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The Challenge of Practical Theology

The Challenge of Practical Theology

Selected Essays

Stephen Pattison

Pattison draws on experience from his work in many settings - including community service volunteering, working as a psychiatric hospital chaplain, NHS management and lecturing on pastoral studies - to promote a personal, practical, political and popular approach to theology, which stresses the importance of responsibility and contemporaneity. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-453-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
The Miller Method ®

The Miller Method ®

Developing the Capacities of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Arnold Miller
With Kristina Chrétien

This practical guide to the Miller Method® presents an entirely new perspective on advancing the body organization, social, and communicative skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. It covers issues such as communication skills and social play, as well as behavioral issues including tantrums, aggression and toilet training. more »

2007, Hardback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-722-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Talking Teenagers

Talking Teenagers

Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome

Ann Boushéy

This book considers parenting across the spectrum during the teenage years. It provides the information that will encourage other parents with teens on the autism spectrum. Covering topics from what to take on vacation and dealing with anger, to sex education and planning for the parents' own demise, Ann ends each chapter with thoughtful vignettes. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-844-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
Enhancing Social Work Management

Enhancing Social Work Management

Theory and Best Practice from the UK and USA

Edited by Jane Aldgate, Lynne Healy, Barris Malcolm, Barbara Pine, Wendy Rose and Janet Seden

This book looks at the nature of management in the human services sector and examines the prevailing issues affecting both the UK and USA. In this book, contributors present both the problems and opportunities associated with the growth of management in the social care sector. This will be essential reading for social workers. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-515-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Playing the Other

Playing the Other

Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre

Nick Rowe

This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-421-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
ISPEEK at Home

ISPEEK at Home

Over 1300 Visual Communication Images

Janet Dixon

The collection of 1300 picture symbols in ISPEEK at Home provides an easy-to-use tool for overcoming communication difficulties in children with autistic spectrum disorders. The CD-ROM contains symbols for a wide range of situations encountered in the home and beyond, from feelings and facial expressions to health and hygiene and holidays. more »

2006, CD-Rom: £25.99 + VAT = £31.19/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-510-7
ISPEEK at School

ISPEEK at School

Over 1300 Visual Communication Images

Janet Dixon

ISPEEK visual aids provide effective means of facilitating communication with children on the autistic spectrum. This CD-ROM contains 1300 picture symbols, designed for situations encountered at school. The symbols can be applied to a wide range of situations encountered at school, from social skills to school curricula, work and break times. more »

2006, CD-Rom: £25.99 + VAT = £31.19/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-511-4
Living Alongside a Child’s Recovery

Living Alongside a Child’s Recovery

Therapeutic Parenting with Traumatized Children

Billy Pughe and Terry Philpot

This book asserts that a good understanding of child development and attachment theory is essential to effective therapeutic parenting of a traumatized child, it details the roots of trauma as well as the impact this has on a child's ability to maintain normal family bonds, whether with birth or foster parents, or staff in a residential setting. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-328-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

A Reader
2nd edition

Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson and Nicola Harwin
With Hilary Abrahams

This fully updated Reader provides a comprehensive review of recent research and legislation relating to domestic violence and its consequences for children, and identifies the implications for practice. It enables professionals to develop informed child care and protection responses for children experiencing domestic violence. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-157-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Person-Centred Dementia Care

Person-Centred Dementia Care

Making Services Better

Dawn Brooker

Dawn Brooker explains the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-337-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp
Receptive Methods in Music Therapy

Receptive Methods in Music Therapy

Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Denise Grocke and Tony Wigram

This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-413-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Understanding Why

Understanding Why

Understanding attachment and how this can affect education with special reference to adopted children and young people and those looked after by local authorities

Mary Ryan

This short, accessible colour pamphlet offers an understanding of attachment difficulties and reflects on the benefits that understanding can have on education more »

2006, Paperback: £6.00/ $9.95
ISBN: 9781905818020, 296 x 210mm, 12pp
What Works in Residential Child Care

What Works in Residential Child Care

Roger Clough, Roger Bullock and Adrian Ward

Reviews research evidence and identifies the significant elements that will lead to a successful strategy for Residential Child Care more »

2006, Paperback: £12.00/ $19.95
ISBN: 9781904787778, 245 x 170mm, 134pp
Childcare Act 2006

Childcare Act 2006

The essential guide

Ann-Marie McAuliffe, Alison Linsey and John Fowler

An useful guide to The Childcare Act 2006 for professionals working in children's services. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 9781905314256, 238 x 170mm, 133pp
Acting Antics

Acting Antics

A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Cindy B. Schneider

This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-845-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

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