Tag Archives: attachment

Why clinicians use play in therapy with children

In response to the statement that he or she (the clinician) ‘just plays with the children’ I give you the following reasons why play is important. Continue reading

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Tantrums: Eight management strategies to keep in mind

Please find eight strategies to keep in mind when responding to a a tantrum exhibited by a child in your care. These are meant to be received as practical first steps. Continue reading

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A practical resource supporting trauma-informed practice at school

I am very pleased to announce that in association with the successful implementation of the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic CARE in TUSLA’s alternate care service in Donegal, Ireland, and the CARE Therapeutic Framework in the Kinship Care Program in South Australia, I have developed a complementary resource for trauma-informed practice in schools. Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed: Adopting a Balanced View

Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul. What do children see in your eyes? Continue reading

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How to train : Some reflections

The training of carers of children in out-of-home-care (OOHC) and the social care professionals who support them is closely aligned. There is an emphasis on imparting what carers and professionals need to know (theory/ideas), and relatively less emphasis on what they … Continue reading

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Reactive Attachment Disorder and the Looking-Glass-Self

Epilogue In his 1902 publication, Human Nature and the Social Order, Charles Horton Cooley introduced the concept of the Looking Glass Self to portray his idea that an individual’s perception of themselves develops in association with how they experience others … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Parenting : What is it?

Across a career spanning almost 25 years I have spent much of my time engaging with caregivers of deeply hurt and troubled children.

Caregivers of these children often ask: What can I do to help this child?

This is an interesting question.

Which of the following statements best reflects the answer you would like to receive to this question, were you asking it? … Continue reading

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School Holidays : A brief survival guide

Dear subscribers and visitors. It is Christmas holiday time here in Australia, and I thought that I would update this older post, which was very much buried in this site. Again, it contains some practical advice that many parents, grandparents, … Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Care: The CARE Therapeutic Framework

The CARE Therapeutic Framework: A Whole-Of-Service Kinship Care Training and Implementation Programme Author/Developer: Colby Pearce, Clinical Psychologist The CARE Therapeutic Framework[1] is an evidence-informed, strengths-based approach. It draws attention to conventional aspects of caregiving and relating that support optimal developmental … Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Classrooms : Four Essential Activities

Hi everyone. I hope you don’t mind, but I have decided to update and re-post this blog from a little while ago. It was a bit buried in all of the other posts on this site, and the information is … Continue reading

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