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Settlements, Social Change and Community Action

Settlements, Social Change and Community Action

Good Neighbours

Edited by Ruth Gilchrist and Tony Jeffs

Reflecting the current emphasis in social policy on the ideas of community and active citizenship, the contributors to this book develop the basic settlement concepts of strong communities and links across groups, and apply them to current policy developments in community responsibility, the role of voluntary work and the future of social care. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-764-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work

Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Rediscovering a 'Forgotten' Dimension

John Swinton

In this thoughtful book, Swinton explores the connections between mental health or illness and spirituality and draws on these to provide practical guidance for people working in mental health. He analyses a range of models of care provision that will enable carers to increase their awareness of aspects of spirituality in their caring strategies. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-804-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, mental illness, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality, theology

A Systems-Centered Approach to Inpatient Group Psychotherapy

Yvonne M. Agazarian

This book is built around the transcript of an inpatient therapy session, giving the reader the opportunity to follow verbatim how systems-centered therapy actually works. The Other chapters give an overview of the systems-centered ideas, their formulation as a theory, and the systems-centered methods that put the theory into practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-917-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Carole Kayrooz

Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-918-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, mental health

Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

A Practical Guide

Jacki Pritchard

Agencies working with vulnerable adults are increasingly finding they have to train staff internally to become trainers on the issue of adult abuse and this trend is likely to continue. Based on the author's considerable experience, this timely and practical manual will help agencies develop effective basic awareness programmes. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-913-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, older people

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Roadmap

Linda Andron

For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial, and share their practical and original strategies. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-947-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Psychological Aesthetics

Psychological Aesthetics

Painting, Feeling and Making Sense

David Maclagan

An introduction to psychological aesthetics for art educators, art therapists, psychoanalysts, artists and art lovers, this book re-evaluates conventional philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to aesthetic qualities themselves, to the kinds of psychological significance they can generate, and to the interweaving of inner and outer realities. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-834-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: art therapy, psychology, psychotherapy

My Social Stories Book

My Social Stories Book

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

Taking the form of short narratives, the book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum. more »

2001, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-950-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social stories, special education

Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs

Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs

A Guide for Parents
2nd edition

Elaine Streeter

In this new edition of her well-established book, Elaine Streeter helps parents and carers to learn not only how they can add to a child's fun, but also how they can engage a child in interactive communication at a level the child can make sense of - one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. more »

2001, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-960-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 64pp

Keywords: children, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, special education

Social Work and Dementia

Social Work and Dementia

Good Practice and Care Management

Margaret Anne Tibbs

A practical resource written specifically for social care professionals working with people with dementia and their families, this book gives guidance on person-centred good practice throughout the care process from the initial diagnosis, through day care, respite care, long-term care, and death and attachment. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-904-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keyword: dementia

Immigration Controls, the Family and the Welfare State

Immigration Controls, the Family and the Welfare State

A Handbook of Law, Theory, Politics and Practice for Local Authority, Voluntary Sector and Welfare State Workers and Legal Advisors

Steve Cohen

In this comprehensive handbook Steve Cohen examines the law, including the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act, as it applies to the relationship between issues of welfare, immigration control and refugee status, giving pointers for good practice. The practical application of the law is illustrated with a wealth of case studies. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-723-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

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

Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Edited by Harriet Ward and Wendy Rose

Examining the assessment of need in children's services this book addresses the full spectrum of practice, policy and research developments in the field. The contributors show how needs assessment in children's services can be used to tackle problems such as low achievement, and social exclusion at both individual and strategic levels. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-780-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, social work

Communication and Mental Illness

Communication and Mental Illness

Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Jenny France and Sarah Kramer

This book is for improving understanding of individuals with mental illness. It offers theoretical knowledge of the methods of communication commonly adopted by individuals with a variety of diagnoses of mental illness and how information about communication can influence service provision, ending with suggestions for future policy and practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.95/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-732-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 464pp

Keywords: communication, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry

Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-982-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, older people, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

The Use of Art in Counselling Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The Use of Art in Counselling Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Maralynn M Hagood

Based on 17 years of clinical work in the United States and the UK, this book presents a comprehensive discussion on the use of art in counselling sexually abused children, their families, and sex offenders. Using concepts of the "trauma model", we see how art therapy, counselling and psychotherapy can be tailored to the needs of the individual. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-228-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, children, counselling, mental health, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, social work

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