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Working with Drug and Alcohol Users

Working with Drug and Alcohol Users

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support

Tony White

An accessible guide to providing effective support to substance users. The book uses transactional analysis to provide models for understanding substance use, assessing clients, intervention and treatment. Counseling techniques such as motivational interviewing and relapse process work are included, and case studies feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-294-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, counselling, drugs, health care, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, substance abuse

Dramatic Problem Solving

Dramatic Problem Solving

Drama-Based Group Exercises for Conflict Transformation

Steven T. Hawkins

This concise book of drama-based exercises will be an invaluable tool for practitioners looking to facilitate conflict transformation with a wide range of contexts and client groups. Each stage of the dramatic problem solving approach is accompanied by activities and illustrated with examples from the author's extensive experience. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-325-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: communication, counselling, creative therapies, dramatherapy, education, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, play, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social work, theatre, violence, youthwork

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

Carol Fitzpatrick

An easy-to-read guide for parents, carers and professionals working with young people showing signs of self-harm and suicidal behaviours, which gives advice on how to identify problems and how to support the young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-281-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, families, looked after children, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, residential care, self harm, social care, social work, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

Maxine Aston

Many Asperger men are confused and bewildered by women, dating and relationships and find it hard to know how to get it right. This practical handbook provides many of the answers to their key questions about women and dating, helping them to understand how to have successful relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-269-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social skills

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Nick Luxmoore

This book explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers invaluable advice about how best to allay concerns without pretending that there are easy answers. It covers all of the key issues and supports professionals in asking young people the difficult question, “Do you think much about death?” more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-320-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, death, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers, youthwork

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments

A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care

Chris Taylor

This practical guide synthesises attachment, trauma and Mentalization theory into a practice model for those caring for children and young people with disorganized attachment. It aims to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to provide empathic care in safe, therapeutic relationships that support both the child and the caregiver. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-182-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support

Edited by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland

This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book demonstrates how life course approaches can offer insights into their support needs as they grow older, from housing and health care to community support. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-257-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

A Practical Guide

Dodie Graves

A practical introduction to setting up and facilitating bereavement support groups, guiding the reader through all stages. It examines the different skills needed, and uses case studies and research to suggest models of best practice across a range of group settings. The guidance will help make groups successful for participants and facilitators. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-271-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, giftedness, grief, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, social work

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5–12. Ideas for adaptation for children with attention and concentration difficulties are included. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-143-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, counselling, education, massage, mental health, mindfulness, pastoral care, play, PSHE, self esteem, social work, youthwork

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

A Model for Empowering Clients

Peter D. Ladd and AnnMarie Churchill

A reference manual for diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions using a person-centered, holistic approach. Designed to complement DSM assessments, it covers a range of conditions and patterns including depression, bulimia, OCD, abuse, bullying and loss. In each case the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. more »

2012, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-886-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma, violence

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Exploring Self through Metaphor and Multi-Media

Margaret R. Hunter

The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women struggling with eating disorders. All the exercises, and their benefits, are fully explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-892-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, art therapy, bulimia, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, eating disorders, emotions, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, play, play therapy, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social skills, special education

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice

An Introduction

Christa Mackinnon

This book explains how psycho-spiritual indigenous traditions can be adjusted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world views of shamanism are described along with practical guidelines and case studies detailing how to use them within the therapeutic process. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-081-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, energy work, integrative medicine, mental health, paranormal psychology, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, shamanism, spirituality, trauma

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte

This accessible book will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the correct help. It offers techniques and exercises to build a child's confidence, address causes and alleviate symptoms, and gives advice for both school and social settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

Jane Moss

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, emotions, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, palliative care, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

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