One Tree, Many Branches: The Practice of Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Editor : Bozena Merrick, Editor : Di Gammage

One Tree, Many Branches: The Practice of Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Phoenix Publishing House
  • Published : September 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 336
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 97144
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800132207
  • ISBN 10 : 1800132204
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The book includes contributions from Audrey Adeyemi, Tasha Bailey, Kelly Brackett, Jamie Butterworth, Alix Hearn, Evania Inward, Irene Mburu, Sasha Morphitis, Magda Raczynska, Nadja Rolli, Zisi Schleider, and Anna Tuttle.

One Tree, Many Branches: The Practice of Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the pioneering child and adolescent psychotherapy and counselling training organisation Terapia and the achievements of its trainees , tutors, and staff, who provide highly specialised counselling, psychotherapy, and bespoke mental health services for young people, children, parents, and families. Terapia works with individuals, organisations, schools, and the statutory and non-statutory sector and is a strong voice for child psychotherapy as a distinct and specialist profession. Therapeutic work with children requires a different set of skills and knowledge to that of adult psychotherapists. For example, much of the work is non-verbal and uses play and metaphor alongside talking. It also requires involvement with the system around the child, such as parents, families, and professionals, and the management of conflicting agendas and politics to act on behalf of the child.

Subjects discussed within its pages include ecopsychotherapy, autism, the lack of male psychotherapists, working with refugees, racial trauma, female genital mutilation, working in closed communities, and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The book is essential reading for all who work with children and opens up exciting and pioneering new approaches for meeting the multifarious needs of our children and adolescents today.

About the Editor(s)

Bozena Merrick, MSc, UKCP, CPC, is the Founder of Terapia, Training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is also the visionary behind Terapia Centre for Young People and Children and the Bothy restoration project. Bozena has over 35 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and groups as a psychotherapist, counsellor, clinical supervisor, trainer, lecturer and group facilitator. She gained her MSc in Clinical Psychology abroad and has a background in psychiatric settings and social work. Bozena is the Founder of Child Psychotherapy Council (CPC) and has over 20 year experience in Child Psychotherapy regulation through her work for United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Di Gammage, MA, UKCP, trained as a Dramatherapist and Play Therapist in the 1980s and early 1990s respectively. In 2010, she completed her training in Buddhist Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute, Devon, and was accepted onto the UKCP Child Psychotherapy register in 2013. Di has worked in charities including the NSPCC Child Sexual Abuse Consultancy in Manchester with Anne Bannister, the NHS and the private sector as a psychotherapist and supervisor. She has taught at Terapia since 2006 on the Play Therapy Residential, Dramatherapy, and Working with Children and Young People who have experienced sexual abuse modules. Di is the author of Playful Awakening – Releasing the Gift of Play in Your Life (JKP, 2017). She currently practises in an independent fostercare agency in the South West UK together with her private practice as a therapist, supervisor and trainer. She completed a Masters in Creative Writing with Teeside University achieving a Distinction. Di continues to explore the integration of creative writing and well-being both for children and adults. Di lives in Devon.

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