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Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, play, play therapy, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social skills, special education

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

An Introduction

Christa Mackinnon

This book explains how psycho-spiritual indigenous traditions can be adjusted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world views of shamanism are described along with practical guidelines and case studies detailing how to use them within the therapeutic process. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-081-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, energy work, integrative medicine, mental health, paranormal psychology, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, shamanism, spirituality, trauma

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

Edited by John Adlam, Anne Aiyegbusi, Pam Kleinot, Anna Motz and Christopher Scanlon

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers with a theoretical and practical understanding of factors that help and hinder the development of effective therapeutic relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-258-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: addiction, anger management, anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, joint working, mental illness, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, resilience, risk assessment, substance abuse, suicide, supervision, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte

This accessible book will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the correct help. It offers techniques and exercises to build a child's confidence, address causes and alleviate symptoms, and gives advice for both school and social settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

Jane Moss

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, emotions, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, palliative care, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5–12. Ideas for adaptation for children with attention and concentration difficulties are included. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-143-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, counselling, education, massage, mental health, mindfulness, pastoral care, play, PSHE, self esteem, social work, youthwork

Getting into the Game

Getting into the Game

Sports Programs for Kids with Autism

Veronica Smith and Stephanie Y Patterson

This book will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation. It details six sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and tennis and offers all the advice and support needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport environments. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-249-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, education, families, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, social skills, special education, youthwork

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!

Kate E. Reynolds

This book highlights the aspects of parties that can cause anxiety for those on the autism spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues. It covers party invitations, prizes, food and venues, with chapters suggesting activities for age groups 2-8, 9-12 and teenagers and will enable caregivers to plan stress free parties with ease. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-277-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, diet, high functioning autism, play, sensory issues, social stories, teenagers

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

A Model for Empowering Clients

Peter D. Ladd and AnnMarie Churchill

A reference manual for diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions using a person-centered, holistic approach. Designed to complement DSM assessments, it covers a range of conditions and patterns including depression, bulimia, OCD, abuse, bullying and loss. In each case the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. more »

2012, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-886-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma, violence

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Championing the Individual

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Illustrated by Jun'ichi Sato
Translated by Esther Sanders
Translated by Cathy Hirano

This practical companion provides concrete answers, explanations and advice so parents can understand their child's Asperger's and autism traits, and adapt their parenting style accordingly. It includes sections on ways to teach communication and social skills, where to find necessary support, and how to ensure the whole family can help each other. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-317-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, relationships, special education

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Exploring Self through Metaphor and Multi-Media

Margaret R. Hunter

The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women struggling with eating disorders. All the exercises, and their benefits, are fully explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-892-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, art therapy, bulimia, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, eating disorders, emotions, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Acupuncture for New Practitioners

Acupuncture for New Practitioners

John Hamwee

An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers insights into likely challenges and pitfalls of the first years of practice. It addresses styles of working, common mistakes, confidence with patients, and success and failure in the treatment room, helping novice acupuncturists to reflect on their practice. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-102-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, energy work, five elements, health care, pulse diagnosis, Qi, qigong, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae

This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-261-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mental health, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, teenagers

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-251-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, domestic abuse, dramatherapy, education, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, relationships, school phobia, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, storymaking, trauma, violence, youthwork

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