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Groupwork in Social Care

Groupwork in Social Care

Planning and Setting Up Groups

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips argues that preparation is the most important element in running successful groups, and explores the issues that practitioners should address. She demonstrates how to prepare effectively, drawing on eight extended case studies with a variety of groups ranging from a positive parenting group to an anger management group. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-829-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: anger management, community care, counselling, group psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, parenting, social care, social work, youthwork

Children in Secure Accommodation

Children in Secure Accommodation

A Gendered Exploration of Locked Institutional Care for Children in Trouble

Teresa O'Neill

The author explores the circumstances and experiences of children in secure accommodation through an examination of their own stories and through the accounts of their social workers and the staff working at the secure units. From these narratives she draws conclusions on the meaning of being in a secure unit. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-933-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, children, drugs, offenders, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

People Skills for Young Adults

People Skills for Young Adults

Márianna Csóti

This is a complete course in social skills training for students in their teens, and is particularly appropriate for those with mild learning difficulties. It comprises a series of sessions accompanied by leader sheets. Examples of scenarios are given, and students are encouraged to act them out and discuss the issues raised in them. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-716-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: education, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, teenagers

The Group as Therapist

The Group as Therapist

Rachael Chazan

In this clear and accessible text, Rachael Chazan argues the case for the classical analytic group and demonstrates its potential benefits. She applies the model to couples and multiple family groups, and groups with psychotic and borderline personalities, using illustrations from her own extensive clinical experience. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-906-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keyword: group psychotherapy

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Rebecca A. Moyes

This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Instruction is included to enhance the development of appropriate, measurable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs). Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to 'teach' these goals. more »

2001, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-967-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Pied Piper

Pied Piper

Musical Activities to Develop Basic Skills

John Bean and Amelia Oldfield

With clear aims and easy-to-follow instructions, Pied Piper describes 78 enjoyable music activities for groups of children or adults who may have learning difficulties. The emphasis is on using music, rather than learning songs or rhythms, so group members do not need any special skills to be able to participate. more »

2001, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-994-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: communication, music therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Living the Connection

Edited by Mimi Farrelly-Hansen

The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-952-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology

Teaching Pupils with Severe and Complex Difficulties

Teaching Pupils with Severe and Complex Difficulties

Back to First Principles

Christopher Dyer

This book explores the principles that should guide teachers in meeting the educational needs of pupils with severe learning difficulties and relates these to effective classroom approaches. It examines the special needs of these pupils from the inside out, so that teachers understand the 'why' as well as the 'how' of education. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-951-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, special education

Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism

Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism

An Insider's View

Wendy Lawson

To many of the people the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In this book Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better. more »

2001, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-971-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, sensory issues, social work, speech and language therapy

Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

Collected Papers

Edith Kramer

This collection of papers reflects Edith Kramer's lifetime of work in this field, showing how her thoughts and practice have developed over the years. She considers a wide spectrum of issues, covering art, art therapy, society, ethology and clinical practice and placing art therapy in its social and historical context. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-902-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: art therapy

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Liane Holliday Willey

Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. more »

2001, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-873-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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

Enabling Communication in Children with Autism

Enabling Communication in Children with Autism

Carol Potter and Chris Whittaker

Addressing the issue of what constitutes a communication enabling environment for children with autism who use little or no speech, the authors show that the communication of these children can be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences. This book provides an overview of the theoretical issues and practical advice. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-956-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: autism, children, communication, educational psychology, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Healing Arts

Healing Arts

The History of Art Therapy

Susan Hogan

As well as providing an authoritative history of art therapy, it covers such diverse topics as the philosophy of art therapy, the way attitudes to insanity have changed, the role of art therapy in the context of post-war rehabilitation and the treatment of tuberculosis patients, Surrealism, and Britain's first therapeutic community. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-799-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Mental Illness

Mental Illness

A Handbook for Carers

Edited by Rosalind Ramsay, Claire Gerada, Sarah Mars and George Szmukler

The book examines the provision made for people with mental illness and their carers, and the support that is available to them. It includes information on housing, employment, social services and the law. Accessible, practical and comprehensive, this handbook acts as a one-stop shop for anyone caring for a person with a mental illness. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-934-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, counselling, families, mental health, mental illness, social care, social work

Diet Intervention and Autism

Diet Intervention and Autism

Implementing the Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet for Autistic Children and Adults - A Practical Guide for Parents

Marilyn Le Breton

The author explains what the gluten / casein free diet is all about and how it works. She addresses frequently asked questions and misconceptions, and gives practical advice on basic equipment and ingredients, what to expect when your child starts the diet, how to adapt family meals and how to minimise cross-contamination in the kitchen. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-935-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

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

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