Dr Margot Sunderland an author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health. Main titles are as follows:
This practical handbook begins with the philosophy and psychology underpinning the therapeutic value of story telling. It shows how to use story telling as a therapeutic tool with children and how to make an effective response when a child tells a story to you. It covers issues such as:
This guidebook is designed to help children who hurt, hit, bite, smash, kick, shout, scream or who are out of control, hyperaroused or hyperactive; children who can only discharge their angry feelings in verbal or physical attacks, rather than being able to reflect on what they feel, children who are controlling and punitive and regularly defy authority, children who have been diagnosed with a conduct disorder and children who commit cold acts of cruelty, cannot trust, have stopped looking for love or approval The book will be a vital resource for any child professional who works with children locked in…
This guidebook is designed to help children who don't like themselves or feel there is something fundamentally wrong with them have been deeply shamed or bullied at home or at school, feel defeated by life, fundamentally unimportant, unwanted or unlovable. The book designed to enable teachers, parents and professionals to understand and acknowledge the child’s painful feelings and to respond effectively.
This guidebook is designed to help children who are suffering from the pain of loss or separation from someone they love deeply have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die have lost someone they love, but have never really mourned are suffering from separation anxiety are adopted or fostered children and miss their birth parent terribly have lost their home, their country, their school, their family as they have known it (separation or divorce).
This is a guidebook to help children who are insecure or worry too much; suffer from phobias or nightmares; find it difficult to let go and have fun; have suffered a trauma; are worryingly good or seem like little adults"; use order and routine as a way of coping with 'messy' feelings; retreat into dullness as a way of managing being in the world; have developed obsessive-compulsive behaviour in order to ward overwhelming or unbearable feelings.
This guidebook is designed to help children who: bottle up their feelings; are trying to manage their too painful feelings by themselves; do not let themselves cry, protest or say that they are scared; are living with too many unresolved painful emotions from the past; have experienced disturbing, overwhelming or confusing life events, which they have been unable to think through or feel through properly; are suffering from unmourned grief.
This guidebook is designed to help children who: are missing someone too much or suffer from separation anxiety. are obsessed with their absent parent. yearn for a parent who seems unreachable, although she is right there; yearn for a parent who is loving one minute and indifferent, cold or abusive the next are locked in a state of longing for their birth parent, because they have been taken into care, fostered or adopted.
This is a guidebook to help children who: worry a lot experience the world as an unsafe place, suffer from phobias, obsessions or nightmares, are scared to tell someone that they are scared, know or have known a terrible loneliness, feel insignificant in a world of adult giants, feel defeated by life and need help in being assertive, feel so impotent that their only way to feel any potency is to be mute.