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New! The Music in Music Therapy

The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie P. Sutton

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-353-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: attachment, autism, dementia, forensic psychiatry, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, psychosis, psychotherapy, supervision, trauma

New! Parenting without Panic

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Brenda Dater

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-941-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, special education

New! The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

Edited by Vernon C. Kelly, Jr. and Margaret Thorsborne

This book explains the biological theory behind Restorative Practice (RP), showing how and why RP works. Through case studies of RP in different settings, including criminal justice, organizational settings and education, the book shows how the theory of Affect Script Psychology provides the basis for RP, and how theory can be applied in practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-974-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, relationships, restorative justice, social work

New! Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants

Baylissa Frederick

A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-534-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, seizures, suicide, trauma

New! Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Using Nature and the Outdoors in Person-Centred Care

Mary Marshall and Jane Gilliard

Cultural sensitivity is a key component of person-centred dementia care. This book acts as a rich source of information and ideas for all those interested in creating culturally-appropriate outdoor spaces and experiences for people with dementia, providing useful information and theory as well as inspiration for practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-514-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social work

New! A Different Kettle of Fish

A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Michael Barton

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-532-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, teenagers

New! Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, high functioning autism, play, relationships, social skills, teenagers, theatre

New! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

New! Mastering Communication in Social Work

Mastering Communication in Social Work

From Understanding to Doing

Linda Gast and Martin Bailey

Communication skills are fundamental to effective social work practice. Accessible and easy-to-read, this book explores how communication works, the factors that influence how effectively we attend to and convey information, and how we can improve our communication. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-444-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: communication, social care, social work

New! The Meditation Book of Light and Colour

The Meditation Book of Light and Colour

Pauline Wills

Meditating with colour can be a powerful way to improve health and well-being. This handbook provides a full spectrum of easy-to-use colour breathing and visualisation exercises. Anyone can practice these simple meditations, and they are ideal for colour therapists, yoga instructors and CAM practitioners to use as guided meditations with clients. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-202-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, colour therapy, complementary therapies, energy work, meditation, prana, yoga

New! Shonishin

Shonishin

The Art of Non-Invasive Paediatric Acupuncture

Thomas Wernicke

Shonishin, or paediatric acupuncture, is a non-invasive treatment developed specifically to treat a range of health problems in children and babies. This authoritative, unique guide for practitioners covers the theory and practice of the treatment, including how it can be adapted for use with adults and older people. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-160-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, child development, children, complementary therapies, energy work, meridians, Qi, traditional Chinese medicine

New! The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

2nd edition

Lynn Davis

This is the only book social workers need to make sense of the key elements of children's and family law. Now in a fully updated second edition, it reflects recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidelines for inter-agency working, Children and Families Act 2013 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-440-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law

New! The Asperkid's Game Plan

The Asperkid's Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's Game Plan teaches how to use purposeful structured play to engage the bright minds of Asperkids, building on strengths that they already have and developing core skills that they often struggle with, such as fine motor and social skills. Full of practical and fun learning games that can be used in the home or classroom. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-959-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, creativity, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, messy play, parenting, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education

New! Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Deborah D. Gray

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-939-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-462-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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