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  • Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

    How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship

    People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny—but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions—and how to change the way you ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • I Want My Daddy

    by Casey Watson ...
    A 5-year-old boy, Ethan, is brought to Casey in the middle of the night after the sudden death of his young mother after a drug overdose.Estranged from her parents, Ethan’s mum had been abused by her ex-partner, and began taking drugs to cope. Ethan is obviously lost and bewildered, and regularly wakes up screaming for his mum in the night. He begins to lash out at other kids at school and his ... Read more

    $6.99 USD


  • The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Disorders

    series Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology
    This Handbook provides both breadth and depth regarding current approaches to the understanding, assessment, and treatment of personality disorders. The five parts of the book address etiology; models; individual disorders and clusters; assessment; and treatment. A comprehensive picture of personality pathology is supplied that acknowledges the contributions and missteps of the past, identifies ... Read more

    $94.99 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

    $49.99 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

    $56.99 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

    $27.99 USD

  • Finding Your Way to Change

    How the Power of Motivational Interviewing Can Reveal What You Want and Help You Get There

    Are you tired of being told by others--self-help books included--what you should do? Drs. Allan Zuckoff and Bonnie Gorscak understand. That's why this book is different. Whether it's breaking an unhealthy habit, pursuing that dream job, or ending harmful patterns in relationships, the key to moving ahead with your life lies in discovering what direction is truly right for you, and how you can get ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • 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

    $38.99 USD

  • The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition

    How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships

    One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already ... Read more

    $16.99 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

    $56.99 USD

  • Helping Teens Who Cut

    Using DBT Skills to End Self-Injury

    Discovering that your teen “cuts” is every parent's nightmare. Your most urgent question is: "How can I make it stop?" Tens of thousands of worried parents have turned to this authoritative guide for information and practical guidance about the growing problem of teen self-injury. Dr. Michael Hollander is a leading expert on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment approach ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

    Filling a tremendous need, this highly practical book adapts the proven techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treatment of multiproblem adolescents at highest risk for suicidal behavior and self-injury. The authors are master clinicians who take the reader step by step through understanding and assessing severe emotional dysregulation in teens and implementing individual, family, and ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

    Proven Strategies to Succeed at Work, at Home, and in Relationships

    If you're among the millions of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you need the latest facts about the disorder and its treatment. You need practical strategies to help develop your strengths and achieve your goals, whether on the job, in family relationships, or in personal pursuits. From renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this is the book for you. Dr ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Silenced: The shocking true story of a young girl too afraid to speak

    by Rosie Lewis ...
    A family with a dark secret.A child who refuses to speak.Rosie must help her before it’s too late.Nine-year-old Caitlin has a secret, but she cannot tell anyone about it. When her mother is sectioned under the Mental Health Act she and her three siblings have to go and live with her grandmother Julie and grandad Ryan.Caitlin finds her new living conditions challenging: cat poo on the carpet, ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Youth Policy and Social Inclusion

    Critical Debates with Young People

    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

  • Intimate Violence

    A Study of Injustice

    Traditional analyses of domestic battery often point to the batterer's need for power and control to explain patterns of violent behavior. Offering a nonjudgmental and compassionate view of the interior life of the batterer, Intimate Violence moves beyond this explanation and transforms our understanding of the psychic origins of abuse. The book is divided into three main sections. The first ... Read more

    $58.99 USD

  • Child Labor and the Urban Third World

    Toward a New Understanding of the Problem

    The Third World cities have been reinvented by the forces of globalization as the destinations of new investments, causing the migration of a teeming million to the major urban centers without any corresponding increase in the creation of new jobs and other basic amenities required for decent living. The problem of child labor has also been exacerbated to an unprecedented level in the urban areas ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Coaching College Students with Executive Function Problems

    Although executive function difficulties are often addressed in school-age children, there are few resources showing professionals how to help these individuals when they are older. This book presents a dynamic coaching model that helps college students become self-regulated learners by improving their goal-setting, planning, time management, and organizational skills. Ideal for use with students ... Read more

    $32.99 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

  • Intimate Partner Violence

    Clinical Interventions with Partners and Their Children

    Intimate Partner Violence: Clinical Interventions with Partners and Their Children brings into focus an ecological and clinical frame for addressing the resulting psychological effects of intimate partner violence (IPV). Aymer presents a perspective that is often omitted from social science textbooks which are geared to policy practice, tending to expose students to macro-systemic ideas (including ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Executive Functions

    What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved

    This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A. Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable ... Read more

    $35.09 USD $26.99 USD

  • Learning ACT for Group Treatment

    An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Training Manual for Therapists

    For many clients, group therapy is a more practical treatment option than one-on-one therapy sessions. The financial cost of group therapy is substantially less than individual therapy, and research shows it can be just as effective. However, group therapy also presents unique challenges, and is often more difficult to administer. That’s why professionals need a solid plan of action when using ... Read more

    $34.99 USD