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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

Why Do You Do That?

Why Do You Do That?

A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People

Uttom Chowdhury and Mary Robertson
Illustrated by Liz Whallett

The authors describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression. The authors also offer tips on how to deal with issues such as bullying. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-395-0, crown, 96pp

Keywords: ADD, child psychology, children, counselling, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education, tourettes

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts

This illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). more »

2006, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-817-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 104pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, dance and movement therapy, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, yoga

Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line

Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line

Confessions of an Autism Anorak

Matthew Hesmondhalgh

The author outlines the problems with improving services for people on the autism spectrum, from specialised schooling to supported living schemes and examines the social issues and attitudes that people with ASDs confront. He includes case examples of young people and their parents who have fought battles for inclusion. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-393-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, social skills, special education, transitions

Introducing Mental Health

Introducing Mental Health

A Practical Guide

Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella

The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $52.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-260-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keyword: mental health

Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

The Truth is Longer Than a Lie

The Truth is Longer Than a Lie

Children's Experiences of Abuse and Professional Interventions

Neerosh Mudaly and Chris Goddard

This groundbreaking book reveals what young victims have to say about abuse and its effects on their lives. The authors examine societal factors that increase children's vulnerability, and propose measures for preventing abuse. They outline the requirements of ethically sound research, and conclude with recommendations for future research. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-317-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, social care, social work

Social Capital and Mental Health

Social Capital and Mental Health

Edited by Kwame McKenzie and Trudy Harpham

The book examines its effects on psychological functioning and on the risk factors for mental health that are associated with communities that have either high or low levels of social capital. Analyses the implications of research findings for future policy developments and makes clear recommendations for future practice and research. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-355-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social policy, social work

Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

A Resource for the Multi-Professional Health Care Team

Gillian White

Gillian White draws on her experiences and proposes that multi-professional health care teams should talk about spirituality in challenging but safe environments to develop shared understanding of it, and to increase their confidence about integrating spiritual care into their daily practise. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-305-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Frequently Asked Questions

Shira Richman

100 questions organized by topic, cover common everyday problems, from advice on what to do if your autistic child routinely runs away to tips on how to stop him spitting. Richman outlines behavioural plans to help parents and professionals encourage appropriate behaviour and help their child learn positive behavioural patterns. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-825-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

Homespun Remedies

Homespun Remedies

Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

The authors offer sensible approaches to tackling everyday problems faced by parents and carers, such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book is split into four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with "homespun" tips and advice. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-813-9, royal, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social work, special education

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-231-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, psychoanalysis, spirituality, theology

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