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Growing Up with a Chronic Disease

The Impact on Children and Their Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The presence of a chronically sick or handicapped child in the family places considerable physical and emotional strain on parents, healthy siblings, and even extended relations. This book, drawing on theoretical and practical sources, acknowledges the potential for distress involved in caring for a sick child but also emphasizes the coping ...

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Dementia

New Skills for Social Workers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the new skills needed in multidisciplinary work. These include counselling, creative use of the past, groupwork, empowerment, family therapy, care management, and network analysis. The book is intended to build on what readers already know, while exploring new dimensions of work in the field.

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Play Therapy

Where the Sky Meets the Underworld

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Ann Cattanach outlines the theoretical basis and provides guidelines for work in this area. She examines the role of the therapist, and the different methods involved in therapy. Also covered is the use of play therapy in different work settings, such as the education service, the social services, and hospitals.

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Syphilis in Shakespeare's England

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The emergence of syphilis in Europe at the end of the fifteenth century had a profound influence on the history of Western civilization during the Renaissance. The author's assertion that syphilis was as widespread in England as in the rest of Europe challenges generally accepted views in the field. Working from primary sources, he shows ...

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Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Fragile Board

Edited by Ditty Dokter
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies.

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Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Part I of this book provides the information needed for an understanding of personal safety skills, and the considerations peculiar to children with special needs. Possible approaches for their protection are introduced. Part II provides practical ideas for developing safety skills in children and young people with mild to severe disabilities.

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Drama and Healing

The Roots of Drama Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author shows how drama therapy draws on both drama and ritual. He argues that personal construct theory provides a hermeneutically useful approach to the study of drama therapy. He shows that drama therapy itself is an effective treatment for depression and schizophrenia, having a measurable effect on thought disorder.

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Developing Services for Older People and their Families

Edited by Rosemary Bland
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Exploring new theory and practice in the provision of services for older people living at home, this book is an excellent source of information for social workers, those working with older people, and lecturers of social work and gerontology.

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Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia

Opportunities and Obstacles

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for all those concerned with providing services for people with dementia and their families, this book explores the idea that communication is not only possible but also vital to the understanding and the development of services. The book is based on a series of interviews with sufferers and professionals working in the field.

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Empowerment in Everyday Life

Learning Disability

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book takes a unique approach to empowerment, starting by examining the lives and relationships of people with learning disabilities, their families and friends. Questions are then asked about how policy making, service provision and state legislation might be implemented in ways which would provide for an empowered life and lifestyle.

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The Arts in Health Care

A Palette of Possibilities

Edited by Charles Kaye and Tony Blee
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors aim to help clinical and professional staff at all levels in health care settings to introduce and develop the use of the arts in their own spheres of influence. They show that the arts must be an integral part of people's lives and stress that environment and the arts can affect the individual and can possibly aid recovery.

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Healing Through Meeting: Martin Buber's Conversational Approach to Psychotherapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Healing Through Meeting explains Martin Buber's ideas in simple terms and shows how they can offer a philosophical framework within which to hold a therapeutic conversation. John Gunzburg shares his skills in composing therapeutic stories and encourages therapists to formulate their own stories out of their and their clients' experiences.

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Communication Skills in Practice

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Recent changes in the health service have highlighted the need for the health professional to have effective communication skills in order to maintain a high quality of service to the client. This book will meet the demands brought about by the changes in role from the student to practitioner through to managerial responsibilities.

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Boys

Sexual Abuse and Treatment

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Looking in detail at cases where boys have been victims of sexual abuse, the authors look at the many questions that arise around the topic, particularly in so far as there are fears and anxieties specific to boys. They show what can be done to help these boys, and provide new insight into the state of mind of boys who have been abused.

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Psychiatric Assessment

Pre and Post Admission

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book consists of a series of assessments designed for professionals working with mentally disordered offenders and clients with challenging behaviours. It is written for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, probation officers and professionals involved in court diversion schemes and is for use both before and after admission.

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Through the Eyes of Aliens

A Book about Autistic People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a positive description of how it feels to be autistic and how friends, family and professionals can be more sensitive to the needs of autistic people. Lee O'Neill perceives the imagination and keenly-felt sensory world of the autistic person as gifts. She challenges the reader to accept their difference and celebrate their uniqueness.

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Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Children with Autism

Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This completely revised edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information.

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Managing High Security Psychiatric Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The management of the secure psychiatric services is under increasing scrutiny. The book illustrates the problems faced by the Special Hospitals, the techniques and action employed to effect major change in these large, enclosed institutions, difficulties and obstacles encountered which dominate and influenced management and clinical initiatives.

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Medical Art Therapy with Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Medical art therapy is defined as the use of drawings, art expression and imagery with individuals who are physically ill or disabled, or are undergoing aggressive medical treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Children in such situations may find it easier to express their emotions, and their fears, through art than through strictly ...

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