Monday 4th of March saw the official launch of The Art and Science of Motivation: A Therapist’s Guide to Working with Children in Queensland, Australia. Editor Anne Poulsen shared these thoughts and photos from the evening’s celebrations.
The launch of the book The Art and Science of Motivation: A Therapist’s Guide to Working with Children was an evening of shared celebrations with an enthusiastic and supportive array of guests. The popular, multiple award-winning Riverbend Bookshop in Bulimba, Queensland was the beautiful venue for the event. Suzy Wilson, proprietor of Riverbend, introduced speakers and reflected on the interest which the book had already attracted.
Dr Peter Steer a well-respected pediatrician and, CEO of Children’s Health Queensland, was glowing in his review of the text, recommending it as required reading for hospital staff. Particular attention was drawn to aspects of the book that he felt would resonate deeply with all service providers. These included the highly accessible practical tools and vignettes in the book, as well as examples of language and behaviors that enhance therapeutic relationships.
The book authors were overwhelmed with the support from therapists, teachers and medical staff who attended the launch. All the Queensland contributors were present –traveling many kilometres to attend. The party continued late into the evening – a memorable night for everyone.