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Book Club


Author: Dr Sarah McKay

Dr Sarah McKay author of The Women's Brain Book is an Oxford-educated, respected neuroscientist who specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health and wellbeing.

For women, understanding how the brain works during the key stages of life - in utero, childhood, puberty and adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause and old age - is essential to their health.










Book Club Session Details

Date: Thursday 27 September
Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm

This book can be purchased at 30% off RRP during the online registration process for Congress attendees.  


Author: Mick Cooper

This book is for trainees and practitioners across the orientations who wish to incorporate an existential approach into their practice. Using a pluralistic perspective that recognises the diversity of clients and their individual needs, it shows trainees how and when existential concepts and practices can be used alongside other approaches.

A wealth of resources and the author’s writing style make this is one of the most accessible and inspiring introductions to existential therapy. Videos of existential counselling in practice and written case studies ensure existential theory is illustrated in practice, while reflective questions and exercises help trainees relate notoriously complex existential themes to their own knowledge and experience. A companion website offers relevant journal articles, video tutorials on existential counselling skills, the results of the author’s survey of the ‘Top 10’ existential films, novels and songs, and much more.

This passionate and insightful book is the ideal guide to help your trainees understand existential therapy and learn how to integrate its ideas and practices into their therapeutic work.


Book Club Session Details

Date: Friday 28 September
Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Session: 6C

This book can be purchased at 30% off RRP when ordering online directly from Footprint Books, using the discount code COOPERAPS. 


Author: Lea Waters

Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths.

This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them ‘strengths-blindness’. By showing us how to throw the ‘strength switch’, Lea Waters demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today’s pandemic of depression and anxiety.  

The book and program, suitable for parents, teachers, school counsellors, mental health practitioners working with young people and families, combines Lea's research on strength-based parenting and positive education together with three decades of research from strength-based science and positive psychology. Lea shows the benefits of building on children’s strengths rather correcting their weaknesses with many practical exercises, activities and tools. By showing you how to throw the “Strength Switch”, you can help your children build resilience, optimism and achievement. This approach enhances self-esteem and energy for both children and teenagers. The Strength Switch will show you that a small shift can yield enormous results.



Book Club Session Details

Date: Saturday 29 September
Time: 9.00am – 10.00am
Session: 7J

This book can be purchased at 30% off RRP during the online registration process for Congress attendees.  


Author: Nikki Harre

 In The Infinite Game, Niki Harre asks us to imagine our world anew. What if we are all part of a different type of game entirely - a game in which playing matters more than winning, a game that anyone can join at any time, a game in which rules evolve as new players turn up - an infinite game?

Harre looks at our society (are people pawns or participants?) and ourselves (what kind of player would you like to be?) to offer an inspiring vision of how we might live well together. Deeply informed by psychological research and a life of social activism, Niki Harre's provocative book teaches us all how we might live life as an infinite game



Book Club Session Details

Date: Saturday 29 September 
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Session: 8I

This book can be purchased at 30% off RRP during the online registration process for Congress attendees.