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Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Current Knowledge, Issues and Approaches

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Bernadette Wilkinson

This book is a comprehensive guide to good practice for those working with risk, covering a wide variety of social care settings. The contributors discuss a range of key issues relating to risk including positive risk-taking, collaborating with victims and practitioners in the design of assessment tools, resilience to risk, and defensibility. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-059-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Hearing the Person with Dementia

Hearing the Person with Dementia

Person-Centred Approaches to Communication for Families and Caregivers

Bernie McCarthy

This book clearly explains what happens to communication as dementia progresses. Advocating a person-centred approach to dementia care, the author describes methods of verbal and non-verbal communication, techniques for communicating with people who cannot speak or move easily, and strategies for communicating more effectively. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-186-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

A Practical Guide for Professionals

Yvonne Yates

This resource offers an essential insight into the emotional well-being of adolescents and a detailed overview of the Human Givens approach. The book provides useful assessment tools and practical interventions, all supported by photocopiable materials that include question sheets for the client and record charts for the practitioner. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-170-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp
An Integrative Approach to Therapy and Supervision

An Integrative Approach to Therapy and Supervision

A Practical Guide for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Mary Harris and Anne Brockbank

This book presents an innovative model for therapy and supervision. It draws on ideas from the psychological traditions of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to develop an integrated approach to working with clients and to developing a supervisor-supervisee relationship that can adapt to suit individual needs. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-636-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Speech in Action

Speech in Action

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

America X Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Speech in Action is an innovative approach to learning that combines simple techniques from speech and language pathology with physical exercises that have been designed to meet the individual child's particular needs and abilities. This practical workbook describes the approach, and contains 90 fully-photocopiable lesson plans. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-846-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Vicky Barber

This book offers an abundance of fun games that help children to confront personal problems in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-163-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp
Getting the Picture

Getting the Picture

Inference and Narrative Skills for Young People with Communication Difficulties

David Nash
Illustrated by Oliver Allchin

This book is brimming with thought-provoking illustrations of different people in different places, all of which are accompanied by a series of questions designed to encourage prediction and inference skills. Participants are asked to consider everything from who the person in the picture is to how they may be feeling and why. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-127-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp
How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-022-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
My Child Has Autism, Now What?

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

10 Steps to Get You Started

Susan Larson Kidd

The book covers the key aspects of life with a child on the autism spectrum, including basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy. Strategies are outlined simply and clearly, and are firmly grounded in the author's extensive experience of supporting children with autism. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-841-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Once Upon a Group

Once Upon a Group

A Guide to Running and Participating in Successful Groups
2nd edition

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

This book is a short, light-hearted guide to groupwork, providing an easily-digestible way of understanding group dynamics, the practicalities of running a group, and how to participate in one. It covers how and where to set up a group, the size of the group and the arrangement of chairs, and the importance of boundaries and rules within a group. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-166-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
The Secret of Everlasting Life

The Secret of Everlasting Life

The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality

Richard Bertschinger

The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Dong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. This translation reveals the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-048-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
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
Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Case Studies from the Medical Records of Leading Chinese Acupuncture Experts

Case Studies from the Medical Records of Leading Chinese Acupuncture Experts

Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai
Advisor: Cheng Xinnong

This book presents a collection of real case studies of patients who have been treated by prominent acupuncture practitioners in China. Compiled by leading experts, under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, this book is a useful reference for acupuncture practitioners and students at all levels. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-046-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp
Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

Barry Winbolt

This accessible guide to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), an effective therapeutic approach which focuses on strengths and achievements, provides a practical introduction to what SFBT is and how to use it with clients. Barry Winbolt leads the reader through the principles, techniques and steps involved in the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-970-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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