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Autobiography of a Theory

Autobiography of a Theory

Developing a Theory of Living Human Systems and its Systems-Centered Practice

Yvonne M. Agazarian and Susan P. Gantt

Systems-centred practice and its theory are one of the most important developments in group psychology in the last forty years. In this book Yvonne Agazarian traces the evolution of her ideas and their application to create a meta-theory, the theory of living human systems. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-847-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research

Edited by Dorota Iwaniec and Malcolm Hill

This book explores the implications of recent research for all those concerned with child welfare and social work. It addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-812-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children, children's rights, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Coping with Survivors and Surviving

Coping with Survivors and Surviving

Julie Skinner

Based on a study exploring the effects of child sexual abuse on children, their mothers and their teachers, Coping with Survivors and Surviving is the first book to consider how the reactions of these different groups are affected by each other. Julie Skinner recommends how welfare services can be improved to support all involved in such cases. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-822-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, sexual abuse

The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids and their Parents

The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids and their Parents

Joan Matthews and James Williams

James Williams is an SP (special person) - he was diagnosed with autism in childhood. His mother, Joan Matthews, is an NP (normal person). As James grew up, his different perception of the world created problems. Together, he and his mother met the challenges with ingenuity and humour. This is a book of their practical solutions to those problems. more »

2000, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-914-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Case Studies in Non-directive Play Therapy

Case Studies in Non-directive Play Therapy

Virginia Ryan and Kate Wilson

The case studies in this book provide a detailed account of play therapy undertaken with children and an adolescent, all of whom experienced emotional problems and/or varying forms of abuse. Through the narrative form of the case studies, details of their therapeutic progress is given, which then informs discussion of wider issues. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-912-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, play therapy, psychiatry, psychotherapy

I am Special

I am Special

Introducing Children and Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Peter Vermeulen

This workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult. Unlike other books, its content and layout are devised for children who read, think and process information differently. The first part is a theoretical introduction. The second part is a series of worksheets through which the child creates a unique book about themselves. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-916-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, psychology, special education, youthwork

Post-Compulsory Education and the New Millennium

Post-Compulsory Education and the New Millennium

Edited by David E. Gray and Colin Griffin

This book seeks to provide an up-to-date overview of the post-compulsory sector of education and analyse the current trends and policies likely to affect both teachers and teacher trainers.The contributors have established national and international reputations in the post-16 education field. more »

2000, Paperback: £34.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-774-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Assessment in Higher Education

Assessment in Higher Education

Student Learning, Teaching, Programmes and Institutions

John Heywood

This book examines not only the assessment of student learning but the assessment of institutions, the programmes they offer, and the teaching they provide. It describes in detail the significant developments that have taken place over the last decade in the field, and clarifies the different meanings of the term assessment that are now in use. more »

2000, Paperback: £45.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-831-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home

Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home

When Love is Not Enough

Jane Gregory

Jane Gregory's daughter Chrissy exhibits behaviour which people find challenging - screaming fits, stripping off her clothes and violent outbursts. As an adult she was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder and autism. Jane offers practical advice for other parents, and explains how she got the right support and effective treatment. more »

2000, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-874-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: anger management, autism, challenging behaviour, children, fiction, intellectual disabilities, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice

Edited by John P. Vincent and Ernest N. Jouriles

This book describes recently developed intervention programs which have been shown to be effective for reducing the incidence, severity or impact of domestic violence in particular populations. It also features assessment programs that identify risk profiles of potential perpetrators and victims. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-854-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 323pp

Keywords: domestic abuse, families, offenders, violence

Growing Up Severely Autistic

Growing Up Severely Autistic

They Call Me Gabriel

Kate Rankin

Gabriel is a teenager who is severely autistic: he is completely unsocialized, is incontinent and is unable to speak. In this book his mother, with great honesty, describes what it is like to bring up an autistic child who requires constant care and exhibits challenging behaviour. more »

2000, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-891-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, children, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting

Policy and Practice in Higher Education

Policy and Practice in Higher Education

Reforming Norwegian Universities

Ivar Bleiklie, Roar Hostaker and Agnete Vabo

Change in higher education policy reflects and transforms the relationship between the state, the higher education institution and the individual. Drawn from the perspectives of political science and sociology, this volume describes and analyses the interplay of factors at all three levels, using Norway as a case study. more »

2000, Paperback: £35.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-705-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Secure Psychiatric Practice

Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Secure Psychiatric Practice

Working with Difference

Edited by Charles Kaye and Tony Lingiah

The book provides essential information and analysis which exposes society's view of minorities and the influence these views may have on care professionals working in psychiatric and criminal justice systems. It suggests practical steps for improvement to ensure a more equitable and culturally sensitive service provision. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-696-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 286pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, race

Self-Mutilation and Art Therapy

Self-Mutilation and Art Therapy

Violent Creation

Diana Milia

Milia examines the effect of art therapy interventions with clients who harm their bodies. Demonstrating how these theories can be implemented in practice, Milia describes examples from her clinical experience, and includes case studies. Her practical book extends our understanding of the self-mutilation concept and how best it may be addressed. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-683-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: art therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Behavioural Concerns and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Behavioural Concerns and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Explanations and Strategies for Change

John Clements and Ewa Zarkowska

This book is a practical account of how people who attract autism labels can come to behave in ways that give rise to serious concerns in other people and, sometimes, themselves. The authors identify the range of needs that may be expressed through behaviours that cause concern and provide strategies for addressing both needs and behaviours. more »

2000, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-742-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy

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