Dr Treisman’s deck of 70 cards offers creative ways to help develop self-esteem, strengths and resilience. Suitable for use with all ages – from children aged 6+ to adults – and for one-to-one, group or team settings, the cards provide an approachable way to explore wishes, hopes, dreams, identity and much more.
The pack is organized into three different card types:
- 1) illustrated strengths cards
- 2) strengths-based sentence completion cards
- 3) fun activities.
Together, they provide an easy way to engage in self-reflection, whether through inspiring conversations or a more structured activity.
The deck is accompanied by a helpful booklet which explains the many ways in which the pack can be used – from the simple to the inspiring and creative.
Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for ten years. She has also worked cross-culturally in Africa and Asia, with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, children and young people. She is the director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Psychological Services (www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk), and is an external consultant and trainer to Barnardos, PAC-UK, Hope for families, and the Fostering Network. Karen has worked in several Looked after Children teams and within the National Implementation Service for evidence-based interventions at the Maudsley Hospital. She currently works as Clinical Lead in a court assessment and intensive parenting intervention team in Islington.