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Tools & Resources

With years of experience in therapeutic life story work, I have created a number of helpful resources and templates to help you start your therapeutic life story work journey, or to enhance your current practice. The child or children you are working with are unique as is your practice and the way you develop tools that suit you. These tools are another way to develop your therapeutic practice and enhance or add variety to your therapeutic tool box. 


Therapeutic Life Story Work Practitioner USB

2GB storage, wooden with magnetic lid

Coming August 2022 - pre-order now

These templates can be adapted to suit your organisation or practice needs with ease. The documents include: initial and closure assessment reports with integrated assessment model, data collection documents, therapeutic plans and communication, session reviews, Welcome Books and All About Me template examples.

Therapeutic storytelling cubes

Coming soon in November 2022

A relational and playful tool that supports a child, carer and practitioner to safely engage in exploring the elements of a story including a story line, a feeling, behaviour and action/outcome. Therapeutically, the cubes support the child to understand and normalise feelings and experiences, whilst engaged in creative play to talk about a constructed or personal story, along with opportunities to create a story about their hopes and dreams of their future. The possibilities are endless. These cubes are accompanied by a guide and other therapeutic ideas for use (e.g. prompting questions). These are suitable for parents, carers, educators and other professionals to use.

Life Story Work USB

2GB storage, wooden with magnetic lid

A beautiful and meaningful way to store precious stories and memories. These USBs would benefit: 

  • Practitioners to use with children they are working with during their practice or studies

  • Professionals, parents, and carers looking to store a child’s or life story in a special and secure way

  • Family, parents or carers looking for a unique way to store important information about their child’s life and experiences (story work, pictures, certificates, reports etc.)

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  • Therapeutic Life Story Work International Conference. Delivered a Master Class ‘introduction to TLSW’, Keynote and International Panel Guest, June 2022.

  • TLSW Australia Online Practice Forums on Innovative practice (2020), therapeutically safe story telling (2021) and therapeutic frameworks (2022)

  • Australia and New Zealand Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference. Workshop on Therapeutic Life Story Work, April 2021.

  • Western Sydney University, Department of Science and Health, Paramedicine.  Guest Lecturer Childhood Trauma and working with Young People in OoHC: a Community Care Approach, May 2019.

  • Australian Youth AOD Conference Workshop on Therapeutic Life Story Work, August 2018

  • Therapeutic Life Story Work International Inaugural Conference 2018- Plenary on Building Resilience Initiative research and practice, July 2018.

  • Australian Childhood Foundation International Child Trauma Conference. Plenary presentation: TLSW Building Resilience Initiative research and practice, August 2018.

Rose, R. (2012) Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Model for Practice. London Jessica Kingsley Publishers.



For more information on TLSW, visit Therapeutic Life Story Work International

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