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Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

Social Capital and Mental Health

Social Capital and Mental Health

Edited by Kwame McKenzie and Trudy Harpham

The book examines its effects on psychological functioning and on the risk factors for mental health that are associated with communities that have either high or low levels of social capital. Analyses the implications of research findings for future policy developments and makes clear recommendations for future practice and research. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-355-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social policy, social work

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

A Guide to Communication and Socialisation in Interaction Therapy

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This book presents strategies to tackle the difficulties in social interaction and communication experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, it explains how to design an effective social skills intervention programme leading to successful peer interaction. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-322-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, communication, counselling, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy



Gilles Tréhin

Tréhin, an autistic man with exceptional creative talents and an obsession with large cities, conceived and developed Urville, the capital of a large island province, over 20 years. He shares his vision in this beautifully illustrated guide to the city, which he renders convincingly real in nearly 300 drawings of different districts of Urville. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-419-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, psychiatry, psychology



The Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama

Edited and translated by Zoltán Figusch

Divided into three parts, the book sets the context for Brazilian psychodrama, explores the creative and innovative work that is being done, and presents observations and examples of the full range of psychodramatic techniques and practical applications. It will serve as a building block for the exchange of psychodramatic ideas cross-culturally. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-363-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

Cannabis and Young People

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Jenkins

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-398-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, counselling, drugs, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Forty Years of Clinical Practice and Pioneering Research

Edward R. Ritvo MD, Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine

This book is an accessible introduction for professionals, families and individuals with autism. Prof. Ritvo traces the historical development of understanding about autism and Asperger's Disorder, from the centuries of misdiagnoses and the first recognition of the characteristics of the disorders to his own highly-regarded methods for diagnosis. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-814-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, psychiatry, psychology

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour

Claire Taylor

Society holds a mistaken perception that links children in public care with criminal activity. This book addresses the lack of evidence supporting this potentially damaging assumption, analysing past research, critically examining current policy and combining theoretical insights from the disciplines of childcare and criminology. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-169-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, fostering, offenders, psychology, residential care, social policy, social work, youthwork

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault

Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-189-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, occupational therapy, psychology, sex education, social skills, special education

Asperger's Diagnostic Assessment

Tony Attwood

In the first DVD Attwood covers speech and language characteristics, motor difficulties, cognitive challenges and special interests. The second presents a profile of Asperger Syndrome in girls and the diagnostic criteria for adults as well as offering advice on how to explain a diagnosis to the adult or child. more »

2005, DVD: £80.55 + VAT = £96.66
ISBN: 9781932565171, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, speech and language therapy

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Care-based Therapy

Chris Bonner

This practical book provides simple ways to reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia. The author suggests strategies for managing problems with feeding, bathing, toileting and sleep, looks at how to understand and cope with wandering, agitation and inappropriate sexual activity, and discusses ways of defusing aggressive behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-349-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, health care, occupational therapy, psychology, residential care

The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

Asperger's Syndrome and the Arts

Michael Fitzgerald

This book is a revealing exploration of the lives of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (AS). more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-334-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, psychology

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology



Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

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