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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

Culture and Child Protection

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Marie Connolly, Yvonne Crichton-Hill and Tony Ward

Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-270-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

Finding You Finding Me

Finding You Finding Me

Using Intensive Interaction to get in touch with people whose severe learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder

Phoebe Caldwell

Caldwell introduces Intensive Interaction, which uses the body language of people whose learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder - who have largely been regarded as unreachable - to get in touch with them, giving them a way of expressing themselves which shifts their attention from self-stimulation to shared activity. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-399-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

A Resource for Trainers of Teachers, Carers and Social Workers

John Holland and Catherine Randerson

This is a training package designed for delivery to all professionals supporting young people who are in public care. Based on collaborative multi-agency and multi-professional work with psychologists, teachers and social workers, the training pack includes photocopiable material and instructions for more than a dozen training sessions. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-325-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

Standing On His Own Two Feet

Standing On His Own Two Feet

A Diary of Dying

Sue Grant

Standing on His Own Two Feet offers an insight into how health care systems serve the terminally ill, the choices faced by families, and ways of providing the best possible care at home and maintaining the patient's dignity until the end. In particular, Sue Grant deals sensitively with the care needs of young adults. more »

2005, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-368-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, death, mental health, palliative care, social work, trauma



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

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

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