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Foster Placements

Foster Placements

Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

Ian Sinclair, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-173-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: children, fostering

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Fostering Adolescents

Fostering Adolescents

Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers and Jo Lipscombe

Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-227-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, fostering, social work

Fostering Now

Fostering Now

Messages from Research

Ian Sinclair

This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-362-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering, social work

Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay

Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay

Lenore Steinhardt

Steinhardt presents sandplay therapy in an art therapy setting. She begins by outlining the principles and practicalities of sandplay therapy and explaining the importance of the specifically blue tray and other materials used. She provides a history of art therapy and sandplay therapy, and the previous literature and thinking in these fields. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-841-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keyword: art therapy

Foundation Role Plays for Autism

Foundation Role Plays for Autism

Role Plays for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parents, Peers, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Andrew Nelson

This book contains safe and structured role plays for working with different groups, including individuals with ASD, their teachers, caregivers, parents and peers. It provides materials for custom-making role plays to suit the specific needs of participants and photocopiable forms for tracking individual participants' skills. more »

2010, Paperback: £37.16 + VAT = £44.59/ $60.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-063-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, dramatherapy, educational training, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, social skills, special education, theatre, transitions, youthwork

Foundations and Applications of Group Psychotherapy

A Sphere of Influence

Mark F Ettin

The author focuses on how to provide effective individual treatment within psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups, and examines the structural properties of such groups as organizational entities in their own right. The book is divided into two main parts, covering foundations and applications. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-795-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 454pp

Keywords: group psychotherapy, psychotherapy

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy

Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Stephen K. Levine and Ellen G. Levine

This book provides an arts-based approach to theories and practices of expressive arts therapy. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging views which emphasise the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health development. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-463-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology

Coming soon! The Four Dignities

The Four Dignities

The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down

Cain Carroll

Based on the author's long experience of Yogic and Daoist traditions, this book explores the embodiment of spiritual practice in the most basic functions of daily life. The author shows how to bring the consciousness to bear on the body in lying, sitting, standing and walking, with transformational consequences. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ayurveda, chi kung, emotions, energy work, movement, qigong, spirituality, tai chi, yoga

Coming soon! The Four Dragons

The Four Dragons

Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Damo Mitchell

Mitchell explains the theory, history of Dao Yin exercises, and their differences from Qi Gong. The Four Dragon Dao Yin exercises are presented in detail, with a discussion of the effects on the practitioner. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese medicine, Daoism, massage, meridians, neigong, Qi, qigong, taiji quan, Taoism, Xing Yi Quan

Fragile Success

Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood
2nd edition

Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A.

This book presents 10 longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. It provides the test results and information about the subjects' lives, the quality of their lives at the end of the study, what kinds of jobs they held, and the social interactions they had. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-955-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, educational psychology, memoirs, occupational therapy, psychology, special education

New! Fragrance and Wellbeing

Fragrance and Wellbeing

Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche

Jennifer Peace Rhind

For thousands of years fragrance has been used for altering emotional states and as part of spiritual practice. This book explores the impact of fragrance on the psyche from anthropological, perfumery and aromatherapy viewpoints and introduces a range of fragrance families – woody, resinous, spicy, herbaceous, agrestic, floral, citrus and attars. more »

2013, Paperback: £28.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-090-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keyword: aromatherapy

Frameworks for Practice in Educational Psychology

Frameworks for Practice in Educational Psychology

A Textbook for Trainees and Practitioners

Edited by Barbara Kelly, Lisa Woolfson and James Boyle

The editors consider how existing and emerging frameworks help address current demands for professional accountability, transparency and effectiveness. They conclude with an exploration of the complex methodology and highly integrated approach required by contemporary educational psychologists. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-600-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, educational psychology, psychology

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. more »

2002, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-098-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, diet, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Noah Karrasch

Written for bodywork and manual therapy practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills, this generously illustrated book explains how and where emotions and static energy are held in the body, and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-085-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: bodywork, massage

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