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Coming soon! Parenting OCD

Parenting OCD

Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another

Claire Sanders

A must-read for any parent or carer of an OCD child, Sanders talks with honesty and humour about her son's illness, providing practical advice and insight. She covers everything from getting a diagnosis and what to expect in therapy, to how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-478-2, Demy, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, families, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, school phobia, self esteem, teenagers

Coming soon! Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Principles into Practice

Jean S. Brown, Alyson M. Learmonth and Catherine J. Mackereth

What factors affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how can mental health be enhanced through effective prevention and intervention? This book sets out key strategies, and case studies demonstrate principles in practice. Essential reading for mental health and public health professionals and students. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-567-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, resilience, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, suicide

Coming soon! Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)

Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)

Lisa Spillane

This vibrant picture book tells the story of Lisa, Ted and Bingo the dog at the beach. It teaches children how they can use the Qigong Healing Heart sound and other meditative techniques drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine to overcome impatience, anger and frustration, just like Lisa and Ted. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-200-3, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, child psychology, children, complementary therapies, counselling, emotions, life skills, meditation, mindfulness, pastoral care, qigong, resilience

Coming soon!

Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, cerebral palsy, community care, counselling, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Coming soon!

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Hitting the Ground Running
2nd edition

Helen Donnellan and Gordon Jack

This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are likely to face. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-533-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, social care, social work, supervision

Coming soon! The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

Sally Donovan

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-536-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, parenting, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Caroline Baker

The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-467-6, Demy, 208pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, nursing, nutrition, older people, pain management, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, social care

Coming soon!

The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique

Wang Fengming

Available at last in English, this comprehensive training manual teaches the theory and insider practical methods behind Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style. It includes the techniques of point striking, traditionally taught only to those on the inside, and over 400 photographs illustrate the methods throughout. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, neigong, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan

Coming soon! Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Barbara Bissonnette

Written for professionals and parents, this book offers employment strategies to support individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) into fulfilling and long-lasting careers. It provides a primer on how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and teaches coaching techniques to help with jobhunting and workplace challenges. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-754-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, counselling, disability, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, PSHE, transitions, youthwork

Coming soon!

Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum

Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford and Emily Quinn

This practical college curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder teaches independence, social, and study skills that empower the student and enable academic success. An ideal textbook for ASD college programs or for student self-study, this curriculum provides hands-on help in the areas that students with ASD need it most. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-787-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, counselling, disability, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, mainstream education, social skills, teenagers, transitions

Coming soon! Jasper and the Magpie

Jasper and the Magpie

Enjoying special interests together

Dan Mayfield
Illustrated by Alex Merry

Jasper loves collecting shiny things but his parents worry about his unusual hobby until they find a way to embrace it as a family. This fun storybook will encourage readers to be more accepting of difference and will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum, their friends and family. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-579-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 36pp

Coming soon! The Mouse's House

The Mouse's House

Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime

Susan Quayle
Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon

This picture story book about mouse and her friends' quest to prepare for winter shows how to use reflexology with children whilst enjoying a fun bedtime read. Designed to help with common issues such as sleep difficulties and anxiety, it includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-247-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, bodywork, carers, child development, children, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, families, fiction, massage, nursing, pain management, parenting, play, reflexology, sleep

Coming soon! The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

Rujing and Still Qigong

Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.

Focusing on Rujing, the meditation state fundamental to Qigong meditation, this ground-breaking book looks at the practice from the perspective of psychology and cognitive science. It describes what happens in mind and body during meditation, and how to reach the state of Rujing. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-232-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: meditation, psychology, Qi, qigong

Coming soon! Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug

Maggie Tisserand

In this ground-breaking book, Maggie Tisserand explores the problem of serious infection, especially MRSA, and provides information on the natural products that have been scientifically proven to fight bacterial infection. She profiles key essential oils, such as tea tree and thyme, and includes advice on how they can be used to manage superbugs. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-237-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: biomedical intervention, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, drugs, essential oils, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nursing, residential care

Coming soon! Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria
2nd edition

Ashley Stanford

Fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of Ashley Stanford's bestselling book continues to offer invaluable relationship guidance to couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. By exploring Asperger/ASD traits step-by-step, the book emphasizes the value of understanding and offers solutions that have worked for other couples. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-773-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, psychology, relationships, sexuality, social skills

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