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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

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

Hitting the Ground Running

Diane Galpin, Jenny Bigmore and Jo Parker

The complete guide to making the transition from student to newly qualified adult or mental health social worker (NQSW). It covers everything you need to know to meet the requirements of NQSW status, and guides you through the challenges and hurdles. Strategies on staying motivated, managing stress and developing support networks are included. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-158-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, careers, community care, elder abuse, joint working, mental health, mental illness, older people, residential care, social care, social work, supervision, supported living

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

Maggie Kindred
Illustrated by Cath Kindred

Practitioners in social care are often required to work with clients who do not want to work with them, and these 'reluctant' clients can often be the most challenging, but most rewarding, to work with. This practical, jargon-free book covers all the issues that practitioners are likely to encounter in the course of working with reluctant clients. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-102-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, anger management, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, communication, community care, domestic abuse, early intervention, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, offenders, older people, parenting, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, race, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, supported living, teenagers

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Advanced Psychosocial Practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Edited by Martin Webber and Jack Nathan

The book addresses the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners involved in mental health care, and enable the reader to reflect on their understanding. Case studies covering psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic family therapy, attachment therapy and therapeutic group-work are also included. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-029-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, families, group psychotherapy, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, older people, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social care, social policy, social work

Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

Exploring the Interface

Edited by Deborah O'Connor and Barbara Purves

Based on papers from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia workshop, experts discuss the interface between dementia, personhood and decision-making. Drawing on a range of perspectives, the book forges new understandings of relationships between informal decision-making and formal biomedical or legal processes for assessing competence. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-585-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, dementia, mental health, mental illness, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social work

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Danny Walsh

This interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers to examine their working practice and modify it to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable exercises, discussion points and questions, this training manual provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and standards. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $56.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-318-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, challenging behaviour, counselling, dementia, emotions, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-982-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, older people, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

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