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Social Work Education and Training

Social Work Education and Training

Edited by Joyce Lishman

This volume provides an overview of social work education, including the background and current context. It covers the key debates surrounding social work education, such as the evaluation of Social Work Education, the use of IT, research mindedness, and the effectiveness of interdisciplinary education. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-076-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: education, educational training, probation, social care, social work, supervision

Spiritism and Mental Health

Spiritism and Mental Health

Edited by Emma Bragdon PhD

This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in English. Providing important new insights into this rich tradition, this text will be of interest to mental health professionals and alternative and complementary health practitioners. more »

2011, Hardback: £69.99/ $105.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-059-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp
2013, Paperback: £22.95/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-135-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, psychotherapy, spirituality

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

Susan Barton, Rudy Gonzalez and Patrick Tomlinson

This book provides a model of care for traumatized children, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development, drawing on psychodynamic, attachment and neurobiological trauma theories. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-255-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, looked after children, mental health, residential care, social care, social work, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Phil Christie, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Fidler and Zara Healy

Written by professionals and parents, this book answers the key questions about PDA and uses case examples throughout to show the impact of the condition on different areas of the child's life. The early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively will make day-to-day life easier for the child, their family and peers. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-074-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, early intervention, education, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Working with Families of African Caribbean Origin

Working with Families of African Caribbean Origin

Understanding Issues around Immigration and Attachment

Elaine Arnold

Many of those who emigrated from the Caribbean to the UK after World War II left behind partners and children, causing the break-up of families who were often not reunited for several years. Elaine Arnold examines the psychological impact that immigration had on these families, in particular with relation to attachment issues. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-992-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: attachment, families, mental health, mental illness, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, race, resilience, social work, trauma

Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Theory and Clinical Application

Hayoung A. Lim

The complete guide to Dr. Lim's highly effective 'Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music' (DSLM). It covers a theoretical foundation, the latest research, clinical implications of DSLM protocols, explanations of specific interventions and the application of DSLM to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Verbal Behavior (VB) approaches. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-849-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: arts therapies, autism, child development, children, communication, education, music therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Improving Child and Family Assessments

Improving Child and Family Assessments

Turning Research into Practice

Danielle Turney, Dendy Platt, Julie Selwyn and Elaine Farmer

This book brings together findings from 10 years of UK research that shed light on different aspects of child and family assessment, examining the evidence for what works in promoting the best outcomes for children. It covers thresholds for assessment and intervention, what information should be collected, and assessments in different contexts. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-256-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, children, health care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Naomi Feigenbaum

Using real stories to highlight that every experience is unique, this is an inspirational guide to coping with the emotional hurdles and practical considerations involved with moving forward after recovering from an eating disorder. A wide range of healthy coping skills are explained and supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-815-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anorexia, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, teenagers, trauma

Music Therapy in Schools

Music Therapy in Schools

Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education

Edited by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington and Amelia Oldfield

The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this area. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-000-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: arts therapies, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, early intervention, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, music therapy, palliative care, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, trauma

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

Amplifying Insight

Nicki Weld

This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-254-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, emotions, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social work, supervision

Safety Skills for Asperger Women

Safety Skills for Asperger Women

How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

Liane Holliday Willey

This insightful and inspirational companion for females with Asperger's Syndrome will aid them in negotiating daily struggles and staying safe. It discusses a variety of social situations and issues such as bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders and encourages readers to recognize that they can live happy, full and independent lives. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-836-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bereavement, bullying, counselling, grief, mental health, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships

Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social skills, social work

Child-Centred Foster Care

Child-Centred Foster Care

A Rights-Based Model for Practice

Annabel Goodyer

This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about the fostering system. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-174-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is Always a Reason
2nd edition

Melanie Cross

Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are far more likely to have communication problems than their peers. Exploring the ways in which children's language and emotional development are linked, Melanie Cross considers the reasons why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-129-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, pastoral care, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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