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Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Sarah Hendrickx and Keith Newton

Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-540-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, memoirs, relationships

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David Kinchin

This book is a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and offers an enhanced model of PD which the author terms `Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, this model provides time frames for how long to spend at various stages of the PD process, and when to stop for discussions and explanations. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-492-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 136pp

Keywords: bereavement, depression, emotions, health care, mental health, palliative care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma

"If You Turned into a Monster"

"If You Turned into a Monster"

Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy

Dennis McCarthy

Using case studies from his clinical experience and with numerous children's monster drawings, McCarthy lets the meaningful self-expression of the child take centre stage. He demonstrates that being allowed to play, move and draw impulsively and creatively in the supportive presence of the therapist is just the beginning of the therapeutic process. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-529-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychology, children, parenting, play therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Erica Brown
With Brian Warr

This book provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-181-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, families, health care, palliative care, safeguarding children

Conduct Disorder and Offending Behaviour in Young People

Conduct Disorder and Offending Behaviour in Young People

Findings from Research

Kristin Liabø and Joanna Richardson

This book reviews the literature on a number of techniques and treatment approaches designed for use with adolescent conduct disorder and young offenders. The authors also provide an overview of the condition including its developmental pathway; the criteria for diagnosing conduct disorder, and services for adolescents. more »

2007, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-508-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, mental health, offenders

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief

Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson

This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-789-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, bereavement, child protection, counselling, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Knowledge and Theory
2nd edition

Edited by Joyce Lishman

This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care, focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-186-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 408pp

Keywords: child protection, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, mental health, offenders, older people, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

See You in Court

See You in Court

A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings

Lynn Davis

See You in Court is an accessible guide for social workers on being a witness in care proceedings. With little training and few resources available, social workers can find preparing for court a daunting part of their role. This book answers questions frequently asked by social workers in real cases. more »

2007, Paperback: £16.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-547-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, families, social work, social work law

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Lesley Maroni

Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of school and life outside the family. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-534-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Pamela Bartram

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds between parents and their children with special needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-533-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, education, emotions, parenting, psychology

Healing the Inner City Child

Healing the Inner City Child

Creative Arts Therapies with At-Risk Youth

Edited by Vanessa A. Camilleri

The contributors draw on their professional experience in school and community settings to describe a wide variety of suitable therapeutic interventions that enable children to deal with experiences of trauma, loss, abuse, and other risk factors that may affect their ability to reach their full academic and personal potentials. more »

2007, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-824-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, mental health, trauma

Working with Adult Abuse

Working with Adult Abuse

A Training Manual for People Working With Vulnerable Adults

Jacki Pritchard

Working with Adult Abuse is a comprehensive training resource covering all aspects of adult protection work, from suspecting or making an allegation that abuse is happening in the community or in a communal setting through to the investigation and case conference stages. more »

2007, Paperback: £50.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-509-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 416pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, mental health, offenders, older people, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Alone Together

Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Katrin Bentley

Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, Katrin Bentley's marriage has improved substantially. This book shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. It offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-537-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, fiction, memoirs, relationships

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Manual

Katherine Paxton and Irene A. Estay

This manual provides counselling techniques that work for professionals, but also for individuals coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone with an ASD. It shows how to develop the tools to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world around them. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-552-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

One Family's Story

Sandy Sulaiman

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-487-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, families, health care, memoirs, palliative care

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