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Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

A Guide for Doctors, Complementary Therapists and Mental Health Professionals

Damien Ridge

The book explores people's experiences of depression, recovery and available treatments. Ridge explains how, by selecting a variety of 'narrative tools', such as talking therapies, people can take control of their condition. By choosing more helpful narratives, they can gain a greater insight into depression, self-management and long-term recovery. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-575-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, depression, health care, mental health, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, theology

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm suffered. For example, in terms of gross lapses in standards of care and basic dignity sometimes found in hospitals. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-692-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, disability law, older people, social work law

Liam Says "Sorry"

Liam Says "Sorry"

Repairing an Encounter Gone Sour

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Says "Sorry" Liam impulsively whacks his brother on the nose and ruins an otherwise joyful round of wrestling. Wanting desperately to resume the game and win favour with his brother, Liam accepts responsibility for his blunder and apologises. His brother forgives him, and apologises too and the wrestling at last can be resumed. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-903-7, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes

Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes

A Story about Losing with Grace

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes, lovable Liam learns that it is ok to feel disappointed if you don't win, but that it's not ok to moan or cry or throw things: sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. He learns how to become a good sport, and that makes him a real champ! more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-898-6, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

One Family's Story

Helen Beaumont

Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, residential care, social work

Lovable Liam

Lovable Liam

Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam is lovable even when he whines and won't eat his dinner. When people are cross with Liam, they still love him. Being cross will only last a minute. Love will last forever! Lovable Liam reminds parents to let their child know they are wonderful and precious, deeply valued by friends and family, even when people are cross with them. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-899-3, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, social skills, special education

The Lovable Liam Series

Jane Whelen Banks

This set of six books follows the everyday adventures of Liam as he tries to make sense of the world around him. Covering topics such as how to greet friends appropriately, how to apologise and how to lose with grace, children can learn with Liam about basic social skills and how to cope with a variety of situations. more »

2008, Hardback: £37.50/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-907-5, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 56pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, social stories, special education

Quick, Easy and Effective Behaviour Management Ideas for the Classroom

Quick, Easy and Effective Behaviour Management Ideas for the Classroom

Nicola S. Morgan

This book provides practical strategies that work and includes worksheets, rewards and fully photocopiable resources. The ideas are based around a framework developed by the author called The 10 Rs for Behaviour Management. These are effective techniques for managing children in the classroom, no matter what the behavioural difficulties are. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-951-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, special education

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors

Maxine Aston

Aston has created this workbook to help couples where one partner has AS. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, she explores a variety of approaches. She identifies specific issues, such verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socializing and parenting, and comes up with simple and effective ways of addressing these issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-253-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

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

Learning without School

Learning without School

Home Education

Ross Mountney

This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core subjects, exams and timetables. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-685-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, education, homeschooling

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

This book addresses the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Edited by Noah Hass-Cohen and Richard Carr

This book offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy. more »

2008, Paperback: £27.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-868-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: art therapy, health care

Challenging the Gifted Child

Challenging the Gifted Child

An Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers

Margaret Stevens

This book outlines an approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy of reading. It encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-570-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: children, education, gifted and talented, giftedness, hyperlexia, parenting

Community Care Practice and the Law

Community Care Practice and the Law

4th edition

Michael Mandelstam

This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners. more »

2008, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-691-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 640pp

Keywords: health care, social care, social work, social work law

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Why They Work When They Do, Why They Don't When They Don't

Kenneth J. Aitken

The author explores dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, he explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet; and sources of further information. He describes his own approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD) explaining how to implement it and work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. more »

2008, Hardback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-939-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, diet, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

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