To give hope is what this book is all about! It gives invaluable practical examples of how this approach can be used in everyday and challenging situations. The step-by step lay-out gives the beginner counsellor or therapist a solid structure for therapy.
I felt it was a good addition to the coursework, the students found the book easy to digest and demonstrated good examples of principles. Will use for future classes
Thank you for this great book. It is one that is being picked up alot by my students in my lectures. A few have said they will be purchasing it
Ideal as a supportive text or for those students who want to extend their learning beyond that which is required.
This is useful book, adpoting a "strengths based" approach to working with children and families. The theoretical roots are in solution-focussed therapy, and the book begins with several chapters setting the scene of the approach, and describing its adaptations to children and families. There are good sections on groupwork. A useful book to recommend as a supplementary text both to trainees in mental health professions and to others whose work brings them into regular contact with children and families.
An excellent strengths based resource which is very accessibley written for students
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