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Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

Let's Relate!

Brian R. King

Containing life-changing strategies and solutions, this book will enable everyone who knows, lives with or works with an individual with autism to achieve positive relationships that foster cooperation and respect. Sharing inspirational personal experiences and practical advice, Brian R. King shows how to get communication working for everyone. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-856-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, parenting, speech and language therapy

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Adult and Mental Health Services

Hitting the Ground Running

Diane Galpin, Jenny Bigmore and Jo Parker

The complete guide to making the transition from student to newly qualified adult or mental health social worker (NQSW). It covers everything you need to know to meet the requirements of NQSW status, and guides you through the challenges and hurdles. Strategies on staying motivated, managing stress and developing support networks are included. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-158-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, careers, community care, elder abuse, joint working, mental health, mental illness, older people, residential care, social care, social work, supervision, supported living

Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia through Contact with the Natural World

Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia through Contact with the Natural World

Fresh Air on My Face

Edited by Jane Gilliard and Mary Marshall

This important book simply but persuasively demonstrates why we should provide the opportunities for people with dementia to experience the great outdoors. The contributors explore many different ways in which people with dementia can experience and interact with nature. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-267-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, communication, creative therapies, dementia, depression, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, older people, sensory stimulation, spirituality

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

Weaving Lives Back Together

Ann Futterman Collier

Original research and examples from artists illustrate how different textile-based art approaches can provide therapeutic outlets for women with a complete variety of life experiences. The psychology of this therapeutic approach is explained as well as explanations of specific techniques and suggestions for practise with a wide range of clients. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-838-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mental health, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China

Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China

A New Book of Change

Translated by Richard Bertschinger

This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more »

2011, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-083-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: Chinese astrology, Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, divination, spirituality, Taoism, Yijing

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

A Handbook for Clinicians

Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake

This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-149-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, death, health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality

Narrative Therapy for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Narrative Therapy for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Supporting Women's Transitions from Abuse to Safety

Mary Allen

This book examines how women experiencing domestic violence employ strategies of resistance and survival, and how narrative therapy helps them define their identities and resist abuse. It demonstrates how an understanding of this resistance can help practitioners effectively intervene and support these women in transitions from abuse to safety. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-190-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, domestic abuse, families, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

Ritual Theatre

Ritual Theatre

The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice

Edited by Claire Schrader

This book considers the relevance of ritual theatre in contemporary life and describes how it is being used as a highly cathartic therapeutic process. With contributions from leading experts in the field of dramatherapy, the book brings together a broad spectrum of approaches to ritual theatre as a healing system. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-138-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, mental health, movement, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, theatre

Social Work Reclaimed

Social Work Reclaimed

Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice

Edited by Steve Goodman and Isabelle Trowler

Reclaim Social Work (RSW) is the innovative model of children's social work pioneered by the London Borough of Hackney. This book sets out what RSW is, how it was set up, and the theory and evidence base underlying it. Chapters written by RSW social workers outline the methodological approaches used and demonstrate how it works in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-202-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, joint working, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

The Chaplain as a 'Hopeful Presence'

Steve Nolan

This book examines the services that chaplains provide to dying patients and the unique relationship that palliative care staff construct with people at the end of life. It explores the nature of hope when faced with the inevitable and develops a theory of spiritual care rooted in relationship that has implications for all healthcare professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-199-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: grief, mental health, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lindsay Hilsen M.Ed, BCBA

This curriculum gives a clear outline on what and how to teach the young child with autism, using principles of applied behavior analysis. The book is divided into three sections: Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each with built-in data collection. It covers nearly 90 steps in a child's development, broken down into manageable tasks. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.17 + VAT = £35.00/ $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-874-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 416pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

After the Suicide

After the Suicide

Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery

Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn and Gudrun Dieserud

This accessible book provides complete guidance for those working with the suicide bereaved. It addresses why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where support can be found. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research, it will help the bereaved move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-211-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: addiction, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, mental health, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, suicide, theology, trauma

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

Digby Tantam

This book contains the latest research on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological, genetic, psychological, developmental, social, and emotional issues are covered. more »

2011, Hardback: £75.00/ $125.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-993-8, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 576pp
2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-344-0, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 576pp

Keywords: ADHD, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, attachment, autism, dyspraxia, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep, violence

Ayurvedic Healing

Ayurvedic Healing

Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science
2nd edition

Hari Sharma, MD and Christopher Clark, MD

This complete guide to the ancient Indian natural health care system of Maharishi Ayurveda explains how Ayurveda addresses the mind, body and environment to provide a full spectrum of time-tested and cost-effective treatments. The book presents an overview complete with case studies that illustrate the latest developments in Ayurvedic research. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-069-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, ayurveda, complementary medicine, diet, herbal treatment, integrative medicine, massage, Panchakarma, prana

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