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Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context

Edited by David Willows and John Swinton

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-892-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology

Studio Art Therapy

Studio Art Therapy

Cultivating the Artist Identity in the Art Therapist

Catherine Hyland Moon

This book presents a model of art therapy where the processes of art constitute the core of the model. It addresses how an arts-based approach can inform the therapist in all aspects of practice, from the conception of the work and the attempt to understand client needs to interacting with clients and communicating with others about art therapy. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-814-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 366pp

Keywords: art therapy, psychology

'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

Edited by Peter Somerville and Andy Steele

The contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. This book shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-849-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social policy, social work

Reparation and Victim-focused Social Work

Reparation and Victim-focused Social Work

Edited by Brian Williams

The contributors to this book bring together research material from the wide range of disciplines involved and present an overview of the information needed for effective practice. They examine the practicalities of reparation orders, family group conferencing, restorative cautioning schemes and the workings of youth offending teams. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-023-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: law, offenders, restorative justice, social work

Of Mice and Aliens

Of Mice and Aliens

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann

This is a science fiction novel for kids, with a difference. Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome. When an alien crash-lands in his back yard, the humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties Aspie kids face every day. more »

2001, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-007-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, fiction, special education

Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

'Let Me In'

Matthew Hesmondhalgh and Christine Breakey

The authors explore the universal issues of access and inclusion in employment and education for children and young people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. They describe the challenges they faced in establishing and running an Integrated Resource for these children within a mainstream secondary school. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-986-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, employment, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, special education

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Paths are Made by Walking

Terri Dowty and Kitt Cowlishaw

In this book parents who have chosen the home education option for their children on the autistic spectrum candidly relate their experiences: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and their feelings about the issues raised by their actions. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-037-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, school phobia, special education

A Teacher's Handbook of Death

A Teacher's Handbook of Death

Maggie Jackson and Jim Colwell

Teachers are increasingly called upon to discuss and explain death and dying to children in the classroom. This book provides them with methods to facilitate open discussions of death and to find suitable ways of talking with children about what happens when someone they know dies. more »

2001, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-015-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, emotions, palliative care, youthwork

Engaging with Fathers

Engaging with Fathers

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Brigid Daniel and Julie Taylor

Engaging with Fathers is written for the busy professional and avoids jargon. Each chapter contains summaries of the main points, examples of research, exercises, key issues to consider and suggestions for further reading. While developing practice with fathers, it remains firmly focused on what is best for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.95/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-794-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, social care

Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare

Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare

Brynna Kroll and Andy Taylor

Focusing on the needs of children of substance misusing parents and the dilemmas faced by professionals working with them, this comprehensive book brings together for the first time theoretical and practice issues for all those involved with the crossover between responses to drug and alcohol problems and child welfare. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-791-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: alcohol, child protection, child psychology, children, drugs, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse

Developing Good Practice in Community Care

Developing Good Practice in Community Care

Partnership and Participation

Edited by Vicky White and John Harris

Drawing together theory and practice, this comprehensive resource presents guidelines for good practice in community care work. The contributors describe the planning and implementation of pioneering initiatives in the community, analyse their effectiveness and outline their practical implications in the light of the current legislative framework. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-890-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keyword: social work

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Practical Solutions for School Success

Brenda Smith Myles and Diane Adreon

The authors give an overview of those characteristics of AS that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. Central to the book is a detailed discussion of strategies and supports necessary to ensure a successful school experience for students with AS at the middle and secondary levels. more »

2001, Paperback: £15.95
ISBN: 9780967251493, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 227pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 4, special education

Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem

Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem

Richard Bryant-Jefferies

This practical book shows how client-focused counselling can support problem drinkers seeking to develop and sustain a less alcohol-centred way of life. Supported by contributions from clients who have undergone counselling for alcohol reliance, this is a comprehensive for people working with those who have a problematic relationship with alcohol. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-002-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, counselling, drugs, families, health care, mental health, person-centred, relationships, social care, social work, substance abuse

Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Education

Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Education

Florence Watson, Helen Burrows and Chris Player

This clear and instructive text gives practical advice on how to write better essays or assessments and give better presentations within social work. It shows how practitioners and students can apply theoretical considerations to practical social work and how they can articulate this connection in written or oral reports. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-981-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keyword: social work

On Death, Dying and Not Dying

On Death, Dying and Not Dying

Peter Houghton

In June 2000 Peter Houghton, a counselor in palliative care, was weeks from death due to cardiomyopathy. Then he was offered the chance to participate in a clinical trial. Six months later he was not only still alive, but planning a long distance walk for charity and writing this book about his experiences. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-020-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: autobiography, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social work

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