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Depression in Later Life

Depression in Later Life

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe

The authors take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide insight into the scale and complexity of the condition and point to its social causes. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-234-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, counselling, depression, mental health, older people, social care, social work, trauma

Narrative Identities

Narrative Identities

Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction

George Yancy and Susan Hadley

The contributors address challenging questions about identity in relation to personality development, language and socialisation. They demonstrate how their cultural and historical contexts influenced their theoretical approaches to the nature of `self' and how these ideas in turn shaped how they perceive their personal histories. more »

2005, Hardback: £49.95/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-779-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: psychology

Passionate Medicine

Passionate Medicine

Making the transition from conventional medicine to homeopathy

Edited by Robin Shohet

Passionate Medicine is a compelling record of the journeys of five doctors and two veterinary surgeons from conventional medicine to homeopathy. The contributors challenge the shortcomings of conventional medical training and methods, in particular the notion that effective clinicians should be objective and emotionally detached. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-298-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, health care, memoirs

Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy

Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy

R.M. Simon
Edited by S.A. Graham

Drawing on Freud's and Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and play, R.M. Simon illustrates the healing power of art-making with the drawings and stories of seven-year-old Joe, who succeeds in overcoming the trauma of family break-up by expressing his emotional turmoil outside the formal therapeutic process. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-344-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments

Practical Solutions for Tantrums
2nd edition

Brenda Smith Myles

This book offers practical solutions to the challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their families. It discusses how to deal with difficult behaviour from children and young people with AS, focussing on the role of antecedent behaviours, which signal the beginning of a meltdown, as identified through functional assessment. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.95
ISBN: 9781931282703, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 107pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting, self esteem, social skills

Elijah's Cup

Elijah's Cup

A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Revised edition)

Valerie Paradi┼ż

This book is both an exploration of the history of autism spectrum disorders and a powerful story of the author's own struggle with her son Elijah's Asperger's Syndrome.Her inspiring narrative offers compelling insights into daily life with Elijah's Asperger's syndrome and her own 'shadow syndrome', which affects many family members of autistics. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-802-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: advocacy, Asperger syndrome, children, families, high functioning autism, memoirs, parenting

People with Autism Behaving Badly

People with Autism Behaving Badly

Helping People with ASD Move On from Behavioral and Emotional Challenges

John Clements

This book offers effective, long-term strategies to resolve common problem behaviours such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, and property damage. It is organized around common messages conveyed by behaviours and the underlying issues driving these messages. Practical ideas for intervention are provided alongside case examples. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-765-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling

Roots of Musicality

Roots of Musicality

Music Therapy and Personal Development

Daniel Perret

The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-336-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, music therapy, psychotherapy

Succeeding with Autism

Succeeding with Autism

Hear my Voice

Judith H. Cohen

This book reveals a silent world through the voice of an insightful, articulate young adult with autism. It gives perspectives from those who have known him from diagnosis in early childhood through to independent adult life. After each chapter, the author presents "reflections" that highlight the key issues pertinent to autism. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-793-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, memoirs

Transfer Boy

Transfer Boy

Perspectives on Asperger Syndrome

Ljiljana Vuletic, Michel Ferrari and Teodor Mihail

The book explores what it is like to be an adolescent with AS through interviews with Teodor, a 'psychologically unusual' twelve-year-old. In this case study, Vuletic and Ferrari combine an autobiographical account with perspectives from other people who know Teodor, while simultaneously integrating psychiatric and psychological research on autism. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-213-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, child psychiatry, child psychology, psychiatry, psychology

A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue

Coping with Disasters and Acute Traumas

Salli Saari
Translated by Annira Silver

In A Bolt from the Blue, Salli Saari examines in detail the psychological effect traumatic events can have on an individual, taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of the process of understanding and recovery. This book shows how crisis care can be an integral part of health care services, covering all traumatic incidents. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-313-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, bereavement, counselling, death, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Caged in Chaos

Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free

Victoria Biggs

Written by a teenage dyspraxic, this inspiring book is a unique practical guide for dyspraxics and those around them struggling and determined to get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £12.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-347-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Dancing with Dementia

Dancing with Dementia

My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

Christine Bryden

Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-332-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, fiction, memoirs, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, music therapy, palliative care, social work

The Simplicity of Dementia

The Simplicity of Dementia

A Guide for Family and Carers

Huub Buijssen

This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-321-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, older people, psychiatry, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

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