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How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio

Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter

Madeleine Melcher

Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-946-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, parenting, social care, social work

New! Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

Fiona Mainstone

How do you balance the needs of children, adults and their families when carrying out social work assessments? With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult problems and children's safety, this practical guide will help social workers generate high quality assessments that consider the well-being of both adults and children. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-240-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: social care, social work

New! Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Julie Lloyd and Philip Clayton

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is increasingly used by those providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. This book introduces CAT in practical, user-friendly language and guides readers on how to use the approach to inform their work and encourage positive change through the therapeutic relationship. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-409-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: autism, carers, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, forensic psychotherapy, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social work, therapeutic communities

New! Creative Supervision Across Modalities

Creative Supervision Across Modalities

Theory and applications for therapists, counsellors and other helping professionals

Edited by Anna Chesner and Lia Zografou

This book takes a theoretical look at creative supervision, discussing the background, philosophy and creative technique, and demonstrates, through a series of chapters written by experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines, that creative approaches to supervision are applicable and beneficial across modalities. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-316-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, education, expressive therapies, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, movement, play therapy, practical theology, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, supervision, theatre, theology

New! Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers

Delia Silvester
With Susan Frampton

This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-470-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dance, dance and movement therapy, dementia, disability, health care, movement, older people, residential care, social care

New! Supporting People through Loss and Grief

Supporting People through Loss and Grief

An Introduction for Counsellors and Other Caring Practitioners

John Wilson

This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive guide to working with people experiencing grief, bereavement and loss. It covers theories and models of grief, essential skills and how to support people in practice. It is essential reading for counsellors, bereavement support volunteers, palliative care nurses, students and trainers. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-376-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, palliative care, pastoral care, social work, suicide

New! Adolescent Volcanoes

Adolescent Volcanoes

Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse

Adolescent Volcanoes is an engaging and practical resource with a range exercises and to help adolescents deal with their anger and for their parents to understand and to help their child. Ideal for counsellors, teachers, parents and social workers working with adolescents. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-218-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: anger management, carers, child psychology, counselling, families, parenting, relationships, social work, youthwork

New! Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Practical Guidance and Ready-To-Use Resources

Damion J. Grasso

This practical resource is designed to support clinicians working with trauma exposed 8-18-year-olds. It outlines the principles of effective treatment and provides practical guidance for tailoring treatment to the needs of individuals. The featured worksheets and resources are designed to be compatible with evidence-based treatment models. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-949-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers, trauma

New! End of Life Care

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Nigel Hartley

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-133-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, creative therapies, creativity, death, dementia, dramatherapy, music therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Mindful Co-working

Mindful Co-working

Be Confident, Happy and Productive in Your Working Relationships

Clark Baim

Do you worry that you aren't making the most of your co-working relationships? Most of us work with others every day and it's important these relationships run smoothly. Mindful co-working removes the pressure and stress from working relationships by helping workers become more attuned to their colleagues. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-413-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, health care, joint working, person-centred, psychology, relationships, social care, social work, supervision

New! Pathways through Care at the End of Life

Pathways through Care at the End of Life

A Guide to Person-Centred Care

Anita Hayes, Claire Henry, Margaret Holloway, Katie Lindsey, Eleanor Sherwen and Tes Smith

This is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent end of life care. It covers the pathway of care at the end of life, from initial conversations about end of life care and assessment and planning, to care in different settings, multi-agency care, and providing a good death. Case studies and reflective questions feature throughout. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-364-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, cancer, carers, community care, death, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, social care, social work

New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

New! Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

Jeanette Caw
With Judy Sebba

Team Parenting is a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together to create stable and therapeutic foster placements. This book describes the model's key principles and interventions and includes ideas that will inform and improve foster carers' and professionals' work in any setting. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-445-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, fostering, joint working, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, transitions, trauma

New! The Writer's Key

The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Gillie Bolton

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, fiction, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

New! Inside Kinship Care

Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Edited by David Pitcher

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-346-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, law, looked after children, parenting, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law

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