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Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Creative Healing Through a Prism

Edited by Helene Burt

This book brings together the work of international art therapists with diverse experiences and perspectives. They share, however, a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-253-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 392pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, depression, domestic abuse, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, youthwork

How We Treat the Sick

How We Treat the Sick

Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services

Michael Mandelstam

The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-160-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, dementia, disability, disability law, health care, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, risk assessment, social care, social policy, trauma

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Living Through Loss

Living Through Loss

A Manual for Those Working with Issues of Terminal Illness and Bereavement

Fay W. Jacobsen, Margaret Kindlen and Allison Shoemark

Based on seven years of experience running training courses, this manual is a tried and tested method of training people to counsel and aid others who are suffering loss and bereavement. The course confronts a fear of mortality, and develops the skills which enable the carer to fulfil their task. more »

1997, Paperback: £35.00/ $64.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-395-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 282pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, carers, counselling, death, depression, mental health, nursing, palliative care, trauma

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