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Speaking about the Unspeakable

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Edited by Dennis McCarthy

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-879-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, play therapy, social work

Who's Who of the Brain

Who's Who of the Brain

A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They do

Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock and Bryan Lask
Illustrated by Linn Iril Hjelseth

This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. The authors shows what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-470-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People

Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People

Current Issues in Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Christine M. Oliver and Jane Dalrymple

This book explores the latest debates and findings relating to research and practice in the field of children and young people's advocacy. Contributors present the key issues and dynamics of current advocacy practice and examine its role within health, education and social care services. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-596-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, children, disability, health care, social work law

Integrated Team Working

Integrated Team Working

Music Therapy as part of Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches

Edited by Karen Twyford and Tessa Watson

The authors explain the development of the music therapist's role within the multidisciplinary team and discuss the prevalence of collaborative partnerships between UK music therapists and other professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists and other arts therapists. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-557-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, occupational therapy, psychosis, psychotherapy, speech and language therapy

Listening to Children

Listening to Children

A Practitioner's Guide

Alison McLeod

Starting with an introduction to the policy and practice of listening to children and young people, both individually and in groups, this practitioner's guide provides a range of practical techniques for effective listening. The book is peppered throughout with good practice checklists, good practice examples, and reflective exercises. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-549-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, educational psychology, families, health care, parenting, social care, social work

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments

Making Contact

Edited by M. Suzanne Zeedyk

The book presents approaches to nurturing communicative abilities in people with a communication impairment. It looks at a range of approaches, including intensive interaction, co-creative communication, sensory integration and music therapy, for people with a wide range of impairments including autism and dementia. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-539-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, communication, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people

Providing Practical Support for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Providing Practical Support for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Supported Living in the Community

Denise Edwards

This book unravels some common misunderstandings between people with autism spectrum disorders and providers of support services, and offers practical advice on how to ensure that the needs of people with ASD are catered for effectively. Edwards emphasises the importance of understanding ASD so that services can meet a person's needs effectively. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-577-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, education, employment, high functioning autism, parenting, relationships, supported living, transitions

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Using Learning Preferences and Strengths

Heather MacKenzie

This book provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-623-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Sexual Offending and Mental Health

Sexual Offending and Mental Health

Multidisciplinary Management in the Community

Edited by Julia Houston and Sarah Galloway

Sexual Offending and Mental Health draws together theoretical, clinical and mental health issues for the range of professionals working with sex offenders and those who have behaved in sexually inappropriate ways. The book describes current influential models of sexual offending and the developmental, psychological and social factors involved. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.95/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-550-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, sexual abuse

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

Kate Adams, Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley

The authors outline exactly what is understood by contemporary spirituality, and discuss the importance of context in a consideration of spirituality. They explore key issues in understanding children's spirituality under three broad headings: children's voices, children's worlds and children's lives. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.00/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-602-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Merope Pavlides

This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills and improve quality of life. Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions. She emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and monitoring progress. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-867-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, occupational therapy

The Art of Helping Others

The Art of Helping Others

Being Around, Being There, Being Wise

Heather Smith and Mark Smith

When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-638-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, practical theology, psychology, theology

Autism and its Medical Management

Autism and its Medical Management

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Michael G. Chez MD

The book explains the medical aspects of autism and how parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs. more »

2008, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-834-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-817-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, parenting

Dasha's Journal

Dasha's Journal

A Cat Reflects on Life, Catness and Autism

T.O. Daria

Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-586-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, fiction, psychology

Tàijíquán

Tàijíquán

Li Deyin

Written by one of China's most prominent teachers of Tàijíquán, this book is an excellent introduction to the martial art. It describes five forms in which Tàijíquán is practised today, and each form is explained with instructive photographs. A numerical reference system for each exercise and a DVD are also included. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-004-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 402pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

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