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  • Opening Up by Writing It Down

    How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain

    Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research. Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Broken Three Times

    A Story of Child Abuse in America

    by Joan Kaufman ...
    Broken Three Times is a story about child abuse in America. It begins with snapshots from a mother's abusive childhood, then fast-forwards to her family's first involvement with Connecticut protective services when her children are eleven and ten. After a brief investigation, the family's case is closed, and despite their many needs, they are not provided links to any ongoing supportive services. ... Read more

    $42.99 USD

  • Drugs, Crime and Public Health

    The Political Economy of Drug Policy

    by Alex Stevens ...
    Drugs, Crime and Public Health provides an accessible but critical discussion of recent policy on illicit drugs. Using a comparative approach - centred on the UK, but with insights and complementary data gathered from the USA and other countries - it discusses theoretical perspectives and provides new empirical evidence which challenges prevalent ways of thinking about illicit drugs. It argues ... Read more

    $54.99 USD

  • The Primordial Violence

    Spanking Children, Psychological Development, Violence, and Crime

    A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014!Why do parents hit those they love? What effect does it have on children? What can be done to end this pattern? These are some of the questions explored in The Primordial Violence. Featuring longitudinal data from over 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32 nation study, the book presents the latest research on the extent to which spanking is used ... Read more

    $62.99 USD

  • The List

    ‘A terrifyingly twisted and devious story' that will take your breath away

    by Carys Jones ...
    Five names on a list. The first two are dead.The third is yours.A rip-roaring, addictive, intense and emotional thriller for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor and Lisa Jewell...* * * * * * *Beth Belmont runs every day, hard and fast on the trail near home. She knows every turn, every bump in the road. So when she spots something out of place - a slip of white pa... ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Child Abuse and Culture

    Working with Diverse Families

    This expertly written book provides an accessible framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • A Terrible Secret: Scared for her safety, Tilly places herself into care. A shocking true story.

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Tilly hates her stepfather, Dave. He abuses her mother, but she refuses to leave him.Frightened for her own safety, Tilly asks to go into foster care and is placed with Cathy. Tilly arrives with a graze on her cheek and Cathy becomes increasingly concerned by Dave’s behaviour, especially when she learns he has been showering Tilly with gifts. While she’s busy looking after Tilly and trying to keep ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Thirteenth Step

    Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

    by Markus Heilig ...
    The past thirty years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely on outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also flourishing, but since they are not based in science, they offer little benefit to people who cannot afford to lose money or faith in their recovery.Clarifying the cutting-edge science of addiction for both ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Social Work, Social Justice, and Human Rights

    A Structural Approach to Practice, Second Edition

    by Colleen Lundy ...
    Social workers take pride in their commitment to social and economic justice, peace, and human rights, and in their responses to related inequalities and social problems. At a time when economic globalization, armed conflict, and ecological devastation continue to undermine human rights and the possibilities for social justice, the need for linking a structural analysis to social work practice is ... Read more

    $41.99 USD

  • Helping Foster Children In School

    A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

    by John DeGarmo ...
    Helping Foster Children In School explores the challenges that foster children face in schools and offers positive and practical guidance tailored to help the parents, teachers and social workers supporting them.Children in care often perform poorly at school both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance, with many failing to complete their education. They will have often ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • With Liberty and Dividends for All

    How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

    by Peter Barnes ...
    Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won’t be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America’s middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically, our middle class needs—and deserves—a supplementary source of nonlabor income. To meet this need, Barnes proposes to give every American a share of the wealth we own together— ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Basics and Beyond

    Hundreds of thousands of clinicians and graduate students have relied on this text--now significantly revised with more than 50% new material--to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Leading expert Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan individualized treatment, structure sessions, and implement core cognitive, ... Read more

    $58.99 USD

  • Getting Past the Affair

    A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On--Together or Apart

    "How could my partner have done this?" "What was my role?" "Can this relationship be saved?" Discovering that your partner has had an affair can feel like an earthquake. Long after the first jolt, the emotional aftershocks can make it hard to be there for your family, go about your daily business, and think clearly about your options. Where can you turn for help? From award-winning couple ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • When Helping Hurts

    How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

    With more than 450,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation.Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • People Under Three

    Play, work and learning in a childcare setting

    Services for young children have gone through a period of rapid transformation in recent years, which have been paralleled by great advances in our knowledge of early child development. However, care and education in the first three years of life continues to be a neglected area.Thoroughly updated to take account of key policy and practice changes in childcare provision, this landmark text ... Read more

    $59.99 USD

  • 101 Careers in Social Work, Second Edition

    PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:"This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well."óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSWProfessor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University"The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Straight Talk about ADHD in Girls

    How to Help Your Daughter Thrive

    Parenting a daughter with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is no easy path--especially because of the myth that the disorder is rare to nonexistent in girls. From pioneering researcher Stephen P. Hinshaw, this empowering guide provides vital information and advice to help you understand and meet your daughter's needs. Dr. Hinshaw delivers up-to-date facts on what ADHD is, why ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Youth Policy and Social Inclusion

    Critical Debates with Young People

    Edited by Monica Barry ...
    Taking a holistic and multidisciplinary approach this book identifies and analyzes the factors which promote or discourage social inclusion of young people in today’s society. It critically examines the discriminatory attitudes towards young people, and focuses on the 'problem' of adults rather than the 'problem' of young people themselves.The authors ask searching questions about society's ... Read more

    $62.99 USD

  • Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents

    Multisystemic therapy (MST) has grown dramatically since the initial publication of this comprehensive manual. Today, over 400 MST programs operate in more than 30 states and 10 countries, supported by a strong empirical evidence base. This book explains the principles of MST and provides clear guidelines for clinical assessment and intervention with delinquent youth and their families. ... Read more

    $49.99 USD

  • Creating Effective Groups

    The Art of Small Group Communication

    This practical book gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. With the help of this book, any group member can learn the skills necessary to participate in and lead a task group in an effective, productive, and healthy manner. The fourth edition features new content on communicating ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Strengthening Family Resilience

    In this widely used course text and practitioner resource, Froma Walsh provides a state-of-the-art framework for understanding resilience in families and how to foster it. Illuminating the complex interplay of biopsychosocial influences in risk and resilience, she identifies key transactional processes that enable struggling families to grow stronger and more resourceful. Case illustrations ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Motivational Interviewing for Leaders in the Helping Professions

    Facilitating Change in Organizations

    Series series Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series
    Written expressly for leaders in health care and the social services, this accessible book shows how motivational interviewing (MI) can transform conversations about change within an organization. The authors demonstrate powerful ways to use MI to generate solutions and get employees and organizations unstuck, whether mentoring a staff member in a new role, addressing performance problems, or ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

    Most children who are fostered or adopted have some level of contact with their birth family -- whether face-to-face or by letter -- yet most of the time the psychological impact of contact on the child isn't considered.This book explores what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about how contact affects children, and shows how poorly executed contact can be unhelpful or even harmful to ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Supervisory Relationships

    Exploring the Human Element

    An ideal supplemental textbook for classes in any professional program that trains psychotherapists and a valuable resource for working professionals.This reissued classic teaches supervisors and supervisees to anticipate the workplace issues they may face and provides them with valuable insights about what goes on in the clinical supervisory relationship. Because such a range of real-life ... Read more

    $17.99 USD