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Sue Jennings - Author

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Books by Sue Jennings

Thither and Back Again The selected works of Sue Jennings

Thither and Back Again The selected works of Sue Jennings

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Creative Storytelling with Children at Risk

Creative Storytelling with Children at Risk

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2017

This second edition is fully updated and addresses ways in which we can apply stories and storytelling with children who are troubled. Stories can empower children to take action and ask for help, including help with changes and life-plans. Stories provide a secure structure with endings and closure. The book develops the following topics: Stories for assessment Stories for understanding emotions Stories for exploring the senses Stories for managing loss Stories for ritual and drama There are new and revised stories, in particular addressing trauma and abuse. This book is written for all those people with the welfare of children as their priority.

Creative Play with Children at Risk

Creative Play with Children at Risk

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2017

This second edition is fully updated with the latest good practice in play. Based on an understanding of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', the book shows that play is an essential part of children's healthy development and many children 'at risk' are those who are unable to play. It includes work with children with learning difficulties as well as those with developmental delay. The book includes current thinking on neuroscience and illustrates the importance of mindfulness in our work with children. Topics include: creating the safe space understanding and working with fear understanding and working with anger and rage new stories and worksheets cross cultural understanding of play dressing-up and enactment masks and puppets The book is written for teachers, parents and therapists, and all those who seek to enhance the lives of children.

Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice, Volume 3

Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice, Volume 3

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2016

The third volume of Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice brings the reader up-to-date with the latest developments in the profession of dramatherapy and tackles key issues in contemporary social relationships. It shows how dramatherapy is evolving its own theory and methodology as well as specific models for supervision and assessment. Dramatherapy is now being used in a broad continuum of care and contributors give many examples of its practice in contexts of prevention, maintenance and cure. * Incorporates method, theoretical concepts and latest research * Covers major new themes of gender, race and politics * 29 international contributors

Dramatherapy Theory and Practice 1

Dramatherapy Theory and Practice 1

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice 1 introduces the reader to the basic issues of dramatherapy and offers a highly authoritative guide to the clinical practitioner or teacher who wishes to use role-play and enactment in the context of therapeutic work. With its companion volume Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice 2, it provides an invaluable resource for all those whose work can benefit from the use of dramatherapy including counsellors, nurses and occupational therapists.

Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice, Volume 3

Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice, Volume 3

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2016

The third volume of Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice brings the reader up-to-date with the latest developments in the profession of dramatherapy and tackles key issues in contemporary social relationships. It shows how dramatherapy is evolving its own theory and methodology as well as specific models for supervision and assessment. Dramatherapy is now being used in a broad continuum of care and contributors give many examples of its practice in contexts of prevention, maintenance and cure. This new volume has twenty-nine international contributors and covers major new themes of gender, race and politics as well as incorporating the latest method, theoretical concepts and research.

Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly international perspective. Dramatherapy has developed as a profession during the latter half of the twentieth century. Now, we are beginning to see its universal reach across the globe in a range of different and diverse approaches. From Australia, to Korea to the Middle East and Africa through Europe and into North & South America dramatherapists are developing a range of working practices using the curative power of drama within a therapeutic context to work with diverse and wide ranging populations. Using traditional texts in the Indian sub-continent, healing performances in the Cameroon, supporting conflict in Israel and Palestine, through traditional Comedic theatre in Italy, to adolescents in schools and adults with mental ill health, this handbook covers a range of topics that shows the breadth, depth and strength of dramatherapy as a developing and maturing profession. It is divided into four main sections that look at the current international: Developments in dramatherapy Theoretical approaches Specific practice New and innovative approaches Offering insights on embodiment, shamanism, anthropology and cognitive approaches coupled with a range of creative, theatrical and therapeutic methods, this ground breaking book is the first congruent analysis of the profession. It will appeal to a wide and diverse international community of educators, academics, practitioners, students, training schools and professionals within the arts, arts education and arts therapies communities. Additionally it will be of benefit to teachers and departments in charge of pastoral and social care within schools and colleges.

The Handbook of Dramatherapy

The Handbook of Dramatherapy

Author: Sue Jennings, Ann Cattanach, Steve Mitchell, Anna Chesner Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2015

Dramatherapy is being increasingly practised in a range of therapeutic settings and is of growing interest to theatre practitioners and teachers. The Handbook of Dramatherapy brings together five authors who have considerable experience of clinical, artistic and educational work to provide an easy-to-read introduction to the major models of dramatherapy. The authors explain the differences between dramatherapy and psychodrama, discuss its relationship with theatre art, look at assessment and evaluation techniques, and argue the need for more appropriate methods of research for this increasingly popular form of therapeutic treatment. The Handbook of Dramatherapy provides a comprehensive basis for theory and practice and will be an invaluable resource for all students of dramatherapy and theatre.

Creative Drama in Groupwork

Creative Drama in Groupwork

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2010

This bestselling book is now updated with new material and more tried-and-tested ideas, bringing it up-to-date with contemporary drama. 150 ideas for drama in one practical manual makes this a veritable treasure trove which will inspire everyone to run drama sessions creatively, enjoyably and effectively. This book features advice on setting up a group, defining and negotiating aims and objectives, and how to ensure a successful session. It contains activities which encourage memory, interaction, concentration, feedback, and many other skills. It also includes games, warm-ups and starters, improvisation role-play, visual dynamics, and closures.

