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The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

Creative Arts and the Process of Healing: An Image/Word Approach Inquiry

Martina Schnetz

Drawing on her extensive experience as a creative arts therapist, Martina Schnetz puts forward a new approach to the process of art in healing. She explores the dialogue between the internal world, external images, and words, shaping a new vocabulary for creative arts therapists. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-205-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, creative therapies, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, social work, trauma

Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze

Gretchen Mertz

Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS.Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-780-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

Deborah M. Plummer

The book is filled innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to draw on existing skills and to develop new approaches to building confidence and feelings of self-worth. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and with groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-185-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, counselling, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, self esteem, social work

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Gill McIvor

Based on key research into assessment, treatment and recidivism, this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently in use, and give clear directions for future practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-197-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, offenders, probation, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

A Manual for Practitioners

Edited by David Duffy and Tony Ryan

This book explores the links between self-harm and suicide and presents international approaches to training in suicide prevention for professionals. It debates the legality and morality of assisted self-harm and analyse the rate and causes of suicide among specific groups, people in custody and people with mental illnesses. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-221-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, mental health, nursing, psychiatry, risk assessment, social care, social work

Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services

Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services

An Introduction for Social Work and Health Professionals

Michael Sheppard

This accessible introduction provides social work students and practitioners with the knowledge they need both to evaluate research and to apply it to their own practice. Exploring a range of research methodologies, the author discusses the strengths and limitations of each and shows the reader how to identify the assumptions underlying them. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-289-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: health care, social work

Developing Good Practice in Children's Services

Developing Good Practice in Children's Services

Edited by Vicky White and John Harris

Vicky White and John Harris have drawn together the contributors' experiences of working with children in a broad range of settings, emphasising ways in which the current context of change can be used as an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision and achieve better outcomes for children and their families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-150-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

A Handbook

Edited by Kedar N Dwivedi and Peter Brinley Harper

It provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation, attention and draws out the implications for preventive measures. There is emphasis on the importance of how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-153-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 228pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, emotions, mental health, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatised Children and Young People

Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatised Children and Young People

Theory and Practice

Patrick Tomlinson

Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatized Children and Young People provides a clear and comprehensive link between theory and practice. The author shows how practice in residential child care, fostering and other areas of work with children can be developed in a way that is thoughtful and underpinned by a sound theoretical base. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-187-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, community care, counselling, residential care, safeguarding children, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma, youthwork

Fostering Adolescents

Fostering Adolescents

Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers and Jo Lipscombe

Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-227-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, fostering, social work

Older Women in the Criminal Justice System

Older Women in the Criminal Justice System

Running Out of Time

Azrini Wahidin

What is life like for the women who grow old behind bars? Azrini Wahidin examines in-depth the experiences and needs of this overlooked group. Illuminating reading for all those working in the prison services, probation, and the courts, Older Women in the Criminal Justice System offers a rare view of what happens to women who grow old in prison. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-170-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: counselling, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, older people, probation, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence

Claudine Fox and Keith Hawton

The authors discuss risk factors for self-harm, including depression, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour, and critically examine key screening instruments that can be used to assess risk. They describe how suicidal behaviour can be managed and prevented, and look at the effectiveness of aftercare treatment for those who self-harm. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-237-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, self harm, social work, teenagers, violence

Communicating Partners

Communicating Partners

30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Devel

James D. MacDonald

The program focuses on five key stages of communication development - interactive play, nonverbal communication, social language, conversation, and civil behaviour - and five life-long responsive strategies to use every day to build relationships within the child's own world. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-758-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, disability, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is always a reason

Melanie Cross

Cross considers why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. Identifying the common causes of these problems and the reasons why they often go undetected, she provides guidelines for assessing communication skills and the complexities of identifying communication problems in children, including children in public care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-135-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, communication, educational psychology, emotions, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Can You Read Me?

Can You Read Me?

Creative Writing With Child and Adult Victims of Abuse

Edited by Jacki Pritchard and Eric Sainsbury

This book presents poems, stories and journal work spontaneously written by people, young and old, who have suffered serious abuse. The editors' explanations and commentaries suggest how health and social care workers can facilitate creative writing as a potential contribution to emotional healing in work with both individuals and small groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-192-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, domestic abuse, mental health, psychiatry, social work

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