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The Asperkid's Game Plan

The Asperkid's Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce structured play that engages Asperkids and explicitly addresses ASD weaknesses while exploiting ASD strengths. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-959-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 248pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, creativity, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, messy play, parenting, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Edited by David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children lays out an evidence-based model for working with and assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers: families whose extreme, erratic and disturbing behaviour can make them perplexing and frustrating to work with. more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-322-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Deborah D. Gray

Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond -- whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-939-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

The Autism Spectrum and Depression

The Autism Spectrum and Depression

Nick Dubin
Foreword by Tony Attwood

For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the stresses of coping with a world that often seems alien to them can frequently lead to depression. Written specifically for adults with ASD, this ground-breaking book offers accessible and sensitive advice on how to manage depression and make... more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-814-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bipolar disorder, counselling, depression, employment, mental health, relationships, self esteem

Banish Your Body Image Thief

Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Build positive body image with this fun and effective workbook for young people.
Watch out - the Body Image Thief is about! He's the sneaky character who keeps stealing your positive body image from your Body Image Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about your body behind.... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-463-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people.
Look out – the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He's the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-462-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Caged in Chaos

Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free

Victoria Biggs
Foreword by Jo Todd
Illustrated by Sharon Tsang

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs). more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-474-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Subjects: Education, Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, high functioning autism, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, teenagers

Can I tell you about Autism?

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jude Welton
Foreword by Glenys Jones
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all... more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-453-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, disability, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, sensory issues, social stories, transitions

Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Maureen Boon
Illustrated by Imogen Hallam

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia, which is sometimes called Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and... more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-447-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Subject: Disability

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, special education

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Adele Devine
Illustrated by Quentin Devine

Children on the autism spectrum are often highly visual learners, making colour a powerful and motivating learning tool.
This book explains how colour coding helps young people with autism to generalise lessons already learnt. For example, assigning the colour aqua to all personal care... more »

2014, Paperback: £23.46 + VAT = £24.98/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-441-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Subjects: Education, Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, communication, creativity, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, resilience, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results

Partha Banerjee MD and Christina Captain

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic... more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-205-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Subjects: Medicine, Chinese Medicine

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, health care, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine

The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

This inventive color picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
 
Locomotives are like greetings; they get the train going. Train cars are like different speakers' turns; it is good... more »

2014, Hardback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-986-2, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Innovative Theory and Applications

Edited by Greg Madison

Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy brings together some of the world's most influential contemporary psychotherapists in the field to look at the future of Focusing-oriented approaches. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-371-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling, dance and movement therapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, movement, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, trauma

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions

Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu
Foreword by Fei BingXun

Essential reading for serious students of Chinese practical arts, including medicine, martial arts and FengShui, Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu provide a detailed explanation of the 22 GanZhi symbols in this book, outlining the characteristics of each, and their interactions and... more »

2014, Hardback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-151-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 268pp

Subjects: Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Oriental Martial Arts, Lifestyle, Spiritual Development

Keywords: acupuncture, astrology, Chinese animals, Chinese horoscope, Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, neigong, qigong, taiji quan, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina, Xing Yi Quan, Yijing

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Bonnie Thomas

Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to put down the computer games, disconnect from social media, and spend more time away from a screen. In an increasingly electronic world, creating enthusiasm for the great outdoors can seem an... more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-968-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Subjects: Education, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mindfulness, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes!

I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes!

Talking about tactile defensiveness

Noreen O'Sullivan

Do you know a child who hates the feel of certain items of clothing? This is a child's perspective on a largely unrecognized condition called tactile defensiveness, a physical condition that causes hypersensitivity to certain touch sensations. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-510-9, 200 x 210mm (landscape), 60pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, counselling, occupational therapy, pastoral care, resilience, sensory issues, special education

Inner Dialogue In Daily Life

Inner Dialogue In Daily Life

Contemporary Approaches to Personal and Professional Development in Psychotherapy

Edited by Charles Eigen

Connecting to our inner lives can foster healing, self-development and self-awareness. This unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches which all use inner dialogue as a way of developing both professionally and personally.
 
