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New! Final Chapters

Final Chapters

Writings About the End of Life

Edited by Roger Kirkpatrick

A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-490-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, dementia, fiction, grief, palliative 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

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

Beyond Tomorrow

Judy Carole Kauffmann and Mary Jordan

The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a helpful and supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and the weeks and months that follow. As well as the emotional and spiritual aspects of bereavement, it covers important practical considerations, which are often overlooked. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-335-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, cancer, carers, children, counselling, death, dementia, depression, families, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, suicide

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying.   more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

What Does Dead Mean?

What Does Dead Mean?

A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying

Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

Death is a big concept, and can be confusing and distressing to explain to young children. This simple guide presents 17 'big' questions children might ask about death, and answers each clearly, simply and truthfully. Each question is accompanied by an illustration and a prompt to encourage children to explore their feelings. more »

2012, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-355-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, counselling, death, education, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, suicide

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Nick Luxmoore

This book explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers invaluable advice about how best to allay concerns without pretending that there are easy answers. It covers all of the key issues and supports professionals in asking young people the difficult question, “Do you think much about death?” more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-320-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, death, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers, youthwork

Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

A Practical Guide

Dodie Graves

A practical introduction to setting up and facilitating bereavement support groups, guiding the reader through all stages. It examines the different skills needed, and uses case studies and research to suggest models of best practice across a range of group settings. The guidance will help make groups successful for participants and facilitators. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-271-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, giftedness, grief, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, social work

Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

Jane Moss

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, emotions, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, palliative care, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Rachel Fearnley

An accessible guide to communicating with children when a parent is at the end of life. Covering types of communication, language, sharing appropriate information, barriers to effective communication and developing communication skills, it will help professionals to support children through the challenges of coping with parental terminal illness. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-234-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, communication, counselling, death, education, families, grief, health care, nursing, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-290-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, carers, counselling, death, dementia, grief, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, social care, spirituality

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

A Handbook for Clinicians

Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake

This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-149-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, death, health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality

After the Suicide

After the Suicide

Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery

Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn and Gudrun Dieserud

This accessible book provides complete guidance for those working with the suicide bereaved. It addresses why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where support can be found. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research, it will help the bereaved move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-211-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: addiction, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, mental health, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, suicide, theology, trauma

Talking About Death and Bereavement in School

Talking About Death and Bereavement in School

How to Help Children Aged 4 to 11 to Feel Supported and Understood

Ann Chadwick

This short, easy to read book offers simple but important advice and guidance for school teachers and staff on what to do when a child is grieving. It includes advice on explaining death to children, insights into how children may be feeling and how they may react, and ways in which they can be supported. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-246-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, counselling, death, education, grief, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, pastoral care, trauma

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-034-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, education, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mainstream education, pastoral care, play therapy, probation, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

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