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Hidden Self-Harm

Hidden Self-Harm

Narratives from Psychotherapy

Maggie Turp

The book takes a new look at self-harm, focusing particularly on the under-explored area of `hidden' self-harming behaviour. These behaviours may not be immediately identifiable as self-harm by counsellors, therapists or their clients, but Turp shows how recognition and understanding of hidden self-harm can improve practice with those affected. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-901-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, child development, children, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, safeguarding children, self harm, social care, social work, trauma, violence, youthwork

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

Gary Clapton

Written in an accessible style with insights into adoption and social work practice past and present, Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences offers a vital new perspective on understanding the causes and consequences of adoption, and makes positive suggestions for working with those whom it affects. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-012-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychiatry

Explorations in Dementia

Explorations in Dementia

Theoretical and Research Studies into the Experience of Remediable and Enduring Cognitive Losses

Michael Bender

Drawing on contemporary theoretical concepts including multiple selves, personal construct theory, intrapsychic survival and the effect of historical and political factors on older people's well being, the author calls for a more positive and constructive approach to improving the lives of people with dementia. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $50.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-040-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 448pp

Keywords: dementia, older people

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Interventions with Infants and Preschoolers

Lucille Proulx

Proulx explores many aspects of dyad art therapy including attachment relationship theories, roles in dyad interventions, the importance of the tactile experience and ways in which dyad art therapy can be used. This original book will be invaluable to mental health professionals and to parents wishing to enrich interactions with their children. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-713-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, child development, child psychology, children, parenting

The Girl on the Shore

The Girl on the Shore

F.M. Hughes

When Gemma gets the job at The Beacon residential unit, little does she realize how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they will shape her own. Showing how a caring community can be much more than a place where people wait to die, this book is a 'must read' for teenager and all those with an older person in their life. more »

2002, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-111-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: dementia, older people, residential care

Narratives in Psychiatry

Narratives in Psychiatry

Edited by Maurice Greenberg, Sukhwinder Singh Shergill, George Szmukler and Digby Tantam

In this comprehensive book, the authors discuss the general principles behind psychiatric interviewing and assessment, demonstrating through case studies how those principles apply in a wide variety of contexts. This is a book packed with practical information, presented through narratives which demonstrate the real-life application of principles. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-109-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keyword: psychiatry

The Pits and the Pendulum

The Pits and the Pendulum

A Life with Bipolar Disorder

Brian Adams

Spending a week doing nothing but exploring the possibilities of Lego, risking yet another job; impulsively sinking all his savings into impractical self-employment ventures; sleepless nights, gripped by the need to write - these are just some manifestations of the often damaging periods of manic, uninhibited energy of bipolar disorder. more »

2002, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-104-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bipolar disorder, challenging behaviour, counselling, depression, mental health, psychiatry, social care, social work

Choosing Assistive Devices

Choosing Assistive Devices

A Guide for Users and Professionals

Helen Pain, Lindsay McLellan and Sally Gore

Bringing together information about the needs of people with disabilities and the equipment available, this guide shows how the two can be brought together to provide an effective match of person and product. The authors have reviewed the available evidence that informs choice of the most appropriate assistive device to meet individual need. more »

2002, Paperback: £39.99/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-985-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 384pp

Keywords: disability, health care

Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage

Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage

An Exploration of Self-Protection Responses in the Autism Spectrum and Beyond

Donna Williams

Exposure anxiety is increasingly understood as a crippling condition affecting a high proportion of people on the autism spectrum. Based on personal experience, this book describes the condition and its underlying physiological causes, and presents approaches and strategies that can be used to combat it. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-051-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. more »

2002, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-098-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, diet, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Assessing Behaviors Regarded as Problematic

Assessing Behaviors Regarded as Problematic

for People with Developmental Disabilities

John Clements and Neil Martin

The author offers practical strategies for gathering and analysing information about behaviors, in partnership with the individual concerned, in order to gain a useful understanding of why a particular behavior occurs. Case histories, with corresponding behavior plans, clearly demonstrate the real-life application of assessment methods. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-998-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Adolescence

Adolescence

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 3

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to support young people who may have social or family problems. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-019-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, education, families, resilience, social work

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 3 volume set

The Early Years, The School Years, Adolescence

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to support young people who may have social or family problems. more »

2002, Set: £45.00/ $80.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-045-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in

Keywords: child protection, children, resilience

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Dreams in Group Psychotherapy

Theory and Technique

Claudio Neri, Malcolm Pines and Robi Friedman

This state-of-the-art book provides help for therapists encountering a dream told in their group. It covers the major theoretical perspectives for their understanding, as well as representing different psychological schools and their approaches to the technical issues of group dream therapy. more »

2002, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-923-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keyword: group psychotherapy

The Early Years

The Early Years

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 1

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

This clear and practical workbook shows the importance of encouraging resilience in pre-school children who live in challenging circumstances. Including guidance on ongoing monitoring and supported by case studies from practice, this book is an essential guide to nurturing resilience for all those who work with young children and their families. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-013-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: children, education, families, resilience

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