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Stroke Survivor

Stroke Survivor

A Personal Guide to Recovery

Andy McCann

The book explores a broad range of issues experienced by stroke survivors, from the very practical considerations of managing financial security and understanding medical approaches and terminology to the more personal challenges of coming to terms with a new sense of vulnerability and dealing with the attitudes of friends and family. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-410-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, health care, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Students' Mental Health Needs

Students' Mental Health Needs

Problems and Responses

Edited by Nicky Stanley and Jill Manthorpe

Student life is a time of change and adjustment, and their families as well as staff need resources to help them provide support for students experiencing mental health difficulties. This book explores how the needs of students can best be met by student and community mental health services. more »

2002, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-983-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, families, mental health, mental illness, youthwork

Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

The Implications of Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Joy Barlow

Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. It is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-696-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, offenders, social policy, social work

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

A Guide to Communication and Socialisation in Interaction Therapy

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This book presents strategies to tackle the difficulties in social interaction and communication experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, it explains how to design an effective social skills intervention programme leading to successful peer interaction. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-322-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, communication, counselling, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes

Gary Spolander and Linda Martin

This is a practical guide to the essential core skills of project management in social work and social care. The authors set out the tools, steps and stages necessary for successful project management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-219-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, communication, community care, joint working, residential care, social care, social work, youthwork

Suicide

Suicide

The Tragedy of Hopelessness

David Aldridge

The author argues that although western culture has traditionally understood suicide to be the choice of the individual, this is a misleading perception. While the patient may feel as though he or she is acting in isolation, the reasons for suicides are essentially social therefore attention should be focused on the patient's social environment. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-444-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, mental illness, suicide

Sunbathing in the Rain

Sunbathing in the Rain

A Cheerful Book on Depression

Gwyneth Lewis

This might well be the Age of Depression. More people than ever now experience the disease directly or see a friend or relative succumb to it. Among their number is Gwyneth Lewis. And she set about writing this book simply because she wished something like it had existed for her when she was in the middle of her depression. more »

2006, Paperback: / $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-505-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, memoirs, mental health

Supervision as Transformation

Supervision as Transformation

A Passion for Learning

Edited by Robin Shohet

Supervision provides a positive space for compassion, inquiry, reflection, and above all development. The chapters in this book are written from a wide range of perspectives, all of which take a practical approach to supervision and show how transformative it can be when approached in the right way. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-200-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, education, emotions, health care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision

A Supported Employment Workbook

A Supported Employment Workbook

Using Individual Profiling and Job Matching

Steve Leach

This workbook presents strategies based on real situations and includes example exercises throughout. It is based on the principle of developing a client-centred approach to job development and emphasizes the central importance of self-determination - ensuring that the individual makes their own choices to determine their future career. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-052-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: disability, employment, social work

Supporting Children and Families

Supporting Children and Families

Lessons from Sure Start for Evidence-Based Practice in Health, Social Care and Education

Edited by Justine Schneider, Mark Avis and Paul Leighton

This book gathers together the lessons learned from perhaps the largest scale social experiment ever undertaken in England - Sure Start. In addition to summarizing the findings of numerous innovative projects, contributors draw on their experiences of the successes and challenges to offer advice for those engaged in current and future practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-506-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, children, education, health care, social care, social policy, social work

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

A Resource for Trainers of Teachers, Carers and Social Workers

John Holland and Catherine Randerson

This is a training package designed for delivery to all professionals supporting young people who are in public care. Based on collaborative multi-agency and multi-professional work with psychologists, teachers and social workers, the training pack includes photocopiable material and instructions for more than a dozen training sessions. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-325-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

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Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, cerebral palsy, community care, counselling, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

A Handbook for Professionals

Edited by John Coleman and Debi Roker

The parenting of teenagers has emerged as a key public, political and social concern in recent years and Supporting Parents of Teenagers meets the growing need for relevant resources and research findings in this area. This handbook provides a review of current policy developments, from crime and disorder legislation to youth offending teams. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-944-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, families, social care, social work, teenagers

Supporting Parents

Supporting Parents

Messages from Research

David Quinton

Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children's rights, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social policy

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

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