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Students' Mental Health Needs

Students' Mental Health Needs

Problems and Responses

Edited by Nicky Stanley and Jill Manthorpe

Student life is a time of change and adjustment, and their families as well as staff need resources to help them provide support for students experiencing mental health difficulties. This book explores how the needs of students can best be met by student and community mental health services. more »

2002, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-983-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, families, mental health, mental illness, youthwork

A Supported Employment Workbook

A Supported Employment Workbook

Using Individual Profiling and Job Matching

Steve Leach

This workbook presents strategies based on real situations and includes example exercises throughout. It is based on the principle of developing a client-centred approach to job development and emphasizes the central importance of self-determination - ensuring that the individual makes their own choices to determine their future career. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-052-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: disability, employment, social work

Profiles of Play

Profiles of Play

Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play Therapy

Saralea E. Chazan

Written by a leading child psychologist, this clearly written and practical book provides a template for interpreting change and meaning in children's lives through play activity. It shows how each child's pattern of play has a distinct profile of measurable features. These can be identified - and can be used to assess the child's development. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-703-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, occupational therapy, play therapy

Learning, Practice and Assessment

Learning, Practice and Assessment

Signposting the Portfolio

Mark Doel, Catherine Sawdon and Diane Morrison

This is a comprehensive guide to integrating assessment, learning and practice, reflecting current concerns in health and social care. The authors - an academic, a training officer and a practitioner - present complementary perspectives to bring theory and practice closer together. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-976-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keyword: social work

Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

Dorita S. Berger

Written in a way that is both informative for the professional and accessible for parents, this book furthers the already strong case for the use of music therapy as a resource to encourage behavioural changes for the better in children with autism spectrum conditions. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-700-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, music therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

Advocacy and Learning Disability

Advocacy and Learning Disability

Edited by Barry Gray and Robin Jackson

This book presents an examination of the historical, legal and philosophical contexts within which advocacy services have developed. It discusses the professional and practical issues and problems confronting those running and using advocacy services, the role of advocacy, and advocacy with families and people with communication difficulties. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-942-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: advocacy, intellectual disabilities

Dream Time with Children

Dream Time with Children

Learning to Dream, Dreaming to Learn

Brenda Mallon

Children may not understand where their dreams come from, especially when they experience terrifying nightmares that stop them being able to sleep and frighten them when they are awake. Accessible and fun to use, this guide gives a step-by-step account of how to understand and interpret children's dreams. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-014-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families

Creative Advances in Groupwork

Creative Advances in Groupwork

Edited by Anna Chesner and Herb Hahn

A range of experienced and respected group workers explore developments in their specific fields of practice, moving from well-established approaches towards newer ideas. The authors show how group-analytic concepts can be creatively drawn on in the context of, for instance, business practice or inter-European relationships. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-953-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social work, therapeutic communities

A Different Kind of Boy

A Different Kind of Boy

A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism

Daniel Mont

This is the story of an autistic boy who is also loving, brilliant and resilient. In this book, his father writes about the joys, fears, frustration, exhilaration, and exhaustion involved in raising his son. He writes about the impact on his family, the travails of navigating the educational system, and the lessons he has learned about life. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-715-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: autism, children, gifted and talented, giftedness, memoirs, parenting, special education

Social Work in the British Isles

Social Work in the British Isles

Edited by Malcolm Payne and Steven M. Shardlow

This ground-breaking book provides invaluable insight into the diverse nature of social work practice within the British Isles. The contributors explore key differences in social work's role and character, and the legal systems and organisational structures in which it operates in the different regions. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-833-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: social policy, social stories, social work

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

Research Methods and Motivations

Edited by Heather Wilkinson

People with dementia have often played a passive role in the investigation of their condition. The contributors to this book look at ways of redressing the balance and involving them in the research process. They describe the skills that researchers and care staff need when seeking to validate the views of people with dementia successfully. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-001-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: dementia

A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Luke Jackson

What is the GF/CF diet? Does it work? What's it like to go on it? In this user guide to the gluten and casein free diet, Luke Jackson, who is 12 years old and has Asperger Syndrome, tells you everything you need to know - both good and bad. more »

2001, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-055-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, children, diet, parenting

Contentious Issues

Contentious Issues

Discussion Stories for Young People

Márianna Csóti

Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independently thinking young adults. The stories in this volume are especially useful for those working with children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-033-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, education, SEAL, social skills

Learning to Practise Social Work

Learning to Practise Social Work

International Approaches

Edited by Steven M. Shardlow and Mark Doel

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-763-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: social work

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Lise Pyles

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of a family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it clear that while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of their care and education. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-937-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, families, high functioning autism, parenting

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