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New! Been There. Done That. Try This!

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-964-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills

New! The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

Robyn Steward

This honest and personal account is filled with practical tips and strategies for living a safe and independent life as a young woman on the autistic spectrum. It covers common areas of difficulty such as friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment, and staying safe out and about, at home and online. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-399-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 376pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, depression, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

New! Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Crossing Cultures and Abilities

Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad and Jennie Kristel

With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-916-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 424pp

Keywords: adults, aesthetics, art therapy, attachment, children, creative therapies, disability, education, expressive therapies, families, mental health, palliative care, psychology, race, relationships, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Working with Hearts of Glass

David Moat

David Moat shows that counselling and emotional support is not only possible for people on the autism spectrum, but essential. He describes the impact of autism on emotional regulation, looks at how various therapeutic principles can be applied to address these issues and identifies strategies for dealing with common emotional difficulties. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-388-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, autism, bereavement, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, grief, hypnotherapy, mental health, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You

Debi Brown

Aspie girls and women are incredibly vulnerable to having bad sexual experiences with men, whether or not they are interested in pursuing dating and sexual relationships. This must-read book spells out the unwritten safety rules around dating, relationships and sex, informing and empowering them to live full and independent lives while staying safe more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-354-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, teenagers

Ed says U said

Ed says U said

Eating Disorder Translator

June Alexander and Cate Sangster

A unique resource of information on eating disorders (EDs), this book aims to improve communication between people with EDs and their loved ones by revealing the ED mind set and decoding language choices. Full of everyday examples, it details the common pitfalls and gives invaluable advice on how best to defuse the triggers. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-331-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, eating disorders, families, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, relationships, self harm, teenagers

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

Maxine Aston

Many Asperger men are confused and bewildered by women, dating and relationships and find it hard to know how to get it right. This practical handbook provides many of the answers to their key questions about women and dating, helping them to understand how to have successful relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-269-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social skills

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Narrative Therapy for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Narrative Therapy for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Supporting Women's Transitions from Abuse to Safety

Mary Allen

This book examines how women experiencing domestic violence employ strategies of resistance and survival, and how narrative therapy helps them define their identities and resist abuse. It demonstrates how an understanding of this resistance can help practitioners effectively intervene and support these women in transitions from abuse to safety. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-190-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, domestic abuse, families, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Naomi Feigenbaum

Using real stories to highlight that every experience is unique, this is an inspirational guide to coping with the emotional hurdles and practical considerations involved with moving forward after recovering from an eating disorder. A wide range of healthy coping skills are explained and supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-815-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anorexia, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, teenagers, trauma

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

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

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between

Cara Aiken

Bipolar disorder(BP) can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'BP', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anxiety, autobiography, bipolar disorder, child development, children, counselling, depression, divorce, emotions, employment, families, health care, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, relationships, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Relationship-Based Social Work

Relationship-Based Social Work

Getting to the Heart of Practice

Edited by Gillian Ruch, Danielle Turney and Adrian Ward

This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-003-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adult protection, adults, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, communication, community care, depression, emotions, families, nonverbal learning disabilities, older people, person-centred, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, substance abuse, supervision, teenagers

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