Alternative Approaches

Pre-Therapy: Reaching contact-impaired clients

Pre-Therapy: Reaching contact-impaired clients

ISBN 978 1 898059 34 9 (2002)

This book presents the most complete and up-to-date formulation of Pre-Therapy philosophy, theory and practice. Previously only available in German, this important work has been updated and translated. It has been virtually impossible to get hold of any substantial…

Psychology in the Real  World: Community- based groupwork

Psychology in the Real World: Community- based groupwork

ISBN 978 1 906254 13 1 (2010)

Psychology in the Real World describes groups, courses and projects that psychologist Guy Holmes has been involved in over the past decade, many of which have been recognised nationally for their innovation and their importance as new ways to provide psychological…

Flesh Wounds: New ways of understanding self-injury

Flesh Wounds: New ways of understanding self-injury

ISBN 978 1 906254 29 2 (2010)

Flesh Wounds? is a book of research-based stories about self-injury (sometimes called self-harm). It explores the meaning and purpose of self-injury in an individual’s life; the experiences that might lead to self-injury; and which approaches and responses to…

Emerging Developments in Pre-Therapy: A Pre-Therapy reader

Emerging Developments in Pre-Therapy: A Pre-Therapy reader

ISBN 978 1 906254 09 4 (2008)

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From the Preface, Garry Prouty writes: 

'In developing this book with my colleagues, I have come to realize that Pre-Therapy is not only a theory and technique of psychotherapy,…

Reichian Growth Work: Melting the blocks to life and love

Reichian Growth Work: Melting the blocks to life and love

ISBN 978 1 906254 12 4 (2009)

A revised and updated new edition of a body psychotherapy classic, Reichian Growth Work sets out to convey the essential features of Reichian therapy in concrete and easily understandable language. The style of body therapy which it describes is democratic,…

Wild Therapy: Undomesticating inner and outer worlds

Wild Therapy: Undomesticating inner and outer worlds

ISBN 978 1 906254 36 0 (2011)

Therapy is by nature wild; but a lot of it at the moment is rather tame. This book tries to shift the balance back towards wildness, by connecting therapy with ecological thinking, seeing each species, each being, and each person inherently and profoundly linked to…

Being Old is Different: Person-centred care for old people

Being Old is Different: Person-centred care for old people

ISBN 978 1 898059 99 8 (2008)

Given the current disquiet about the standards of care for our elderly citizens this is a very timely contribution to the debate. Marlis Pörtner’s book is not about specific nursing or therapy methods but about fundamental principles, which are vital in many areas of…