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Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-231-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, psychoanalysis, spirituality, theology

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Bob Woodward

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-545-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, disability, special education, spirituality

Spirituality and Ageing

Spirituality and Ageing

Edited by Albert Jewell

Spirituality and Ageing presents the experience of ageing as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and affirmation of life. The contributors are religious and spiritual leaders and ethical thinkers from a range of different backgrounds. They define 'spirituality' as the fulfilment of the universal human need for purpose, values and relationships. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-631-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 196pp

Keywords: older people, palliative care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Living the Connection

Edited by Mimi Farrelly-Hansen

The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-952-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Rediscovering a 'Forgotten' Dimension

John Swinton

In this thoughtful book, Swinton explores the connections between mental health or illness and spirituality and draws on these to provide practical guidance for people working in mental health. He analyses a range of models of care provision that will enable carers to increase their awareness of aspects of spirituality in their caring strategies. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-804-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, mental illness, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

Albert Jewell

Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-154-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and Social Care

Spirituality and Social Care

Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being

Edited by Mary Nash and Bruce Stewart

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-024-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, psychoanalysis, social care, social work, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Of Falling Sparrows

Abe Isanon

This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-026-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-969-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Simon Robinson

The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-498-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

Return to the Silence

David Aldridge

Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-554-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Jewels for the Journey

Edited by Mary Ellen Coyte, Peter Gilbert and Vicky Nicholls

This book gathers together contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-456-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, spirituality

Staff Supervision in a Turbulent Environment

Managing Process and Task in Front-line Services

Lynette Hughes and Paul Pengelly

Focusing on the interaction between supervisor and supervisee in the agency context, this book explores the interdependence of task and process in supervision. The authors conclude that effective service-delivery continues to depend on agencies providing the "thinking space" that supervision represents. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-327-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, trauma

Stand Up for Autism

Stand Up for Autism

A Boy, a Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter

Georgina J. Derbyshire

Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them. In this warm, honest and laugh-out-loud tale of bringing up Bobby, now ten, Georgina Derbyshire shares and rejoices in his 'slightly different' childhood. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-099-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, challenging behaviour, child development, memoirs, parenting

Standards and Quality in Higher Education

Edited by John Brennan, Peter de Vries and Ruth Williams

This book addresses current debates on academic standards and quality assurance. It includes reports on the progress of several international quality initiatives and the results of studies of the impact of external quality assurance upon management and decision-making in higher education institutions. more »

1997, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-423-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

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