Rhythms of Relating in Children's Therapies: Connecting Creatively with Vulnerable Children

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Stuart Daniel, Colwyn Trevarthen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017 - Child psychotherapy - 376 pages

This multidisciplinary book shows how to foster meaningful relationships between therapists and vulnerable children, through exploring the concept of communicative musicality and creating rhythms of connection.

It includes broad and in-depth contributions from leading therapists from diverse backgrounds - including Peter A. Levine, Daniel Hughes, Stephen Porges, Dennis McCarthy and many more. Contributors reflect on their own experiences, providing insights from the fields of music therapy, trauma, dance and movement therapy, psychobiology, dramatherapy, counselling, play therapy, and education. Contemporary theory is woven in with case stories to highlight the emotional realities of working with highly vulnerable children, and to present proven examples of how therapists can improve the quality of connectedness. Full of original and innovative ideas for working with attachment issues, trauma, communication difficulties, autism, learning disabilities, aggression and anxiety, this is inspiring reading for professionals who work with vulnerable children in creative therapies.

Royalty proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), UK.

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About the author (2017)

Stuart Daniel is a Play Therapist running a therapeutic service for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Devon, UK. He has published journal articles concerning early patterns of communication, autism and play therapy.

Colwyn Trevarthen is Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Edinburgh. He is the co-editor of Children with Autism: Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs Second Edition (ISBN 9781853025556), also published by JKP.

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