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Treating Autism Today: Lacanian Perspectives

Treating Autism Today: Lacanian Perspectives

Edited by Laura Tarsia, Kristina Valendinova

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

Drawing together an international range of psychoanalytic practitioners, this collection provides a critique of mainstream models of autism, looking at the conceptual and ideological underpinnings of... (more)

Live Company: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children

Live Company: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children

by Anne Alvarez

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

Children whose minds as well as bodies have been damaged by the intrusions of sexual abuse, violence or neglect, and others, quite different, who are handicapped by their own mysterious sensitivities... (more)

Gender Identity Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum

Gender Identity Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum

by Eva Mendes

  • Paperback £16.99

Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA), this... (more)

Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self: The Legacy of Frances Tustin

Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self: The Legacy of Frances Tustin

Edited by Howard B. Levine, David G. Power

  • Paperback £34.99

Frances Tustin was a pioneering child psychotherapist who broke new ground in working with autistic children in the latter half of the twentieth century. This book amplifies and extends contributions... (more)

Frances Tustin Today

Frances Tustin Today

Edited by Judith L. Mitrani, Theodore Mitrani

  • Paperback £39.99

Frances Tustin Today explores some of the ways and means by which Tustin's work has enabled psychoanalytic clinicians to enter into the elemental domain of sensation: what Bion called the... (more)

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

by Naoki Higashida

  • Paperback £9.99

Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki... (more)

The Many Faces of Asperger's Syndrome

The Many Faces of Asperger's Syndrome

Edited by Maria Rhode, Trudy Klauber

  • Paperback £32.99

This is the first book on the psychoanalytic treatment of children, young people and adults with Asperger's syndrome. It includes multi-disciplinary contributions on psychiatric perspectives and... (more)

Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop

Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop

Edited by Anne Alvarez, Susan Reid

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

Taking a psychoanalytic and developmental approach, this text outlines the developments in therapeutic techniques used by the Tavistock Autism Team and Workshop to treat autistic children. It also... (more)

The Little Book of Autism FAQs: How to Talk with Your Child about their Diagnosis and Other Conversations

The Little Book of Autism FAQs: How to Talk with Your Child about their Diagnosis and Other Conversations

by Davida Hartman

  • Paperback £10.99

Empowering and practical, this guide is the perfect companion for parents who are finding it difficult to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It provides a realistic yet uplifting... (more)

A Practical Guide to Happiness in Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Positive Psychology Approach

A Practical Guide to Happiness in Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Positive Psychology Approach

by Victoria Honeybourne

  • Paperback £16.99

Clear and engaging, this book offers a refreshing positive psychology approach to mental health and autism. Moving away from neurotypical views of happiness, it sets out simple techniques to help... (more)

Me and My PDA: A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People

Me and My PDA: A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People

by Gloria Dura-Vila

  • Hardback £14.99

This beautifully illustrated guide helps young people with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) to understand their diagnosis, develop self-awareness and implement their own personalised... (more)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition

by Valerie L. Gaus

  • Hardback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

Now revised and expanded, this is the leading resource for psychotherapists working with adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without significant cognitive and language impairments (also... (more)

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

by Edith Sheffer

  • Hardback £20.00

In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, treating those children he deemed capable of participating fully in society. Depicted as... (more)

Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [ASD-Level 1]

Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [ASD-Level 1]

by Tony Attwood, Michelle Garnett

  • Paperback £14.99

For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone... (more)

The Nine Degrees of Autism: A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions

The Nine Degrees of Autism: A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions

Edited by Philip Wylie, Wenn Lawson

  • Paperback £22.99

The Nine Degrees of Autism presents a much-needed positive tool for understanding the developmental process of autism, and to facilitate the improved mental health and well-being of individuals on... (more)

Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Robin Holloway

  • Paperback £32.99

The DSM-5 (2013) classifies all autism-related disorders, including Asperger’s, under the heading “autism spectrum disorder.” This book argues that this lumping together is unhelpful for clinicians.... (more)

Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors

Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors

by Eva A. Mendes

  • Paperback £15.99

Proven counselling strategies that will help improve the relationships of married, long-term or co-habiting couples with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). ASD relationship expert Eva A.... (more)

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

by Cynthia Kim

  • Paperback £13.99

Cynthia Kim shares all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining... (more)

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

by David Moat

  • Paperback £19.99

David Moat describes the impact of autism on emotional perception and regulation, and looks at how various therapeutic principles can helpfully be applied to address these issues. He identifies... (more)

My Autism Book: A Child's Guide to Their Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis

My Autism Book: A Child's Guide to Their Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis

by Gloria Dura-Vila, Tamar Levi

  • Hardback £10.99

My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an... (more)

Changing Destinies: The Re-Start Infant Family Programme for Early Autistic Behaviours

Changing Destinies: The Re-Start Infant Family Programme for Early Autistic Behaviours

by Stella Acquarone, Isabel Jimenez Acquarone

  • Paperback £34.99

The term ‘pre-autism’ is becoming more widespread as a result of growing awareness of the importance of a child’s first three years of life in diagnosing behaviours which, if untreated, can develop... (more)

The Creation of the Self and Language: Primitive Sensory Relations of the Child with the Outside World (+ DVD)

The Creation of the Self and Language: Primitive Sensory Relations of the Child with the Outside World (+ DVD)

by David Rosenfeld

  • Paperback £14.99 (RRP : £24.99 save £10.00)

'This book, with its accompanying DVD, "NOW I AM A REAL KID" has made it possible for us to witness what David Rosenfeld’s treatment of Benjamin, a young boy with a diagnosis of autism, was actually... (more)

Disabled Church - Disabled Society: The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

Disabled Church - Disabled Society: The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

by John Gillibrand

  • Paperback £24.99

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the... (more)

The Protective Shell in Children and Adults

The Protective Shell in Children and Adults

by Frances Tustin

  • Paperback £38.99

The Protective Shell in Children and Adults does not propose a 'cure' for autism. Rather, it suggests that psychotherapeutic treatment which is based on a deep understanding of the function of autism... (more)

What I Want to Talk About: How Autistic Special Interests Shape a Life

What I Want to Talk About: How Autistic Special Interests Shape a Life

by Pete Wharmby

  • Paperback £13.99

'This book isn't a memoir. It is a love letter to the phenomenon of autistic hyperfixation.'

In What I Want to Talk About popular autism advocate Pete Wharmby takes readers on a journey through... (more)

Helping Autistic Teens to Manage their Anxiety: Strategies and Worksheets using CBT, DBT, and ACT Skills

Helping Autistic Teens to Manage their Anxiety: Strategies and Worksheets using CBT, DBT, and ACT Skills

by Theresa Kidd

  • Paperback £19.99

Drawing on the author's extensive clinical and research experience, this book presents practical strategies purposefully developed for parents, therapists and teachers working with autistic... (more)

Talulah's Rules

Talulah's Rules

by Talya Bruck, Stella Mo

  • Paperback £8.99

Talulah the baboon visits the watering hole on the hot Savanna to drink and mingle with the other animals. What the other animals do not realise is that Talulah finds the noises, sights, smells and... (more)

The Complete Guide to Becoming an Autism Friendly Professional: Working with Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

The Complete Guide to Becoming an Autism Friendly Professional: Working with Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

by Robert Jason Grant, Linda Barboa

  • Print £32.99

Based on the award-winning Autism Friendly Training Program, created by the non-profit organization STARS for Autism, this book empowers the everyday professional to a better understanding and skill... (more)

Autistic States in Children

Autistic States in Children

by Frances Tustin

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

Frances Tustin (1913-1994) was one of the first professionally trained child psychotherapists in Britain. Although internationally recognised for her pioneering therapeutic work with autistic... (more)

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