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Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More than just common sense

by Jane Maidment & Ronnie Egan

The fully revised and updated third edition of a successful text introducing students across the human services to key practice skills.

Social work with people with learning difficulties: Making a difference

by Susan Hunter & Dennis Rowley

Full of up-to-date case studies, practice examples and points for reflection, this exciting textbook explores theoretical frameworks for working with people with learning difficulties.

Essential Play Therapy Techniques: Time-Tested Approaches

by Charles E. Schaefer & Donna Cangelosi

Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful,...

Community Psychology: Fifth Edition

by John Moritsugu, Elizabeth Vera & Frank Y Wong

Community Psychology, 5/e focuses on the prevention of problems, the promotion of well-being, empowerment of members within a community, the appreciation of diversity, and an ecological model for the understanding...

When Life Happens

by Lea The Healer

If you have found yourself alone, abused, neglected and unwanted. And have contemplated ending your life on so many occasions. Then When Life Happens, will help you restore your soul, and your faith; if not...

Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

by Lennard J. Davis

The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA—the “eyes on the prize” moment for disability rights


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive...

I Want It Now

by Donna Bee-Gates

In today's world of mega-stores and unbridled materialism, people are spending more money than ever in an attempt to find fulfillment in themselves-and children are no exception. In her compelling and inspiring...

Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective

by Hilary, Burrage

This ground-breaking handbook details the present situation with regard to female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain, referring also to other Western nations where FGM occurs. It scrutinises current pathways...

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance

by David Bolt & Claire Penketh

Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or...

Emotion in Therapy: From Science to Practice

by Stefan G. Hofmann

Grounded in cutting-edge scientific research, this book presents innovative ways to explore and work with emotions in psychotherapy. Preeminent clinician-researcher Stefan G. Hofmann accessibly explains how...

Mixed Methods  Research

by Daphne Watkins & Deborah Gioia

Finally, a practical guide to mixed methods research has been written with health and human services professionals in mind. Watkins and Gioia review the fundamentals of mixed methods research designs and the...

Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Building Academic and Behavioral Success in Schools

by Rachel Brown-Chidsey & Rebekah Bickford

Accessible and comprehensive, this book shows how to build a schoolwide multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) from the ground up. The MTSS framework encompasses tiered systems such as response to intervention...

Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments

by Halaevalu F.O., Dr., PhD Vakalahi & Rhonda, DSW, MSW, LICSW, L Wells-Wilbon

The experiences of African Americans in urban communities are distinct from those of other ethnic groups, and to be truly understood require an in-depth appreciation of the interface between micro- and macro-level...

Gender and family

by Vivienne E. Cree

An insight into some of the central debates and questions about gender and the family, examined through the lens of moral panic.

Childhood and youth

by Gary Clapton

Addresses moralising within discourses of childhood and youth and asks how we might do things differently.

Moral regulation

by Mark Smith

This byte teases out some of the fundamentally moral questions that continue to perplex us, about life and death, good and evil, and sex and the body.

The State

by Vivienne E. Cree

Through case-study examples this Byte explores individual and social problems that are characterised as moral panics.

Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America

by Tim Wise

A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those less fortunate.

Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

by Ricca Edmondson

This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes and the types of wisdom they can offer.

Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

by Sally Holland & Jonathan Scourfield

Social workers spend their time trying to ease social suffering. They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality: the victims of poverty, illness, addiction, and abuse; they work with abusers and...