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Dancing with Dementia

Dancing with Dementia

My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

Christine Bryden

Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-332-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, fiction, memoirs, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, music therapy, palliative care, social work

The Simplicity of Dementia

The Simplicity of Dementia

A Guide for Family and Carers

Huub Buijssen

This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-321-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, older people, psychiatry, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

Social Work Theories in Action

Social Work Theories in Action

Edited by Mary Nash, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue

This wide-ranging collection of essays offers valuable insights into the cultural issues involved in the practical application of social work theories. Leading contributors explore the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-249-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Washing My Life Away

Washing My Life Away

Surviving Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Ruth Deane

OCD affects one in fifty people and one of them was Ruth Deane. In this frank and personal account she shares her own experience as an OCD sufferer, taking the reader on a moving, honest and at times light-hearted journey, from washing her hands until they cracked and bled, to hospital admission and eventual management and recovery from OCD. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-333-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, memoirs, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, psychiatry

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols and Joanne C. May

Connecting with Kids through Stories is an accessible guide to Family Attachment Narrative Therapy for the parents of adopted or fostered children, and for the professionals who work with them. This book provides a thorough theoretical grounding, and detailed information on therapeutic techniques and how to assess progress. more »

2005, Paperback: £12.95/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-797-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, families, fostering, parenting, social stories, storymaking

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mohammad Ghaziuddin

The first book to address the need for information about psychiatric problems in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome systematically explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with ASDs. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-727-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
2005, Hardback: £45.00/ $80.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-733-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

Janie Percy-Smith

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children? considers how to build strong and effective partnerships for children. It examines the policy context in relation to work with children and young people, looks at the history of partnership working and reviews the theories underpinning the different models of partnership working. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659105, 238 x 170mm, 142pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social policy, social work, youthwork

Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice

Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice

Edited by Stephanie Petrie and Sue Owen

Underpinned by research on meeting the developmental and attachment needs of infants, this book offers advice on how to encourage curiosity, confidence and emotional security in young children. This model supports children's development without relying on expensive resources, and enables a coherent care strategy to be applied across services. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-117-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, parenting

The Autism Encyclopedia

The Autism Encyclopedia

Edited by John T. Neisworth and Pamela S. Wolfe

This comprehensive collection of over 500 terms related to autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders clearly explains classification systems, causes, prevalence, diagnosis, screening and assessment, interventions, medical issues and legislation associated with autism, complemented by synonyms and cross-references. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 978-1-84310-314-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, educational training, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Children Taken Seriously

Children Taken Seriously

In Theory, Policy and Practice

Edited by Jan Mason and Toby Fattore

In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-250-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, education, health care, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Dick Blackwell

This concise book is an essential tool to help counsellors and psychotherapists understand and engage with the experiences of persecution, violence and exile often faced by refugees. It also includes practical information on advocacy, supervision and working with interpreters. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-316-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, emotions, ethnicity, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work, trauma, violence

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

Health Care in Motion

Sharon W. Goodill

Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-785-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, psychology

Laughter and Tears

Laughter and Tears

A Family's Journey to Understanding the Autism Spectrum

Ann Hewetson

Ann Hewetson's moving and thoughtful account describes her son Mark's communication problems, sensory integration and food allergies, shared by many people with autism, but also tells of Mark's associated problems like rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar mood swings. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-331-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, families, memoirs, parenting

The Little Class with the Big Personality

The Little Class with the Big Personality

Experiences of Teaching a Class of Young Children with Autism

Fran Hunnisett

This book is an honest account of the day-to-day challenges faced by the teacher of seven autistic children. The author's creative, accessible approach invites the reader to look beyond the stereotypes of mainstream schooling and explore the experience of teaching a lively group of children with autism. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-308-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 152pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

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