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New! The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option

Creating a Family Across Race

Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson

The Interracial Adoption Option draws on the lives and experiences of a couple adopting children interracially. Through the author' experiences, the book guides prospective parents through the adoption experience, providing answers to complex questions and offering practical advice on interracially adoption. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-930-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting, race, social care, social work

No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

Teya Sepinuck

Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, memoirs, offenders, psychodrama, psychology, resilience, restorative justice, self esteem, sexual abuse, storymaking, theatre, trauma, violence

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between

Cara Aiken

Bipolar disorder(BP) can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'BP', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anxiety, autobiography, bipolar disorder, child development, children, counselling, depression, divorce, emotions, employment, families, health care, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, relationships, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Defying Disability

Defying Disability

The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders

Mary Wilkinson

This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. They share a common will to change society so that disabled people get a fair deal. It is based on extensive interviews with the subjects and people who know them. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-415-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, disability, memoirs, social policy, social work

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

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

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

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

Living with Emetophobia

Living with Emetophobia

Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting

Nicolette Heaton-Harris

Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions. The author suggests strategies for coping with the high levels of anxiety that are intrinsic to the phobia, as well as pre-empting and avoiding anxiety attacks more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-536-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: counselling, memoirs, mental health, psychiatry, psychology

Sunbathing in the Rain

Sunbathing in the Rain

A Cheerful Book on Depression

Gwyneth Lewis

This might well be the Age of Depression. More people than ever now experience the disease directly or see a friend or relative succumb to it. Among their number is Gwyneth Lewis. And she set about writing this book simply because she wished something like it had existed for her when she was in the middle of her depression. more »

2006, Paperback: / $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-505-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, memoirs, mental health

Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, probation, self harm, social work, substance abuse

Relative Grief

Relative Grief

Parents and children, sisters and brothers, husbands, wives and partners, grandparents and grandchildren talk about their experience of death and grieving

Clare Jenkins and Judy Merry

In this collection of accounts, people share their experiences of losing loved ones through death from natural causes, genetic conditions, accident, suicide and murder. Looking at death from different perspectives, it encourages people to understand their own grief and how those around to them might be affected by what can seem a very private loss. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-257-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, families, grief, memoirs, palliative care

Passionate Medicine

Passionate Medicine

Making the transition from conventional medicine to homeopathy

Edited by Robin Shohet

Passionate Medicine is a compelling record of the journeys of five doctors and two veterinary surgeons from conventional medicine to homeopathy. The contributors challenge the shortcomings of conventional medical training and methods, in particular the notion that effective clinicians should be objective and emotionally detached. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-298-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, health care, memoirs

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