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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

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-026-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child protection, children, communication, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma

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

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

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner

Negotiating the Maze of Intimacy

Louise Weston

Drawing on her experience of being married to a man with AS, Weston shows that the road to intimacy begins with letting go of expectations and looking after your own emotional needs. She provides strategies for connecting with your AS partner, tips for coping with hurtful words and meltdowns, and finding further sources of help and support. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-130-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Photocopiable Workbook

Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott

This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying - as either victims or perpetrators - to explore what bullying is, its effects, and how to tackle it successfully. Readers are invited to consider the thoughts, feelings and actions associated with bullying and offered helpful strategies for dealing with it. more »

2010, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-035-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 320pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, grief, high functioning autism, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social skills, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Advanced Psychosocial Practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Edited by Martin Webber and Jack Nathan

The book addresses the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners involved in mental health care, and enable the reader to reflect on their understanding. Case studies covering psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic family therapy, attachment therapy and therapeutic group-work are also included. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-029-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, families, group psychotherapy, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, older people, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social care, social policy, social work

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

Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, self harm, social care, social work, supported living

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social work, supported living

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