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Coming soon! The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume focuses on the core challenges faced by those with autism: cognitive, sensory, social and emotional. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-994-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, play, reference, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills

Coming soon!

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Liane Holliday Willey

Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger's syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-755-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, transitions

Coming soon!

The Compassionate Practitioner

How to create a successful and rewarding practice

Jane Wood

This handbook for alternative practitioners is full of practical advice about creating a thriving practice. It explores the practitioner-patient relationship at every stage of the consultation process to demonstrate how to establish trust and loyalty and meet patients' emotional needs so they continue to return. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-222-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, arts therapies, bodywork, communication, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, health care, homeopathy, integrative medicine, meditation, mindfulness, person-centred, psychology, relationships, supervision

Coming soon! Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, high functioning autism, play, relationships, social skills, teenagers, theatre

Coming soon! The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

Edited by Vernon C. Kelly, Jr. and Margaret Thorsborne

This book explains the biological theory behind Restorative Practice (RP), showing how and why RP works. Through case studies of RP in different settings, including criminal justice, organizational settings and education, the book shows how the theory of Affect Script Psychology provides the basis for RP, and how theory can be applied in practice. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-974-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, relationships, restorative justice, social work

New! Life Coaching for Kids

Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Nikki Giant

Life coaching is a great way to help young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This practical guide to coaching young people aged 9-16 covers how it works, the benefits and how to do it. Fun activities with photocopiable worksheets to use in practice are included. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-982-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

New! Parenting ASD Teens

Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Andrew Schlegelmilch

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-975-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, education, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, relationships, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

New! Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

At the Edge of Wonder

Herbert Eberhart and Sally Atkins

The book is a foundational guide for all therapists who use the expressive arts as a way of facilitating learning, healing, and change. Grounding expressive arts work within the helping relationship, it focuses on two fundamental aspects to effective practice; 'presence' and 'process', explains these concepts, their roots, and applications. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-957-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 184pp

Keywords: aesthetics, art therapy, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, health care, music therapy, person-centred, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, supervision

New! Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Beyond the Talking Cure

Edited by Greg Madison

This is a comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy written by some of the world's most influential psychotherapists in the field. The book lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach, and looks at how Focusing has been integrated with other theoretical orientations such as attachment theory and existential therapy. more »

2014, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-324-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling, dance and movement therapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, movement, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, trauma

New! Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Innovative Theory and Applications

Edited by Greg Madison

Examining the cutting edge of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, this book gathers together unique insights into the future of the field from world leading psychotherapists. Covering recent innovations and emerging practical applications, this book offers new ideas for listening to the body in therapy. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-371-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling, dance and movement therapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, movement, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, trauma

New! The Autism Spectrum and Depression

The Autism Spectrum and Depression

Nick Dubin

In the first book on depression written for adults on the autism spectrum, Nick Dubin offers accessible and sensitive advice on how individuals can manage their emotions, exploring what can lead to them feeling down, how this can escalate, and how to take positive steps towards recovery. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-814-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bipolar disorder, counselling, depression, employment, mental health, relationships, self esteem

New! Inner Dialogue In Daily Life

Inner Dialogue In Daily Life

Contemporary Approaches to Personal and Professional Development in Psychotherapy

Edited by Charles Eigen

Connecting to our inner lives using inner dialogue can foster self-development, healing and growth. With contributions from experts in their fields, this unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches, demonstrating how they work and how therapists have used them for personal and professional development. more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-983-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: bodywork, counselling, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships

New! Working Therapeutically with Families

Working Therapeutically with Families

Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures

Tonia Caselman and Kimberly Hill

With a whole host of activities to use with different types of family, this resource is an invaluable toolbox for working therapeutically with families. From divorced families to those with an incarcerated parent, the book includes guidance on the best interventions to use for different family types and a wealth of easy to use, creative activities. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-962-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, bereavement, counselling, divorce, families, mental health, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social work

New! Been There. Done That. Try This!

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-964-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills

New! Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence

Kate Ripley

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum with supporting materials for helping young people on the autism spectrum aged 11+ to understand and cope with the many challenges of adolescence, including the important issues of puberty, sexuality, relationships, gender identity, safety and self-care. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-439-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 148pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, personal hygiene, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, special education, teenagers

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