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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: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-794-9, Royal, 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

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

Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Of Falling Sparrows

Abe Isanon

This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-026-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

John Holland

This book is a highly practical book that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. As well as offering valuable insight into the impact of death on children, the author provides practical guidelines for how teachers and parents can better support children through parental bereavement while they are at school. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-016-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, palliative care, safeguarding children, social work, trauma

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

Counsellors in Health Settings

Counsellors in Health Settings

Edited by Kim Etherington

Focusing on the experiences of counsellors themselves, this book is a comprehensive resource for counsellors working in health contexts and for the health professionals who work with them, and may take on counselling roles, which will inform and improve their work. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-938-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, counselling, emotions, health care, mental health, psychiatry, social care

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-969-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Violence and Mental Disorder

Violence and Mental Disorder

A Critical Aid to the Assessment and Management of Risk

Stephen Blumenthal and Tony Lavender

Violence and Mental Disorder takes the debate about violence into new territory by increasing our understanding of the wide range of factors associated with the commission of violence. This comprehensive and critical review of the literature is intended for a broad audience, including clinicians, researchers and policy makers working in this area. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-035-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, psychology, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Eileen H. Jones

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-004-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, counselling, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychotherapy, social work, storymaking

In and Out of Anorexia

In and Out of Anorexia

The Story of the Client, the Therapist and the Process of Recovery

Tammie Ronen and Ayelet

Ayelet spent six years of her adolescence in and out of hospital, having been diagnosed as suffering from a severe anorexia disorder. Ayelet describes her personal experiences of the illness, the repeated hospitalisations and her ultimate recovery. The book outlines the importance of a good relationship between the client and the therapist. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-990-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keyword: eating disorders

Pediatric Dramatherapy

Pediatric Dramatherapy

They Couldn't Run, So They Learned to Fly

Carol E. Bouzoukis

Based on a study conducted with chronically ill children, Pediatric Dramatherapy shows how children who are unable to verbalize their feelings or inner conflicts can do so through dramatherapy. The major sources of stress for chronically ill children are examined as they relate to situations within selected stories. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-961-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, dramatherapy, health care, psychodrama

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