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Coming soon! Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants

Baylissa Frederick

A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-534-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, seizures, suicide, trauma

New! Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, communication, counselling, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, sleep

New! Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Julie Lloyd and Philip Clayton

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is increasingly used by those providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. This book introduces CAT in practical, user-friendly language and guides readers on how to use the approach to inform their work and encourage positive change through the therapeutic relationship. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-409-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: autism, carers, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, forensic psychotherapy, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social work, therapeutic communities

New! The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap

Edited by Linda M. Rio

Endocrine imbalances can cause a whole host of physical and mental health problems. With contributions from some of the world's most respected physicians, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, this book provides accurate information on hormone imbalances and disorders, how to recognise the signs in patients, and how to treat them effectively. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-929-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, drugs, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, nutrition, obesity, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexuality, trauma

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

A Guide to Implementation and Issues for Practice

Edited by Hári Sewell

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health provides a critical guide to the Act: what it means for mental health services and how it should be implemented. It addresses each of the nine characteristics protected by the Act in turn, examining the research and practice issue associated with each and offering positive guidance. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-284-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, disability law, ethnicity, health care, law, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work, social work law

The Psychology of Ageing

The Psychology of Ageing

An Introduction
5th edition

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

This well-established text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking, and a new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added. This new edition is essential reading for all those working with older people, and a key text for students. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-245-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 464pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, communication, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sleep

Working with Suicidal Individuals

Working with Suicidal Individuals

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support

Tony White

Working with Suicidal Individuals provides a comprehensive guide to understanding suicide, the assessment of risk, and the treatment and management of suicidal individuals. It covers the theory behind suicidal behaviour, using Transactional Analysis to explore the personality types of suicidal individuals and to understand their motivations. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-115-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, health care, mental illness, nursing, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, risk assessment, self harm, suicide

The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, community care, constipation, counselling, dementia, depression, diet, disability, disability law, Down's syndrome, families, fiction, health care, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, personal hygiene, psychiatry, psychosis, residential care, seizures, social care, social work, 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

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

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

Adopting after Infertility

Adopting after Infertility

Messages from Practice, Research and Personal Experience

Edited by Marilyn Crawshaw and Rachel Balen

Adopting after Infertility is an informative interdisciplinary book that addresses the issues that professionals and adopters themselves face when going through the adoption process and the impact of infertility on their experiences. The book includes chapters on the effects of infertility, why people choose adoption and the assessment process. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-028-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, bereavement, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

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

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