Each chapter is... more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-983-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Spirituality

Keywords: bodywork, counselling, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A complete primer for non-specialists on the psychology of ageing, this accessible and comprehensive book explains the key issues clearly and concisely. Beginning with explanations of ageing, life expectancy and demographics, it goes on to discuss the aspects of ageing that have the most... more »

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

Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology

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

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Dr John DeGarmo
Foreword by Kim Phagan-Hansel

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults, lower self-esteem, and greater exposure to drugs and alcohol. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-973-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adoption, bullying, child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!

The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals
2nd edition

Martin L. Kutscher MDWith contributions from Tony Attwood PhD and Robert R Wolff MD

The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children – from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder... more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-967-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subjects: Education, Disability, Parenting, Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, child psychology, children, dyslexia, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education, tourettes

Life Coaching for Kids

Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Nikki Giant

Life coaching is a great way to help children and young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with difficult issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image.
This book sets out what life coaching is and how it works, what the benefits are, and how to go about coaching... more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-982-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Subjects: Education, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Neuroscience for Counsellors

Neuroscience for Counsellors

Practical Applications for Counsellors, Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners

Rachal Zara Wilson

This is an invaluable resource for counsellors and therapists looking to reinvigorate their practice and enhance their understanding of clients' needs. Each chapter focuses on different discoveries in neuroscience, explains them in plain English and provides guidance on how to put this... more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-488-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: addiction, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, attachment, autism, bipolar disorder, brain injury, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, eating disorders, emotions, mental health, mental illness, nutrition, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, reference, sexual abuse, sleep, tourettes, trauma

Parenting ASD Teens

Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Andrew Schlegelmilch

This straight-talking and accessible guide for parents of teenagers on the autism spectrum provides down-to-earth advice on coping with the more difficult issues that can arise at home and school during the adolescent years. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-975-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, education, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, relationships, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

Practical Supervision

Practical Supervision

How to Become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions

Penny Henderson, Jim Holloway and Anthea Millar

As a supervisor, how do you best support growth, learning and improved practice?
This book is designed to equip all those in the helping professions who are starting out in supervision with the theoretical, practical and psychological base needed for effective practice. Covering... more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-442-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: careers, counselling, education, health care, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision

Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

At the Edge of Wonder

Herbert Eberhart and Sally Atkins
Foreword by Paolo Knill

What are the basic attitudes, values, and practices that are essential for effective work with the expressive arts? This book explores the answer to that question.
The authors examine in depth the concepts of 'presence' - a way of 'being' - and 'process' - an open and trusting way of... more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-957-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 184pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Arts Therapies, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: aesthetics, art therapy, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, health care, music therapy, person-centred, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, supervision

Rasa Shastra

Rasa Shastra

The Hidden Art of Medical Alchemy

Andrew Mason

The first comprehensive analysis of Asian Medical Alchemy, this book describes the use of herbo-mineral-metal based medicines as used in some of the world's oldest healing traditions. It offers a detailed exploration of Âyurvedic medicinal purification practices that seek to enhance the... more »

2014, Paperback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-107-5, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 568pp

Subject: Medicine

Keywords: ayurveda, complementary medicine, herbal treatment, prana

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa A. Kurtz

This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children.
Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very... more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-977-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: ADHD, autism, bodywork, child development, disability, dyspraxia, messy play, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education

Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Beyond the Talking Cure

Edited by Greg Madison
Foreword by Eugene Gendlin

This comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach covering theory and practice.
Gendlin, after many articles on Focusing-oriented psychotherapy, finally published the text Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy in 1996,... more »

2014, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-324-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling, dance and movement therapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, movement, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, trauma

The Wonderful World of Work

The Wonderful World of Work

A Workbook for Asperteens

Jeanette Purkis
Illustrated by Andrew Hore

This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work in order to help teenagers with Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) feel confident in their ability to be successful at their studies and get a job. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-499-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Subject: Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, education, employment, high functioning autism, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, life skills, self esteem, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Working Therapeutically with Families

Working Therapeutically with Families

Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures

Tonia Caselman and Kimberly Hill

This resource provides a wealth of activities to use in therapeutic work with families, tailored to meet the particular needs of different types of family.
Chapters are organized by family type, and include divorced families, families with an incarcerated parent, grandparent-led families,... more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-962-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Subjects: Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, bereavement, counselling, divorce, families, mental health, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social work