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Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

Edited by Liane Holliday Willey

Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book is an essential survival guide to adolescence. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-742-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, families, high functioning autism, parenting, special education

Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Theory and Practice

David Thomas and Honor Woods

A comprehensive introduction to working with people with learning disabilities, this guide provides the theoretical understanding needed to inform good practice and to help improve the quality of life of people within this group. Using accessible language and case examples, the authors discuss both psychological and practical theories. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-973-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: intellectual disabilities, social work

Build Your Own Life

Build Your Own Life

A Self-Help Guide For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome

Wendy Lawson

Lawson guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing map of life, tackling the building bricks of social existence one by one with humour, insight and practical suggestions. Exploring what it is like to be an adult in an alien world, she talks about how we relate to the people in our lives. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-114-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, employment, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

Family Day Care

Family Day Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Quality

Edited by Ann Mooney and June Statham

Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-062-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, social policy

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

More than Body, Brain and Breath

Eileen Shamy

This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-129-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Support Groups for Older People Who Have Been Abused

Support Groups for Older People Who Have Been Abused

Beyond Existing

Jacki Pritchard

In this thought-provoking book, Jacki Pritchard shows how support groups for victims of elder abuse provide invaluable opportunities for the voices of older people to be heard. Following groups through a two-year period, she discusses how they were set up and the difficulties encountered and overcome. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-102-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keyword: older people

Stephen Harris in Trouble

Stephen Harris in Trouble

A Dyspraxic Drama in Several Clumsy Acts

Tim Nichol

Taking a light-hearted and humorous look at life through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy, this book recounts the everyday problems that are faced by children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorders (DCDs), and contains creative and positive approaches to teaching and parenthood that readers will find hugely supportive. more »

2003, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-134-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, fiction, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

Relational Group Psychotherapy

Relational Group Psychotherapy

From Basic Assumptions to Passion

Richard M. Billow
Introduction by James S. Grotstein

This volume reveals the deeply personal nature of the intersubjective process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and other group members. By locating the group therapist's experience in the centre of the action, Richard M. Billow moves away from traditional approaches in group psychotherapy. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-739-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
2003, Hardback: £24.99/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-738-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: group psychotherapy

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

2nd edition

Saralea E. Chazan

The author's introduction to the simultaneous treatment of parent and child brings together theoretical background and suggestions for practice in an accessible and comprehensive format. This useful book will be a welcome resource for social workers, child psychiatrists, family therapists and other professionals working with children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-736-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, parenting, psychiatry, social work

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers

Ray S. Anderson

The author explores spirituality in the context of the individual and of society, and discusses how those practicing pastoral or health care can deal with the issues raised outside of any religious ideas or practice. Anderson shows how professionals can help people move towards a more positive state in the face of pain, distress and illness. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-746-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Understanding Asperger Perspectives

Paula Jacobsen

Jacobsen demonstrates how to interpret classic analytic and psychodynamic theories in relation to people with AS and explains how revised theories of mind, executive functioning and central coherence have helped provide new concepts and language with which to properly articulate the experiences of those with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-743-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Experiences of Donor Conception

Experiences of Donor Conception

Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years

Caroline Lorbach

Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. She provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. more »

2003, Paperback: £17.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-122-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, fostering, health care, infertility

Child Protection Work

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-075-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, social care, social work, trauma

Children's Unspoken Language

Children's Unspoken Language

Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon

The author, a developmental psychologist and mother, demonstrates how a young child's developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child's social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-120-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, education, psychology, social care, social skills, social work

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Challenges and Dilemmas

Edited by Sue Richardson and Heather Bacon

Using attachment theory as a foundation, this book addresses in depth the acute practice dilemmas concerning children who, despite the climate of increased awareness, multi-disciplinary cooperation and legislative and procedural change, cannot easily be protected. The contributors give guidelines for working with the children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-147-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, domestic abuse, mental health, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

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