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Quality of Life and Disability

Quality of Life and Disability

An Approach for Community Practitioners

Ivan Brown and Roy I. Brown

The authors apply ideas about quality of life to the field of disability to assist front-line professionals, managers and policy-makers in effective service provision. They examine the historical context of the concept of quality of life and discuss the application of quality of life in the daily lives of people who have disabilities. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-005-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, health care

Traumatic Experience in the Unconscious Life of Groups

Traumatic Experience in the Unconscious Life of Groups

The Fourth Basic Assumption: Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification or (ba) I:A/M

Earl Hopper

Working within the traditions of Bion, Turquet, Foulkes and Pines, and drawing on concepts and data from psychoanalysis, group analysis and sociology, this volume develops Earl Hopper's theory of the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious life of groups and group-like social systems within a social, cultural and political context. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-087-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Trauma, the Body and Transformation

Trauma, the Body and Transformation

A Narrative Inquiry

Edited by Kim Etherington

Trauma suffered during childhood can affect not only a person's emotional and mental health, but also their physical health, even into adulthood. This unique book fills a gap in research in this area, providing personal and theoretical perspectives on trauma and recovery. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-106-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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

Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research

Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Chris Brown

A contemporary case-based discussion of ethical dilemmas faced by researchers in forensic mental health, this book offers useful guidance to anyone planning research in this field. It focuses on problems frequently encountered, such as issues of capacity to consent in forensic settings and the meaning of consent to participate. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-031-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health

From Goals to Data and Back Again

From Goals to Data and Back Again

Adding Backbone to Developmental Intervention for Children with Autism

Jill Fain Lehman and Rebecca Klaw

The authors argue that theory must be combined with data for it to be used effectively in developmental intervention. Aimed at professionals and parents, the authors explain how to write basic developmental goals, how to collect data and analyse it and how to use the results of analysis to inform the next round of intervention decisions. more »

2003, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-753-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Inclusive Research with People with Learning Disabilities

Inclusive Research with People with Learning Disabilities

Past, Present and Futures

Jan Walmsley and Kelley Johnson

The authors discuss participative approaches to research and provide an up-to-date account of inclusive practice with individuals with learning disabilities. Drawing on evidence from two major studies, they explain how lessons learnt from inclusive research in the learning disability field are applicable to others working with marginalized groups. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-061-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: intellectual disabilities

How to be a Para Pro

How to be a Para Pro

A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

Diane Twachtman-Cullen

This book will be essential reading for all classroom assistants and support staff working with children with pervasive developmental disorder, autism and Asperger syndrome. It provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing behaviours and is full of insights, tips and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.95
ISBN: 9780966652918, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, special education

In Living Color

In Living Color

An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling
2nd edition

Emmanuel Y. Lartey

The meaning of pastoral care in modern multicultural societies is challenged and re-examined from a pluralistic, global perspective in this book. Lartey stresses the importance of recognizing different cultural influences on individuals in order to effectively counsel, guide and empower them. He provides a concise history of pastoral care. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.95/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-750-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: practical theology, spirituality, theology

Looking for Oliver

Looking for Oliver

A Mother's Search for the Son She Gave Up for Adoption

Marianne Hancock

Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of her separation from the baby, this absorbing and illuminating story follows Emma's search for Oliver, her adopted son. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-142-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, counselling, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting

Snapshots of Autism

Snapshots of Autism

A Family Album

Jennifer Overton

Jennifer Overton uses the key calendar events in the year to discuss the roller coaster of emotions that accompany life with her autistic son Nicholas. This book is a powerful account of what it is like to mother an autistic child, which puts a human face to autism amid all the overwhelming myths and facts that surround it. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-723-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings

Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings

Jacki Pritchard

This manual is aimed at helping care workers meet requirements for training in social care work. Each chapter outlines the TOPSS Induction and Foundation Standards and NVQs it is relevant to and contains a discussion of the theory together with exercises, case studies, handouts, a reading list, related training videos and useful organisations. more »

2003, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-123-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 400pp

Keywords: carers, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Myra Schneider

Diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2000, poet and author Myra Schneider turned to her writing to help her come to terms with the experience. In this thoughtful and readable book, she illustrates how writing helped her through diagnosis, treatment and recovery as well as the change in self-image following her mastectomy. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-113-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, psychotherapy

Aspergers in Love

Aspergers in Love

Maxine Aston

Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.95/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-115-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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

Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Jen Birch

One of the increasing number of people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in adulthood, Jen Birch relates her story with humour and honesty, taking us through the years of confusion that led to her diagnosis. Talking positively, Jen aims to use this new-found knowledge to inform others about the syndrome and how life can be lived to the full. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-112-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs

A House Next Door to Trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

Learning from Holocaust Survivors How to Respond to Atrocity

Judith Hassan

Judith Hassan's book discusses the kinds of demands placed on those who work with war survivors and opens up issues for others in the field of war trauma to answer in their own particular and appropriate way. A House Next Door to Trauma points to a different way of becoming a neighbour to all those who suffer extreme war experiences. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-867-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

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