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Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Compassionate Practice

by Mandy Parks, Helena Priest & Philip Dodd

This authoritative edited text looks at how diverse and complicated experiences of loss can be for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). It discusses current theory, practice issues in health and care...


Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

by Dennis Rosen

The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison to those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and...


Social Media in Social Work Education

by Joanne Westwood

An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education


The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools

by Eric Schwarz & Lawrence H. Summers

Schwarz, founder of the groundbreaking Citizen Schools program, shares his vision for reducing inequality by pairing successful adults with low-income students.

 

Parental wealth now predicts adult success more...


Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

by Linda Bacon & Lucy Aphramor

Mainstream health science has let you down.

Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence.

You’ve heard it before: there’s...


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Perfectionism

by Roz Shafran, Sarah J. Egan & Tracey D. Wade

This practical resource provides an evidence-based framework for treating clients struggling with perfectionism, whether as the main presenting problem or in conjunction with depression, eating disorders, anxiety...


The Forgotten Ones: A Sociological Study of Anglo and Chicano Retardates

by Anne-Marie Henshel

In The Forgotten Ones, originally published in 1972, Anne-Marie Henshel examines the lives of a group of persons living within the community who had been diagnosed at one time or another as mentally retarded....


CREATING A REAL WEALTH ECONOMY: From Phantom Wealth to a Wiser Future for All Humanity

by Finley Eversole, Riane Eisler & John Perkins

This is the book I wish could have been in the hands of Occupy Wall Street activists in the fall of 2011. --From the Introduction REAL WEALTH as defined here: "The time has come for humanity to realize the real...


Social Work in East Asia

by Christian Aspalter

Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family,...


Sanctuary: How an Inner-City Church Spilled Onto a Sidewalk

by Christa Kuljian

Christa Kuljian’s Sanctuary: How an Inner-city Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk is based on how the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and its controversial Bishop Paul Verryn came to offer refuge...


Therapeutic and Legal Issues for Therapists Who Have Survived a Client Suicide: Breaking the Silence

by Kayla Weiner

The death of a patient is every therapist's worst nightmare. Even more frightening is the debilitating silence that surrounds a therapist after the death of a client. What do you do? How do you proceed with...


Reading Victorian Deafness

In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot

by Gail Gutradt

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome...


Latinos in an Aging America: Social, Psychological, and Economic Perspectives

by Ronald J. Angel & Jacqueline L. Angel

This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology,...


Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and Possibilities for Justice-Based Knowledge

by Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe & Christina Gringeri

Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social...


Greater Expectations: Living with Down Syndrome in the 21st Century

by Jan Gothard & Professor Fiona Stanley

Based on more than 60 personal interviews and supported by scholarly research, this book shows the varied attitudes and approaches that make up the rich experience of living with disability in a changing society....


The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

by Ethan Gutmann

The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

Mass murder is alive...


Treating Traumatized Children: A Casebook of Evidence-Based Therapies

by Brian Allen & Mindy Kronenberg

Featuring extensive case studies, this volume provides a unique window into implementation of evidence-based treatments in real-world community settings. Experienced therapists illustrate the use of three effective...


Effective Psychotherapy for Individuals with Brain Injury

by Ronald M. Ruff & Serana K. Chester

Combining scientific expertise with psychotherapeutic acumen, this book is highly accessible and packed with clinical tools. Part I provides essential information on how acquired brain injury affects emotional...


Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development

by Ann S. Masten

From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse...