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Working with Suicidal Individuals

Working with Suicidal Individuals

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support

Tony White

Working with Suicidal Individuals provides a comprehensive guide to understanding suicide, the assessment of risk, and the treatment and management of suicidal individuals. It covers the theory behind suicidal behaviour, using Transactional Analysis to explore the personality types of suicidal individuals and to understand their motivations. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-115-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, health care, mental illness, nursing, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, risk assessment, self harm, suicide

Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness

Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness

Nick Luxmoore

This book is about young people trying to find answers, or at least trying to live more comfortably with the question. Using dozens of recognisable vignettes, Luxmoore explores young people's anxieties about ordinariness and extraordinariness, anxieties that affect everything: their behaviour, choices, relationships, happiness. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-185-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bullying, counselling, psychology

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Performing New Lives

Performing New Lives

Prison Theatre

Jonathan Shailor

Performing New Lives draws together some of the most original and innovative programs in contemporary prison theatre. Leading prison theatre directors and practitioners discuss the prison theatre experience first-hand, and offer valuable insights. It is essential reading for drama therapists, theatre artists, prison educators and academics. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-823-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dramatherapy, mental health, offenders, psychotherapy, theatre

The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Best Practice and Evidential Requirements

Jacki Pritchard
With Simon Leslie

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults is the comprehensive guide to keeping accurate, effective and complete records in safeguarding adults work. It covers crucial skills in recording, including how to write effectively; evidential requirements when writing statements and reports for court, minute-taking and includes examples of good recording. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-112-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, carers, community care, elder abuse, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supported living

Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism

Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism

The Definitive Guide to Using Alternative-Augmentative Communication, Visual Strategies, and Learning Supports at Home and School

Carol L. Spears and Vicki L. Turner

Exploring the various communication and intervention options available, this book clearly explains everything families, teachers, therapists and other professionals need to know in order to improve a child's communication, behaviour, social and academic skills. Chapters follow a consistent, user-friendly format. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-837-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory stimulation, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Allison Hope-West

This guide walks you through the entire journey of securing appropriate educational provision for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The author explains the implications of having, or not having, a diagnosis; how to obtain a Statement of SEN; how to find and secure an appropriate school; and how to work effectively with outside agencies. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-153-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals

Kate Thompson

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-690-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, poetry, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Top Tips for Asperger Students

Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Rosemary Martin
Illustrated by Caitlin Cooper

Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-140-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, personal hygiene, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

A Handbook for Professionals

Kenneth J. Aitken

This volume explains the biology and genetics of ASD, and provides clinicians and researchers with a comprehensive summary of each genetic factor including the research that links it to ASD, diagnosis and treatment issues, and related animal models, as well as detailing relevant professional organisations and avenues for further research. more »

2010, Hardback: £75.00/ $125.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-976-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 496pp

Keyword: autism

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-842-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, child development, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, expressive therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, self esteem, social care, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Sue Jennings
Illustrated by Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-014-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, dramatherapy, early intervention, emotions, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, self esteem, storymaking

Language Function

Language Function

An Introduction to Pragmatic Assessment and Intervention for Higher Order Thinking and Better Literacy

Ellyn Lucas Arwood

Dr. Arwood outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how learners acquire language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both neurotypical learners and those with neurogenic disabilities. more »

2010, Hardback: £55.00/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-800-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, communication, disability, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, psychology, reference, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children

Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children

Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Nancy L. Mindick

Mindick provides an explanation of the types, causes, and characteristics of prosopagnosia. Providing an insider's perspective on the condition, she suggests ways to recognize the signs of facial recognition difficulties in children, and offers specific ideas for ensuring that they are properly supported in their learning and social development. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-802-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, sensory issues, special education

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