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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...


Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from History, Cultural Studies, and Education: Perspectives from Historical, Cultural, and E

by David Bolt

Whilst legislation may have progressed internationally and nationally for disabled people, barriers continue to exist, of which one of the most pervasive and ingrained is attitudinal. Social attitudes are often...


Understanding Aging and Diversity: Theories and Concepts

by Patricia Kolb

The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world...


Critical Issues in Child Welfare

by Joan Shireman

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Attachment and Dynamic Practice: An Integrative Guide for Social Workers and Other Clinicians

by Jerrold R. Brandell & Shoshana Ringel

Contemporary attachment theory both enriches our understanding of human development and informs clinical practice. Examining the relational bonds between young children and their caregivers, it traces its origins...


Generalist Practice: A Task Centered Approach

by Eleanor Reardon Tolson, William J. Reid & Charles D. Garvin

This essential text presents a "task-centered" methodology—a structured, short-term problem-solving approach—applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations,...


Mental Illness in the Workplace: Psychological Disability Management

by Henry G. Harder, Shannon Wagner & Josh Rash

The extent of mental health concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other mental health issues are costing businesses billions every year...


Innovation in Social Services: The Public-Private Mix in Service Provision, Fiscal Policy and Employment

by Tomáš|Greve, Bent Sirovátka

Through exploring patterns in the recent development of financing and governance of social services and developments of social services and employment in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and the UK, this...


Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home

by Peter Hughes Jachimiak

This book is primarily structured by the author's memories of living in his own Welsh childhood home during the 1970s. Employing an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places...


Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling & Roy McConkey

There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned...


The Power of Spirituality in Therapy: Integrating Spiritual and Religious Beliefs in Mental Health Practice

by Peter A Kahle & John M Robbins

Factor your clients' religious beliefs into their therapy!

A recent Gallup poll found that nearly two-thirds of Americans surveyed said they would prefer to receive counseling from a therapist who is religious....


Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward

by J Dianne Garner, D. Merilee Clunis & Pat A. Freeman

The untold history of lesbian life from those who have lived it!

Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward illuminates the hopes, fears, issues, and concerns of gay women as they grow older. Based...


Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories: History, Contexts, and Narrative

by James G Kelly & Anna Song

Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories: History, Contexts, and Narrative presents the unique opportunity to examine how culture and social norms have combined with chance, coincidence, and serendipity...


Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health

by Robin M Mathy & Shelly K Kerr

Examine the psychosocial factors that affect lesbian and bisexual women’s mental health

This essential guide presents up-to-date, evidence-based information that can be implemented to improve mental health...


Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home

by Mechthild Hart & Miriam Ben-Yoseph

Discover different dimensions of the meaning of home across political, cultural, and geographic boundaries!

Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home brings a unique multidisciplinary, multicultural...


The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work

by Dorothy Becvar

One of the few books on this topic, The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work offers mental health professionals new information and research for creating more positive, effective, and satisfying sessions. You...