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Silent Grief

Silent Grief

Living in the Wake of Suicide. Revised Edition

Christopher Lukas and Henry M. Seiden

Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-847-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, grief, mental health, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

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

Making Babies the Hard Way

Making Babies the Hard Way

Living with Infertility and Treatment

Caroline Gallup

Making Babies the Hard Way is a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-463-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, children, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, palliative care, parenting

The Man who Lost his Language

The Man who Lost his Language

A Case of Aphasia: Revised Edition

Sheila Hale

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This book is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-564-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, health care, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Mothering Special Needs

Mothering Special Needs

A Different Maternal Journey

Anna Karin Kingston

With personal accounts from mothers themselves, this book encourages women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame in the context of raising a child with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-543-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, parenting

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

How it Works

Marian Liebmann

Drawing on many years' experience of working in victim support, probation, mediation and restorative practices, Marian Liebmann uses pertinent case examples to illustrate how restorative justice can be used effectively to work with crime and its effects. Liebmann also examines how restorative justice is practised around the world. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-074-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 472pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, counselling, offenders, probation, restorative justice, social work, social work law

Nearing Death Awareness

Nearing Death Awareness

A Guide to the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying

Mary Anne Sanders

This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-857-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, mental health, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Developing the Craft of Mediation

Developing the Craft of Mediation

Reflections on Theory and Practice

Marian Roberts

This book draws on the concrete knowledge and practice experience of leading mediators, working in a variety of fields, to inform contemporary debates and challenges. These practitioners reflect on the excitement, complexity and satisfaction of their work as well as on the differences and commonalities across diverse fields of mediation practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-323-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, offenders, restorative justice, social work law

Different Dads

Different Dads

Fathers' Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

Edited by Jill Harrison, Matthew Henderson and Rob Leonard

Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to others on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-454-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, disability, families, parenting

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book
2nd edition

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This activities book will support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for older and younger children and children with learning difficulties. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-488-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, psychology, self esteem, social skills, social work

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Issues for Case Managers and Other Professionals

Edited by Christine Bigby, Chris Fyffe and Elizabeth Ozanne

The authors outline the skills needed and common issues in case management practice across a range of people with disabilities at different stages of their life. They argue that case management needs to be individualised and carried out in partnership with the individual and their family in order to draw up a lifestyle plan that meets their needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-354-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 312pp

Keywords: disability, intellectual disabilities, social policy, social work

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Bob Woodward

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-545-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, disability, special education, spirituality

Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Loss, Trauma and Recovery

Hilary Abrahams

This book offers advice on how to enable women who have experienced domestic violence to embark on a journey of recovery. The book draws on theory, original research and the personal experiences of women who have encountered domestic violence to explore the complex practical and emotional support they need. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-431-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

An Integrated Approach to Family Work for Psychosis

An Integrated Approach to Family Work for Psychosis

A Manual for Family Workers

Gina Smith, Karl Gregory and Annie Higgs

The book looks at using cognitive behavioural approach to working with families of people with severe mental illness, but also at reframing challenges and overcoming common personal and external barriers to effective family work. It aims to increase the confidence of new family workers and broaden the knowledge of those already working in the area. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-369-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: families, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

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