School Violence: Studies in Alienation, Revenge, and Redemption researches dynamics associated with school violence and bullying. For further information please contact Karnac Books – or

Here is an excerpt from the introduction.

Experiences of violence in schools are encountered much more frequently than they used to be. The shocking repercussions of these acts are felt nation-wide and particularly impact school populations, families and communities. This book undertakes to illuminate factors related to the dynamics of school violence.

Children’s suffering from the disregard and lack of acknowledgement of their worlds, may contribute to a sense of being alienated that can begin early in life. A process of isolation may be created that then becomes exacerbated on receiving further discouragement. With continued disapproval, alienation occurs. Many psychological repercussions may arise from the experience of alienation, such as depression, suicidality, hopelessness, hatred, revenge, and violence.”

This link will take you to further reading from Ingrid's book

For interest in working with children in therapy please refer to my article in the Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, Fall/Winter, 1992. This article details how I combine sandplay with process-oriented therapy.


Doorways into Dying: Innovative Teaching for End of Life, Ingrid Rose and Kay Ryan - presentation of techniques and tools for communicating with those in out-of-ordinary states of consciousness such as those found in altered states, dementia, coma or the dying experience.

This book describes how we can approach those who are ill, near death, or dying, in a way that values all experience as holding potential meaning for the person. How to connect with others in order to support them on their journeys is laid out here through the introduction of theoretical concepts, case studies and examples, as well as exercises for the reader to practice.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

"Believing in the state that presents itself in the patient is very important. This means that we need to be sufficiently fluid to leave our consensus reality world behind and join with the patient in their experience, trying to dream about and access the deeper states that they are experiencing. Once we understand more about what is trying to happen there we can make it meaningful for the patient and attempt to make a link between the patient’s usual/past  identity and this less familiar state that happens in the moment.  We can pick up on the patient’s experience by noticing body signals, attending to verbal and auditory cues, and using our own capacity to dream along and join with the patient and his/her experience, thus entering his/her world."


Papers and Manuscripts by Dr. Ingrid Rose

World Conflict and Creative Process

Thoughts on War

Enlivening Sandplay through Process Work

Cross Cultural Psychotherapy

The Experience of Aging