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Planning and Costing Community Care

Edited by Chris Clark and Irvine Lapsley

Drawing on current research, this book assesses the issues and problems arising as social work and services departments learn how to implement the new community care legislation. Drawing on the experience of researchers, practitioners and managers, the book explores the development of policies for different types of service and support. more »

1995, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-267-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 180pp

Keywords: community care, social care, social policy, social work

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Issues for Case Managers and Other Professionals

Edited by Christine Bigby, Chris Fyffe and Elizabeth Ozanne

The authors outline the skills needed and common issues in case management practice across a range of people with disabilities at different stages of their life. They argue that case management needs to be individualised and carried out in partnership with the individual and their family in order to draw up a lifestyle plan that meets their needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-354-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 312pp

Keywords: disability, intellectual disabilities, social policy, social work

Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Hello, This Is Me

Helen Laverty and Mary Reet

This book offers a new approach, centred on the child's abilities, to the planning of respite care provision. With its positive focus on emerging levels of independence in disabled children, the `Hello, this is me' model provides a method of assessing and planning care for children with a variety of needs. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-936-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, disability, social work

Planning to Learn

Planning to Learn

Creating and Using a Personal Planner with Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Keely Harper-Hill and Stephanie Lord

The authors share tried and tested techniques for creating and using a personal planner to help individuals on the autism spectrum to develop independence. This illustrated photocopiable workbook is packed with guidance, support and helpful notes for those new to, or experienced in, working with children and young people with ASD. more »

2007, Paperback: £27.50/ $43.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-561-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, special education

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Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy

An Expressive Arts Therapy Approach

Ellen G. Levine

Through a series of case studies looking at the use of play and the arts in therapeutic work with children and their parents, Ellen G. Levine draws out the guiding principles and practices of expressive arts therapy and discusses the themes that regularly emerge in sessions with children and their families. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-504-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Play as Therapy

Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Edited by Karen Stagnitti and Rodney Cooper

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Play for Sick Children

Play for Sick Children

Play Specialists in Hospitals and Beyond

Catherine Hubbuck

Play for Sick Children offers a unique insight into the crucial work of the play specialist. It examines the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families, and highlights the importance of receiving quality play opportunities to counter these negative effects. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-654-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, health care, occupational therapy, play therapy

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

New! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

Play Therapy with Abused Children

Play Therapy with Abused Children

2nd edition

Ann Cattanach

This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-587-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

Play Therapy

Where the Sky Meets the Underworld

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach outlines the theoretical basis and provides guidelines for work in this area. She examines the role of the therapist, and the different methods involved in therapy. Also covered is the use of play therapy in different work settings, such as the education service, the social services, and hospitals. more »

1994, Paperback: £17.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-211-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

Playfulness and Dementia

Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide

John Killick

John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-223-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, dramatherapy, nursing, older people, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, residential care

Playing the Other

Playing the Other

Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre

Nick Rowe

This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-421-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict
2nd edition

Fiona Macbeth and Nic Fine
With Jo Broadwood, Carey Haslam and Nik Pitcher

Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-184-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, education, offenders, probation, restorative justice, social work, violence, youthwork

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers
2nd edition

Julia Moor

This book is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and ways to gain a child's attention and build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-608-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

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