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Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

The Arts and Human Suffering

Stephen K. Levine

Stephen K. Levine's book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-512-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: aesthetics, arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, psychotherapy, trauma

What is Friendship?

What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day

This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD or autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-048-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, families, inclusive classroom, parenting, self esteem, special education

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Edited by Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-689-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: children, children's rights, law, offenders, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law, youthwork

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Harmony in the Face of the Tiger

Henry McGrath

Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-013-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: cancer, complementary therapies, integrative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Theory and Practice

Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson

This book combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-031-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Toolkit

Carol Hagland and Zillah Webb

This workbook was developed in consultation with carers, and can be used in groups or with individuals. Packed with exercises and case vignettes to help you to get to know the person you are supporting better, there is also a trouble-shooting section at the end of each chapter with practical solutions for tackling common problems. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-036-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, occupational therapy, social care, social work

Exploring the Self through Photography

Exploring the Self through Photography

Activities for Use in Group Work

Claire Craig

Claire Craig explores how professionals working with groups can use photography to promote self-exploration and positive change. She explains how the technique works, who it can help, and how to set up and run a group. Each chapter revolves around a key theme, such as communication, reflection, relationship-building and self-esteem. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-666-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, families, group psychotherapy, occupational therapy, older people, psychoanalysis

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

David B. Wiegan

In the USA alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labour market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-922-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, social work, transitions

Promoting Emotional Education

Promoting Emotional Education

Engaging Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Edited by Carmel Cefai and Paul Cooper

This book suggests adopting educational practices which encourage feelings of emotional security, promote trusting and supportive relationships and reflect students' views and feelings; essential qualities for healthy personal and social development in children and young people. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-996-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, emotions, self esteem, social skills

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Having Fun, Meeting Needs

Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-975-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, community care, creative therapies, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, residential care, social care, social work

Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Susan I. Buchalter

This book is filled with innovative suggestions that are easily implemented: from brief warm-ups to stretch the imagination, and collage and mask creations to assist the expression of mood, to guidance on combining modalities such as art, metaphors and movement, mindfulness exercises, and using computer programs to enhance art therapy projects. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-806-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: art therapy, group psychotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work

Chen

Chen

Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style

Master Jan Silberstorff
Translated by Michael Vorwerk

In this book, Master Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights into Chen style Taijiquan, explaining its background and key principles. He discusses the different Chen forms and the importance of each, as well as the place of competition and the effect on participants. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-021-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Coach Yourself Through the Autism Spectrum

Coach Yourself Through the Autism Spectrum

Ruth Knott Schroeder

Coach Yourself through the Autism Spectrum offers an opportunity to access your inner creativity, resourcefulness, strengths, and abilities in order to create positive change in your family. Short sections on common problems such as visits to the doctor, community outings, bullying and child care make this book easy to read from start to finish. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-801-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care

Hazel May, Paul Edwards and Dawn Brooker

This book presents a practical framework for whole person assessment of persons with dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out assessment, and suggestions for interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-405-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: dementia, older people, social care

Faith and Fertility

Faith and Fertility

Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau

Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible style, outlining each faith's history, core beliefs and values. more »

2009, Paperback: £21.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-535-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, practical theology, religious education, spirituality

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