Health & Well-Being
This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents.
Diary About an ADHD Boy
This book gives an essential new perspective to the understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - it describes this complex set of behaviours from the inside. It complements and deepens the clinical presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, at a time when this diagnosis is being applied to more and more children.
The Man with the Worried Eyes
The authors aim to advance a psychological framework from which to understand the experience of dementia from the perspective of the dementia sufferer, so making intelligible the symptoms of dementia and setting out new avenues of care such as the need to adopt psychotherapeutic/counselling approaches as an integral part of care.
Anthea Innes provides a complete guide to running a training programme for dementia care workers. She begins with a brief outline of the key factors to consider prior to the design and implementation of a programme. In particular the book stresses the importance of getting to know the care setting in which the trainees will practise.
The Blagg! and Pump! drama workshops combine dynamic drama techniques to explore issues of anger management and offending behaviour. They can be easily adapted to suit the particular needs or backgrounds of a variety of groups, from probationers and prisoners to 'at risk' youths. Both are appropriate for use with groups with behavioural problems.
This book contains games for mixed groups including people with auditory or visual impairments, those in wheelchairs, and those with multiple disabilities. The games can also be used as a means of improving disability awareness among the non-disabled, and have been used successfully with groups of people of all abilities and ages.
Advancing on a Different Front
The Northfield Experiments, conducted during the Second World War, mark an important moment in the development of the therapeutic community movement. This is the first book to record the experiments in detail. The book provides a fascinating account of a significant advance in psychiatry.
Return to the Silence
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.
The Art of Eating Disorders
Susan Makin here explores how art therapies can be integrated into a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of eating disorders, in conjunction with medical programmes. She discusses the creative work and personal accounts of around thirty patients, examining their use of media, imagery and symbolism.
Working with Difference
The book provides essential information and analysis which exposes society's view of minorities and the influence these views may have on care professionals working in psychiatric and criminal justice systems. It suggests practical steps for improvement to ensure a more equitable and culturally sensitive service provision.
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