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David Aldridge

JKP publications by David Aldridge

  1. Whole School Character and Virtue Education

    Whole School Character and Virtue Education

    A Pioneering Approach Helping All Children to Flourish

    Edited by Paula Nadine Zwozdiak-Myers

    Written by practitioners for practitioners, this helpful guide to implementing character education in schools uses the real-life successful model of Yeading Junior School to display how to develop virtue literacy, how to input new strategies and adapt the curricula and how to best support pupils to flourish in society. Learn More
    Nov 2020, 192pp
  2. A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

    A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

    Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

    David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

    This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.14in / 229mm x 156mm, 192pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-515-1
  3. Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

    Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

    A Guide for Families and Professionals

    Isabel Fernández Carvajal and David Aldridge

    Fragile X syndrome is one of the main causes of child developmental delay and autism spectrum disorders. This book breaks down the complex science of this genetic disorder and provides the facts and advice that every bewildered parent or professional needs to support individuals with Fragile X syndrome. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.65in x 6.81in / 245mm x 173mm, 112pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-991-4
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 112pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-437-6
  4. Happy Families

    Happy Families

    A Parents' Guide to the Non-Violent Resistance Approach

    Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel and David Aldridge

    Parenting a severely disruptive child can be exhausting and demoralizing to the point where breaking the cycle of bad behaviour seems an impossible task. Happy Families offers a realistic, step-by-step, practical approach to tackling destructive behaviour that helps parents regain control and establish harmony within the family. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 96pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-084-5
    2010, Ebook, ePUB, 96pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-305-8
  5. Music Therapy and Addictions

    Music Therapy and Addictions

    Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

    This research-based, practical book demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. This book will be of interest to music therapists, substance abuse counsellors and anybody else interested in the relationship between music and addiction and the therapeutic use of music. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.46in / 229mm x 164mm, 176pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-012-8
    2010, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-294-5
  6. A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

    A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

    A Guide for Parents and Professionals

    Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel and David Aldridge

    Parents, teachers and other professionals often struggle to know how to deal with disruptive, abusive or aggressive behaviour. This book addresses the urgent need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behaviour in children and adolescents. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-484-1
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-217-4
  7. Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury

    Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury

    A Light on a Dark Night

    Simon Gilbertson and David Aldridge

    Gilbertson and Aldridge demonstrate how music therapy can be used to attend to the holistic, rather than purely functional, needs of people affected by severe head trauma. This book will give clinicians key notes for practice and a vision of the integral role music therapy can have in the successful rehabilitation from brain injury. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.18in / 234mm x 157mm, 160pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-665-4
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-828-9
  8. Melody in Music Therapy

    Melody in Music Therapy

    A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis

    Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge

    Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge explore the concept of melody within its historical context and investigate current theories of melody. They make recommendations for choosing an appropriate method of analysing melodic improvisation, and utilise case studies to demonstrate these analyses in practice. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.57in x 7.44in / 243mm x 189mm, 344pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-755-0
    2008, Ebook, PDF, 344pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-762-6
  9. Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

    Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

    Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

    David Aldridge

    Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.26in / 231mm x 159mm, 224pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8
    2004, Ebook, PDF, 224pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-644-5
  10. Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

    Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

    Return to the Silence

    David Aldridge

    Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope. Learn More
    2000, 224pp
  11. Suicide


    The Tragedy of Hopelessness

    David Aldridge

    The author argues that although western culture has traditionally understood suicide to be the choice of the individual, this is a misleading perception. While the patient may feel as though he or she is acting in isolation, the reasons for suicides are essentially social therefore attention should be focused on the patient's social environment. Learn More
    1997, 320pp
  12. Music Therapy Research and Practice in Medicine

    Music Therapy Research and Practice in Medicine

    From Out of the Silence

    David Aldridge

    In this interdisciplinary and wide-ranging volume, David Aldridge explores the power of music as a healing treatment for a broad spectrum of physical and mental conditions. Interweaving theory and practice, Aldridge demonstrates the many ways in which a culture of research may be developed in a practice setting to the benefit of all. Learn More
    1996, 336pp