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A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training

Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen and Lars Ole Bonde

Music therapists have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the components of such diversity, and is a comprehensive guide to accessing the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-083-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: counselling, music therapy

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

George A. Giuliani

This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-882-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child psychology, children, children's rights, disability, disability law, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, law, mainstream education, reference, special education, speech and language pathology

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Concepts of Normality

Concepts of Normality

The Autistic and Typical Spectrum

Wendy Lawson

Lawson outlines the theory behind the thinking and beliefs of Western society that have led to the building of a culture that fails to be inclusive. She describes what a wider concept of 'normal' means and how to access it, whether it's in social interaction, friendships, feelings, thoughts and desires or various other aspects of 'normality' more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-604-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, occupational therapy

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training

Research and Practice

Dermot O'Reilly

This book provides an introduction to conduct disorder and the individual, familial and social factors that influence the development of persistent antisocial behaviour. The book shows how behavioural parent training and applied behaviour analysis can help professionals work with parents to continue improving their child's behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-163-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

Conduct Disorder and Offending Behaviour in Young People

Conduct Disorder and Offending Behaviour in Young People

Findings from Research

Kristin Liabø and Joanna Richardson

This book reviews the literature on a number of techniques and treatment approaches designed for use with adolescent conduct disorder and young offenders. The authors also provide an overview of the condition including its developmental pathway; the criteria for diagnosing conduct disorder, and services for adolescents. more »

2007, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-508-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, mental health, offenders

Confidentiality and Mental Health

Confidentiality and Mental Health

Edited by Christopher Cordess

People experiencing mental health problems may need to be able to present and explore deeply disturbing thoughts and actions in a safe environment. This book will enable professionals to meet both the needs of clients and the demands of society through a responsible and thoughtful understanding of the significance of confidentiality and disclosure. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-860-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
2000, Hardback: £55.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-859-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

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The Confusing World of Brothers, Sisters and Adoption

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Siblings

Regina Kupecky

Families are complicated, and that's especially true if you're adopted. This illustrated therapeutic workbook is written to help children aged 5-11 to explore their feelings about sibling relationships - step-siblings, birth siblings, separated siblings all all points in between. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-764-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 19pp

Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Jen Birch

One of the increasing number of people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in adulthood, Jen Birch relates her story with humour and honesty, taking us through the years of confusion that led to her diagnosis. Talking positively, Jen aims to use this new-found knowledge to inform others about the syndrome and how life can be lived to the full. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-112-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs

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

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner

Negotiating the Maze of Intimacy

Louise Weston

Drawing on her experience of being married to a man with AS, Weston shows that the road to intimacy begins with letting go of expectations and looking after your own emotional needs. She provides strategies for connecting with your AS partner, tips for coping with hurtful words and meltdowns, and finding further sources of help and support. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-130-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

A Family Guide to Soiling and Wetting

Anthony Cohn

The book examines the different causes of toileting problems, and provides practical techniques and strategies to help children overcome these problems. It emphasises the importance of diet and gives advice on how to make using the toilet less frightening, the benefits of keeping a stool diary, and what medication to use in different circumstances. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-491-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: autism, child protection, constipation, families, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, special education

Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services

Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services

Interaction, Identities and Practices

Edited by Chris Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Nigel Parton and Tarja Pösö

This innovative book explores social work, therapy and counselling as a series of encounters - between clients and human services professionals, social workers, their colleagues and other professionals, and more widely between citizens and the state. It presents in-depth discussion of the roles, language and contexts of meetings between them. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-073-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: social work

Constructing Musical Healing

Constructing Musical Healing

The Wounds that Sing

June Boyce-Tillman

Drawing on literature from philosophy, anthropology, psychology and musicology, Boyce-Tillman looks at musical traditions and notions of healing in different societies. Her work includes a number of case studies in various cultures - spirit possession cults in Africa and shamans in various traditions. more »

2000, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-483-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: music therapy, psychiatry, spirituality, theology

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