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New! End of Life Care

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Nigel Hartley

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-133-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, creative therapies, creativity, death, dementia, dramatherapy, music therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, high functioning autism, play, relationships, social skills, teenagers, theatre

Engaging with Fathers

Engaging with Fathers

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Brigid Daniel and Julie Taylor

Engaging with Fathers is written for the busy professional and avoids jargon. Each chapter contains summaries of the main points, examples of research, exercises, key issues to consider and suggestions for further reading. While developing practice with fathers, it remains firmly focused on what is best for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.95/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-794-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, social care

Enhancing Self-Esteem

Enhancing Self-Esteem

A Self-Esteem Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

Nick Hagiliassis and Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu

This book meets the needs of adults with disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource providing relevant, cognitively-suitable and age-appropriate information and exercises to aid trainers working with adults with physical and multiple disabilities, and is suitable for people with mild intellectual disability and severe communication impairment. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-353-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, disability, self esteem

Enhancing Social Work Management

Enhancing Social Work Management

Theory and Best Practice from the UK and USA

Edited by Jane Aldgate, Lynne Healy, Barris Malcolm, Barbara Pine, Wendy Rose and Janet Seden

This book looks at the nature of management in the human services sector and examines the prevailing issues affecting both the UK and USA. In this book, contributors present both the problems and opportunities associated with the growth of management in the social care sector. This will be essential reading for social workers. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-515-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keyword: social work

Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

International Evidence for Practice

Edited by Colette McAuley, Peter J. Pecora and Wendy Rose

Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. more »

2006, Paperback: £27.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-116-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: children, families, social work

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care

Hazel May, Paul Edwards and Dawn Brooker

This book presents a practical framework for whole person assessment of persons with dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out assessment, and suggestions for interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-405-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: dementia, older people, social care

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

A Guide to Implementation and Issues for Practice

Edited by Hári Sewell

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health provides a critical guide to the Act: what it means for mental health services and how it should be implemented. It addresses each of the nine characteristics protected by the Act in turn, examining the research and practice issue associated with each and offering positive guidance. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-284-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, disability law, ethnicity, health care, law, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work, social work law

Equipment for Older or Disabled People and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

This book explains the provision, both law and practice, of equipment and home adaptations to assist older or disabled people in daily living. The range of items covered is great, from alarms to artificial limbs, baths to bedrooms, chopping boards to crutches, electronic toothbrushes to environmental controls, and walking frames to wheelchairs. more »

1996, Paperback: £34.95/ $62.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-352-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 600pp

Keywords: disability, disability law, older people, social work law

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

A Violence Reduction Programme to Understand Violence, Its Effects, Where it Comes From and How to Prevent It

Gerry Heery

This 12 session photocopiable programme is designed to help young people aged 10+ to reduce their violent and aggressive behaviour. Grounded in restorative justice principles, it encourages them to take responsibility for their behaviour, helps them recognize the effects of their actions, and teaches them conflict resolution skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-265-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, social work, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Coming soon! Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

Edited by Arnon Bentovim and Jenny Gray

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current approaches to prevention and early intervention and presents the case for a public health approach to overcoming child maltreatment. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-449-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, early intervention, health care, joint working, residential care, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma

Essays in Drama Therapy: The Double Life

Essays in Drama Therapy: The Double Life

Robert J Landy

Robert Landy has assembled a collection of essays which encompasses his experience as a dramatherapist. The concept of 'double life' can be seen to be a central theme running through the work - encapsulating the dramatherapist's need to balance the issues of theory, practice and personal growth.The range of essays includes both theory and practice. more »

1996, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-322-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 274pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama

Coming soon!

The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique

Wang Fengming

Available at last in English, this comprehensive training manual teaches the theory and insider practical methods behind Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style. It includes the techniques of point striking, traditionally taught only to those on the inside, and over 400 photographs illustrate the methods throughout. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, neigong, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan

Coming soon!

The Essence Practitioner

Choosing and using flower and other essences

Sue Lilly

With in-depth yet accessible explanations on what essences are, the different ways they can be made and their various uses, this book will transform traditional thought on essence use. With background information to support understanding, this book offers the key to knowing how to use essences in the right way to maximise their benefits. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-250-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

The Essential Groupworker

The Essential Groupworker

Teaching and Learning Creative Groupwork

Mark Doel and Catherine Sawdon

Focusing on how groupwork can be learnt and taught, the authors of this accessible book consider what is essential in effective work with groups. They develop a practice model which is applicable to a wide range of approaches and actively promotes anti-oppressive groupwork. It has been extensively trialled and refined in a social services agency. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-823-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keyword: social work

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