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Fragile Success

Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood
2nd edition

Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A.

This book presents 10 longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. It provides the test results and information about the subjects' lives, the quality of their lives at the end of the study, what kinds of jobs they held, and the social interactions they had. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-955-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, educational psychology, memoirs, occupational therapy, psychology, special education

Settlements, Social Change and Community Action

Settlements, Social Change and Community Action

Good Neighbours

Edited by Ruth Gilchrist and Tony Jeffs

Reflecting the current emphasis in social policy on the ideas of community and active citizenship, the contributors to this book develop the basic settlement concepts of strong communities and links across groups, and apply them to current policy developments in community responsibility, the role of voluntary work and the future of social care. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-764-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work

Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Rediscovering a 'Forgotten' Dimension

John Swinton

In this thoughtful book, Swinton explores the connections between mental health or illness and spirituality and draws on these to provide practical guidance for people working in mental health. He analyses a range of models of care provision that will enable carers to increase their awareness of aspects of spirituality in their caring strategies. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-804-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, mental illness, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality, theology

A Systems-Centered Approach to Inpatient Group Psychotherapy

Yvonne M. Agazarian

This book is built around the transcript of an inpatient therapy session, giving the reader the opportunity to follow verbatim how systems-centered therapy actually works. The Other chapters give an overview of the systems-centered ideas, their formulation as a theory, and the systems-centered methods that put the theory into practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-917-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies

Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies

A Practical Guide

Gary Ansdell and Mercédès Pavlicevic

The authors hold your hand and give you plenty of hints and tips while you prepare your funding proposal or research project. They help you think about your title, structure your research questions and aims, and prepare to collect, organize and analyze your research data. This book makes arts therapies research fun and absorbing. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-885-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: arts therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies

Breaking Autism's Barriers

Breaking Autism's Barriers

A Father's Story

Bill Davis as told to Wendy Goldband Schunick

Few books about autism have been written from a father's perspective. None so effectively walks the reader through each moment of a family's experience. It is an honest, direct account from a father's point of view of bringing up a child with autism, and the pressures and pleasures this brings to him, his wife Jae and his daughter Jessica. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-979-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: autism, children, memoirs, parenting

Care Services for Later Life

Care Services for Later Life

Transformations and Critiques

Edited by Tony Warnes, Lorna Warren and Mike Nolan

Social and demographic changes have led to traditional areas of welfare being transformed. The contributors to this book take a critical look at the current situation and assess the implications for future practice. They debate the assumptions and values underlying established welfare programmes and consider the case for change. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-852-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supervision, supported living

Dancing on Blood

Arthur Robbins

Arthur Robbins, a pioneer in art therapy, demonstrates how aesthetic communication transforms psychodynamic treatment. In brief focused art therapy, the patient lives out her life theme: follow your spirit by living on the edge. In this moving dialogue, principles of art therapy are elaborated and brought to life. more »

2001, Video: £30.17 + VAT = £36.20/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-702-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in

Keywords: art therapy, counselling

Geronticide

Geronticide

Killing the Elderly

Mike Brogden

Drawing on a variety of historical, contemporary, anthropological and literary sources, this book considers the present day debates about the sanctity of elderly lives and the question of euthanasia. The book shows that killing the elderly, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a feature of many societies, from the primitive to the present day. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-709-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: elder abuse, older people

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Carole Kayrooz

Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-918-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, mental health

Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

A Practical Guide

Jacki Pritchard

Agencies working with vulnerable adults are increasingly finding they have to train staff internally to become trainers on the issue of adult abuse and this trend is likely to continue. Based on the author's considerable experience, this timely and practical manual will help agencies develop effective basic awareness programmes. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-913-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, older people

My Social Stories Book

My Social Stories Book

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

Taking the form of short narratives, the book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum. more »

2001, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-950-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social stories, special education

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Roadmap

Linda Andron

For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial, and share their practical and original strategies. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-947-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Psychological Aesthetics

Psychological Aesthetics

Painting, Feeling and Making Sense

David Maclagan

An introduction to psychological aesthetics for art educators, art therapists, psychoanalysts, artists and art lovers, this book re-evaluates conventional philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to aesthetic qualities themselves, to the kinds of psychological significance they can generate, and to the interweaving of inner and outer realities. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-834-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: art therapy, psychology, psychotherapy

Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs

Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs

A Guide for Parents
2nd edition

Elaine Streeter

In this new edition of her well-established book, Elaine Streeter helps parents and carers to learn not only how they can add to a child's fun, but also how they can engage a child in interactive communication at a level the child can make sense of - one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. more »

2001, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-960-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 64pp

Keywords: children, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, special education

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