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Learning Through Child Observation

Learning Through Child Observation

2nd edition

Mary Fawcett

This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, families, health care, mental health, social work

Managing Depression with Qigong

Managing Depression with Qigong

Frances Gaik

The author shows how the practical application of Qigong can radically improve health and wellbeing, and provides a treatment plan, including Qigong exercises. Encouraging the reader to identify their problems and take action, Dr. Frances Gaik gives practical advice that will help anyone with depression to improve their mental health. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-018-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: chi kung, depression, qigong

Play for Sick Children

Play for Sick Children

Play Specialists in Hospitals and Beyond

Catherine Hubbuck

Play for Sick Children offers a unique insight into the crucial work of the play specialist. It examines the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families, and highlights the importance of receiving quality play opportunities to counter these negative effects. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-654-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, health care, occupational therapy, play therapy

Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Change

Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Change

8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System

Master Zhongxian Wu

Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang (symbolism) and Shu (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this book makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way. more »

2009, Hardback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-020-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: chi kung, qigong, Taoism

Authentic Dialogue with Persons who are Developmentally Disabled

Authentic Dialogue with Persons who are Developmentally Disabled

Sad Without Tears

Jennifer Hill

It has often been assumed that people with developmental disabilities are incapable of expressing or acquiring the level of emotional insight necessary to engage in any kind of therapy. This book explodes this myth, challenging mental health professionals and families to engage in genuine dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-016-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: counselling, intellectual disabilities, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Bagua Quan Foundation Training

Bagua Quan Foundation Training

He Jinghan
Translated by David Alexander

The ancient Chinese art of Bagua Quan combines internal cultivation - the training of the mind - with external application, strengthening and supporting the health of the body. In this book, Master He explains the philosophy and techniques of Bagua Quan and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the practice of the art. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.95/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-015-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keyword: bagua

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Bonnie Thomas

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-921-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, social work

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

What Children Need to Know

Linda Goldman

Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-805-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, parenting, suicide, trauma

Group Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Group Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Focus on Social Competency and Social Skills

Albert J. Cotugno

Cotugno describes the theoretical underpinnings of an intervention model based on cognitive developmental principles, and explains why a group approach is best suited to address an ASD child's social deficiencies. He shows how to implement skill-based instructional approaches and assess the short and long-term effectiveness of this type of therapy. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-910-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book provides guidance on the responsibilities and risk assessments involved in maintaining a clean, safe and secure work environment, covering subjects such as first aid, safety in the kitchen, infection control, safe handling of adults, issues surrounding medication, how to react in an emergency and how to respond to challenging behaviour. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-929-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, older people, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Nicole Martin

The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behaviour. Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-807-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, inclusive classroom, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

Attention and Listening in the Early Years

Attention and Listening in the Early Years

Sharon Garforth

This is an innovative course for groups of children aged 2-4. Each group session is planned around a theme e.g. 'The Zoo', providing an anchor for the children to gain meaning from the activities that will help them learn to sit still, not talk, look at the speaker and think about the words - all vital skills in good listening. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-024-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: children, communication, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, speech and language therapy

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Markus Themessl-Huber

This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-652-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, children, health care, social policy

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Rudy Simone

This book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Simone explores Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-803-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, relationships

Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Oleg Tcherne

Pushing Hands develops sensitivity to the body's internal state and can be used to help control the emotions, the circulation of energy and physical balance. This book teaches the reader how to act in harmony with any external event without losing their 'balance' or center, enabling them to respond with confidence and flexibility to each situation. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-022-1, 190 x 215mm, 128pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

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