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Relating to Clients

Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists

Su Fox

The book provides information and exercises to help practitioners improve their style of interacting with clients by setting clear boundaries, having a defined contract with them, communicating effectively and being a good listener, among other things. Suitable for complementary therapy practitioners and students in the field. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-615-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, counselling, health care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Simon Robinson

The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-498-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen

This guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and organization. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-593-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children

Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Pratibha Reebye and Aileen Stalker

The authors describe the everyday experiences of those who interact with infants and children with Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing. They explain the distinguishing characteristics, symptoms, diagnosis, assessment and treatment approaches for the disorder. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-521-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: children, disability, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

Solution Focused Approaches

E. Veronica Bliss and Genevieve Edmonds

This book presents an empowering, practical approach to helping people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to succeed at college, work, home and in life. The authors highlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-513-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, employment, occupational therapy, relationships, supported living

Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Family Experiences and Effective Practice

Hedy Cleaver, Don Nicholson, Sukey Tarr and Deborah Cleaver

This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-582-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Garuth Chalfont

This book provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. The author describes activities that offer a connection to nature, such as caring for house plants and pets, gardening, cooking and handicrafts. He suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-571-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 182pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, social care, social work

Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Edited by Gill McIvor and Peter Raynor

Developments in Social Work with Offenders explains the organisational and legislative changes that have occurred in social work and probation across the UK in the past 10 years, in the context of the accumulating body of knowledge about what constitutes effective practice in the assessment, supervision and management of offenders in the community. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-538-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: offenders, social policy, social work

Involving Families in Care Homes

Involving Families in Care Homes

A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care

Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon

In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-229-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Residential Child Care

Residential Child Care

Prospects and Challenges

Edited by Andrew Kendrick

Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people. Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-526-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: child protection, children, residential care, social policy, social work

Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

A Life Story Approach

Kim Etherington

Looking at the life stories of ex-drug misusers in their own words, this book offers insights into the nature of addiction and how it can be tackled. Etherington highlights the therapeutic value of listening to drug misusers' life stories and the importance of understanding how social environments and wider cultural influences shape people's lives. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-493-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, community care, counselling, mental health, offenders, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Developing Effective Interventions

Diana Kerr

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-442-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, intellectual disabilities, older people, social care, social work

Understanding Looked After Children

Understanding Looked After Children

An Introduction to Psychology for Foster Care

Jeune Guishard-Pine, Suzanne McCall and Lloyd Hamilton

This book is a guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children. The authors provide foster carers with an insight into the psychological issues experienced by children in the care system, and the impact of these issues on the foster family. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-370-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, fostering, looked after children, social work

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Jacqueline Atkinson

Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-483-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, carers, disability law, families, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Competence in Social Work Practice

Competence in Social Work Practice

A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals
2nd edition

Edited by Kieran O'Hagan

This practical text book covers all areas of the National Occupational Standards Framework including social work ethics, residential care practice, child protection, risk analysis and protecting adults with learning difficulties. Numerous case studies effectively convey competent practice in social work practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-485-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: social work

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