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Narrative Play Therapy

Narrative Play Therapy

Theory and Practice

Edited by Aideen Taylor de Faoite

Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-142-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, divorce, dramatherapy, education, families, mental health, play, play therapy, social care, storymaking

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

Understanding Crisis Therapies

Understanding Crisis Therapies

An Integrative Approach to Crisis Intervention and Post Traumatic Stress

Hilda Loughran

This book covers the different influences on crisis therapies and traces the development of crisis theory. Each chapter explores a different approach, including psychoanalytic; cognitive, which includes motivational interviewing; systemic; radical; and social construction, which covers solution focused therapy and enhancing resilience. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-032-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, mental health, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

A Guide for Families and Professionals

Isabel Fernández Carvajal and David Aldridge

Fragile X syndrome is one of the main causes of child developmental delay and autism spectrum disorders. This book breaks down the complex science of this genetic disorder and provides the facts and advice that every bewildered parent or professional needs to support individuals with Fragile X syndrome. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-991-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, counselling, disability, early intervention, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential

Judith Milner and Jackie Bateman

Based on solution focused practice principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health, learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture children's views, wishes and worries, and assists them in identifying their strengths. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-082-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, communication, counselling, education, health care, social care, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

A Simple Exercise Program for Home and School

Geoff Platt

Geoff Platt's effective program aims to improve fitness by focusing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. This book demonstrates how exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-171-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

The Chinese Book of Animal Powers

The Chinese Book of Animal Powers

Chungliang Al Huang

For thousands of years, the Chinese have believed that we are born with the characteristics and powers of an animal, depending on the month and year of our birth. Now readers of all ages can discover for themselves the fun and wisdom of this age-old Chinese tradition in this exquisite book by celebrated author and artist Chungliang Al Huang. more »

2011, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-066-5, 220 x 255 (landscape), 32pp

Keywords: calligraphy, children, Chinese animals, Chinese horoscope, Daoism

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Educational Psychology Casework

Educational Psychology Casework

A Practice Guide
2nd edition

Rick Beaver

This is a practical guide to working with children, outlining the basic skills needed and practical strategies to promote positive change and obtain the best results for children. The author outlines the theoretical background and how this translates into practical work and includes case examples which demonstrate the theory in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-173-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, psychology, SEAL, special education

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

Chungliang Al Huang
Photographs by Si Chi Ko

Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-052-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, movement, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

How We Treat the Sick

How We Treat the Sick

Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services

Michael Mandelstam

The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-160-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, dementia, disability, disability law, health care, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, risk assessment, social care, social policy, trauma

Making Sense of Social Situations

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno

Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-848-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

A Practical Resource for Supporting Parenting Skills

Kate Iwi and Chris Newman

This practical guide provides techniques and exercises to help practitioners work in a structured and focused way with parents after domestic violence has occurred. It sets out a framework for assessing risks and needs, and covers how to build strengths, set goals, and plan an intervention pathway. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-021-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, domestic abuse, families, offenders, parenting, probation, risk assessment, social care, social work, violence

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

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict
2nd edition

Fiona Macbeth and Nic Fine
With Jo Broadwood, Carey Haslam and Nik Pitcher

Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-184-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, education, offenders, probation, restorative justice, social work, violence, youthwork

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