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The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

Hitting the Ground Running

Diane Galpin, Jenny Bigmore and Jo Parker

The complete guide to making the transition from student to newly qualified adult or mental health social worker (NQSW). It covers everything you need to know to meet the requirements of NQSW status, and guides you through the challenges and hurdles. Strategies on staying motivated, managing stress and developing support networks are included. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-158-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, careers, community care, elder abuse, joint working, mental health, mental illness, older people, residential care, social care, social work, supervision, supported living

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

Weaving Lives Back Together

Ann Futterman Collier

Original research and examples from artists illustrate how different textile-based art approaches can provide therapeutic outlets for women with a complete variety of life experiences. The psychology of this therapeutic approach is explained as well as explanations of specific techniques and suggestions for practise with a wide range of clients. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-838-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mental health, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

Providing Effective Social Support

Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, challenging behaviour, children's rights, counselling, early intervention, families, pastoral care, person-centred, probation, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

A Handbook for Clinicians

Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake

This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-149-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, death, health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality

Narrative Therapy for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Narrative Therapy for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Supporting Women's Transitions from Abuse to Safety

Mary Allen

This book examines how women experiencing domestic violence employ strategies of resistance and survival, and how narrative therapy helps them define their identities and resist abuse. It demonstrates how an understanding of this resistance can help practitioners effectively intervene and support these women in transitions from abuse to safety. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-190-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, domestic abuse, families, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

Ritual Theatre

Ritual Theatre

The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice

Edited by Claire Schrader

This book considers the relevance of ritual theatre in contemporary life and describes how it is being used as a highly cathartic therapeutic process. With contributions from leading experts in the field of dramatherapy, the book brings together a broad spectrum of approaches to ritual theatre as a healing system. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-138-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, mental health, movement, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, theatre

Social Work Reclaimed

Social Work Reclaimed

Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice

Edited by Steve Goodman and Isabelle Trowler

Reclaim Social Work (RSW) is the innovative model of children's social work pioneered by the London Borough of Hackney. This book sets out what RSW is, how it was set up, and the theory and evidence base underlying it. Chapters written by RSW social workers outline the methodological approaches used and demonstrate how it works in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-202-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, joint working, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

The Chaplain as a 'Hopeful Presence'

Steve Nolan

This book examines the services that chaplains provide to dying patients and the unique relationship that palliative care staff construct with people at the end of life. It explores the nature of hope when faced with the inevitable and develops a theory of spiritual care rooted in relationship that has implications for all healthcare professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-199-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: grief, mental health, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

After the Suicide

After the Suicide

Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery

Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn and Gudrun Dieserud

This accessible book provides complete guidance for those working with the suicide bereaved. It addresses why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where support can be found. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research, it will help the bereaved move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-211-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: addiction, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, mental health, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, suicide, theology, trauma

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

A Violence Reduction Programme to Understand Violence, Its Effects, Where it Comes From and How to Prevent It

Gerry Heery

This 12 session photocopiable programme is designed to help young people aged 10+ to reduce their violent and aggressive behaviour. Grounded in restorative justice principles, it encourages them to take responsibility for their behaviour, helps them recognize the effects of their actions, and teaches them conflict resolution skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-265-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, social work, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Friendship and Other Weapons

Friendship and Other Weapons

Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

Signe Whitson

Bullying in girls aged 5-11 is a widespread yet under-recognized problem, and commonly relates to issues of friendship and peer pressure. This complete, ready-to-use curriculum of group sessions uses discussion, activities and role-play games to help girls learn to stand up to bullying and to develop constructive and fulfilling friendships. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-875-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: bullying, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, pastoral care, relationships, self esteem, social work, violence, youthwork

Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work

Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work

New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing

Karen Carnabucci and Ronald Anderson

Systemic Constellation Work is a rapidly growing experiential healing process that is being embraced by a variety of helping professionals worldwide. This book explores the history, principles and methodology of this approach, and offers a detailed comparison with psychodrama, explaining how each method can enhance the other. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-854-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bodywork, counselling, dramatherapy, energy work, families, group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, relationships, trauma

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

A Practical Resource for Carers of People with Cognitive Impairment
4th edition

Jackie Pool

This fourth edition contains all the latest research on the use of the PAL Instrument, new information on using the PAL Checklist to carry out sensory interventions and information about how a new online PAL tool supports the book. It features photocopiable activity checklists and plans that help to match users' abilities with activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-221-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, cognitive behavioural therapy, dementia, disability, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, social care

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Messages from Research

Carolyn Davies and Harriet Ward

Based on the latest research, this book provides today's practitioners and policymakers with an accessible summary of what we currently know about child protection. It explains the forms of abuse, how common they are and their impact before going on to evaluate effective interventions to combat maltreatment. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-124-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, health care, looked after children, nursing, probation, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, youthwork

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