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An Exact Mind

An Exact Mind

An Artist With Asperger Syndrome

Peter Myers, Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright

Peter Myers' intricate and ornately patterned drawings are brought together for the first time in this volume, which is the fascinating result of the collaboration of an artist and two scientists. The beautiful, complex images serve as a rare window into the precision and exacting creativity of the Asperger mind at work. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-032-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, creativity, psychology

Mental Health Services for Minority Ethnic Children and Adolescents

Mental Health Services for Minority Ethnic Children and Adolescents

Edited by Mhemooda Malek and Carol Joughin

The authors consider how ethnicity is defined, and how the field of mental health has developed in the West according to Western concepts of health and well-being, and show how an understanding of the key practice issues and policy and academic debates can enable professionals to develop and fine-tune their cultural competence. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-236-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, ethnicity, mental health, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

A Practical Art Therapy

A Practical Art Therapy

Susan I. Buchalter

A Practical Art Therapy is written in an easy-to-read format that is filled with practical creative experiences for therapists to use with individuals and groups. Chapters cover various media and methods, including murals, collages, sculpture and drawing, making it easily accessible for even the busiest therapist. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-769-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, group psychotherapy, psychotherapy, social work

The Seduction of Children

The Seduction of Children

Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This informative book offers practical strategies for the protection of children that anyone involved in the life of a child will find indispensable. Providing the reader with an understanding of typical/normative sexual development in children, the author enables parents and teachers to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-248-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, education, emotions, parenting, sexual abuse, social work, trauma

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by David Smith

Evidence-based practice - what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to - is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. The authors demonstrate why evidence-based practice is important, but also why it is important to think clearly and carefully about its implications for the social work profession. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-156-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Reflections on Palliative Care

Christopher Johns

The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-212-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, grief, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

David Aldridge

Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, spirituality

Improvisation

Improvisation

Methods and Techniques for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students

Tony Wigram

Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Wigram's practical, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods. Notated examples allow readers to try out techniques as they read, with audio examples on the accompanying CD. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-048-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keyword: music therapy

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Edited by Nikki Jeffcote and Tessa Watson

This publication is aimed at practitioners who work with women in secure settings. There is relatively little material available which integrates practice, research and service development issues in this challenging area, and this publication fills an important gap. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-218-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

The Impact of the Assessment Framework

Hedy Cleaver and Steve Walker
With Pamela Meadows

Drawing on interviews with social workers and their managers, and families and young people themselves, the authors of this important book show how the principles embodied in the Assessment Framework have been applied to social work practice. This book should be read by all professionals working to promote the welfare and well-being of children. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-159-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: child protection, children

Everyday Heaven

Everyday Heaven

Journeys Beyond the Stereotypes of Autism

Donna Williams

This is the fourth installment in Williams' series of autobiographies about her life with autism. A humorous, riveting, roller-coaster of a book, Everyday Heaven covers the monumental nine years from the time Ian left their accidental, 'autistic marriage', to finally knowing what life was like without the invisible cage of her 'Exposure Anxiety'. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-211-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, memoirs

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget

Lise Pyles

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-761-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, school phobia, special education

Supporting Parents

Supporting Parents

Messages from Research

David Quinton

Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children's rights, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social policy

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem

Inner-life Skills of Relaxation, Visualisation and Mediation for Children and Adolescents

Mark Pearson

It is a guide that presents a range of accessible personal development exercises for children and adolescents, introducing relaxation, visualisation and meditation skills. There are guidelines for planning, presenting and integrating inner-life skills programs in-group work as well as family and group communication games. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-224-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, self esteem, youthwork

Emotional Release for Children

Emotional Release for Children

Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future

Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan

The book provides methods for helping children and adolescents experiencing depression, fear, grief and unpredictable anger to release such emotional stress and develop their happiness and emotional well being. It includes clear, step-by-step games and exercises for encouraging children's growth of self-awareness and reclaiming of self-esteem. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-225-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem

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