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Community Music Therapy

Community Music Therapy

Mercédès Pavlicevic and Gary Ansdell

Music therapists from around the world working in conventional and unconventional settings have offered their contributions to this exciting new book, presenting discussion and practical examples of the ways music therapy can reflect and encourage social change. The writers offer fresh perceptions on their identity and role as music therapists. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-124-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, music therapy, psychiatry, psychotherapy, supported living, trauma

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

John R. Cutcliffe

A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-082-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, palliative care

Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent

Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Ann Boushéy

After her son Jon was diagnosed with autism, Ann Boushéy soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written from her own experience, this inspiring book provides the information that will empower parents who find themselves in her situation, and inspire them in their quest for the right diagnosis and the right help for their child. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-774-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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

Wounded Bird of Paradise

Wounded Bird of Paradise

Mary Essinger

When Mabelline visits her pen pal Rosa, she quickly takes Rosa and her son Carlos to her heart, but she knows right away there is something different about the boy. When tragedy occurs, Mabelline becomes responsible for Carlos as he struggles to fit into a world based on rules he doesn't understand, and finds himself in serious trouble. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-256-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, fiction

Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Spirituality in Human Service and Organisational Life

Neil Pembroke

In this illuminating and thoughtful text, Neil Pembroke shows how relationships form the heart of chaplaincy, nursing and social care practice. Developing ideas from Martin Buber and virtue theory he shows how authentic, compassionate self-communication forms the basis of relatedness in human services work. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-252-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

David's Secret Soccer Goals

David's Secret Soccer Goals

Caroline Levine

David's Secret Soccer Goals is a warm and sensitive look inside the mind of a boy with bed wetting problems. It delicately highlights the fears and worries that a child in this position can go through, whilst also giving practical advice on how to deal positively with the situation. more »

2004, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-772-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 40pp

Keywords: bullying, child psychology, children, encopresis, fiction, self esteem, social skills, special education

Foster Carers

Foster Carers

Why They Stay and Why They Leave

Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs and Kate Wilson

Foster carers look after two-thirds of the children cared for by English local authorities at any one time. The recruitment and retention of these carers is one of these authorities' central concerns. Against this background, this book examines the joys and strains of fostering, the support carers want and need, and the reasons why they foster. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-172-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: children, fostering

Not Just Anything

Not Just Anything

A Collection of Thoughts on Paper

Donna Williams

Donna takes you on a poetic adventure into places past, present and beyond. Often intertwined with the world of autistic experience, her writings divulge with immediacy, a person in the grip of overload and shutdowns, of extreme sensory and emotional highs and passions, of alienation from self, from body and fear of the intensity of emotion. more »

2004, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-228-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, poetry

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Hilary Elfick and David Head
Edited by Cynthia Fuller

This inspiring poetry collection explores one of the most painful subjects to make sense of in writing - caring for the dying and the dead. Drawing on the authors' work in hospices, these poems explore the experience of either supporting, or being, someone going through the physical changes and complex emotions that accompany ill-health and death. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-247-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, grief, health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Mind Reading Emotions Library

Mind Reading Emotions Library

The Interactive Guide to Emotions

Simon Baron-Cohen

Mind Reading Emotions Library has been designed with awareness of the needs of children and adults who want to improve their ability to recognize emotions in others. It is also an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, those involved in social skills training, people on the autistic spectrum and people working in the dramatic arts. more »

2004, CD-Rom: £34.33 + VAT = £41.20/ $63.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-216-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in
2004, Site Licence: £149.99 + VAT = £179.99/ $269.99

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, emotions, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Welton looks at one hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-207-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, communication, education, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is always a reason

Melanie Cross

Cross considers why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. Identifying the common causes of these problems and the reasons why they often go undetected, she provides guidelines for assessing communication skills and the complexities of identifying communication problems in children, including children in public care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-135-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, communication, educational psychology, emotions, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity

Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity

Looking Beyond the Label

Harvey Molloy and Latika Vasil

This book is based on extensive interviews with adolescents diagnosed with AS. It includes six life stories, which present an authentic and fascinating look at the lives of the teenagers and how AS has shaped their growing identities. The stories provide the basis for a discussion of common themes and issues facing teenagers with AS. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-126-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education

Can You Read Me?

Can You Read Me?

Creative Writing With Child and Adult Victims of Abuse

Edited by Jacki Pritchard and Eric Sainsbury

This book presents poems, stories and journal work spontaneously written by people, young and old, who have suffered serious abuse. The editors' explanations and commentaries suggest how health and social care workers can facilitate creative writing as a potential contribution to emotional healing in work with both individuals and small groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-192-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, domestic abuse, mental health, psychiatry, social work

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Edited by Fiona Sampson

This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-136-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creative writing as therapy, health care, poetry, social care, social work, storymaking

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