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Creative Tools in Health & Social Care: Miniature Animals Spiral-bound – 15 Mar 2012


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  • Spiral-bound: 75 pages
  • Publisher: Seiler Publishing Ltd; Set Version edition (15 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957158211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957158214
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,029,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nadine Seiler is a qualified social worker, social pedagogue and psychosocial counsellor. Originally from Berlin, Germany, Nadine came to London in 2005 where she has since worked as a family social worker and social work expert in childcare proceedings. Nadine currently runs a successful social work practice and counts amongst her clients local authorities, law firms and private individuals.

Nadine is a founding partner of Seiler Judge Associates, a practice offering social work, coaching and mediation services in England.

She is a member of the International Committee of the British Association of Social Workers.

Product Description

Complete toolset consisting of guidebook plus 24 miniature animals in a soft cotton bag.

The guidebook shows social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists how to employ miniature animals as an assessment and intervention tool in their direct work with children.

The guidebook contains:

- practical ideas to help develop a dialogue
- many example questions practitioners can ask
- several case studies.

'Creative Tools' can be employed to help children...

- explore family relationships and social networks
- explore closeness and distance as well as clusters, alliances and marginalisation within those relationships
- recognise strengths and weaknesses within networks
- explore wishes and feelings in a non-threatening, playful and dynamic way
- explore conflicting feelings and emotions
- experiment with changes in the family dynamics
- boost problem-solving skills.

What the experts say:

'Seiler's method is playful and fun for the child involved while providing both an assessment tool and a means of making a healthy, psyche-sensitive therapeutic intervention.' - Mary Smail, Psychotherapist & Director of the Sesame Institute for Drama and Movement Therapy, London

'I used the toolkit with a child who usually gives one-worded answers. Today he was enthusiastic and had lots to say about his family thanks to these minature animals and the guidance in the handbook!' - Nicole Louis, All About Families, London

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heather35 on 10 April 2012
Format: Spiral-bound
Being a practioner in Child Protection for over 10 years, I can say this product is a much needed breath of fresh air. The animal figurines are detailed and eye catching. As children are immediately curious in the animals, developing a rapport with the child comes with ease. The booklet that accompanies the animals is easy to read, user friendly and transportable. The writer gives simple yet, useful techniques to use whilst using the product with their client. Again, this is a product that the field of social work has needed. It is an easy to use, yet effective tool that I beleive will enhance the work done with children in need of assistance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cathy28 on 22 Mar 2012
Format: Spiral-bound
This is an extremely creative and useful tool to use when working with children and exploring their emotions. As a social work practitioner within the Children and Families field I found the concept very innovative but equally simple and easy to follow. The accompanying booklet is extremely helpful, well structured and straightforward to use. It is very readable and the detail is fully explicable without resorting to oversimplication, recognising the reader as a professional. I appreciated the use of bullet points in order to list suggested questions that the practitioner may like to use with a client. The accompanying pictures are helpful in clearly setting out some of the scenarios that are included in the booklet.

This tool does not seek to influence clients but will inspire thoughts and feelings to come to the forefront allowing further exploration to take place. The tool will be particularly beneficial when working with children who find it difficult to express their emotions, whether this be because of a limited vocabulary, understanding and/or conflicts within the client's inner feelings which makes it difficult for them to make sense of their world. The idea is to allow the child freedom to express themselves in a safe environment using play.

This really is an exciting innovative and versatile toolkit which has a rightful place within the social sector.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bate on 17 Mar 2012
Format: Spiral-bound
This publication is quite frankly wonderful, mostly due to its simplicity. The author has managed to explain how to communicate in non-verbal ways in an easily readable and adaptable format.
In my view professionals will appreciate the adaptability of this publication and enjoy the fact that they have a tool which can be employed in a multitude of situations to quickly and easily establish a meaningful rapport with their clients.
I liked the fact that the booklet comes in a size which fits easily into my carry bag and the animals are in a drawstring bag which is not bulky. The book is also ring-bound which works well for me as I can open the book with ease and use any part of it as I wish.

Mark Bate
Youcan Consulting Ltd
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