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The Expressive Arts Activity Book

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

A Resource for Professionals

Suzanne Darley and Wende Heath
Illustrated by Mark Darley

This resource comprises a collection of tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-861-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, parenting, social care, social work, special education

The Hidden World of Autism

The Hidden World of Autism

Writing and Art by Children with High-functioning Autism

Rebecca Chilvers

A celebration of the talents and insights of children on the autism spectrum, this book presents a collection of writings and drawings contributed by 21 autistic children. Their work covers topics that are of primary importance in understanding some of the common experiences that children with autism, and their families, go through. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-451-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, health care, psychiatry, psychology, special education

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Edited by Gillie Bolton

This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-516-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social care

Relating to Clients

Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists

Su Fox

The book provides information and exercises to help practitioners improve their style of interacting with clients by setting clear boundaries, having a defined contract with them, communicating effectively and being a good listener, among other things. Suitable for complementary therapy practitioners and students in the field. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-615-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, counselling, health care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Simon Robinson

The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-498-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Garuth Chalfont

This book provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. The author describes activities that offer a connection to nature, such as caring for house plants and pets, gardening, cooking and handicrafts. He suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-571-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 182pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, social care, social work

Involving Families in Care Homes

Involving Families in Care Homes

A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care

Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon

In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-229-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Developing Effective Interventions

Diana Kerr

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-442-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, intellectual disabilities, older people, social care, social work

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Jacqueline Atkinson

Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-483-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, carers, disability law, families, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David Kinchin

This book is a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and offers an enhanced model of PD which the author terms `Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, this model provides time frames for how long to spend at various stages of the PD process, and when to stop for discussions and explanations. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-492-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 136pp

Keywords: bereavement, depression, emotions, health care, mental health, palliative care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Erica Brown
With Brian Warr

This book provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-181-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, families, health care, palliative care, safeguarding children

Working with Adult Abuse

Working with Adult Abuse

A Training Manual for People Working With Vulnerable Adults

Jacki Pritchard

Working with Adult Abuse is a comprehensive training resource covering all aspects of adult protection work, from suspecting or making an allegation that abuse is happening in the community or in a communal setting through to the investigation and case conference stages. more »

2007, Paperback: £50.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-509-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 416pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, mental health, offenders, older people, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

One Family's Story

Sandy Sulaiman

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-487-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, families, health care, memoirs, palliative care

Making Babies the Hard Way

Making Babies the Hard Way

Living with Infertility and Treatment

Caroline Gallup

Making Babies the Hard Way is a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-463-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, children, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, palliative care, parenting

The Man who Lost his Language

The Man who Lost his Language

A Case of Aphasia: Revised Edition

Sheila Hale

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This book is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-564-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, health care, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

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