Books and Cards

front-cover“A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Activities and Tools” by Dr Karen Treisman (September, 2017) is available to purchase from a range of stockists including Amazon, Waterstones, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and Foyles)

Like a treasure box, this resource overflows with valuable resources – information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma.

Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, adolescents, and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, and behavioral and emotional dysregulation.

Theories and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.

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karen“Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in children and adolescents” by Dr Karen Treisman (2016) is available from a range of stockists including Amazon, Waterstones, Routledge, and Foyles)

Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents focuses on the multi-layered complex and dynamic area of trauma, loss and disrupted attachment on babies, children, adolescents and on the systems around them. The book explores the impact of relational and developmental trauma and toxic stress on children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions.

The book draws on a range of theoretical perspectives through reflective exercises, rich case studies, practical applications and therapeutic strategies. With chapters on wider organisational and systemic dynamics, strength-based practices and the intergenerational transmission of relational trauma; Dr Treisman provides a holistic view of the pervasive nature and impact of working with trauma.

Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents will be of interest to professionals working with children and families in the community, in-patient, school, residential, and court-based settings, including Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, social workers, teachers, and students.

A Therapeutic Treasure Deck- Sentence Completion Treisman - a therapeutic treasure deck COVERand Feelings Cards (Available at

syAVokWwRvyl6UKBkcxh%g_thumb_25b2The perfect tool to add to any ‘therapeutic treasure box’, this set of 68 cards provide a way to help open conversations and structure discussions with children and adolescents aged 6+.

The treasure deck offers a fun, non-threatening way to help to build understanding and forge relationships. It also provides a safe, playful way for children to articulate and make sense of their feelings, thoughts, experiences and beliefs. The deck comes with two different types of card – the ‘feelings cards’ and the ‘sentence-completion cards’ – which can be used separately or together, and the cards are accompanied by a booklet which explains some of the different ways in which they can be therapeutically used.

A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Grounding, Soothing, Coping and Regulating Cards (Therapeutic Treasures Treisman - a therapeutic treasure deck of grounding 9781785925290Collection)- Available to pre-order at

A pack of 70 cards and explanatory guide offers a playful, non-threatening way to explore explore feelings, and to form effective coping, regulating, soothing, and grounding strategies through a range of games and activities. Designed to work with both the brain and body, the cards address a wide range of common issues including anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep difficulties and emotional dysregulation. To do so, they employ a range of proven strategies including cognitive techniques, nurturing activities, sensory strategies, body-based activity and creative exercises.

Coming Soon- A series of five illustrated children’s storybooks with accompanying workbooks focusing on self-esteem, nightmares, worries, rejecting behaviour, and feeling safe. These are available for pre-order.

Neon the Nightmare and Nighttime Ninja: A Creative Therapeutic Workbook to Support Children who are having Difficulties with Nightmares and Sleeping Children Aged 5-8-

Gilly the Giraffe Discovers That Different is Cool: A Creative Therapeutic Workbook to Help Build Self-Esteem in Children Aged 5-8-

Cleo the Snappy Crocodile Discovers His Smile: A Creative Therapeutic Workbook for Children Aged 5-8 Who Are Afraid to Get Close-

Presley the Pug and his Quest for Calm: A Creative Therapeutic Workbook to Help Children Aged 5-8 with Feelings of Fear-

Binnie the Baboon: A Creative Therapeutic Workbook to Help Children Aged 5-8 with Anxiety-