Contents Author's acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Why storytelling is essential Chapter 2 Stories about nature, theatre and play Chapter 3 Stories for play development and assessment Chapter 4 Stories for sequencing and outcomes Chapter 5 Stories for sadness Chapter 6 Stories about neglect Chapter 7 Stories for anger management Chapter 8 Stories for talking about fears Chapter 9 Stories about nature Chapter 10 Stories for feeling good about life (especially looked-after children) Appendix 1 Extra stories to explore Appendix 2 Story techniques for teachers, therapists and parents Appendix 3 Messy play recipes References and useful reading
Dr Sue Jennings pioneered Dramatherapy and Playtherapy in the UK and Europe and established the fields in postgraduate practice. Sue is a founding member of the British Association of Dramatherapists, is State Registered with the Health Professions Council, a full member of the British Association of Play Therapists and Play Therapy UK. She is also a full member of the National Association of Drama Therapy (USA).
"This thought-provoking volume demonstrates, through good explanations of theory and examples of practice, the potential power of stories and storytelling when supporting vulnerable children." - Helen Curran, senior lecturer in SEN at Bath Spa University.