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A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Colby Pearce

This book presents a short introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-957-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

Colby Pearce

This book provides a succinct, accessible and clear guide on how to promote resilience in children and achieve positive developmental outcomes for them. The author covers three key factors that affect resiliency: vulnerability to stress and anxiety, attachment relationships, and access to basic needs. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-118-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, resilience, social work

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

Carol Fitzpatrick

An easy-to-read guide for parents, carers and professionals working with young people showing signs of self-harm and suicidal behaviours, which gives advice on how to identify problems and how to support the young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-281-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, families, looked after children, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, residential care, self harm, social care, social work, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! Shorts

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Stories about Alcohol, Asperger Syndrome, and God

Tessie Regan

Blunt, witty and honest, Tess Regan's collection of short stories, poems and illustrations tell a personal tale of alcoholism, Asperger's syndrome and an unusual spiritual journey. They will be invaluable reading for anyone on the autism spectrum dealing with alcoholism or mental illness, their friends, family and the associated professionals. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-761-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, autobiography, depression, drugs, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, resilience, self esteem, spirituality, substance abuse

Siblings and Autism

Siblings and Autism

Stories Spanning Generations and Cultures

Edited by Debra L. Cumberland and Bruce E. Mills

In this collection of personal accounts, siblings from a variety of backgrounds share their experiences of growing up with a brother or sister with autism. They show that certain things are common to the "sibling experience: being overlooked; accommodating resentment, and helplessness; and the yearning to connect across neurological difference. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-831-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, autobiography, memoirs

Siblings

Siblings

The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes

Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The needs of a child with autism often overwhelm a family, leaving neurotypical children feeling overshadowed. For the first time, the 'neurotypical' siblings get to have their say. They recount the good, the bad, and the downright annoying in a way that all young people in a similar situation will immediately recognise. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-829-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, emotions, families, high functioning autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, teenagers, youthwork

Silent Grief

Silent Grief

Living in the Wake of Suicide. Revised Edition

Christopher Lukas and Henry M. Seiden

Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-847-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, grief, mental health, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

New! The Simple Guide to Five Element Acupuncture

The Simple Guide to Five Element Acupuncture

Nora Franglen

This accessible guide explains the history and philosophy of five element acupuncture, and shows how it addresses specific health needs and general well-being. With case studies throughout, the guide explains how an acupuncturist diagnoses and treats patients, and looks at the character of each element. more »

2013, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-186-0, 170 x 115mm / 6.75in x 4.5in, 136pp

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

New! Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa A. Kurtz

This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-977-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, autism, bodywork, child development, disability, dyspraxia, messy play, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education

The Simplicity of Dementia

The Simplicity of Dementia

A Guide for Family and Carers

Huub Buijssen

This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-321-9, Demy, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, older people, psychiatry, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

2nd edition

Saralea E. Chazan

The author's introduction to the simultaneous treatment of parent and child brings together theoretical background and suggestions for practice in an accessible and comprehensive format. This useful book will be a welcome resource for social workers, child psychiatrists, family therapists and other professionals working with children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-736-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, parenting, psychiatry, social work

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Qigong for Children

Lisa Spillane

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day. more »

2011, Hardback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-051-1, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, counselling, education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, qigong, resilience, speech and language therapy, spirituality

Six Theories of Child Development

Revised Formulations and Current Issues

Edited by Ross Vasta

The respective authors are some of the leading developmental scholars of this time, and are also major proponents of the theoretical traditions they address. An excellent text for senior undergraduates and graduate students and a worthwhile addition to the library shelf of any serious student of developmental psychology. more »

1992, Paperback: £30.00/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-137-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, psychology

New! Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Moving Sleep Cycles and Preventing Jet Lag

Peter Smith

This book is a step-by-step guide to Peter Smith's unique, 100% natural insomnia cure, which combines drug-free psychological and physiological treatments. Information on the causes of insomnia and how sleep 'works' is combined with practical advice for practising good sleep behaviours to change the mind's learned associations with sleep. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-182-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 272pp

Keywords: anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, nutrition, psychology, sleep

Sleep

Sleep

Multi-Professional Perspectives

Edited by Andrew Green and Alex Westcombe
With Ved Varma

This multi-disciplinary book offers an unprecedented range of contributions relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume. The science of sleep and its sociological and cultural aspects are explored, as are sleep disorders, the importance of sleep for daytime performance and the ways in which sleep is affected by medical and psychiatric conditions. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-062-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 328pp

Keywords: occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, sleep

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