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Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

David Aldridge

Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, spirituality

Improvisation

Improvisation

Methods and Techniques for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students

Tony Wigram

Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Wigram's practical, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods. Notated examples allow readers to try out techniques as they read, with audio examples on the accompanying CD. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-048-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keyword: music therapy

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Edited by Nikki Jeffcote and Tessa Watson

This publication is aimed at practitioners who work with women in secure settings. There is relatively little material available which integrates practice, research and service development issues in this challenging area, and this publication fills an important gap. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-218-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

The Impact of the Assessment Framework

Hedy Cleaver and Steve Walker
With Pamela Meadows

Drawing on interviews with social workers and their managers, and families and young people themselves, the authors of this important book show how the principles embodied in the Assessment Framework have been applied to social work practice. This book should be read by all professionals working to promote the welfare and well-being of children. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-159-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: child protection, children

Everyday Heaven

Everyday Heaven

Journeys Beyond the Stereotypes of Autism

Donna Williams

This is the fourth installment in Williams' series of autobiographies about her life with autism. A humorous, riveting, roller-coaster of a book, Everyday Heaven covers the monumental nine years from the time Ian left their accidental, 'autistic marriage', to finally knowing what life was like without the invisible cage of her 'Exposure Anxiety'. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-211-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, memoirs

Supporting Parents

Supporting Parents

Messages from Research

David Quinton

Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children's rights, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social policy

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget

Lise Pyles

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-761-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, school phobia, special education

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem

Inner-life Skills of Relaxation, Visualisation and Mediation for Children and Adolescents

Mark Pearson

It is a guide that presents a range of accessible personal development exercises for children and adolescents, introducing relaxation, visualisation and meditation skills. There are guidelines for planning, presenting and integrating inner-life skills programs in-group work as well as family and group communication games. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-224-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, self esteem, youthwork

Emotional Release for Children

Emotional Release for Children

Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future

Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan

The book provides methods for helping children and adolescents experiencing depression, fear, grief and unpredictable anger to release such emotional stress and develop their happiness and emotional well being. It includes clear, step-by-step games and exercises for encouraging children's growth of self-awareness and reclaiming of self-esteem. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-225-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

Clive Sellick, June Thoburn and Terry Philpot

This book reviews changes in policy and practice and will assist managers and practitioners in family and childcare social work to make decisions based on sound evidence about where to place children and what sort of practice is likely to bring about the desired outcomes for children, birth relatives, foster carers and the adoptive family. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659006, 238 x 170mm, 140pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, families, fostering, residential care, social policy, social work

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe

The authors provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, school or in care. They show how to develop early intervention strategies and aid parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-748-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast

Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-766-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, employment, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, sensory issues, supported living

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

Edited by Debra Hayes and Beth Humphries

The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-194-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social work, social work law

The Development of Autism

The Development of Autism

A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Thomas L. Whitman

Tom Whitman proposes a new developmental theory of autism that focuses on the diversity of characteristics associated with this disorder, and how these develop over time. This theory is reconciled and integrated with contemporary theories of autism, including the social, cognitive, linguistic, sensorimotor and biological perspectives. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-735-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, psychology

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