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Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
2nd edition

Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide for parents - whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans - or the people who support them. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-905-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, counselling, ethnicity, fostering, parenting, race, social care, social work, trauma

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Working with Hearts of Glass

David Moat

David Moat shows that counselling and emotional support is not only possible for people on the autism spectrum, but essential. He describes the impact of autism on emotional regulation, looks at how various therapeutic principles can be applied to address these issues and identifies strategies for dealing with common emotional difficulties. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-388-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, autism, bereavement, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, grief, hypnotherapy, mental health, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues

Letters to the Home Front

Letters to the Home Front

Positive Thoughts and Ideas for Parents Bringing Up Children with Developmental Disabilities, Particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

John Clements

This book provides a source of support for parents facing the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially those with autism. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-332-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, intellectual disabilities

Mudras of India

Mudras of India

A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance

Cain Carroll and Revital Carroll

For the first time, the elaborate system of Indian hand mudras has been compiled into a comprehensive format that allows readers access to this still esoteric body of knowledge. The book presents over 200 mudras, each with photograph, Sanskrit name, translation, and a detailed explanation of technique, application, benefits and historical context. more »

2013, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-109-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 344pp

Keywords: ayurveda, dance, Indian temple dance, movement, mudras, yoga

Positively Parkinson's

Positively Parkinson's

Symptoms and Diagnosis, Research and Treatment, Advice and Support

Ann Andrews

Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who care for and support them. It contains answers to almost any question you might ask about Parkinson's, from symptoms and diagnosis to the latest treatments and therapies, as well as the most recent medical research into stem cells and gene therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99
ISBN: 978-1-84905-411-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, carers, complementary therapies, disability, health care, nursing, nutrition, older people, Parkinson's disease

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

Barbara Bissonnette

This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Covering everything from meeting employer expectations, to how to get on with your colleagues, manage projects, and resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated by real life examples from the author's coaching clients. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-943-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, social skills

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, creativity, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, housing, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, self esteem, sensory issues, sleep

E-Safety for the i-Generation

E-Safety for the i-Generation

Combating the Misuse and Abuse of Technology in Schools

Nikki Giant

A practical, hands-on resource on e-safety, covering what the online dangers are, what e-safety is, how to adopt a whole school approach and implement an e-safety policy, and involving parents and carers in e-safety at home. A model policy is included, plus activities and photocopiable handouts to use with young people to educate them on e-safety. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-944-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, child protection, counselling, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, probation, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

Dr. Kalyani Gopal

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-937-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

The Keys to the Sublime

Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu

This attractive study card set shows the Chinese character for each of the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches in Master Wu's graceful calligraphy. On the back of the cards, the characteristics are explained giving the reader a valuable understanding of each Stem and Branch and their importance in Chinese medicine, philosophy and astrology. more »

2013, Card Set: £14.99 + VAT = £17.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-150-1, 144 x 104mm (portrait)

Keywords: acupuncture, calligraphy, Chinese animals, Chinese astrology, Chinese horoscope, Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina, Yijing

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, education, giftedness, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Art of Business

The Art of Business

A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment

Emery Hurst Mikel

This practical guide to self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. It considers the likely obstacles you may face, and covers topics such as ethics and interns. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-950-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, careers, challenging behaviour, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, employment, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, play therapy, psychodrama, reference, supervision

The Mystery of Pain

The Mystery of Pain

Douglas Nelson

Working on the principle that the more you understand about pain, the more power you have to influence it; this book presents a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the scientific research into pain. It covers everything from the physical and psychological processes to the different types of pain and key issues such as social support. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-152-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, depression, emotions, energy work, health care, massage, mental health, migraine, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues

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