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Social Work Under Pressure

Social Work Under Pressure

How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace

Kate van Heugten

This accessible book demonstrates how managers and practitioners can overcome workplace distress, fatigue and burnout by understanding the causes and implementing practical strategies. The book is full of techniques and tips that will be invaluable to all social work managers and practitioners seeking to beat workplace stress overload and burnout. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-116-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, employment, mental health, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Supervision as Transformation

Supervision as Transformation

A Passion for Learning

Edited by Robin Shohet

Supervision provides a positive space for compassion, inquiry, reflection, and above all development. The chapters in this book are written from a wide range of perspectives, all of which take a practical approach to supervision and show how transformative it can be when approached in the right way. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-200-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, education, emotions, health care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision

How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice

How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice

A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors

Laurel Alexander

Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their services. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-063-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, emotions, health care, mental health, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities

Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand

Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand

Michael Davies

Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-077-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: chi kung, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Blueprint for Life

Thomas L. Whitman and Nicole DeWitt

This book provides a blueprint for an educational intervention program that is evidence-based, comprehensive and integrative in its approach. Grouping techniques into five categories, the book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context, and shows that interventions with autistic individuals can be really successful. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-864-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, early intervention, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, play therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom

A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom

Nicola S. Morgan and Gillian Ellis

Designed to tackle challenging behaviour before it occurs and make the learning environment more pleasant and constructive for everyone, this invaluable took kit supplies teachers with a wealth of strategies for dealing with everything from calling out to aggressive behaviour with steps to ensure positive behaviour is continually reinforced. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-213-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, inclusive classroom, mainstream education

Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism

Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism

A Home Program from Chinese Medicine

Louisa Silva

This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and an accompanying DVD demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.89 + VAT = £19.05/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-070-2, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: autism, children, Chinese medicine, energy work, massage, Qi, qigong, tuina

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

How to Give Great Greetings, Pay Cool Compliments and Have Fun with Friends

Tarin Varughese

This collection of cues will enable parents and professionals to help children with social development difficulties navigate their social world and enjoy interacting with their peers. Each section begins with a simple rule; the reason why the child may be having difficulty in this area is explained; and easy prompts and practice ideas are provided. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-870-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, communication, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Susan I. Buchalter

Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older people with valuable ways in which to express their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes. This practical book is filled with step-by-step activities for art therapists and professionals to use in work with older people either individually or in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-830-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 328pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, depression, elder abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychotherapy, supported living

Bio-Guided Music Therapy

Bio-Guided Music Therapy

A Practitioner's Guide to the Clinical Integration of Music and Biofeedback

Eric B. Miller

This practical guide introduces the principles of biofeedback and explores the use of music therapy interventions in the context of achieving skills in self-regulation of physiological response. The book looks at the primary modalities of biofeedback, in conjunction with the assignment of digitally sampled musical voices to specific body functions. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-844-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADHD, arts therapies, autism, brain injury, creative therapies, health care, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy

Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation

Master Zhongxian Wu

Never before written about in the West, this advanced form of Qigong from one of China's esoteric traditions offers great cumulative benefits from regular daily practice. Master Wu describes the practice in detail, provides the mantra, visualization, and mudra for each movement as well as explaining the therapeutic benefits of the practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-056-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: chi kung, Daoism, qigong, spirituality, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work

Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield and Marion Polichroniadis

Using detailed case studies, this book focuses on the needs of children with a range of behavioural difficulties, and explores their complicated interactions. The book examines how to integrate multi-disciplinary interventions and how to use the powerful relationships that develop to enable families to achieve positive, lasting changes. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-965-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, communication, community care, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, educational psychology, emotions, families, joint working, looked after children, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play therapy, relationships, residential care, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, therapeutic communities, youthwork

From Anxiety to Meltdown

From Anxiety to Meltdown

How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

Deborah Lipsky

Drawing on her own experience and using examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how each begins, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place. Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-843-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, emotions, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, speech and language therapy, violence

From Violence to Resilience

From Violence to Resilience

Positive Transformative Programmes to Grow Young Leaders

Jo Broadwood and Nic Fine

This manual outlines a programme that helps young people at risk of violence, or already caught up in violence, change the way they think about themselves. The programme supports them become young leaders who make contributions to their community. The manual is packed with exercises and activities to develop the leadership skills of young people. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-183-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, social work, teenagers, violence, youthwork

How to Be Angry

How to Be Angry

An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

Signe Whitson

This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 - 18, this resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of behaviour. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-867-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, education, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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