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Making Sense of the Unfeasible

Making Sense of the Unfeasible

My Life Journey with Asperger Syndrome

Marc Fleisher

Before he received his diagnosis of AS, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on to gain two maths degrees and to undertake post-graduate studies in maths. In this engaging story he relates how, supported by his family and by services for people with autism, he learnt to get the most out of life. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-165-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, memoirs

Making the Move

Making the Move

A Guide for Schools and Parents on the Transfer of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Primary to Secondary School

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary as easy as possible for children with ASDs. It advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements because children with ASDs struggle to predict the outcome of any new situation. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-934-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, special education, transitions

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Their Experiences and Needs

Jacki Pritchard

Older men may, like older women, be victims of abuse - yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse, Jacki Pritchard presents much-needed practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers working with this group. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-999-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keyword: older people

Malpas the Dragon

Malpas the Dragon

Ann Cattanach
Illustrated by Michael Renouf

This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-572-5, 230mm x 190mm / 9in x 7.5in, 28pp

Keywords: anger management, child protection, counselling, education, fiction, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem

The Man who Lost his Language

The Man who Lost his Language

A Case of Aphasia: Revised Edition

Sheila Hale

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This book is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-564-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, health care, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Managing Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Brian Corby

Social workers involved in child sexual abuse work have key powers and duties in civil law to protect children. Written for professionals, this book examines the complex nature of such cases, and explores the problems encountered by local authority social workers who are required to intervene in families to protect children. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-593-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Managing Children's Homes

Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Leslie Hicks, Ian Gibbs, Helen Weatherly and Sarah Byford

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-542-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, fostering, residential care, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

Managing Depression with Qigong

Managing Depression with Qigong

Frances Gaik

The author shows how the practical application of Qigong can radically improve health and wellbeing, and provides a treatment plan, including Qigong exercises. Encouraging the reader to identify their problems and take action, Dr. Frances Gaik gives practical advice that will help anyone with depression to improve their mental health. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-018-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: chi kung, depression, qigong

Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, parenting

Managing Front Line Practice in Social Care

Managing Front Line Practice in Social Care

Edited by Daphne Statham

Written by key figures in the field of social care training and management this book provides practice guidance for front line managers in social care. Refocusing attention on the management of practice and accountability within services, the authors provide a variety of perspectives on how front line managers can support practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-886-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social work

Managing High Security Psychiatric Care

Edited by Charles Kaye and Alan Franey

The management of the secure psychiatric services is under increasing scrutiny. The book illustrates the problems faced by the Special Hospitals, the techniques and action employed to effect major change in these large, enclosed institutions, difficulties and obstacles encountered which dominate and influenced management and clinical initiatives. more »

1998, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-581-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, psychiatry

Managing Manic Depressive Disorders

Managing Manic Depressive Disorders

Edited by Ved Varma

The reasons for the onset of manic depression are considered in order to further understand and assist treatment by increasing knowledge of how manic depressives actually feel. Particular difficulties in treatment are addressed, such as unresponsiveness and the problem of the manic high from which the patient may not want to recover. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-347-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: depression, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social care, social work

Managing Meltdowns

Managing Meltdowns

Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism

Deborah Lipsky and Will Richards

Using the acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, this guide offers strategies and techniques that will be valuable to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-908-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, communication, inclusive classroom, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Managing Men Who Sexually Abuse

Managing Men Who Sexually Abuse

David Briggs and Roger Kennington

This new book constitutes a comprehensive and accessible guide to managing men who sexually offend and draws on recent developments in cognitive-behavioural therapy. From their own extensive knowledge of contemporary practice, David Briggs and Roger Kennington offer insights and guidance for improving objectives and techniques in intervention. more »

2006, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-807-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, probation, psychology, sexual abuse, social policy, social work

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Gill McIvor

Based on key research into assessment, treatment and recidivism, this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently in use, and give clear directions for future practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-197-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, offenders, probation, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work

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