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Professional Risk and Working with People

Professional Risk and Working with People

Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

David Carson and Andy Bain

Professional Risk and Working with People provides advice on assessing and managing risks for all those employed to take risks with or on behalf of other people. The authors explore issues of risk assessment and management that provides readers with a broad knowledge of risk practices that can be applied across a range of disciplines. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-389-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, health care, mental health, offenders, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

R U Listenin'?

R U Listenin'?

Helping Defiant Men to Recognize their True Potential

Terry Bianchini

Aimed at professionals working with men who are challenging the boundaries of society or any man who feels frustrated by his life, the book offers detailed illustrative case studies, structured exercises and topics for discussion, which can be used by the individual or in a group context. more »

2008, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-616-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, challenging behaviour, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, probation, psychology, social work

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs

Family Experiences and Effective Practice

Hedy Cleaver and Don Nicholson

Parental Learning Disability and Children's Needs explores how to effectively assess children in families where one or more parent has a learning disability. These children often have unmet needs because their parents are more likely to be coping with mental and physical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-632-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, children, disability, emotions, families, intellectual disabilities, parenting, social care, social work

Passionate Supervision

Passionate Supervision

Edited by Robin Shohet

Practitioners working in the helping professions realise the importance of supervision as a space for: reflection; compassionate inquiry; and continuing professional development. This book presents examples of good practice which will help readers to enhance their own supervisory relationships. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-556-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

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

The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice

The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice

Pete Wallis and Barbara Tudor

This pocket-sized guide covers every stage of the process, from how a facilitator should prepare for taking on a new case, through initial contacts with victim and offender and facilitating meetings, to recording and evaluating a case. This is an invaluable companion for any professional needing to know about restorative justice. more »

2007, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-629-6, 114mm x 210mm / 4.5in x 8.25in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, counselling, emotions, offenders, probation, psychology, restorative justice, social care, social work, social work law, trauma

Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Exploring a Hidden Meaningful Dimension

Peter Madsen Gubi

Gubi argues that philosophically, all counselling can be regarded as prayer, particularly when working at relational depth; that prayer plays an important part in maintaining many mainstream counsellors' well-being and, with considered ethical awareness, prayer can be integrated ethically into counselling when working with people of faith. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-519-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, palliative care, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology

Psychological Processes in Deaf Children with Complex Needs

Psychological Processes in Deaf Children with Complex Needs

An Evidence-Based Practical Guide

Lindsey Edwards and Susan Crocker

This book is a concise and authoritative guide for professionals working with deaf children and their families. It draws on the latest evidence to explain the impact of hearing impairment and uses case studies to focus on the key issues for assessment and intervention. It also suggests practical strategies for treatment and development. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-414-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, disability, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

The Pursuit of Permanence

The Pursuit of Permanence

A Study of the English Child Care System

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Jenny Lee and Ian Gibbs

Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-595-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

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

Service User Involvement

Service User Involvement

Reaching the Hard to Reach in Supported Housing

Helen Brafield and Terry Eckersley

Drawing on original research, this book offers imaginative strategies for consulting with service users who have been historically difficult to engage with, including homeless people, ex-offenders, and minority ethnic groups. The authors explore traditional consultation methods as well as creative activities as ways of gathering clients' views. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-343-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: housing, 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

The Bullies

The Bullies

Understanding Bullies and Bullying

Dennis Lines

The Bullies attempts to get inside the minds of the bully and victim. By listening to the voices of bullies and victims from all kinds of backgrounds without making judgements, counsellor Dennis Lines provides unique insights into bullying and what makes such domineering and aggressive behaviour so complex. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-578-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, psychiatry, psychology, teenagers

A Child's Journey to Recovery

A Child's Journey to Recovery

Assessment and Planning with Traumatized Children

Patrick Tomlinson and Terry Philpot

This book shows how carefully planned and assessed treatment can help traumatized children. It outlines how to set up a process for measuring a child's progress towards recovery. Uniquely, the book describes a practical outcomes-based approach that can be provided by an integrated multi-disciplinary team. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-330-1, 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 work, trauma

Kids Need...

Kids Need...

Parenting Cards for Families and the People who Work With Them

Mark Hamer

Kids Need... cards present a creative approach to exploring children's needs and parents' knowledge. The cards are designed to be flexible and adaptable, and can be used to encourage general discussions, as therapeutic tool, or as an aid to the assessment of parenting skills. more »

2007, Card Set: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-524-4

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self esteem

Nurturing Attachments

Nurturing Attachments

Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted

Kim S. Golding

Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-614-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, carers, child protection, child psychology, children, families, fostering, parenting, social care, social work

Understanding School Refusal

Understanding School Refusal

A Handbook for Professionals in Education, Health and Social Care

M. S. Thambirajah, Karen J. Grandison and Louise De-Hayes

School refusal is a crippling condition in which children experience extreme anxiety or panic attacks when faced with everyday school life. This book aims to explore, raise awareness of the problem and provide plans and strategies for education, health and social care professionals for identifying and addressing this problem more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-567-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: anxiety, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, health care, homeschooling, school phobia, social care, social work

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