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Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Of Falling Sparrows

Abe Isanon

This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-026-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

John Holland

This book is a highly practical book that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. As well as offering valuable insight into the impact of death on children, the author provides practical guidelines for how teachers and parents can better support children through parental bereavement while they are at school. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-016-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, palliative care, safeguarding children, social work, trauma

Counsellors in Health Settings

Counsellors in Health Settings

Edited by Kim Etherington

Focusing on the experiences of counsellors themselves, this book is a comprehensive resource for counsellors working in health contexts and for the health professionals who work with them, and may take on counselling roles, which will inform and improve their work. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-938-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, counselling, emotions, health care, mental health, psychiatry, social care

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-969-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Violence and Mental Disorder

Violence and Mental Disorder

A Critical Aid to the Assessment and Management of Risk

Stephen Blumenthal and Tony Lavender

Violence and Mental Disorder takes the debate about violence into new territory by increasing our understanding of the wide range of factors associated with the commission of violence. This comprehensive and critical review of the literature is intended for a broad audience, including clinicians, researchers and policy makers working in this area. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-035-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, psychology, social care, social work, trauma, violence

In and Out of Anorexia

In and Out of Anorexia

The Story of the Client, the Therapist and the Process of Recovery

Tammie Ronen and Ayelet

Ayelet spent six years of her adolescence in and out of hospital, having been diagnosed as suffering from a severe anorexia disorder. Ayelet describes her personal experiences of the illness, the repeated hospitalisations and her ultimate recovery. The book outlines the importance of a good relationship between the client and the therapist. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-990-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keyword: eating disorders

Pediatric Dramatherapy

Pediatric Dramatherapy

They Couldn't Run, So They Learned to Fly

Carol E. Bouzoukis

Based on a study conducted with chronically ill children, Pediatric Dramatherapy shows how children who are unable to verbalize their feelings or inner conflicts can do so through dramatherapy. The major sources of stress for chronically ill children are examined as they relate to situations within selected stories. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-961-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, dramatherapy, health care, psychodrama

Tiny Bites

Tiny Bites

A Guide to Gastric Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

Saundra Beauchamp-Parke

The author outlines the practicalities of considering, undergoing and recovering from gastric surgery. It enable families and friends of sufferers to understand the problem better and people who are seriously overweight to recognize that they are not alone. It is an essential guide for health and social care professionals. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-704-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: eating disorders, health care, social care, social work

Writing Skills in Practice

Writing Skills in Practice

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Diana Williams

This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-649-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: health care, nursing, social work

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Eileen H. Jones

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-004-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, counselling, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychotherapy, social work, storymaking

Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

Autism and Other Adventures

Lucy Blackman

Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-042-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 296pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

A Handbook for Professionals

Edited by John Coleman and Debi Roker

The parenting of teenagers has emerged as a key public, political and social concern in recent years and Supporting Parents of Teenagers meets the growing need for relevant resources and research findings in this area. This handbook provides a review of current policy developments, from crime and disorder legislation to youth offending teams. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-944-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, families, social care, social work, teenagers

Primary Care and Dementia

Primary Care and Dementia

Steve Iliffe and Vari Drennan

This practice and training guide is written with the needs of health and social care professionals working with people with dementia in mind. The book is illustrated with case studies and includes a chapter on understanding and responding to the needs of the carer - such as access to information and support - and the effect on their own health. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-997-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keyword: dementia

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

Elizabeth MacKinlay

What gives a frail and isolated older person their sense of wholeness and self? What makes later life meaningful? This practical text presents much-needed guidance for health and social care practitioners, as well as for religious professionals, seeking to identify and meet the spiritual needs of older people in their caring role. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-008-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, older people, palliative care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Edited by Chris Clark

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-887-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, health care, older people, social work, supported living

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