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Coming soon! Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents

Edited by Sue X. Ming and Beth A. Pletcher

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible descriptions and explanations of autism and related conditions, diagnostic tests, conventional and complementary therapies, and more. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-971-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, complementary therapies, diet, disability law, drugs, early intervention, health care, mental health, parenting, person-centred, seizures, sexuality, special education, transitions

Coming soon! All About Drugs and Young People

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Julian Cohen

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-427-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, counselling, drugs, parenting, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants

Baylissa Frederick

A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-534-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, seizures, suicide, trauma

New! Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Moving Sleep Cycles and Preventing Jet Lag

Peter Smith

This book is a step-by-step guide to Peter Smith's unique, 100% natural insomnia cure, which combines drug-free psychological and physiological treatments. Information on the causes of insomnia and how sleep 'works' is combined with practical advice for practising good sleep behaviours to change the mind's learned associations with sleep. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-182-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 272pp

Keywords: anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, nutrition, psychology, sleep

New! The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap

Edited by Linda M. Rio

Endocrine imbalances can cause a whole host of physical and mental health problems. With contributions from some of the world's most respected physicians, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, this book provides accurate information on hormone imbalances and disorders, how to recognise the signs in patients, and how to treat them effectively. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-929-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, drugs, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, nutrition, obesity, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexuality, trauma

Regrowing Hair Naturally

Regrowing Hair Naturally

Effective Remedies and Natural Treatments for Men and Women with Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Androgenetica, Telogen Effluvium and Other Hair Loss Problems

Vera Peiffer

This book contains a wealth of easy-to-understand tests and advice that people affected by hair loss can put into practice straightaway. It covers a full range of natural approaches, from nutrition and hypnotherapy, to detoxification and bodywork exercises and includes a self-hypnosis CD. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.07 + VAT = £14.98/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-139-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, complementary therapies, depression, diet, drugs, energy work, health care, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, massage, nutrition

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz

This practical guide provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of common and lesser known treatments for autism, offering a balanced overview of current opinion and scientific data. Each chapter covers a single treatment from ABA to TEACHH to GF/CF diets, allowing parents and professionals to make informed choices about treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-904-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, applied behaviour analysis, autism, biomedical intervention, bodywork, child development, child psychology, communication, complementary therapies, diet, drugs, early intervention, life skills, music therapy, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, sensory issues, social skills, special education

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

A Little Book of Tobacco

A Little Book of Tobacco

Activities to Explore Smoking Issues with Young People

Vanessa Rogers

This resource is packed with games and activities that explore smoking issues with young people aged 13–19. From fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, the activities will help young people understand the facts and issues, and make positive, healthy choices. more »

2012, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-305-1, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, drugs, education, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Little Books on Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Set

Little Books on Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Set

Vanessa Rogers

A set of three books of activities exploring alcohol, drugs and smoking issues. The fun and engaging activities will help young people understand the facts and get thinking and talking about the issues in order to make positive, healthy choices. Suitable for use with groups or individual young people aged 11—19. more »

2012, Paperback: £30.00/ $54.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-313-6, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 384pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, drugs, education, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

A Little Book of Drugs

A Little Book of Drugs

Activities to Explore Drug Issues with Young People
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

This resource is packed with games and activities that explore drugs issues with young people aged 13–19. From fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, the activities will help young people understand the facts and issues, and make positive, healthy choices. more »

2012, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-304-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, drugs, education, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Anni's Cancer Companion

Anni's Cancer Companion

An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing

Anni Matthews

When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to produce a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease. Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and holistic options available. more »

2011, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-067-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, cancer, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, diet, drugs, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, psychology, traditional Chinese medicine

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges

A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

Ian Andrew James

The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough evaluation of the use of psychotropic medication is provided, as well as of a wide range of psychological and biopsychosocial interventions. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-108-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, challenging behaviour, dementia, drugs, older people, psychiatry, psychology, social care

Providing Good Care at Night for Older People

Providing Good Care at Night for Older People

Practical Approaches for Use in Nursing and Care Homes

Diana Kerr and Heather Wilkinson

This book provides night staff, their managers and anyone else with an interest in care homes with the information and practical skills they need to deliver appropriate care at night. The authors look at nutrition and hydration, continence, challenging behaviour, medication, night time checking, pain management and end of life care. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-064-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, drugs, elder abuse, employment, older people, palliative care, person-centred

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-026-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child protection, children, communication, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma

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