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Past Trauma in Late Life

European Perspectives on Therapeutic Work with Older People

Linda Hunt, Mary Marshall and Cherry Rowlings

In the professional and practice literature on working with older people, little attention has been given to the potential impact of trauma experienced in childhood and early adult life. This book looks at the effect of trauma on behaviour, which is often mistakenly viewed as part of the pathology of old age. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-446-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, counselling, occupational therapy, older people, social care, social work, trauma, violence

New! Pathways through Care at the End of Life

Pathways through Care at the End of Life

A Guide to Person-Centred Care

Anita Hayes, Claire Henry, Margaret Holloway, Katie Lindsey, Eleanor Sherwen and Tes Smith

This is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent end of life care. It covers the pathway of care at the end of life, from initial conversations about end of life care and assessment and planning, to care in different settings, multi-agency care, and providing a good death. Case studies and reflective questions feature throughout. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-364-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, cancer, carers, community care, death, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, social care, social work

New! Patterns of Practice

Patterns of Practice

Mastering the Art of Five Element Acupuncture

Nora Franglen

Considering acupuncture in its wider context, this book contains Nora Franglen's reflections on her practice and explores how the search for acupuncture points can lead the practitioner deep into challenging areas of existence. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-187-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, five elements, traditional Chinese medicine

Pediatric Dramatherapy

Pediatric Dramatherapy

They Couldn't Run, So They Learned to Fly

Carol E. Bouzoukis

Based on a study conducted with chronically ill children, Pediatric Dramatherapy shows how children who are unable to verbalize their feelings or inner conflicts can do so through dramatherapy. The major sources of stress for chronically ill children are examined as they relate to situations within selected stories. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-961-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, dramatherapy, health care, psychodrama

The People in a Girl's Life

The People in a Girl's Life

How to Find Them, Better Understand Them and Keep Them

Martha Kate Downey and Kate Noelle Downey

Presented as a series of letters between daughter and mother, the authors openly discuss the problems that occur when young women struggle to gain the skills and understanding necessary to live happily with the people in their lives. This book provides an insight into problems that many adolescent girls with intellectual disabilities face today. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-707-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, Down's syndrome, families, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, social skills

People Skills for Young Adults

People Skills for Young Adults

Márianna Csóti

This is a complete course in social skills training for students in their teens, and is particularly appropriate for those with mild learning difficulties. It comprises a series of sessions accompanied by leader sheets. Examples of scenarios are given, and students are encouraged to act them out and discuss the issues raised in them. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-716-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: education, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, teenagers

People with Autism Behaving Badly

People with Autism Behaving Badly

Helping People with ASD Move On from Behavioral and Emotional Challenges

John Clements

This book offers effective, long-term strategies to resolve common problem behaviours such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, and property damage. It is organized around common messages conveyed by behaviours and the underlying issues driving these messages. Practical ideas for intervention are provided alongside case examples. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-765-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling

Performing New Lives

Performing New Lives

Prison Theatre

Jonathan Shailor

Performing New Lives draws together some of the most original and innovative programs in contemporary prison theatre. Leading prison theatre directors and practitioners discuss the prison theatre experience first-hand, and offer valuable insights. It is essential reading for drama therapists, theatre artists, prison educators and academics. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-823-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dramatherapy, mental health, offenders, psychotherapy, theatre

Permanent Family Placement for Children of Minority Ethnic Origin

Permanent Family Placement for Children of Minority Ethnic Origin

June Thoburn, Liz Norford and Stephen Parvez Rashid

This book is based on the life accounts of 244 children of minority ethnic origin who were placed with predominantly white foster carers and adopters. The book provides a most interesting overview of the decision-making and planning processes that shape the placement in care of children of minority ethnic origin in the UK. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-875-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, ethnicity, families, fostering, social care, social work

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Edited by Paul Cambridge and Steven Carnaby

This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, complementing policy initiatives that focus on individualised planning and service user involvement. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, the contributors explore policy and practice issues. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-131-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: intellectual disabilities, social policy, social work

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

A Model for Empowering Clients

Peter D. Ladd and AnnMarie Churchill

A reference manual for diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions using a person-centered, holistic approach. Designed to complement DSM assessments, it covers a range of conditions and patterns including depression, bulimia, OCD, abuse, bullying and loss. In each case the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. more »

2012, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-886-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma, violence

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

Person-Centred Dementia Care

Person-Centred Dementia Care

Making Services Better

Dawn Brooker

Dawn Brooker explains the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-337-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

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

New! Person-Centred Teams

Person-Centred Teams

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation Through Effective Team-work

Helen Sanderson and Mary Beth Lepkowsky

This practical guide provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it describes how to develop person-centred teams in health, social care, education and voluntary sector settings. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-455-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Persona and Performance

The Meaning of Role in Drama, Therapy and Everyday Life

Robert J Landy

In Persona and Performance, Robert Landy shows that drama provides not only a metaphor for everyday life, but also a means of self-examination and life-enhancement. Encompassing the full range of human experience, role allows us to conceptualize the personality, which Landy views as a system of roles. more »

1993, Paperback: £25.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-230-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: counselling, dramatherapy, psychodrama

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