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The Pits and the Pendulum

The Pits and the Pendulum

A Life with Bipolar Disorder

Brian Adams

Spending a week doing nothing but exploring the possibilities of Lego, risking yet another job; impulsively sinking all his savings into impractical self-employment ventures; sleepless nights, gripped by the need to write - these are just some manifestations of the often damaging periods of manic, uninhibited energy of bipolar disorder. more »

2002, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-104-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bipolar disorder, challenging behaviour, counselling, depression, mental health, psychiatry, social care, social work

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. more »

2002, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-098-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, diet, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Assessing Behaviors Regarded as Problematic

Assessing Behaviors Regarded as Problematic

for People with Developmental Disabilities

John Clements and Neil Martin

The author offers practical strategies for gathering and analysing information about behaviors, in partnership with the individual concerned, in order to gain a useful understanding of why a particular behavior occurs. Case histories, with corresponding behavior plans, clearly demonstrate the real-life application of assessment methods. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-998-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Early Years

The Early Years

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 1

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

This clear and practical workbook shows the importance of encouraging resilience in pre-school children who live in challenging circumstances. Including guidance on ongoing monitoring and supported by case studies from practice, this book is an essential guide to nurturing resilience for all those who work with young children and their families. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-013-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: children, education, families, resilience

Lisa and the Lacemaker

Lisa and the Lacemaker

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann

When Lisa's Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, she draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious Lacemaker and put the past to rest. more »

2002, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-071-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Living with Brain Injury

Living with Brain Injury

Philip L. Fairclough

The book describes a potted history of Phillip's journey, and mainly focuses on the practical aspects of brain injury, rehabilitation, returning home and to work. If you have little or no knowledge of brain injury then this book is a good starting point, both for the brain injured person or their family/friends. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-059-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: brain injury, disability, health care, occupational therapy

The School Years

The School Years

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 2

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

Helping practitioners in their work with vulnerable children of a school-going age, this workbook explores ways of nurturing resilience in different aspects of everyday life. Focusing on specific areas such as home life, talents and interests, the authors show how to make thorough assessments and intervene in constructive ways. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-018-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, resilience, social work

The World Within Me

The World Within Me

A Personal Journey to Spiritual Understanding

Peter Houghton

In this thoughtful and profound account Peter Houghton charts his personal quest for the spirit. His extraordinary story is written during the time in which he had received a diagnosis of terminal heart disease and reflects on the ways in which being about to die developed his ideas about spirituality and humanity. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-079-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: practical theology, spirituality, theology

Adolescence

Adolescence

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 3

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to support young people who may have social or family problems. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-019-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, education, families, resilience, social work

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 3 volume set

The Early Years, The School Years, Adolescence

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to support young people who may have social or family problems. more »

2002, Set: £45.00/ $80.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-045-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in

Keywords: child protection, children, resilience

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Theory and Technique

Claudio Neri, Malcolm Pines and Robi Friedman

This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group. It covers the major theoretical perspectives for their understanding, as well as representing different psychological schools and their approaches to the technical issues of group dream therapy. more »

2002, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-923-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keyword: group psychotherapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training

Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen and Lars Ole Bonde

Music therapists have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the components of such diversity, and is a comprehensive guide to accessing the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-083-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: counselling, music therapy

Parenting in Poor Environments

Parenting in Poor Environments

Stress, Support and Coping

Deborah Ghate and Neal Hazel

With a unique focus on the effects of poverty on parenting in Britain, this book explores what professionals and policy makers can do to support families living in poverty. The authors examine community-level poverty and its relationship to family and individual problems such as low income, poor mental health and child behavioural difficulties. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-069-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, community care, counselling, mental health, mental illness, social policy, social work, supported living

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Nancy Ogaz

Daisy White was not crazy. Clumsy maybe, but definitely not crazy. In this adventure story, Daisy, who has autism, defeats her bullies with the help of Buster, a very special rabbit. All is going well until a terrible fate threatens Daisy's new friend Cody. Will Daisy be able to gather her courage and special talents to save him? more »

2002, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-721-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Spirituality and Social Care

Spirituality and Social Care

Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being

Edited by Mary Nash and Bruce Stewart

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-024-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, psychoanalysis, social care, social work, spirituality, theology

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