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The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

Psychosis

Understanding and Treatment

Edited by Jane Ellwood

Bringing together a number of pioneering thinkers and workers ni the field of psychosis, this book provides an interrogation of 'official theories' surrounding schizophrenia and examines the range of ways in which psychosis can be thought about and worked with. more »

1995, Paperback: £23.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-265-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental illness, psychiatry

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

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

Public Services Inspection in the UK

Public Services Inspection in the UK

Edited by Howard Davis and Steve Martin

This book analyses the key debates about the role that inspection plays in increasing public accountability and encouraging service improvement. Contributors describe current inspection methods across the key public sectors, and examine the underlying issues and tensions associated with public services inspection. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-527-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: education, health care, offenders, social policy, social work

Puppetry in Dementia Care

Puppetry in Dementia Care

Connecting through Creativity and Joy

Karrie Marshall

This book demonstrates how puppetry and associated art forms such as singing and story-telling can be used to nurture and support connections with people with dementia. Strategies for using puppetry in daily care are suggested and step-by-step instructions for making the puppets are included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-392-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, storymaking

The Pursuit of Permanence

The Pursuit of Permanence

A Study of the English Child Care System

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Jenny Lee and Ian Gibbs

Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-595-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, looked after children, social policy, social work

New! Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care

Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care

Ways to Address Chronic Health Issues and to Improve Your Overall Health Based on Chinese Medicine Techniques

Compiled by Zeng Qingnan

Based on the traditional Chinese practices of qigong and acupressure, this book provides exercises that address a range of common ailments, as well as those that can be used to promote overall health and wellbeing. All of the exercises are clearly explained with easy-to-follow instructions, and they all take less than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-199-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: health care, massage, qigong, tuina

Qigong for Multiple Sclerosis

Qigong for Multiple Sclerosis

Finding Your Feet Again

Nigel Mills

The author provides a step-by-step guide, with photographs and clear text, to show how people with MS can improve their health and quality of life using Qigong. He explains how to use Qigong to improve balance and walking, and promote healthy breathing and relaxation. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-019-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, chi kung, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, qigong

Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism

Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism

A Home Program from Chinese Medicine

Louisa Silva

This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and an accompanying DVD demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.89 + VAT = £19.05/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-070-2, Crown SD, 144pp

Keywords: autism, children, Chinese medicine, energy work, massage, Qi, qigong, tuina

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Messages from Research

Mike Stein

Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work

Quality of Life and Disability

Quality of Life and Disability

An Approach for Community Practitioners

Ivan Brown and Roy I. Brown

The authors apply ideas about quality of life to the field of disability to assist front-line professionals, managers and policy-makers in effective service provision. They examine the historical context of the concept of quality of life and discuss the application of quality of life in the daily lives of people who have disabilities. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-005-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, health care

Quality of Life

Philip Seed and Greg Lloyd

While exploring the popular references to the term "Quality of Life", this book also compares the technical meanings in medicine, the social sciences and in economic and social planning. Methods of measuring quality of life in these and other fields are reviewed to draw out elements which enhance the others. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-413-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: health care, social work

Quantum Soup

Quantum Soup

Fortune Cookies in Crisis New and enlarged edition

Chungliang Al Huang

Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humour, this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting. Every mini-essay is accompanied by the author's calligraphy and illustrations, including those appearing for the first time. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-054-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, movement, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-083-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: community care, disability, disability law, health care, law, occupational therapy, social care, social work, social work law

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