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Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

Teya Sepinuck

Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, memoirs, offenders, psychodrama, psychology, resilience, restorative justice, self esteem, sexual abuse, storymaking, theatre, trauma, violence

The Valley Spirit

The Valley Spirit

A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation
2nd edition

Lindsey Wei

Lindsey Wei, a young American-Chinese woman, is drawn to the Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts and spiritual wisdom. This book follows her journey with Li Shi Fu, a hermetic Daoist recluse, as she establishes herself as a worthy disciple of the internal arts. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-131-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autobiography, Daoism, memoirs, qigong

Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model

Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model

Psychodramatic Stories from the Frontlines

Edited by Kate Hudgins and Francesca Toscani

This book provides an accessible introduction to the Therapeutic Spiral Model in practice, describing how it works, its relationship with classical psychodrama, neurobiology, experiential psychotherapy and clinical psychology, how it differs from other experiential methods and how it has been used with diverse populations and in different cultures. more »

2012, Paperback: £26.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-923-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: counselling, domestic abuse, dramatherapy, eating disorders, expressive therapies, families, group psychotherapy, mental health, offenders, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, theatre, trauma

Hearing Young People Talk About Witnessing Domestic Violence

Hearing Young People Talk About Witnessing Domestic Violence

Exploring Feelings, Coping Strategies and Pathways to Recovery

Susan Collis

This book explores the cases of five young people who have been victims of domestic violence. It provides deep insight into how their experiences have affected their emotional behaviour, the complexities of issues related to it and those aspects of support which provide the greatest benefit to them. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-378-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, counselling, domestic abuse, families, psychotherapy, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, violence

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Joseph Pinson

This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-896-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, communication, creativity, dementia, music therapy, older people, residential care

Mastering Social Work Values and Ethics

Mastering Social Work Values and Ethics

Farrukh Akhtar

This key text examines ethical concerns arising at different stages of professional development in social work and offers guidelines to overcoming them. Practice pointers equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to move beyond professional codes and work to a broader set of values. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-274-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: social care, social work

Painful Bladder Syndrome

Painful Bladder Syndrome

Controlling and Resolving Interstitial Cystitis through Natural Medicine

Philip Weeks

Painful Bladder Syndrome is a common and highly debilitating condition that Western medicine finds difficult to treat. Blending holistic medical traditions from both East and West, this book guides the reader through the process of managing their symptoms using a simple yet powerful combination of natural techniques, nutrition and herbal medicine. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-110-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: acupuncture, complementary medicine, diet, naturopathy, nutrition

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts

A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon

An accessible guide to help foster and adoptive parents understand the neurobiological issues that affect children who have experienced early trauma. It demystifies the science behind child trauma, explains why conventional parenting won't work for these children and provides grounded advice on what will, addressing common parenting dilemmas. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-263-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

An Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role

Gunilla Gerland

Writing from an insider's perspective and an autism professional, Gerland offers original explanations of the characteristics of autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. She explains how to overcome common pitfalls to build more effective working relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-370-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, person-centred, personal hygiene, psychology, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, transitions

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Robert Sheaffer

An intriguing, personal account, this book explores the author's experiences with the Adept Shun Yuan of the Heavenly Dragon sect as he sets off on a journey towards spiritual enlightenment. However, this journey is not without its challenges, and the author has to look to his very core to overcome the obstacles that block his way. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-127-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: autobiography, memoirs, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You

Debi Brown

Aspie girls and women are incredibly vulnerable to having bad sexual experiences with men, whether or not they are interested in pursuing dating and sexual relationships. This must-read book spells out the unwritten safety rules around dating, relationships and sex, informing and empowering them to live full and independent lives while staying safe more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-354-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, teenagers

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Barbara Bissonnette

Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. This practical “how-to” guide describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations to projecting confidence in interviews. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-921-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, communication, employment, further education, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, social skills, transitions

Ed says U said

Ed says U said

Eating Disorder Translator

June Alexander and Cate Sangster

A unique resource of information on eating disorders (EDs), this book aims to improve communication between people with EDs and their loved ones by revealing the ED mind set and decoding language choices. Full of everyday examples, it details the common pitfalls and gives invaluable advice on how best to defuse the triggers. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-331-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, eating disorders, families, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, relationships, self harm, teenagers

Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions

Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions

Making Difficult Life and Work Decisions

Michael Carroll and Elisabeth Shaw

Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions provides a comprehensive overview of the most influential ideas in ethical thinking across the ages. It explores the ethical challenges through an interdisciplinary approach and presents a brand new model for becoming ethically mature professionals in the process. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-387-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: careers, carers, counselling, health care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision

The "BASIC Ph" Model of Coping and Resiliency

The "BASIC Ph" Model of Coping and Resiliency

Theory, Research and Cross-Cultural Application

Edited by Mooli Lahad, Miri Shacham and Ofra Ayalon

The “BASIC PH” model of coping and resiliency, developed by Prof. Mooli Lahad, was the first to describe coping as an on-going effort to manage life challenges. This is the first book to be published on this world-renowned approach, widely used as an effective resiliency assessment, intervention, and recovery model. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-231-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, counselling, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, families, grief, mental health, nursing, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

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