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Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Danny Walsh

This interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers to examine their working practice and modify it to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable exercises, discussion points and questions, this training manual provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and standards. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $56.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-318-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, challenging behaviour, counselling, dementia, emotions, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

3rd edition

Christiane Sanderson

This updated and expanded edition provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of counselling survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). In a reasoned and thoughtful approach, this book honestly addresses the complex issues in this important area of work, providing practical strategies valuable and new insights for counsellors. more »

2006, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-335-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, social work

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

An Interactive Approach
2nd edition

Wilfred McSherry

This new edition of an established introductory guide to spirituality and health care practice draws extensively on case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice. It encourages the exploration, through reflective activities, of what spirituality means, both to patients and to the healthcare professionals caring for them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-365-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: bereavement, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Talking To My Mum

Talking To My Mum

A Picture Workbook for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse

Cathy Humphreys, Ravi K Thiara, Agnes Skamballis and Audrey Mullender

Talking to My Mum is an activity pack for five-eight-year-olds whose families have experienced domestic abuse to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences. The book is full of illustrated worksheets featuring animal characters who encourage the young reader to explore a range of memories. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-422-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, families, mental health, offenders, parenting, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death

A Handbook of Practices, Procedures and Law
2nd edition

Jennifer Green and Michael Green

Dealing with Death is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for professionals on the procedures, laws and cultural customs that should be observed when someone dies. This completely updated and expanded second edition takes into account changes in UK law and the impact of the Harold Shipman and Alder Hey enquiries. more »

2006, Paperback: £40.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-381-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, health care, mental health, palliative care, practical theology, social care, social work, social work law, theology

The Madness of Our Lives

The Madness of Our Lives

Experiences of Mental Breakdown and Recovery

Penny Gray

This book consists of transcribed interviews with people who have had a mental breakdown and come out the other side. Those interviewed, recount painful experiences of being misunderstood, derided, bullied, abused - in their personal and professional lives but also during treatment, by unsympathetic or negligent GPs and mental health practitioners. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-057-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 204pp

Keywords: counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, therapeutic communities

Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

Introducing Mental Health

Introducing Mental Health

A Practical Guide

Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella

The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $52.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-260-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keyword: mental health

Social Capital and Mental Health

Social Capital and Mental Health

Edited by Kwame McKenzie and Trudy Harpham

The book examines its effects on psychological functioning and on the risk factors for mental health that are associated with communities that have either high or low levels of social capital. Analyses the implications of research findings for future policy developments and makes clear recommendations for future practice and research. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-355-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social policy, social work

Asylum to Action

Asylum to Action

Paddington Day Hospital, Therapeutic Communities and Beyond

Helen Spandler

Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-348-6, royal, 176pp

Keywords: mental health, psychiatry, therapeutic communities

Multimodal Psychiatric Music Therapy for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Multimodal Psychiatric Music Therapy for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

A Clinical Manual
3rd edition

Michael D. Cassity and Julia E. Cassity

Michael and Julia Cassity outline a range of the most successful music therapy techniques, according to a survey of leading professionals, for a variety of clinical issues and age ranges. The manual uses helpful case studies to illustrate how assessments are made and treatments are chosen, and the appendices provide useful content for therapists. more »

2006, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-831-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, children, mental health, music therapy, psychiatry

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, probation, self harm, social work, substance abuse

Music and Altered States

Music and Altered States

Consciousness, Transcendence, Therapy and Addictions

Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

This international collection examines the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care. The contributors describe the use of altered states and their therapeutic potential, providing examples from different settings. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-373-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy

Cannabis and Young People

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Jenkins

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-398-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, counselling, drugs, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Cutting it Out

Cutting it Out

A Journey through Psychotherapy and Self-Harm

Carolyn Smith

The first-person narrative offers a vividly honest voice to the feelings and compulsions that drive someone to harm themselves and explores the conflict between the desire to self-harm and the struggle to control and overcome this addictive, self-destructive behaviour. It also explores the complex nature of her relationship with her therapist. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-266-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self harm, trauma

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