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Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Anne Bannister

As a probation officer and social worker, Anne Bannister has successfully used creative therapies with abused children for 25 years. Combining her practical experience and recent doctoral research she reflects on how and why these therapies actually work in the healing process. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-155-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, social work

Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Childhood Vaccination – One Family's Journey

Mary Alexander

Mixing personal experience with factual research, Alexander examines vaccination and highlights some of the questions she believes should be at the forefront of parents' minds. This book aims to provide parents with the knowledge and curiosity needed to make an informed, confident decision about vaccination. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-133-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, children, health care

Divorcing Children

Divorcing Children

Children's Experience of their Parents' Divorce

Ian Butler, Lesley Scanlan, Margaret Robinson, Gillian Douglas and Mervyn Murch

Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-103-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, divorce, families, social work

Collaboration in Social Work Practice

Collaboration in Social Work Practice

Edited by Jenny Weinstein, Colin Whittington and Tony Leiba

New or experienced social workers who are developing their collaborative practice will find this book to be an essential source of knowledge, skills and issues for reflection. The authors explain how practitioners in social care, health and related sectors can work more effectively together in line with current developments in policy and practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-092-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: health care, social work

Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services

Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services

Interaction, Identities and Practices

Edited by Chris Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Nigel Parton and Tarja Pösö

This innovative book explores social work, therapy and counselling as a series of encounters - between clients and human services professionals, social workers, their colleagues and other professionals, and more widely between citizens and the state. It presents in-depth discussion of the roles, language and contexts of meetings between them. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-073-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: social work

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Edited by Adrian Ward, Kajelan Kasinski, Jane Pooley and Alan Worthington

This collection of papers written by respected experts with extensive experience builds a powerful picture of the theory and practice of therapeutic community work with young people. A wide variety of therapeutic community approaches is considered alongside an analysis of the implications of this model for mainstream residential practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-096-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, children, safeguarding children, social care, teenagers, therapeutic communities

Quality of Life and Disability

Quality of Life and Disability

An Approach for Community Practitioners

Ivan Brown and Roy I. Brown

The authors apply ideas about quality of life to the field of disability to assist front-line professionals, managers and policy-makers in effective service provision. They examine the historical context of the concept of quality of life and discuss the application of quality of life in the daily lives of people who have disabilities. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-005-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, health care

Trauma, the Body and Transformation

Trauma, the Body and Transformation

A Narrative Inquiry

Edited by Kim Etherington

Trauma suffered during childhood can affect not only a person's emotional and mental health, but also their physical health, even into adulthood. This unique book fills a gap in research in this area, providing personal and theoretical perspectives on trauma and recovery. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-106-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, mental health, psychology, social work, trauma

Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research

Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Chris Brown

A contemporary case-based discussion of ethical dilemmas faced by researchers in forensic mental health, this book offers useful guidance to anyone planning research in this field. It focuses on problems frequently encountered, such as issues of capacity to consent in forensic settings and the meaning of consent to participate. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-031-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Looking for Oliver

Looking for Oliver

A Mother's Search for the Son She Gave Up for Adoption

Marianne Hancock

Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of her separation from the baby, this absorbing and illuminating story follows Emma's search for Oliver, her adopted son. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-142-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, counselling, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting

Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings

Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings

Jacki Pritchard

This manual is aimed at helping care workers meet requirements for training in social care work. Each chapter outlines the TOPSS Induction and Foundation Standards and NVQs it is relevant to and contains a discussion of the theory together with exercises, case studies, handouts, a reading list, related training videos and useful organisations. more »

2003, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-123-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 400pp

Keywords: carers, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Myra Schneider

Diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2000, poet and author Myra Schneider turned to her writing to help her come to terms with the experience. In this thoughtful and readable book, she illustrates how writing helped her through diagnosis, treatment and recovery as well as the change in self-image following her mastectomy. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-113-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, psychotherapy

Aspergers in Love

Aspergers in Love

Maxine Aston

Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.95/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-115-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, high functioning autism, relationships

A House Next Door to Trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

Learning from Holocaust Survivors How to Respond to Atrocity

Judith Hassan

Judith Hassan's book discusses the kinds of demands placed on those who work with war survivors and opens up issues for others in the field of war trauma to answer in their own particular and appropriate way. A House Next Door to Trauma points to a different way of becoming a neighbour to all those who suffer extreme war experiences. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-867-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Edited by Caroline Archer and Alan Burnell

Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. This book provides a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-021-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, children, families, fostering, parenting, social care, social work, trauma

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