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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 "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

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Current Theory and Practice in Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Exploitation

Edited by Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan

This book addresses the issue of domestic violence against women, drawing on research findings, policy developments and current debates to contextualise its alarming prevalence and to propose informed ways of addressing, through training and practice, the needs of both victims and perpetrators in current social and related care provision. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-132-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, child protection, domestic abuse, elder abuse, families, offenders, probation, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Warrior Guards the Mountain

Warrior Guards the Mountain

The Internal Martial Traditions of China, Japan and South East Asia

Alex Kozma

Inspired by the author's personal training experiences, this book presents an intimate exploration of the philosophy of some of the rarest martial art forms. Encompassing the arts of China, Japan and India/South East Asia, it includes in-depth conversations with esteemed Masters such as Dr Serge Augier and Master He Jing Han. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-124-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: bagua, Chinese martial arts, qigong, taiji quan, Xing Yi Quan

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

Blue Dragon, White Tiger

Blue Dragon, White Tiger

Verses for Refining the Golden Elixir

Chang Sen Feng
Translated by Shi Fu Hwang
Translated by Cheney Crow

Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-115-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, tantra, Taoism

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-319-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

A Guide to Implementation and Issues for Practice

Edited by Hári Sewell

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health provides a critical guide to the Act: what it means for mental health services and how it should be implemented. It addresses each of the nine characteristics protected by the Act in turn, examining the research and practice issue associated with each and offering positive guidance. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-284-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, disability law, ethnicity, health care, law, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work, social work law

Everyday Qigong Practice

Everyday Qigong Practice

Richard Bertschinger

This useful handbook teaches simple Qigong exercises that can be easily practised in the home every day. It offers guidance for introductory exercises that are easy to learn and very effective, including Early Morning Meditations and the Silk Brocades. Suitable for young and old, this is the perfect introduction to classic Qigong exercises. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-117-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Chinese medicine, Qi, qigong

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