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Authentic Dialogue with Persons who are Developmentally Disabled

Authentic Dialogue with Persons who are Developmentally Disabled

Sad Without Tears

Jennifer Hill

It has often been assumed that people with developmental disabilities are incapable of expressing or acquiring the level of emotional insight necessary to engage in any kind of therapy. This book explodes this myth, challenging mental health professionals and families to engage in genuine dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-016-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: counselling, intellectual disabilities, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Bagua Quan Foundation Training

Bagua Quan Foundation Training

He Jinghan
Translated by David Alexander

The ancient Chinese art of Bagua Quan combines internal cultivation - the training of the mind - with external application, strengthening and supporting the health of the body. In this book, Master He explains the philosophy and techniques of Bagua Quan and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the practice of the art. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.95/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-015-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keyword: bagua

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Bonnie Thomas

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-921-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, social work

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

What Children Need to Know

Linda Goldman

Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-805-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, parenting, suicide, trauma

Group Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Group Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Focus on Social Competency and Social Skills

Albert J. Cotugno

Cotugno describes the theoretical underpinnings of an intervention model based on cognitive developmental principles, and explains why a group approach is best suited to address an ASD child's social deficiencies. He shows how to implement skill-based instructional approaches and assess the short and long-term effectiveness of this type of therapy. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-910-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book provides guidance on the responsibilities and risk assessments involved in maintaining a clean, safe and secure work environment, covering subjects such as first aid, safety in the kitchen, infection control, safe handling of adults, issues surrounding medication, how to react in an emergency and how to respond to challenging behaviour. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-929-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, older people, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Markus Themessl-Huber

This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-652-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, children, health care, social policy

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Rudy Simone

This book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Simone explores Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-803-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, relationships

Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Oleg Tcherne

Pushing Hands develops sensitivity to the body's internal state and can be used to help control the emotions, the circulation of energy and physical balance. This book teaches the reader how to act in harmony with any external event without losing their 'balance' or center, enabling them to respond with confidence and flexibility to each situation. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-022-1, 190 x 215mm, 128pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Breath in Action

Breath in Action

The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice

Edited by Jane Boston and Rena Cook

Breath in Action looks at the significance of breath to human life - not just the simple fact that if we stop breathing, we die, but also the more subtle ways in which our breath interacts with our voice and our being. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters also offer clearly laid out breathing exercises and techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-942-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dramatherapy, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler
Illustrated by Pamela Venus

This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-011-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

The Imprinted Brain

The Imprinted Brain

How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis

Christopher Badcock

Badcock sets out a radical new theory of the mind based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. He uses psychiatric case material to show how many of the symptoms of psychosis can be shown to be the mental mirror-images of those of autism. This new theory casts intriguing new light on topics such as the nature of genius. more »

2009, Hardback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-023-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, health care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

The Love-Shy Survival Guide

The Love-Shy Survival Guide

Talmer Shockley

Love-shyness is a condition which causes a phobia of romantic and sexual situations. This book is designed to help Love-Shys overcome this fear and to meet, date, and maintain romantic relationships. A self-confessed Love-Shy, Shockley explores the condition, its links with Asperger's Syndrome and how it differs from normal shyness. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-897-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

Meditation and Movement

Meditation and Movement

Structured Therapeutic Activity Sessions

G. Rosser

This book is an accessible series of structured relaxation and self-awareness sessions to help strengthen students' self-control, resilience and respect. This course of structured sessions is suitable for children, teens and youths, and especially beneficial for pupils with disabilities, special educational needs, self-esteem or behavioural issues. more »

2009, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-018-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, education, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychodrama, special education

One Life

One Life

Hope, Healing and Inspiration on the Path to Recovery from Eating Disorders

Naomi Feigenbaum

The book is a positive and inspirational first person account of one girl's path to recovery. The book boldly details her 11 week stay in a residential eating disorder clinic, showing her progress from near-death on admission to a full recovery on departure with a positive coping strategy and advice as to how and when to use it. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-912-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, eating disorders, memoirs

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