THERAPEUTIC STORIES THAT HEAL & EMPOWER (2019)
A collection of 100 stories. 660 pages. About half of the stories in this book are entirely new, the other half are edited and improved versions of stories which were favorites from Therapeutic Stories to Abused Children published in 1988 — which is no longer in print.
This new book also contains several chapters explaining the background and foundation of therapeutic stories, the role of metaphor and symbols in the stories, the design and structure of a therapeutic story, guidance on using the stories effectively and how they may be modified for a particular listener. Each story preceded by an introductory page or pages for the use of the therapist or other practitioner that explains the problem/issue being addressed in the story, the ages for which it is appropriate, message/directive, meaning of symbols and metaphors used, suggestions for adapting the story to fit the patient/client as well as the reason the story was originally created.
The stories are accompanied by black and white pen and ink drawings. There is a Subject Index that identifies stories by the problems/issues the stories are designed to address, as well as the age range for which stories are designed.