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Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Jacqueline Atkinson

Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-483-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, carers, disability law, families, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Anni's Cancer Companion

Anni's Cancer Companion

An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing

Anni Matthews

When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to produce a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease. Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and holistic options available. more »

2011, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-067-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, cancer, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, diet, drugs, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, psychology, traditional Chinese medicine

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Creative Healing Through a Prism

Edited by Helene Burt

This book brings together the work of international art therapists with diverse experiences and perspectives. They share, however, a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-253-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 392pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, depression, domestic abuse, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, youthwork

New! An Asperger Leader's Guide to Living and Leading Change

An Asperger Leader's Guide to Living and Leading Change

Rosalind A. Bergemann

People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often struggle with change and this is magnified when it is part of their professional role to manage and lead change. Written by a business leader with Asperger Syndrome, this practical guide provides advice and strategies on coping with and implementing change in the workplace. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-471-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, careers, communication, employment, high functioning autism, psychology, supervision, transitions

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, psychiatry, psychology

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault

Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-189-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, occupational therapy, psychology, sex education, social skills, special education

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

Aspies on Mental Health

Aspies on Mental Health

Speaking for Ourselves

Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton

Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, depression, high functioning autism, mental health, psychiatry, psychology

New! Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

A Person-Centred Approach

Edited by Caroline Miller

There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-414-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, autism, children, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, depression, disability, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychology, trauma

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

Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue

Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue

Lucie Montpetit

The book addresses all the factors affecting our energy levels, from diet and environment, to breathing and the internal workings of our bodies. The author explains the body-mind balance from the perspective of an occupational therapist, combining easy ways to measure energy levels with concrete suggestions of how to modify habits and lifestyles. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-101-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, biomedical intervention, complementary therapies, depression, diet, disability, energy work, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, migraine, nutrition, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues, traditional Chinese medicine

Coming soon! Changing Offending Behaviour

Changing Offending Behaviour

A Handbook of Practical Exercises and Photocopiable Resources for Promoting Positive Change

Clark Baim and Lydia Guthrie

Covering must-know theory and packed with photocopiable practical exercises that work, this is an essential guide to rehabilitation theory and practice for professionals to use in direct work with offenders. All the exercises are culturally aware and designed for maximum flexibility to meet different needs and learning styles. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-511-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, domestic abuse, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision, transitions, youthwork

Coming soon! A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills

Julie Knapp

The first comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching older children and young people with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 7-22 years key advanced skills such as organisational skills, advanced self-care skills, complex academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £41.66 + VAT = £49.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-981-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 496pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, developmental coordination disorder, disability, education, educational psychology, intellectual disabilities, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers

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

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