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Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death

A Handbook of Practices, Procedures and Law
2nd edition

Jennifer Green and Michael Green

Dealing with Death is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for professionals on the procedures, laws and cultural customs that should be observed when someone dies. This completely updated and expanded second edition takes into account changes in UK law and the impact of the Harold Shipman and Alder Hey enquiries. more »

2006, Paperback: £40.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-381-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, health care, mental health, palliative care, practical theology, social care, social work, social work law, theology

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Table is Set

Grethe Berg

Using her experience of working with older people with dementia, Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing. This book provides much-needed help and practical strategies for care managers and carers to reclaim mealtimes as positive experiences for people with dementia. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-435-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 88pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social skills, social work

Managing Men Who Sexually Abuse

Managing Men Who Sexually Abuse

David Briggs and Roger Kennington

This new book constitutes a comprehensive and accessible guide to managing men who sexually offend and draws on recent developments in cognitive-behavioural therapy. From their own extensive knowledge of contemporary practice, David Briggs and Roger Kennington offer insights and guidance for improving objectives and techniques in intervention. more »

2006, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-807-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, probation, psychology, sexual abuse, social policy, social work

Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities

Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities

Testimonies of Resistance

Edited by Duncan Mitchell, Rannveig Traustadottir, Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson, Nigel Ingham and Sue Ledger

This book charts the course through which people with learning disabilities have become increasingly able to direct their own lives as fully active members of their communities. Many of the personal accounts, photographs and songs included in this book will be accessible and encouraging to people with learning disabilities. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-359-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, intellectual disabilities

Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management

Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management

Edited by Jackie Parker

This book provides a guide to effective case management, outlining all the key issues that professionals working with brain-injured people will need to know, from understanding what brain injury actually is and how it feels to experience it to strategies for rehabilitation, assessing risk and implementing support plans. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-315-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: brain injury, social work

Partnerships in Social Care

Partnerships in Social Care

A Handbook for Developing Effective Services

Keith Fletcher

Partnerships in Social Care is a practical handbook for professionals engaged in planning strategic partnerships in health, social care and education services. Designed as a quick reference, the book allows readers to find advice relevant to their particular situation or gain an overview of the themes explored. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-380-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: health care, social care, social policy, social work

Gifted Children

Gifted Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Kate Distin

Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-439-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned

Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer

The authors are raising two very different children: Justin, a whirlwind of activity and mood swings, who is supervised in a residential farm community, and Eric, quiet and passive, who lives independently at college. This book is an account of their experiences of parenting children at opposite extremes of the autism spectrum. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-807-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 220pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities

Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Lisa A. Kurtz

This book provides an overview of vision problems in children with developmental disabilities such as AD/HD and specific learning disabilities. It is appropriate for parents and professionals alike and offers non-technical explanations of how vision difficulties are screened for and advice on where to seek appropriate professional care. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-826-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 108pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

The Madness of Our Lives

The Madness of Our Lives

Experiences of Mental Breakdown and Recovery

Penny Gray

This book consists of transcribed interviews with people who have had a mental breakdown and come out the other side. Those interviewed, recount painful experiences of being misunderstood, derided, bullied, abused - in their personal and professional lives but also during treatment, by unsympathetic or negligent GPs and mental health practitioners. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-057-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 204pp

Keywords: counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, therapeutic communities

Psychodrama

Psychodrama

A Beginner's Guide

Zoran Djurić, Jasna Veljković and Miomir Tomić

Professional psychodramatists Zoran Djuric and Jasna Veljkovic, explain in user-friendly terms the basics of the technique and present a step-by-step guide to running a psychodrama session. Fully illustrated with colour cartoons offering examples of real psychodrama sessions, Psychodrama explores both the theory and practice in an accessible way. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-411-7, royal, 80pp

Keywords: counselling, dramatherapy, group psychotherapy, psychodrama

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Edited by Lois Carey

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-386-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, trauma

Children with Seizures

Children with Seizures

A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Martin L. Kutscher MD

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. It discusses types and causes of seizures, what to do during a seizure as well as some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-823-8, crown, 152pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, brain injury, child psychology, children, epilepsy, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social care, social work, special education

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

From Early Adolescence to Adulthood

Edited by Rachel Balen and Marilyn Crawshaw

This text explores sexuality and fertility issues for people with ill health or disability. It examines the impact of illness or disability on the sexual and fertile identities of young people. Chapters include the experiences of minority ethnic groups, managing relationships, fertility preservation and treatment, and the transition to parenthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $48.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-339-4, royal, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, child protection, disability, health care, infertility, psychiatry, psychology, sexuality, social work

Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

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