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Stephen Harris in Trouble

Stephen Harris in Trouble

A Dyspraxic Drama in Several Clumsy Acts

Tim Nichol

Taking a light-hearted and humorous look at life through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy, this book recounts the everyday problems that are faced by children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorders (DCDs), and contains creative and positive approaches to teaching and parenthood that readers will find hugely supportive. more »

2003, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-134-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, fiction, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

Relational Group Psychotherapy

Relational Group Psychotherapy

From Basic Assumptions to Passion

Richard M. Billow
Introduction by James S. Grotstein

This volume reveals the deeply personal nature of the intersubjective process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and other group members. By locating the group therapist's experience in the centre of the action, Richard M. Billow moves away from traditional approaches in group psychotherapy. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-739-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
2003, Hardback: £24.99/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-738-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: group psychotherapy

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

2nd edition

Saralea E. Chazan

The author's introduction to the simultaneous treatment of parent and child brings together theoretical background and suggestions for practice in an accessible and comprehensive format. This useful book will be a welcome resource for social workers, child psychiatrists, family therapists and other professionals working with children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-736-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, parenting, psychiatry, social work

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers

Ray S. Anderson

The author explores spirituality in the context of the individual and of society, and discusses how those practicing pastoral or health care can deal with the issues raised outside of any religious ideas or practice. Anderson shows how professionals can help people move towards a more positive state in the face of pain, distress and illness. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-746-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Understanding Asperger Perspectives

Paula Jacobsen

Jacobsen demonstrates how to interpret classic analytic and psychodynamic theories in relation to people with AS and explains how revised theories of mind, executive functioning and central coherence have helped provide new concepts and language with which to properly articulate the experiences of those with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-743-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Experiences of Donor Conception

Experiences of Donor Conception

Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years

Caroline Lorbach

Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. She provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. more »

2003, Paperback: £17.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-122-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, fostering, health care, infertility

Child Protection Work

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-075-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, social care, social work, trauma

Children's Unspoken Language

Children's Unspoken Language

Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon

The author, a developmental psychologist and mother, demonstrates how a young child's developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child's social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-120-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, education, psychology, social care, social skills, social work

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Challenges and Dilemmas

Edited by Sue Richardson and Heather Bacon

Using attachment theory as a foundation, this book addresses in depth the acute practice dilemmas concerning children who, despite the climate of increased awareness, multi-disciplinary cooperation and legislative and procedural change, cannot easily be protected. The contributors give guidelines for working with the children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-147-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, domestic abuse, mental health, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

Living the Good Life with Autism

Living the Good Life with Autism

Edgar Schneider

His discovery only in retirement that he has high-functioning autism provided Edgar Schneider at last with an explanation for his many differences, explored in Discovering my Autism. In this book he takes up the story, telling of his marriage to a like-minded woman, and of the day-to-day realities of life with this condition. more »

2003, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-712-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, relationships

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

Temperament or Trauma?

Heather Castillo

Personality Disorder is one of the most difficult psychological conditions to classify and treat. Drawing on extensive research carried out in conjunction with service users, the author seeks to adjust this imbalance and looks at the classification and treatment of personality disorder from the service users' viewpoint. more »

2002, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-053-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services

Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services

Edited by Elizabeth Harlow and Stephen A. Webb

Discussing issues such as child abuse and the Internet, computer mediated self-help and collaborative learning, this is a ground-breaking book in the field of social care, bringing well-researched and up-to-date discussion of all aspects of information technology to those working and studying in health and social care. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-049-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: health care, social care, social policy, social work

The Social Unconscious

The Social Unconscious

Selected Papers

Earl Hopper

The social unconscious and its manifestations in group analysis are the focus of this important new book of Earl Hopper's selected papers. Drawing on sociology, psychoanalysis and group analysis, he argues that groups and their participants are constrained unconsciously by social, cultural and political facts and forces. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-088-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships

Ashley Stanford

Ashley Stanford is married to a man with AS, and her book provides the answers to many of the questions asked by people in that situation. She provides strategies for living successfully with the more uncompromising aspects of AS, pointing out that AS also brings enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding. more »

2002, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-734-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

The Expressive Body in Life, Art, and Therapy

The Expressive Body in Life, Art, and Therapy

Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning

Daria Halprin

Drawing on her extensive experience in expressive arts therapy, Daria Halprin presents a unique approach to healing through movement and art. She describes the body as the container of one's entire life experience and movement as a language that expresses and reveals our deepest struggles and creative potentials. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-737-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: dance and movement therapy, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

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