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From Anxiety to Meltdown

From Anxiety to Meltdown

How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

Deborah Lipsky

Drawing on her own experience and using examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how each begins, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place. Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-843-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, emotions, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, speech and language therapy, violence

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

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Maria Ramey

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-857-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, Down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges

A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

Ian Andrew James

The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough evaluation of the use of psychotropic medication is provided, as well as of a wide range of psychological and biopsychosocial interventions. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-108-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, challenging behaviour, dementia, drugs, older people, psychiatry, psychology, social care

Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, poetry, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychosis, psychotherapy, storymaking, therapeutic communities, trauma

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Charlotte L. Clarke, Heather Wilkinson, John Keady and Catherine E. Gibb

This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-005-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, risk assessment, social care

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

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, social work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

A Practice Guide
4th edition

Faith Gibson

Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-151-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, bereavement, carers, counselling, creative therapies, dementia, depression, grief, older people, palliative care, social work

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson

Alcohol misuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue for people aged 55 and over. This practical guide explores the factors that differentiate older drinkers, and introduces an innovative person-centred model that will help counsellors and other healthcare professionals to them the help and support they need. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-117-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adult protection, adults, alcohol, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, carers, communication, community care, counselling, dementia, depression, occupational therapy, older people, pastoral care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, self esteem, social care, social work, substance abuse, supervision, supported living

Hearing the Person with Dementia

Hearing the Person with Dementia

Person-Centred Approaches to Communication for Families and Caregivers

Bernie McCarthy

This book clearly explains what happens to communication as dementia progresses. Advocating a person-centred approach to dementia care, the author describes methods of verbal and non-verbal communication, techniques for communicating with people who cannot speak or move easily, and strategies for communicating more effectively. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-186-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care

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

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

Maggie Kindred
Illustrated by Cath Kindred

Practitioners in social care are often required to work with clients who do not want to work with them, and these 'reluctant' clients can often be the most challenging, but most rewarding, to work with. This practical, jargon-free book covers all the issues that practitioners are likely to encounter in the course of working with reluctant clients. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-102-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, anger management, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, communication, community care, domestic abuse, early intervention, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, offenders, older people, parenting, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, race, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, supported living, teenagers

Providing Good Care at Night for Older People

Providing Good Care at Night for Older People

Practical Approaches for Use in Nursing and Care Homes

Diana Kerr and Heather Wilkinson

This book provides night staff, their managers and anyone else with an interest in care homes with the information and practical skills they need to deliver appropriate care at night. The authors look at nutrition and hydration, continence, challenging behaviour, medication, night time checking, pain management and end of life care. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-064-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, drugs, elder abuse, employment, older people, palliative care, person-centred

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