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Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

A Resource for Trainers

Barry Wright and Chris Williams

The manual is divided into ten sessions that introduce a topic related to autism and Asperger Syndrome. During each session parents are introduced to a new topic and are invited to participate in exercises and group discussions that serve to reinforce the key messages discussed earlier. Each session closes with recommended reading and 'homework'. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-548-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Interventions With Bereaved Children

Interventions With Bereaved Children

Susan C Smith and Sister Margaret Pennells

The scope of this book covers the many possible approaches to working with bereaved children. The contributors draw on their wide-ranging experience of working with bereaved children to examine a variety of methods and settings in which a child can find relief after bereavement. more »

1995, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-285-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 300pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, palliative care

Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities

Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities

Edited by Steven Carnaby and Paul Cambridge

This book examines aspects of care such as training, ethnicity, sexuality and competence in practice. Topics include the nature of touch, how physical contact is intended and experienced, carers' duty of care, and risk management. The book also explores management considerations of best value, care standards, performance monitoring and inspection. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-130-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: intellectual disabilities, personal hygiene, social care, social policy, social work

New! Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse

Edited by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Patricia Easteal AM and Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck

A comprehensive guide to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) that covers key issues salient to all professionals including the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, the physical and psychological indicators of IPSV, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-912-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 338pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, counselling, domestic abuse, families, joint working, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Introducing Advocacy

Introducing Advocacy

The First Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book introduces the concept of advocacy and explores appropriate advocacy models, for example peer group supportive models, and examines different forms of advocacy such as campaign advocacy, crisis or intervention advocacy, volunteer advocacy and health complaints advocacy. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-475-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Introducing Mental Health

Introducing Mental Health

A Practical Guide

Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella

The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $52.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-260-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keyword: mental health

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Christiane Sanderson

Victims of sexual and physical trauma can feel lost and disconnected from themselves and others. Christiane Sanderson's book explains how counsellors can restore connection to self and others, and facilitate recovery within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.50/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-962-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, children, counselling, families, mental health, older people, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

Introduction to Developmental Playtherapy

Playing and Health

Sue Jennings

Developing the basic principles of her model of playtherapy, Sue Jennings has written a stimulating book that will provide inspiration for those new to the discipline, whilst providing a fresh and exciting approach for established practitioners. In her book, Jennings argues that creative play is essential for children's health. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-635-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 196pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, health care, play therapy

Introduction to Dramatherapy

Theatre and Healing - Ariadne's Ball of Thread

Sue Jennings

Jennings presents a 'healing theatre' approach to dramatherapy, showing how it is part of our cultural experience of theatre art, and how it can be used to find a bearable means of facing the beast at the heart of the labyrinth. She maintains that by participating in theatre as well as exploring our past, a new pathway to fulfilment is opened. more »

1997, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-115-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals

An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals

Alan M. Hultquist

This guide provides need-to-know information for parents and professionals and answers frequently asked questions about dyslexia. Alan M. Hultquist addresses many of the issues surrounding dyslexia, including possible causes and subtypes, means of testing, remediation and the controversial matter of "staying back" to repeat a school year. more »

2006, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-833-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: children, dyslexia, education, inclusive classroom, special education

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

Health Care in Motion

Sharon W. Goodill

Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-785-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, psychology

New! Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, communication, counselling, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, sleep

An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities

David Kennard

This comprehensive introduction to the nature and work of therapeutic communities sets them within their historical and social context, to create a backdrop against which current practice can be viewed. The author examines communities specifically aimed at certain sectors of society, and describes the day-to-day running of a therapeutic community. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-603-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keyword: therapeutic communities

Invisible Victims

Crime and Abuse Against People with Learning Disabilities

Christopher Williams

Invisible Victims outlines the range and nature of crimes against people with learning difficulties, and the way the law does - or should - relate to these crimes. It discusses the sources of victimization and deals with prevention specifically from the perspective of learning disabilities. more »

1995, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-309-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: intellectual disabilities, offenders

Involving Families in Care Homes

Involving Families in Care Homes

A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care

Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon

In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-229-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social work

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