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Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Edited by Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin and Kedar N Dwivedi

Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools, and provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-437-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, social care, storymaking, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Colby Pearce

This book presents a short introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-957-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Social Skills Games for Children

Social Skills Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

This book is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect on children's social skills. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-617-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, play therapy, psychiatry, self esteem, social skills

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This book explains how counsellors can facilitate recovery from domestic abuse within a secure, supportive therapeutic relationship. Essential reading for all those working with survivors of domestic abuse, it examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges faced by professionals when working in such areas. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-606-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

The Bullies

The Bullies

Understanding Bullies and Bullying

Dennis Lines

The Bullies attempts to get inside the minds of the bully and victim. By listening to the voices of bullies and victims from all kinds of backgrounds without making judgements, counsellor Dennis Lines provides unique insights into bullying and what makes such domineering and aggressive behaviour so complex. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-578-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, psychiatry, psychology, teenagers

Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

A Life Story Approach

Kim Etherington

Looking at the life stories of ex-drug misusers in their own words, this book offers insights into the nature of addiction and how it can be tackled. Etherington highlights the therapeutic value of listening to drug misusers' life stories and the importance of understanding how social environments and wider cultural influences shape people's lives. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-493-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, community care, counselling, mental health, offenders, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Vivien Prior and Danya Glaser

This book offers a thorough examination and discussion of the evidence on attachment, its influence on development, and attachment disorders. Summarising the existing knowledge base in accessible language, this is a comprehensive reference book for professionals including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and researchers. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-245-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

From Early Adolescence to Adulthood

Edited by Rachel Balen and Marilyn Crawshaw

This text explores sexuality and fertility issues for people with ill health or disability. It examines the impact of illness or disability on the sexual and fertile identities of young people. Chapters include the experiences of minority ethnic groups, managing relationships, fertility preservation and treatment, and the transition to parenthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $48.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-339-4, royal, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, child protection, disability, health care, infertility, psychiatry, psychology, sexuality, social work

Cannabis and Young People

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Jenkins

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-398-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, counselling, drugs, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Cutting it Out

Cutting it Out

A Journey through Psychotherapy and Self-Harm

Carolyn Smith

The first-person narrative offers a vividly honest voice to the feelings and compulsions that drive someone to harm themselves and explores the conflict between the desire to self-harm and the struggle to control and overcome this addictive, self-destructive behaviour. It also explores the complex nature of her relationship with her therapist. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-266-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self harm, trauma

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

2nd edition

Saralea E. Chazan

The author's introduction to the simultaneous treatment of parent and child brings together theoretical background and suggestions for practice in an accessible and comprehensive format. This useful book will be a welcome resource for social workers, child psychiatrists, family therapists and other professionals working with children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-736-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, parenting, psychiatry, social work

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

Gary Clapton

Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-012-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychiatry

Creating a Safe Place

Creating a Safe Place

Helping Children and Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse

NCH Children and Families Project

Highlighting the importance of a 'safe place' as the foundation of the healing process for those affected by child sexual abuse, this practical book details the factors that contribute to a secure therapeutic climate where recovery can take place. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-009-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Shirley Riley

This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-637-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, psychiatry

How and Why Children Hate

A Study of Conscious and Unconscious Sources

Edited by Ved Varma

We all hate from time to time, but children hate more than adults. The contributors to this book discuss how to recognise and handle hatred in a practical way. Their different perspectives enable the reader to obtain a comprehensive picture of available models and management approaches to children's primitive hatred. more »

1993, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-185-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, safeguarding children

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