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The Mulberry Bird

The Mulberry Bird

An Adoption Story

Anne Braff Brodzinsky
Illustrated by Angela Marchetti

The Mulberry Bird tells the tale of a Mother Bird who is forced to give up her baby after realising she is unable to provide him with the care he needs. This heartwarming tale gently explores issues relating to adoption and is ideal for children and adoptive families. more »

2012, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-933-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, counselling, families, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, social work

A Multi-Modal Approach to Creative Art Therapy

Arthur Robbins

This text recasts Arthur Robbins' early work within the framework of modern psychodynamic theory. The creative intent of this text is to offer a structure that is not limited to one therapeutic model and to open up the doors for the creative art therapist to be effective with a wide range of patient populations. more »

1994, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-262-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 386pp

Keywords: art therapy, psychoanalysis

Multicoloured Mayhem

Multicoloured Mayhem

Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has ADHD, and Ben has autism. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, the book explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-171-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, families, giftedness, health care, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Hypermobility Syndrome

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) - Hypermobility Syndrome

Working with the Chronic Complex Patient

Isobel Knight
With a contribution from Professor Howard Bird, Dr. Alan J. Hakim, Rosemary Keer, Dr Andrew Lucas, Dr Jane Simmonds and John Wilks

This book presents an overview of what it means to treat a chronic complex patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDSIII). It explores the exercise and rehabilitation work needed to manage the condition effectively, considering a wide range of medical and complementary approaches with contributions and insights throughout from leading experts. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-080-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 360pp

Keywords: anxiety, bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling, dance, disability, dyspraxia, energy work, health care, mental health, movement, pain management, psychology, self harm, trauma

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals

2nd edition

Nisha Dogra, Andrew Parkin, Fiona Gale and Clay Frake

The authors explore issues such as assessing and meeting the mental health needs of young people, specific mental health problems such as ADHA and learning difficulties, and legal aspects of working with child mental health. They also assess diversity issues as an integral part of practice, and highlight practice issues for readers. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-644-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 295pp

Keywords: ADHD, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, health care, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, SEAL, social work, speech and language therapy

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

Multisensory Rooms and Environments

Multisensory Rooms and Environments

Controlled Sensory Experiences for People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities

Susan Fowler

Designed use with people with multiple disabilities, this photocopiable resource explains the theory underlying multisensory environments. It outlines the practicalities of planning, setting up and equipping a multisensory space, and features useful checklists and tools for creating multisensory experiences in both designed and everyday settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-462-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

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

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

Music and People with Developmental Disabilities

Music and People with Developmental Disabilities

Music Therapy, Remedial Music Making and Musical Activities

F W Schalkwijk

The author describes how music therapists work at child day care centres, adult day care centres and in other institutions. The first chapters cover the history and theory of working with music with people with developmental disabilities. The main body of the book covers discussion of the various methods, including individual and group work. more »

1994, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-226-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: music therapy, self esteem

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

The Music Effect

The Music Effect

Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

Daniel J. Schneck and Dorita S. Berger
Illustrated by Geoffrey Rowland

This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, form, and their effects are explored, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-771-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: depression, music therapy

Music for Life

Music for Life

Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients

Gary Ansdell

Music for Life is the first survey in book form of Creative Music Therapy with adult clients. Central to the book is the idea that music therapy derives its uniqueness from music's base as a non-verbal art form. The accompanying CD allows the reader the opportunity to listen to excerpts from case studies described in the book. more »

1995, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-299-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, child development, children, Down's syndrome, education, music therapy, occupational therapy, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Coming soon! The Music in Music Therapy

The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie P. Sutton

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-353-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: attachment, autism, dementia, forensic psychiatry, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, psychosis, psychotherapy, supervision, trauma

Music Lessons for Children with Special Needs

T M Perry

Using music as a medium for communication and development between teacher and pupil, rather than as a subject to be learned, this book responds to the problems of presenting music to children with special needs. It provides a simple and accessible programme of work, allowing the teacher to choose from an array of different lessons. more »

1995, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-295-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 140pp

Keywords: children, education, special education

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