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Creating a Safe Place

Creating a Safe Place

Helping Children and Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse

NCH Children and Families Project

Highlighting the importance of a 'safe place' as the foundation of the healing process for those affected by child sexual abuse, this practical book details the factors that contribute to a secure therapeutic climate where recovery can take place. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-009-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability

Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability

Marga Hogenboom

The author explores the impact of various genetic syndromes on children's lives. She describes conditions such as Down's Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome, discussing their practical implications for daily life and the physical and behavioural symptoms associated with them. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-984-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keyword: intellectual disabilities

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Their Experiences and Needs

Jacki Pritchard

Older men may, like older women, be victims of abuse - yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse, Jacki Pritchard presents much-needed practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers working with this group. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-999-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keyword: older people

Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users

Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users

Edited by Barbara Rawlings and Rowdy Yates

Written by academics and practitioners from around the world, this is a comprehensive overview of the development of therapeutic communities and their benefits for treating drug users. Contributors describe how the model operates in the community, and how it has been modified to fit different settings, types of client and referral requirements. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-817-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: drugs, therapeutic communities

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

Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dennis Debbaudt

Debbaudt explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with law enforcement professionals. more »

2001, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-980-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, occupational therapy, risk assessment, social work

Autistic Thinking

Autistic Thinking

This is the Title

Peter Vermeulen

To understand the ways people with autism think, Vermeulen argues, we need to try to get inside their world. The latest scientific thinking is clearly explained, and illustrated by numerous personal accounts. This introductory book offers the reader a real window into the autistic mind and the very individual way in which it processes information. more »

2001, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-995-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

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

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

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

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