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Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Integrating the Spiritual Dimension into Therapeutic Practice

Agneta Schreurs

Schreurs presents a range of therapeutic situations, analogies and case-studies in which spiritual concerns may arise, and explores them from spiritual and psychological perspectives, showing how they connect and differ. This engaging book is essential reading for all therapists who feel out of their depth when patients raise spiritual concerns. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-975-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology

Social Awareness Skills for Children

Social Awareness Skills for Children

Márianna Csóti

Csoti emphasises the benefits of learning communication and social skills for children with special needs, including better friendships and self-esteem. The numerous tasks and practical examples enable parents, professionals and carers to work with children on improving their social skills and awareness, and respecting themselves and other people. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-003-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, social skills, special education

Thinking About Institutions

Thinking About Institutions

Milieux and Madness

R.D. Hinshelwood

In this book R.D. Hinshelwood discusses the interplay between the internal world of individuals and the external world, and how they have arisen from a psychoanalytic understanding of the human unconscious. Documenting how a therapeutic community functions, this text contributes to understanding how people can be influenced by their social setting. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-954-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: mental health, therapeutic communities

Helping Families in Family Centres

Helping Families in Family Centres

Working at Therapeutic Practice

Edited by Linnet McMahon and Adrian Ward

The book is a comprehensive guide for family centre workers, and for all social workers working with children and families. Based on a psychodynamic approach emphasising the central importance of attachment in relationships, the book also applies systemic ideas and the 'therapeutic community' approach to the overall design of the centres. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-835-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, social care, social stories, therapeutic communities

Children's Homes and School Exclusion

Children's Homes and School Exclusion

Redefining the Problem

Isabelle Brodie

this book highlights the significance of school exclusion as a pivotal process that has long-term negative effects not just on the individuals themselves but also for society as a whole. Drawing on individual accounts, the author demonstrates how aspects of the care system contribute to looked-after children being out of school. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-943-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, education, emotions, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

Kieran O'Hagan

The right of minority groups to define their culture and identity in their own terms is the central theme of this book. O'Hagan argues that a comprehensive definition of culture, and an awareness of all the issues involved, may enable practitioners to fulfil their statutory obligations more effectively. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-759-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: carers, community care, counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, person-centred, social care, social work

Faith, Stories and the Experience of Black Elders

Faith, Stories and the Experience of Black Elders

Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land

Anthony G. Reddie

Working through oral traditions, this book illustrates the importance of spirituality and the family in African-Caribbean culture. The author shows how inter-generational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their life, educate the younger generation and contribute to their sense of identity. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-993-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: folklore and myth, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

What it Feels Like and What You Can Do to Help Yourself: A Workbook by Young People for Young People

Pat Mood and Lesley Whittaker

This unique workbook is both written and illustrated by children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. They offer advice, based on their own experiences, on how to cope with the upheavals of bereavement. The workbook encourages readers to consider personal coping strategies and examine their relationships with those around them. more »

2001, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-920-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Brian Corby, Alan Doig and Vicky Roberts

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care contains a wealth of material derived from public inquiries that provides a key knowledge base for practitioners and those responsible for the provision of residential care for children. The authors set out their own recommendations for future public inquiries into residential abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-895-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, residential care, social policy, social work

Social Cognition Through Drama And Literature for People with Learning Disabilities

Social Cognition Through Drama And Literature for People with Learning Disabilities

Macbeth in Mind

Nicola Grove and Keith Park

A practical literature resource for teachers and therapists, this book uses the context of Shakespeare's Macbeth to develop the skills of social cognition. The resource includes practical activities, a framework for linking skills of social cognition to the drama activities, and case studies of the work in practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-908-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, social skills

Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Beyond Words

Kathy Evans and Janek Dubowski

Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum presents a new model of practice, which primarily focuses on communication difficulties. The authors describe how negative behaviours and subsequent tension may be alleviated when the autistic child is involved in interactive art making with the therapist. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-825-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, communication, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, sensory issues, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Bright Splinters of the Mind

Bright Splinters of the Mind

A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants

Beate Hermelin

Drawing on 20 years of research, Hermelin describes not just what autistic savants do, but how they do it. In her fascinating and highly informative book she describes her investigations into the nature of the talents of savants who are gifted at poetry, foreign language acquisition, the visual arts, music, and calendar and numerical calculations. more »

2001, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-932-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
2001, Hardback: £35.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-931-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, creativity, psychology, savants

Autism - The Search for Coherence

Autism - The Search for Coherence

Edited by John Richer and Sheila Coates

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to autism, its causes and treatments, bringing together contributors from different fields from around the world. The very latest scientific and clinical research is presented and discussed by experts, and questions such as the structure of thought and the nature of autism are analysed. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-888-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 532pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, educational psychology, health care, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Expressive Arts with Elders

Expressive Arts with Elders

A Resource
2nd edition

Edited by Naida Weisberg and Rosilyn Wilder

This engaging and practical book shows how older people who are disoriented or depressed by the process of ageing can experience a renewed sense of connectedness and life-affirmation through the expressive arts and arts therapies. The contributors combine an analysis of theoretical considerations around themes of aging, society and dementia. more »

2001, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-819-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychoanalysis, social work

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Edited by Michael Carroll and Margaret Tholstrup

The contributors to this informative book consider the nature of a supervision and examine the ways in which it can be further defined and developed. Drawing together practical and theoretical perspectives, Integrative Approaches to Supervision examines the contribution that supervision can make within both organisational and individual settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-966-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

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