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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, 304pp

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! The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

Leo Rutherford

Full of activities for use with groups of all ages, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and presents all the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in group settings. It includes everything from warm-ups to warm-downs and provides tips on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, dance, dance and movement therapy, depression, dramatherapy, emotions, group psychotherapy, mental health, movement, play, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, self esteem, shamanism, spirituality, therapeutic communities

Coming soon! Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

The Theory, Research and Practice of Preventing and Addressing the Occupational Hazards of the Profession

Alfred J. Malinowski

Dr. Alfred J. Malinowski explores the importance of self-care in the field of psychotherapy in this authoritative book. He examines the role of the therapist, how the nature of the profession can lead to decreased psychological well-being, and discusses self-care strategies and techniques to help practitioners maintain psychological health. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-992-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anxiety, arts therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, employment, ethics, health care, mental health, mindfulness, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Coming soon! Shorts

Shorts

Stories about Alcohol, Asperger Syndrome, and God

Tessie Regan

Blunt, witty and honest, Tess Regan's collection of short stories, poems and illustrations tell a personal tale of alcoholism, Asperger's syndrome and an unusual spiritual journey. They will be invaluable reading for anyone on the autism spectrum dealing with alcoholism or mental illness, their friends, family and the associated professionals. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-761-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, autobiography, depression, drugs, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, resilience, self esteem, spirituality, substance abuse

New! Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, communication, counselling, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, sleep

New! The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

Robyn Steward

This honest and personal account is filled with practical tips and strategies for living a safe and independent life as a young woman on the autistic spectrum. It covers common areas of difficulty such as friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment, and staying safe out and about, at home and online. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-399-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 376pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, depression, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, substance abuse, 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

The Psychology of Ageing

The Psychology of Ageing

An Introduction
5th edition

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

This well-established text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking, and a new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added. This new edition is essential reading for all those working with older people, and a key text for students. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-245-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 464pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, communication, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sleep

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, diet, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships, resilience, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, sleep, social skills, teenagers, tics

The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Susan J. Moreno, Marci Wheeler and Kealah Parkinson

Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on the authors' own experiences, this supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-878-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADHD, adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, communication, counselling, depression, families, high functioning autism, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, social skills

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

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Top Tips for Asperger Students

Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Rosemary Martin
Illustrated by Caitlin Cooper

Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-140-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, personal hygiene, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

Ted Cole and Barbara Knowles

The authors examine the underlying causes of BESD, and discuss research-based theory. They offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-049-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, disability, divorce, drugs, dyslexia, dyspraxia, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence, youthwork

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