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Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
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
Bion, Rickman, Foulkes and the Northfield Experiments

Bion, Rickman, Foulkes and the Northfield Experiments

Advancing on a Different Front

Tom Harrison

The Northfield Experiments, conducted during the Second World War, mark an important moment in the development of the therapeutic community movement. This is the first book to record the experiments in detail. The book provides a fascinating account of a significant advance in psychiatry. more »

2000, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-837-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Edited by Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin and Kedar N Dwivedi

Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools, and provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-437-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Julie Lloyd and Philip Clayton

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is increasingly used by those providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. This book introduces CAT in practical, user-friendly language and guides readers on how to use the approach to inform their work and encourage positive change through the therapeutic relationship. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-409-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

The Cradle of Violence

Essays on Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Literature

Stephen Wilson

This collection of essays focuses on the unconscious roots of human behaviour in a range of settings: the consulting room, the small group, the workplace, the therapeutic community and the GP's surgery. The author observes that in violence there is an attack not only on the victim, but on the perpetrator's own universe of meaning and value. more »

1995, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-306-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
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
Creative Advances in Groupwork

Creative Advances in Groupwork

Edited by Anna Chesner and Herb Hahn

A range of experienced and respected group workers explore developments in their specific fields of practice, moving from well-established approaches towards newer ideas. The authors show how group-analytic concepts can be creatively drawn on in the context of, for instance, business practice or inter-European relationships. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-953-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Dynamic Security

Dynamic Security

The Democratic Therapeutic Community in Prison

Edited by Michael Parker

Dynamic Security describes the theory, practice and management of democratic therapeutic communities (TCs) in prisons using clinical examples and case studies. The contributors explore the complexities of working in TCs and the powerful emotional impact generated in the process of therapy in the forensic setting. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-385-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

Maxwell Jones - A Memoir

Dennie Briggs

A Life Well Lived follows a friendship between two key figures in social psychiatry and the evolution of therapeutic communities. A close friend collaborator of Maxwell Jones, Dennie Briggs recounts the latter's revolutionary work in mental hospitals, prisons and schools, offering a rare insight into the mind of a pioneer in the therapeutic field. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-740-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
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
Mutual Support and Mental Health

Mutual Support and Mental Health

A Route to Recovery

Maddy Loat

Mental health services tend to view and treat mental health problems in an individual-centric way. This book argues for an alternative route to recovery that is cognizant of our social nature, needs and difficulties. It focuses on the therapeutic value of meeting others who face similar problems and sharing experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-530-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Professional and Therapeutic Boundaries in Forensic Mental Health Practice

Professional and Therapeutic Boundaries in Forensic Mental Health Practice

Edited by Anne Aiyegbusi and Gillian Kelly

For clinicians who work therapeutically with clients in forensic settings, the capacity to maintain boundaries is critical to safety as well as good treatment outcomes. The contributors to this multi-disciplinary book address the challenges of establishing boundaries in forensic settings to support practitioners in this aspect of their work. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-139-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment

Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment

What Works

Jane Barlow and Anita Schrader McMillan

Emotional maltreatment is widespread and has a profoundly harmful effect on a child's development. The effects of abuse are often carried into adulthood, and emotionally abused children are more likely to experience a range of problems as adults. This book sets out to identify 'what works' in preventing emotional maltreatment from recurring. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-053-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Tackling Addiction

Tackling Addiction

Pathways to Recovery

Edited by Rowdy Yates and Margaret S. Malloch

This edited collection brings together the thoughts and experiences of researchers, practitioners and service users from the fields of health, addiction and criminal justice and centres on current developments in addiction policy and practice. Tackling Addiction examines what recovery, addiction and dependence really mean. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-017-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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