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Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

A Guide for Doctors, Complementary Therapists and Mental Health Professionals

Damien Ridge

The book explores people's experiences of depression, recovery and available treatments. Ridge explains how, by selecting a variety of 'narrative tools', such as talking therapies, people can take control of their condition. By choosing more helpful narratives, they can gain a greater insight into depression, self-management and long-term recovery. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-575-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, depression, health care, mental health, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, theology

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm suffered. For example, in terms of gross lapses in standards of care and basic dignity sometimes found in hospitals. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-692-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, disability law, older people, social work law

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors

Maxine Aston

Aston has created this workbook to help couples where one partner has AS. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, she explores a variety of approaches. She identifies specific issues, such verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socializing and parenting, and comes up with simple and effective ways of addressing these issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-253-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

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

Learning without School

Learning without School

Home Education

Ross Mountney

This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core subjects, exams and timetables. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-685-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, education, homeschooling

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

This book addresses the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Challenging the Gifted Child

Challenging the Gifted Child

An Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers

Margaret Stevens

This book outlines an approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy of reading. It encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-570-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: children, education, gifted and talented, giftedness, hyperlexia, parenting

Community Care Practice and the Law

Community Care Practice and the Law

4th edition

Michael Mandelstam

This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners. more »

2008, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-691-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 640pp

Keywords: health care, social care, social work, social work law

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Why They Work When They Do, Why They Don't When They Don't

Kenneth J. Aitken

The author explores dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, he explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet; and sources of further information. He describes his own approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD) explaining how to implement it and work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. more »

2008, Hardback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-939-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, diet, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence

Laury Rappaport

Written for readers to be able to learn the application of this innovative approach, the book provides in-depth examples and descriptions of how to adapt Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy to a wide variety of clinical populations including people with severe psychiatric illness, trauma, depression and more as well as applications to private practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-760-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, counselling, depression, psychology, social work, trauma

Fun with Messy Play

Fun with Messy Play

Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Tracey Beckerleg

This activity book heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue. The activities in this book help to improve co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-641-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, sensory issues, special education

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-937-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, offenders, older people, social work, social work law

Hope for the Autism Spectrum

Hope for the Autism Spectrum

A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention

Sally Kirk

When Sally Kirk's son, Will, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, she did everything she could to understand his condition and to find ways of improving his life. Here, she shares the story of her journey and how her discovery of biomedical interventions significantly improved his behaviour and changed their lives for the better. more »

2008, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-894-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 432pp
2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-824-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 432pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, diet, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy

What You Need to Know About Cannabis

What You Need to Know About Cannabis

Understanding the Facts

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

What You Need to Know About Cannabis offers accessible, accurate and objective information about the drug, allowing the reader draw their own conclusion. The book demystifies the latest research about the effects of cannabis, particularly in relation to mental health issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-697-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, parenting, psychology, psychosis

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Edited by Noah Hass-Cohen and Richard Carr

This book offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy. more »

2008, Paperback: £27.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-868-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: art therapy, health care

Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health

Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health

A Handbook for Practitioners

Hári Sewell

This book enables practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings. It offers guidance on how they can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work their relationships with BME users, and ultimately how to improve their outcomes. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-621-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, race, social work

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