The Geese Theatre Handbook: Drama with Offenders and People at Risk

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Clark Baim, Sally Brookes, Alun Mountford
Waterside Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 223 pages
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Best-selling and top practitioner and student work for people who run therapy groups of all kinds, explaining how drama can be used with offenders and similar target groups who find it easier to express themselves in this way - In use across the UK by therapists and groupwork specialists. First-rate reviews. Geese Theatre UK is an associate group of of Geese Theater USA where the method was originally developed by John Bergman. The Geese Theatre Handbook explains the thinking behind the company's approach to applied drama with offenders and people at risk of offending, including young people. Contains 100+ exercises with explanations, instructions and suggestions Helps practitioners develop their own style and approach Materials can be readily adapted to other settings including conflict resolution, restorative justice and interpersonal skills training A Key Resource for Offending behaviour groupworkers Probation officers Youth workers Youth offending teams Prison officers Social workers Criminologists Community workers Forensic psychologists Psychotherapists Mental health professionals Community theatre workers and actors Drama teachers Drama-in-education and theatre-in-education practitioners Drama therapists and other creative arts therapists Adventure therapists Group and individual therapists and counsellors Psychodramatists Sociodramatists Professional team builders Team supervisors Family therapists Staff training and development officers Conflict resolution workers Special needs workers and teachers ...and people training or studying in these and related fields. Reviews 'A generous book [which] provides a treasure chest of games and exercise for any group setting . . . a wealth of food for thought . . . for trainers of all kinds . . . an invaluable addition to the Waterside list': Criminal Justice Matters 'An invaluable resource': Prison Service News 'Fascinating . . . Excellent . . . If you're involved with offenders or other risk groups, buy it': The Magistrate 'An absolute treasure trove for people who work with groups - in mental health, schools, training, social work - wherever': Mental Health Today

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