Dramatherapy and Social Theatre Necessary Dialogues

Dramatherapy and Social Theatre Necessary Dialogues

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2009

Dramatherapy and Social Theatre: Necessary Dialogues considers the nature of drama, theatre and dramatherapy, examining how dramatherapy has evolved over the past decade and how the relationship between dramatherapy and social theatre has developed as a result. In this book Sue Jennings brings together international dramatherapists and theatre practitioners to challenge, clarify, describe and debate some of the theoretical and practical issues in dramatherapy and social theatre. Contributors cover topics including: dramatherapy in communities ground rules and definitions cross-cultural perspectives dramatherapy with adoptive and foster families research with professional actors. Dramatherapy and Social Theatre is illustrated throughout with case vignettes providing examples of how theatre and therapeutic processes can be brought together. It will be valuable reading for both professionals and students involved in dramatherapy and theatre studies.

Dramatherapy and Social Theatre Necessary Dialogues

Dramatherapy and Social Theatre Necessary Dialogues

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2009

Dramatherapy and Social Theatre: Necessary Dialogues considers the nature of drama, theatre and dramatherapy, examining how dramatherapy has evolved over the past decade and how the relationship between dramatherapy and social theatre has developed as a result. In this book Sue Jennings brings together international dramatherapists and theatre practitioners to challenge, clarify, describe and debate some of the theoretical and practical issues in dramatherapy and social theatre. Contributors cover topics including: dramatherapy in communities ground rules and definitions cross-cultural perspectives dramatherapy with adoptive and foster families research with professional actors. Dramatherapy and Social Theatre is illustrated throughout with case vignettes providing examples of how theatre and therapeutic processes can be brought together. It will be valuable reading for both professionals and students involved in dramatherapy and theatre studies.

Creative Play and Stories with Babies

Creative Play and Stories with Babies

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2008

Communicating with Children and Adolescents Action for Change

Communicating with Children and Adolescents Action for Change

Author: Sue Jennings, Mario Cossa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2002

At a time when expectations and assumptions about the delivery of services to children and adolescents are being reconfigured - for example, around the rights of children and adolescents as young citizens - adults are seeking to ensure that they deliver services in creative and empowering ways, ensuring that the opinions of young people are actively solicited and encouraged. Action methods - communication methods using the body as well as speech - provide non-threatening ways of communicating which can be understood by children of all ages and from many cultures. This book places action methods in a theoretical, technical and political framework and documents examples of good practice. Discussion of the application of action methods to work with young people focuses on differing issues and populations, for example children and adolescents who face life-threatening illnesses, or those involved in peer counselling in schools. Contributions from several different countries emphasise the wide potential of action methods for use with young people. This book provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource for those interested in exploring and understanding why action methods are particularly useful when working with young people.

Introduction to Developmental Playtherapy Playing and Health

Introduction to Developmental Playtherapy Playing and Health

Author: Sue Jennings, Mooli Lahad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1999

Developing the basic principles of her model of playtherapy, Sue Jennings has written a stimulating book that will provide inspiration for those new to the discipline, whilst providing a fresh and exciting approach for established practitioners. In Introduction to Developmental Playtherapy, Jennings argues that creative play is essential for children's health. Drawing on examples from her own professional experience, she discusses how play can help resolve issues by allowing possible solutions to be explored safely, thus encouraging flexibility of response. She explores the cultural background and theory of using play as a therapeutic tool with children and how play can communicate to the therapist what the child needs to tell. Innovative and accessible, her book breaks fertile new ground for playtherapy.

Creative Play and Drama with Adults at Risk

Creative Play and Drama with Adults at Risk

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1999

This hands-on manual offers a clear introduction to play and drama work for professionals working with adults at risk. Many adults feel nervous about drama and think that play is childish. Sue Jennings shows that by participating in play and drama people can make a difference to how they feel about themselves and the world around them. This book is suitable for professionals working with adults who are vulnerable for a number of different reasons: those who have addictions such as eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse or a history of violent relationships; adults with mental ill health; individuals and families with behavioural difficulties; people in forensic settings; those with multiple disabilities; learning impaired adults; people with strokes and other physical impairment often as a result of accidental injury. Material is chosen sensitively to enable confidence and creativity building, and the development of communication skills. Photocopiable worksheets offer the professional activities that will encourage trust and collaboration; foster independence and choice, maximise people's learning potential and stimulate everyone's imagination and creativity. Ideas are given for improvisation and movement as well as masks and myths. Cross-cultural perspectives are discussed together with boundaries for clinical groups. The importance of the healing potential of artistic expression is addressed throughout.

Creative Storytelling with Adults at Risk

Creative Storytelling with Adults at Risk

Author: Sue Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1999

This innovative and practically-based book is a detailed resource for people working with adults with special needs, including mental health issues, learning disabilities, personality disorders or any adults who are vulnerable or addressing crises in their lives. Based on a narrative approach, this book provides clear guidelines for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds to feel confident in using stories with different adult client groups. It includes a variety of formats for both telling and recreating stories with individuals and groups, and emphasises that it is important to use stories for recreating our past as well as planning our future. The book shows how stories can be linked to other creative action-methods including dance, movement, mime and drama. Sue Jennings has collected stories from around the world when carrying out research and training in many countries, including Romania, Greece, Malaysia, India and Norway. This book will be a valuable resource for all practitioners in health and social services, including occupational therapists, nurses, drama therapists, art therapists and recreational workers.