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Therapeutic Journal Writing

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals

Kate Thompson

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-690-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, poetry, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Top Tips for Asperger Students

Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Rosemary Martin
Illustrated by Caitlin Cooper

Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-140-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, personal hygiene, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children

Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children

Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Nancy L. Mindick

Mindick provides an explanation of the types, causes, and characteristics of prosopagnosia. Providing an insider's perspective on the condition, she suggests ways to recognize the signs of facial recognition difficulties in children, and offers specific ideas for ensuring that they are properly supported in their learning and social development. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-802-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, sensory issues, special education

Writing Routes

Writing Routes

A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing

Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson

Writing Routes is an essential roadmap for anybody setting out on the journey of self-discovery through words. Seventy contributors from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances explain how they came to write a particular piece and why, how they found ways of transforming their experience into writing, and how it was beneficial to them. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-107-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, creative writing as therapy, psychotherapy

The Yang Tàijí 24-Step Short Form

The Yang Tàijí 24-Step Short Form

A Step-by-Step Guide for all Levels

James Drewe

James Drewe provides a comprehensive and detailed explication of the postures and movements of Yang 24-Step Tàijíquan, one of the most widely-practiced Tàijíquan forms in the world today. For each, he describes how the weight flows, how to use the hands, move the limbs, and relax into the movement. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-041-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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

The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Best Practice and Evidential Requirements

Jacki Pritchard
With Simon Leslie

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults is the comprehensive guide to keeping accurate, effective and complete records in safeguarding adults work. It covers crucial skills in recording, including how to write effectively; evidential requirements when writing statements and reports for court, minute-taking and includes examples of good recording. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-112-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, carers, community care, elder abuse, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supported living

Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism

Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism

The Definitive Guide to Using Alternative-Augmentative Communication, Visual Strategies, and Learning Supports at Home and School

Carol L. Spears and Vicki L. Turner

Exploring the various communication and intervention options available, this book clearly explains everything families, teachers, therapists and other professionals need to know in order to improve a child's communication, behaviour, social and academic skills. Chapters follow a consistent, user-friendly format. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-837-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory stimulation, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Allison Hope-West

This guide walks you through the entire journey of securing appropriate educational provision for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The author explains the implications of having, or not having, a diagnosis; how to obtain a Statement of SEN; how to find and secure an appropriate school; and how to work effectively with outside agencies. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-153-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Acupuncture Therapeutics

Acupuncture Therapeutics

Edited by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai
Advisor: Cheng Xinnong

Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments. more »

2010, Paperback: £25.00/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-039-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, traditional Chinese medicine

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, community care, constipation, counselling, dementia, depression, diet, disability, disability law, Down's syndrome, families, fiction, health care, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, personal hygiene, psychiatry, psychosis, residential care, seizures, social care, social work, supported living

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

Support for Family and Friends

Elizabeth Turp

This book provides the families and friends of people with CFS/ME with an introduction to the condition, and explains what can be done to support those who have it. It offers useful advice on how to help a loved one cope with it, and suggests ways to help them with everyday issues such as personal hygiene, nutrition, finances, and relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-141-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: disability, health care, social care

Mouth and Tongue Let's Have Some Fun!

Mouth and Tongue Let's Have Some Fun!

Karina Hopper
Illustrated by Lisa Macdonald

Learning new facial expressions and mouth movements can be great fun, just ask Sam! Moving the tongue and mouth in different ways is an effective way of strengthening facial muscles, teaching children about emotions and encouraging speech. Children will love copying Sam and Timmy Tongue's faces and improving their facial strength and dexterity. more »

2010, Paperback: £4.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-161-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, disability, early intervention, education, families, hyperlexia, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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