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Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens
With Claire de Than

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
New! Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Evidence for Practice

Carla Martins

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-487-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

Amplifying Insight

Nicki Weld

This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-254-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Spiritism and Mental Health

Spiritism and Mental Health

Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Edited by Emma Bragdon PhD

This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in English. Providing important new insights into this rich tradition, this text will be of interest to mental health professionals and alternative and complementary health practitioners. more »

2011, Hardback: £69.99/ $105.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-059-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp
2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-135-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp
Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
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
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
Best Practice in Professional Supervision

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

A Guide for the Helping Professions

Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe

Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved. The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-995-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
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
Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp
Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp
Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

Diana Coholic

This book offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. It is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-001-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
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

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