Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: The roots of the approach Chapter 2: Developing the approach Chapter 3: The journey of ideas Chapter 4: The terror of abuse Chapter 5: The importance of recovery Chapter 6: Being child centred Chapter 7: Equality, diversity and inclusion Chapter 8: Caring for the carers Conclusion References Appendix I: Guide to Further Learning Appendix II: The Children's Stories Appendix III: The Mary Walsh Approach in a Nutshell
Neil Thompson is an independent educator and advisor, and a highly respected author of over 300 publications including several bestselling books. He has previously held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. Mary Walsh has been at the forefront of delivering recovery for traumatised children for 30 years. In 1987 she co-founded Sexual Abuse Child Consultancy Services (SACCS), the leading provider of specialist care for children with a history of trauma, neglect and abuse. Within SACCS she also led the Mary Walsh Institute, focused on training professionals. Now largely retired, she remains involved with the Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma (IRCT).