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Glòria Durà-Vilà

Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in the Surrey and Borders NHS Trust with a main clinical interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating children and young people with ASD, and she works closely with parents and educational and social services. She is passionate about the importance of communicating the ASD diagnosis to parents and to the child in the best possible way. She is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London, Department of Mental Health Sciences.

JKP publications by Glòria Durà-Vilà

  1. Me and My PDA

    Me and My PDA

    A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People

    Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

    A PDA diagnosis can be confusing for parents and children alike. This beautiful picture book helps children understand their diagnosis, develop self-awareness and implement personalised problem-solving strategies. A clear and gentle guide to complicated issues, complete with interactive exercises and engaging full-colour illustrations. Learn More
    2018, 144pp
  2. Sadness, Depression, and the Dark Night of the Soul

    Sadness, Depression, and the Dark Night of the Soul

    Transcending the Medicalisation of Sadness

    Glòria Durà-Vilà. Foreword by Professor Roland Littlewood.

    This ground-breaking book contemplates how some religious individuals and communities conceptualise severe sadness and emotional distress, which might otherwise be described as pathological, as an essential ingredient for spiritual development. It explores the implications this may have for clergy and psychiatrists seeking to understand sadness. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 360pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 9781785920561
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 360pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-313-0
  3. My Autism Book

    My Autism Book

    A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

    Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

    When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps parents to explain autism to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way using clear language that speaks directly to the child. Learn More
    2013, Hardback, 8.43in x 8.39in / 214mm x 213mm, 48pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-438-6
    2013, Ebook, PDF, 48pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-868-8