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Reconceptualising Work with 'Carers'

Reconceptualising Work with 'Carers'

New Directions for Policy and Practice

Edited by Kirsten Stalker

Demonstrating the scope and diversity of 'caring', the contributors highlight the positive aspects of caring and the interdependence of many caring relationships but also broach the sensitive and complex subject of 'poor' care and the importance of identifying and meeting the needs of 'hidden carers'. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-118-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: carers, disability, social policy

Spirit and Psyche

Spirit and Psyche

A New Paradigm for Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Victor L. Schermer

This book explores the expanding literature on spirituality as an important dimension of psychology, and explains the relationship between psychological treatment and spiritual healing. The author examines ideas from religious traditions, and considers their implications for psychotherapy and personal growth. more »

2002, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-926-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

The Views and Experiences of Disabled Children and Their Siblings

The Views and Experiences of Disabled Children and Their Siblings

A Positive Outlook

Clare Connors and Kirsten Stalker

Drawing on one-to-one conversations with disabled children and follow-up interviews with their families, this volume takes an in-depth look at the effects of disability on disabled children. Informed by the social model of disability, the authors identify and draw out the implications of their findings for social work and health services. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-127-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: children, disability, families

Counselling Young People in School

Counselling Young People in School

Gudrun Helga Sederholm

In this practical, imaginative guide to counselling school-age people, Gudrun Sederholm discusses methods that she has found to be effective in dealing with concerns that students bring to school counsellors, giving guidance for professionals on studying, training and supervision, and on how to build relationships with teachers and parents. more »

2002, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-044-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, mainstream education, safeguarding children, self esteem, teenagers

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Cracked

Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury

Lynsey Calderwood

At the age of 14, Lynsey Calderwood suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her physically unmarked but destroyed her memory. Thrust back into an apparently nonsensical world of which she had no recollection; Lynsey spiralled downwards into depression and eating disorders as she became socially ostracized. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-065-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: brain injury, health care, mental health

Demystifying the Autistic Experience

Demystifying the Autistic Experience

A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators

William Stillman

This book introduces autism from a non-clinical, humanist perspective, emphasizing that we are all more alike than different. The author deconstructs the fundamental concepts of the autistic experience using language, examples and anecdotes that are concrete and understandable for all. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-726-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

The Dragons of Autism

The Dragons of Autism

Autism as a Source of Wisdom

Olga Holland

Olga describes the real-world strategies that have made her son Billy better able to cope with life, and explains how working with autism's many strengths has led to a better quality of life for all her family. Full of advice for both day-to-day living and long-term progress, this is a positive and inspirational read. more »

2002, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-741-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Gender Issues in Art Therapy

Gender Issues in Art Therapy

Edited by Susan Hogan

Art therapy enables the client and therapist to explore issues that may ordinarily be difficult to articulate in words; one such issue is the complexity of gender, which can be a subject of therapy in a range of ways. These wide-ranging papers cover both theoretical and practical topics, giving clinical examples and instances of clients' artwork. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-798-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, psychoanalysis

Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome

Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome

Family Viewpoints

Patrick, Estelle and Jared McCabe

For most people, family life means both love and compromise. Within families where one or more members have Asperger Syndrome (AS), this compromise becomes yet more crucial to mutual happiness. In this book, the McCabe family discuss how Patrick's AS affects each relationship. more »

2002, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-744-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, families, parenting, relationships

Hidden Self-Harm

Hidden Self-Harm

Narratives from Psychotherapy

Maggie Turp

The book takes a new look at self-harm, focusing particularly on the under-explored area of `hidden' self-harming behaviour. These behaviours may not be immediately identifiable as self-harm by counsellors, therapists or their clients, but Turp shows how recognition and understanding of hidden self-harm can improve practice with those affected. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-901-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, child development, children, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, safeguarding children, self harm, social care, social work, trauma, violence, youthwork

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

Gary Clapton

Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-012-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychiatry

Explorations in Dementia

Explorations in Dementia

Theoretical and Research Studies into the Experience of Remediable and Enduring Cognitive Losses

Michael Bender

Drawing on contemporary theoretical concepts including multiple selves, personal construct theory, intrapsychic survival and the effect of historical and political factors on older people's well being, the author calls for a more positive and constructive approach to improving the lives of people with dementia. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $50.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-040-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 448pp

Keywords: dementia, older people

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Interventions with Infants and Preschoolers

Lucille Proulx

Proulx explores many aspects of dyad art therapy including attachment relationship theories, roles in dyad interventions, the importance of the tactile experience and ways in which dyad art therapy can be used. This original book will be invaluable to mental health professionals and to parents wishing to enrich interactions with their children. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-713-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, child development, child psychology, children, parenting

Choosing Assistive Devices

Choosing Assistive Devices

A Guide for Users and Professionals

Helen Pain, Lindsay McLellan and Sally Gore

Bringing together information about the needs of people with disabilities and the equipment available, this guide shows how the two can be brought together to provide an effective match of person and product. The authors have reviewed the available evidence that informs choice of the most appropriate assistive device to meet individual need. more »

2002, Paperback: £39.99/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-985-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 384pp

Keywords: disability, health care

Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage

Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage

An Exploration of Self-Protection Responses in the Autism Spectrum and Beyond

Donna Williams

Exposure anxiety is increasingly understood as a crippling condition affecting a high proportion of people on the autism spectrum. Based on personal experience, this book describes the condition and its underlying physiological causes, and presents approaches and strategies that can be used to combat it. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-051-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, occupational therapy, sensory issues

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