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Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

Barry Winbolt

This accessible guide to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), an effective therapeutic approach which focuses on strengths and achievements, provides a practical introduction to what SFBT is and how to use it with clients. Barry Winbolt leads the reader through the principles, techniques and steps involved in the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-970-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: carers, communication, counselling, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work

Somebody Somewhere

Somebody Somewhere

Breaking Free from the World of Autism

Donna Williams

This book takes us deeper into Williams' journey. She recounts the funny, sometimes harrowing awakenings arising from sessions with a cognitive psychologist. We travel with her in her breakthroughs in working with autistic children and adults like her, as she finally finds a way of 'simply being' among others, without selling out who she really is. more »

1998, Paperback: £13.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-719-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs

Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Immediate Help for People Caring for Children of All Ages at the Time of a Close Bereavement

Mary Turner
Illustrated by Elaine Bailey

Someone Very Important Has Just Died is a practical book written for those caring for children and teenagers suffering a close bereavement. Intended for use immediately or soon after the death has occurred, this book gives practical and detailed guidance on what adults might say and do to help children. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-295-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, death, depression, emotions, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, suicide, trauma

Something Different About Dad

Something Different About Dad

How to Live With Your Asperger's Parent

Kirsti Evans and John Swogger

Following the story of Sophie and Daniel whose dad, Mark, has Asperger Syndrome, the book reveals the family's journey from initial diagnosis to gradual acceptance of the fact that there is 'something different about Dad'. The warm, funny story emphasises how love within a family can overcome all difficulties. more »

2010, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-114-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, children, counselling, families, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, relationships, self esteem, social care

Something to Draw On

Activities and Interventions using an Art Therapy Approach

Carol Ross

Arising from concerns about children presenting behavioural difficulties, this book outlines a number of useful approaches for teachers and others to use with individuals, small groups and classes. Its approach is designed to be used in a variety of settings such as schools, special needs education, counselling, speech therapy and youth work. more »

1996, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-363-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 150pp

Keywords: art therapy, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, parenting, pastoral care, special education

Songwriting

Songwriting

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

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

A Transpersonal Approach

Jill Hayes

This unique book provides a clear rationale for transpersonal work in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP). Full of case studies, it provides clear frameworks for applying transpersonal theories to DMP, proving how the promotion of a fluid relationship between imagination and movement can bring the mover back into contact with the soul and spirit. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-308-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, energy work, expressive therapies, mental health, movement, play, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking, trauma

A Source Book for Literacy Work

Perspective from the Grassroots

H S Bhola

Covering a wide range of literacy topics, including literacy planning, programme implementation and literacy evaluation, the emphasis of this book is on literacy work at the grassroots. The theory and research come from rural and urban settings around the world and refer to literacy work with a variety of different learners. more »

1994, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-263-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 218pp

Keyword: education

New! The Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine

How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

Dr Daniel Keown

Challenging those who believe acupuncture to bear no relation to Western medicine, this witty, accessible and highly original book shows how Chinese medicine can explain mysteries of the body and how an integration of Chinese and Western medicine can lead to a fuller understanding of how our bodies function. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-196-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: acupuncture, biomedical intervention, Chinese medicine, functional medicine, history of medicine, integrative medicine, meridians, nursing, Qi

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Activities to Boost Communication Skills, Sensory Integration and Coordination Using Simple Ideas from Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy

Lois Jean Brady, America X Gonzalez, Maciej Zawadzki and Corinda Presley
Illustrated by Byron Roy James

This practical resource explains how to use simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy to boost communication, sensory integration and coordination in children on the autism spectrum. For use in the classroom or home, and in community settings, it contains easy-to-follow goal-oriented activities and lesson plans. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-872-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, child development, children, communication, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Edited by Dennis McCarthy

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-879-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, play therapy, social work

Speaking of Dying

Speaking of Dying

A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Louis Heyse-Moore

Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist, he covers difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers. This hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-678-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

Speaking Up

Speaking Up

A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy 4-volume set

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

Advocacy for people with disabilities is about empowering people - gaining rights for individuals, access to services, inclusion in society and their own voice. Speaking Up is a set of four guide books designed to give people with a disability the knowledge and advice needed to approach self-advocacy with confidence. more »

2007, Set: £49.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-474-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

A Special Book About Me

A Special Book About Me

A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help them come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-655-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, health care, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters

Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness

Edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey

This is a collection of real-life accounts from the siblings of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging from 3 - 18 years old. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. These stories come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. more »

2005, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-383-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, tics, tourettes

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