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The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise

The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise

A Self-Esteem Story with Activities for Teachers, Parents and Carers

Deborah M. Plummer

The author encourages children to consider self-esteem issues encountered by a little tin tortoise on a journey to discover who he really is. The various obstacles and helpers he encounters along the way include worries, bullying, making decisions and friendship and children will gain insights depending on their needs and level of understanding. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-406-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: educational psychology, fiction, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem, speech and language therapy

The Developing World of the Child

The Developing World of the Child

Edited by Jane Aldgate, David Jones, Wendy Rose and Carole Jeffery

Written as part of a training pack for practitioners working in children's services and child protection, and bringing together leading figures from a range of disciplines, this important text shows how the latest child development theories can be applied to professionals' working practice. This resource is essential reading for a social workers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-244-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, social policy, social work

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Therapy with Traumatized Children

Janie Rymaszewska and Terry Philpot

This book describes how emotional, physical and sexual abuse impact on children's development, and discuss attachment, separation, loss, and the effects of trauma on brain functioning. They provide guidance on preparing for sessions and creating safe therapeutic environments, and explain the importance of involving carers in the recovery process. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-329-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

Different Like Me

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jennifer Elder

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn. more »

2005, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-815-3, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, creativity, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Music and Altered States

Music and Altered States

Consciousness, Transcendence, Therapy and Addictions

Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

This international collection examines the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care. The contributors describe the use of altered states and their therapeutic potential, providing examples from different settings. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-373-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy

The Music Effect

The Music Effect

Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

Daniel J. Schneck and Dorita S. Berger
Illustrated by Geoffrey Rowland

This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, form, and their effects are explored, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-771-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: depression, music therapy

The Jumbled Jigsaw

The Jumbled Jigsaw

An Insider's Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum `Fruit Salads'

Donna Williams

This book exposes autism spectrum disorders as a combination of a whole range of often underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties and more, Donna demonstrates how such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition'. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-281-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 392pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Sambadrama

Sambadrama

The Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama

Edited and translated by Zoltán Figusch

Divided into three parts, the book sets the context for Brazilian psychodrama, explores the creative and innovative work that is being done, and presents observations and examples of the full range of psychodramatic techniques and practical applications. It will serve as a building block for the exchange of psychodramatic ideas cross-culturally. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-363-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers

Pamela Lewis

This workbook is designed for parents of children with developmental disabilities. It offers step-by-step instructions for drawing up and implementing behaviour plans that successfully address and improve challenging behaviours. The book is full of checklists and activities to monitor and assess behaviours and track a child's development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-809-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills

Cannabis and Young People

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Jenkins

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-398-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, counselling, drugs, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Cutting it Out

Cutting it Out

A Journey through Psychotherapy and Self-Harm

Carolyn Smith

The first-person narrative offers a vividly honest voice to the feelings and compulsions that drive someone to harm themselves and explores the conflict between the desire to self-harm and the struggle to control and overcome this addictive, self-destructive behaviour. It also explores the complex nature of her relationship with her therapist. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-266-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self harm, trauma

Group Analytic Art Therapy

Group Analytic Art Therapy

Gerry McNeilly

Based on over 20 years' experience practice, this book is packed with suggestions for group art therapy practice and many explanatory diagrams. The author also explores the dynamics and psychological effects of diverse group situations based on examples from his own practice, and offers insight in to his own theories and applications. more »

2005, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-301-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, group psychotherapy, psychotherapy

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism

Building A Future Together

Edited by Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken P. Kerr and Karola Dillenburger

This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored Applied Behavioural Analysis programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-310-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education

Culture and Child Protection

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Marie Connolly, Yvonne Crichton-Hill and Tony Ward

Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-270-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

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