Health & Well-Being
Examining the theory and practice of work with people with mental health problems, this volume considers the current state of policy and organisation and the changes that have taken place over the last decade in the field. The book charts the move away from separate, specialist services, and the resultant impact on service provision.
Drawing on case material from a variety of situations, the book describes current research on medical art therapy with children, and practical approaches to using art activities with them. The writers examine art therapy with young patients suffering from burns, cancer, asthma, arthritis, eating disorders and HIV/AIDS.
Planning, Practice and Development
The first book to address the subject in its own right, this book targets good practice and stimulates an agenda for change. The contributors explore the implications for younger people with dementia and their families at personal and service-development levels. They call for a multi-disciplinary approach to all stages of the provision of services.
The Politics of the New Learning Environment
Elliott explores the imperatives of a mass system through data drawn from a study of access- and foundation-year students and their teachers. Arguing that our present conceptions of education are narrow and market-led, he proposes an alternative, pedagogy-based system to establish a society truly capable of lifelong learning.
In the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from therapists working in different countries with different approaches, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be.
The views and experiences of young people in public care
Presents the experiences of pregnant young women in public care and examines how they were prepared and supported once became a parent
Reflecting on and developing the applications of music therapy, this collection will help establish effective therapy methods in which the creative use of music is employed by skilled and clinically experienced music therapists in a client-oriented interactive process.
This book provides valuable insight into the work of professional music therapists in their clinical practice. The contributors discuss work with a diverse range of clients, including those suffering from Alzheimer's, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder, anxiety and psychosomatic disorder.
In this study of women learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy investigates how these women experience their sexual lives, basing her research on interviews with the women themselves. She argues the importance of informing the work of those responsible at research, practice and policy levels with the voices of people with learning disabilities.
Distinguished art therapists have contributed to this wide-ranging collection, which deals sensitively with work with patients who are suffering from terminal illness such as AIDS or cancer, or recovering from traumatic operations. The chapters offer advice on approaches to use with a variety of clients, depending on the objectives.
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