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Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

A Resource for Trainers

Barry Wright and Chris Williams

The manual is divided into ten sessions that introduce a topic related to autism and Asperger Syndrome. During each session parents are introduced to a new topic and are invited to participate in exercises and group discussions that serve to reinforce the key messages discussed earlier. Each session closes with recommended reading and 'homework'. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-548-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Microanalysis in Music Therapy

Microanalysis in Music Therapy

Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researchers, Educators and Students

Edited by Thomas Wosch and Tony Wigram

The contributors to this groundbreaking book look at methods of micro process analyses used in a variety of music therapy contexts, both clinical and research-based. They outline their methods and also give examples of the practical application of microanalysis from their clinical experience. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-469-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp

Keyword: music therapy

Planning to Learn

Planning to Learn

Creating and Using a Personal Planner with Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Keely Harper-Hill and Stephanie Lord

The authors share tried and tested techniques for creating and using a personal planner to help individuals on the autism spectrum to develop independence. This illustrated photocopiable workbook is packed with guidance, support and helpful notes for those new to, or experienced in, working with children and young people with ASD. more »

2007, Paperback: £27.50/ $43.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-561-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, special education

The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers

The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers

Edited by Wade Tovey

This handbook provides guidance for all practising social work professionals, and the staff who support them, on the post-qualifying (PQ) framework for social workers. The book introduces the framework and outlines how post-qualification accreditation and professional registration affect social workers. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-428-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp

Keywords: carers, counselling, social care, social work, social work law

At Home in the Land of Oz

At Home in the Land of Oz

Autism, My Sister, and Me
2nd edition

Anne Clinard Barnhill

Anne's sister Becky was born in 1958, before most people had even heard of autism. Diagnosed with "emotional disturbance," Becky was subjected to well-meaning but futile efforts at "rehabilitation" or "cure," as well as prolonged spells in institutions. This bittersweet memoir will resonate with everyone interested in autism spectrum conditions. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-859-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, families, memoirs, parenting

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David Kinchin

This book is a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and offers an enhanced model of PD which the author terms `Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, this model provides time frames for how long to spend at various stages of the PD process, and when to stop for discussions and explanations. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-492-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 136pp

Keywords: bereavement, depression, emotions, health care, mental health, palliative care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma

"If You Turned into a Monster"

"If You Turned into a Monster"

Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy

Dennis McCarthy

Using case studies from his clinical experience and with numerous children's monster drawings, McCarthy lets the meaningful self-expression of the child take centre stage. He demonstrates that being allowed to play, move and draw impulsively and creatively in the supportive presence of the therapist is just the beginning of the therapeutic process. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-529-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychology, children, parenting, play therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Erica Brown
With Brian Warr

This book provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-181-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, families, health care, palliative care, safeguarding children

Supportive Parenting

Supportive Parenting

Becoming an Advocate for your Child with Special Needs

Jan Starr Campito

When Jan Campito entered the world of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her what was wrong, and how to proceed to help her children. As she realized that no one else was stepping in to obtain appropriate help, she decided to take on that responsibility. Here Jan shares some of her experiences and what she has learnt in the process. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-851-1, royal, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, tics, tourettes

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Sarah Hendrickx and Keith Newton

Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-540-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Strategies and Solutions

Nick Dubin

The author describes the bullying behavior he and other individuals have experienced, and the effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons for bullying behavior and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked, as well as the critical importance of "involving the bystander". more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-846-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, PSHE, special education

Conduct Disorder and Offending Behaviour in Young People

Conduct Disorder and Offending Behaviour in Young People

Findings from Research

Kristin Liabø and Joanna Richardson

This book reviews the literature on a number of techniques and treatment approaches designed for use with adolescent conduct disorder and young offenders. The authors also provide an overview of the condition including its developmental pathway; the criteria for diagnosing conduct disorder, and services for adolescents. more »

2007, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-508-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, mental health, offenders

Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment

Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment

2nd edition

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Over 3000 definitions offer clear explanations of statistical procedures commonly used in psychology; major psychometric and other psychological tests; categories of mental illness, mental disability, and brain damage; frequently used medical terms; basic neuroanatomy; and types of psychological therapies. more »

2007, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-494-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: psychology, reference

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief

Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson

This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-789-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, bereavement, child protection, counselling, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Autistic Planet

Autistic Planet

Jennifer Elder

Autistic Planet is a world where trains run to time, people working in offices have rocking chairs, and all kids dream of winning the chess World Cup. Join us on a journey to this alternative reality, where being different is ordinary, and being "typical" is unheard of! This book is full of colour illustrations and written in child-friendly rhyme. more »

2007, Hardback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-842-9, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 48pp

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

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