Counselling, Psychology & Psychiatry
An Innovative Look at the 'Mechanics' of 'Autism' and its Developmental 'Cousins'
This book, written by an autistic person for people with autism and related disorders, carers, and the professionals who work with them, is a practical handbook to understanding, living with and working with autism. It shows clearly how the behaviours associated with autism can have a range of different causes.
From Out of the Silence
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.
The dictionary provides definitions of over 2000 key terms in cognition, equipping the reader to understand and use the terminology of the subject. It includes not only comprehensible and comprehensive definitions of terms, but also explanations of key experiments and theories.
Arts Approaches to Conflict explores how various arts approaches can both raise our understanding of conflict and lead to its constructive resolution. Practitioners and experts from a wide range of art forms examine their own fields as approaches to conflict. It is fascinating and eye-opening reading for students and practitioners.
The Sesame Approach
This is the first detailed account of the Sesame Method, which was created by Marian Lindkvist 30 years ago, as it has evolved and been handed down experientially. It is now taught at the Central School of Speech and Drama; many of the contributors are current or former teachers at the school, or are Sesame trained therapists working in the field.
Developmental and Linguistic Approaches to Schizophrenia
The book examines issues of communication and speech in schizophrenic patients, in collaboration with psychiatrists, linguists, psychologists, and speech and language therapists. It demonstrates the need for closer ties between the disciplines and the role that language and communication play in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of the mentally ill.
This book explores topical policy and practice issues and the innovative Dutch system of treatment for forensic patients. It discusses the importance of the setting for treatment, inpatient or outpatient, voluntary or compulsory and the question of what makes a patient suitable for treatment is a theme that runs throughout the book.
Forensic Psychiatry has expanded over the last twenty years with a dramatic increase in forensic psychiatry posts and medium secure unit beds. There has been increased concern with the treatment, which is seen by many to be of great importance, and management of mentally ill offenders which has led to more interest in understanding.
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.
The reasons for the onset of manic depression are considered in order to further understand and assist treatment by increasing knowledge of how manic depressives actually feel. Particular difficulties in treatment are addressed, such as unresponsiveness and the problem of the manic high from which the patient may not want to recover.
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