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Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mohammad Ghaziuddin

The first book to address the need for information about psychiatric problems in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome systematically explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with ASDs. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-727-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
2005, Hardback: £45.00/ $80.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-733-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

Janie Percy-Smith

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children? considers how to build strong and effective partnerships for children. It examines the policy context in relation to work with children and young people, looks at the history of partnership working and reviews the theories underpinning the different models of partnership working. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659105, 238 x 170mm, 142pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social policy, social work, youthwork

Children Taken Seriously

Children Taken Seriously

In Theory, Policy and Practice

Edited by Jan Mason and Toby Fattore

In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-250-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, education, health care, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Dick Blackwell

This concise book is an essential tool to help counsellors and psychotherapists understand and engage with the experiences of persecution, violence and exile often faced by refugees. It also includes practical information on advocacy, supervision and working with interpreters. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-316-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, emotions, ethnicity, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work, trauma, violence

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

Health Care in Motion

Sharon W. Goodill

Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-785-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, psychology

Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training

John Holland, Ruth Dance, Nic Macmanus and Carole Stitt

Lost for Words is an innovative "loss awareness" training package designed for teachers and carers supporting children who are experiencing bereavement. All the required resources are included with the pack, including templates for OHP transparencies, handouts for trainees and a bibliography for further reading. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-324-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, death, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Michael Titterton

In this practical book, Mike Titterton offers an innovative model of risk work in health and social care. He argues that a thoughtful risk-taking approach can lead to empowerment and greater independence for vulnerable individuals. He also discusses contemporary definitions of risk, and identifies the essential skills needed by professionals. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-482-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: risk assessment, social policy, social work

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress

Edited by Jerry Tew

The book offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. It explores the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-220-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: counselling, families, mental health, mental illness, psychology, social policy, social work

Brain Injury and Returning to Employment

Brain Injury and Returning to Employment

A Guide for Practitioners

James Japp

The multi-disability nature of acquired brain injury and its complex effects make the return to employment particularly problematic. This book provides a clear overview of the cognitive and psychological difficulties associated with brain injury and discusses how people affected by it can prepare for and remain in employment. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-292-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, disability, employment, mental health, occupational therapy, social work, trauma

Without You – Children and Young People Growing Up with Loss and its Effects

Without You – Children and Young People Growing Up with Loss and its Effects

Tamar Granot

In this sympathetic book, Tamar Granot explains the immediate and long-term effects of loss on children and adolescents. She describes how loss is experienced at different ages, explaining the significant consequences it can have on the development of personality. Without You provides valuable guidance for parents and carers of bereaved children. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-297-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, death, palliative care, parenting, social work

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

Alexander Durig

Durig provides ideas and examples that enable the reader to understand and recognize autism, and prepare for interaction with autistic people. He explains how autistic perception 'works' and how it yields autistic behaviours, to enable readers to see the world through the eyes of an autistic person, and thus change the way they perceive autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-791-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Integrating Multiple Perspectives

Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart

This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-319-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp
2004, Hardback: £55.00/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-268-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, special education, youthwork

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

The Terrors of Night and the Arrows of Day

Martin Smith

Drawing on powerful first-hand accounts, this book explores the fears experienced when working in child protection, mental health, and with marginalized groups of people, and suggests how these fears can be understood and managed. The author provides helpful suggestions for good practice and training. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-180-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child protection, children, counselling, mental health, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Louise Emanuel

Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-243-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

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

The Child's Own Story

The Child's Own Story

Life Story Work with Traumatized Children

Richard Rose and Terry Philpot

The authors explain the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, using these contexts to describe how to use techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, and eco- and geno-scaling. They offer guidance on interviewing relatives and carers, and how to gain access to key documentation, including social workers' case files. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-287-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social care, social stories, social work, trauma

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