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Dr. Gerry Fewster is an educator, writer and psychotherapist. For over twenty years he was Executive Director of one of Canada's largest privately operated treatment centers for troubled children and their families. He has held teaching positions at three universities and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. He was the editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Care for almost twenty years and editor of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice. He now lives on Vancouver Island where he and his partner, Judith, direct the Pacific North West Institute of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), one of ten international institutes dedicated to the advancement of human potential. Together the Fewsters maintain a private practice, specializing in relationship therapy.

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"A must read for anyone who is concerned about the world our children will inherit. In providing an in-depth practical guide for parents and professionals, Dr. Fewster challenges us to reconsider what human relationships are all about. --Jack Lee Rosenberg, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Rosenberg-Kitaen International Institutes of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Author of Body, Self & Soul and The Intimate Couple "Testimonial ""


In classic Fewster fashion, this new work shows us with examples, humour, creativity, and incredible depth of personal awareness and insight, how we might be in relationships with children, youth and families. --Mark Krueger, Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin, Director, Youth Work Learning Centre, Milwaukee "Testimonial ""


A highly readable and useable book. Parents seeking help and psychological understanding in raising children, as well as professionals, will benefit from his artfully combined insights and understanding. --Thomas Paris, Ph.D., Co-author of I ll Never Do To My Kids What My Parents Did To Me "Testimonial ""


Engaging and filling one with wonderment at the complexity of and potential of human relationships. Unlike a quick beach read or bedtime murder mystery, you ll want to visit and revisit this text frequently. --Karen VanderVen, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh "Testimonial ""


"Gerry Fewster is a masterful writer. This latest work will be refreshing to the earnest reader who really wants to get beyond the simplistic notions of parenting, education and professional care. --Bennet Wong, M.D. and Jock McKeen, M.D., Co-founders, The Haven Institute "Testimonial ""


Nobody exposes the plight and the potential of today s children more truthfully, eloquently and heart-fully. --Carol Matthews, Former Dean of Human Services and Community Education, Vancouver Island University "Testimonial ""


"A must read for anyone who is concerned about the world our children will inherit. In providing an in-depth practical guide for parents and professionals, Dr. Fewster challenges us to reconsider what human relationships are all about. --Jack Lee Rosenberg, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Rosenberg-Kitaen International Institutes of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Author of Body, Self & Soul and The Intimate Couple "Testimonial ""


In classic Fewster fashion, this new work shows us with examples, humour, creativity, and incredible depth of personal awareness and insight, how we might be in relationships with children, youth and families.

--Mark Krueger, Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin, Director, Youth Work Learning Centre, Milwaukee "Testimonial ""

A highly readable and useable book. Parents seeking help and psychological understanding in raising children, as well as professionals, will benefit from his artfully combined insights and understanding.

--Thomas Paris, Ph.D., Co-author of I ll Never Do To My Kids What My Parents Did To Me "Testimonial ""

Engaging and filling one with wonderment at the complexity of and potential of human relationships. Unlike a quick beach read or bedtime murder mystery, you ll want to visit and revisit this text frequently.

--Karen VanderVen, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh "Testimonial ""

Nobody exposes the plight and the potential of today s children more truthfully, eloquently and heart-fully.

--Carol Matthews, Former Dean of Human Services and Community Education, Vancouver Island University "Testimonial ""

"A must read for anyone who is concerned about the world our children will inherit. In providing an in-depth practical guide for parents and professionals, Dr. Fewster challenges us to reconsider what human relationships are all about."

--Jack Lee Rosenberg, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Rosenberg-Kitaen International Institutes of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Author of Body, Self & Soul and The Intimate Couple "Testimonial "

"In classic Fewster fashion, this new work shows us with examples, humour, creativity, and incredible depth of personal awareness and insight, how we might be in relationships with children, youth and families."

--Mark Krueger, Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin, Director, Youth Work Learning Centre, Milwaukee "Testimonial "

"A highly readable and useable book. Parents seeking help and psychological understanding in raising children, as well as professionals, will benefit from his artfully combined insights and understanding."

--Thomas Paris, Ph.D., Co-author of I'll Never Do To My Kids What My Parents Did To Me "Testimonial "

"Engaging and filling one with wonderment at the complexity of and potential of human relationships. Unlike a quick 'beach read' or bedtime murder mystery, you'll want to visit and revisit this text frequently."

--Karen VanderVen, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh "Testimonial "

"Gerry Fewster is a masterful writer. This latest work will be refreshing to the earnest reader who really wants to get beyond the simplistic notions of parenting, education and professional care."

--Bennet Wong, M.D. and Jock McKeen, M.D., Co-founders, The Haven Institute "Testimonial "

"Nobody exposes the plight and the potential of today's children more truthfully, eloquently and heart-fully."

--Carol Matthews, Former Dean of Human Services and Community Education, Vancouver Island University "Testimonial "

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