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Transforming Tales

Transforming Tales

How Stories Can Change People

Rob Parkinson

This book reveals the true impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system. It contains over 90 short stories, and allows readers to understand the patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and how truths are often encapsulated in stories. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-974-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, storymaking

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Robin Rio

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, social work

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Joy Rees
Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-953-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, creative therapies, emotions, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social stories, social work

Taiji Jian 32-Posture Sword Form

Taiji Jian 32-Posture Sword Form

James Drewe

Written by an experienced teacher of Tàijíquan, this book provides a detailed description of the Jian (the sword), its parts and how it should be held. Using photographs and illustrations, the author gives step-by-step instructions for the main 13 applications including sword strokes, stances and footwork techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-011-5, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice

The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice

Studies from Hollow Water, the Iona Community, and Plum Village

Jarem Sawatsky

In this groundbreaking international comparative study on healing justice, the author examines a number of traditional communities. Sawatsky identifies the common patterns, themes, and imagination which these communities share. These commonalities among those that practice healing justice are then examined for their implications for wider society. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-687-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: offenders, practical theology, restorative justice, social work law, theology

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

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Working Effectively in Child Protection

Edited by Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen

This book draws together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-945-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, education, health care, offenders, social work

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Resilient Therapy™ for Parents and Professionals

Kim Aumann and Angie Hart
Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Resilient Therapy ™ is an innovative way of strengthening children with complex needs. This is a handbook for parents to read from cover to cover or dip in and out of. Accessible and fun, this book includes exercises and worksheets, as well as breaking down the principles of the latest research, making them easy to apply to everyday situations. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-948-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social work, special education

The Nearest Relative Handbook

The Nearest Relative Handbook

2nd edition

David Hewitt

This fully updated second edition explains how the nearest relative is identified, and how in some cases he or she might be displaced. It also contains a wealth of new case examples and illustrative scenarios, providing a succinct discussion of each significant case and incorporating all the very latest changes to the Mental Health Act. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-971-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: disability law, health care, mental health, social work law

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

Making Sense of Self

Danuta Lipinska

Although currently many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, this book explores the value of counselling for people living with this condition and how it enables them to make sense of themselves. The author shows how counselling can have positive outcomes for those with dementia and their carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-978-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, counselling, dementia, mental health, nursing, older people, person-centred, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

Art Therapy Exercises

Art Therapy Exercises

Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination

Liesl Silverstone

This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-695-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, occupational therapy, psychotherapy

Being White in the Helping Professions

Being White in the Helping Professions

Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness

Judy Ryde

In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. Ryde offers a model for 'white awareness' in a diverse society and offers advice on how to implement white awareness training in an organization. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-936-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, social care, social work

Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Ron Rubio

The exercises in this DVD enable young people with AS to improve these skills, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With clear explanations and demonstrations, this DVD covers a variety of simple, calming exercises designed to influence the way the individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates to others. more »

2009, DVD: £20.16 + VAT = £24.19/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-890-0

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Shana Nichols
With Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum

This book covers the concerns faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to friendships and "fitting in". Looking at these issues within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help the whole family through the teenage years. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-855-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sex education, social skills, social work, special education

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

Robbie Woliver

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-880-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp
2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-822-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

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