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The Protective Shell in Children and Adults

The Protective Shell in Children and Adults

by Frances Tustin

  • Paperback £36.99

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)

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)

By integrating modern psychoanalytic theory with the new findings of infant development and infant psychiatry , this book sheds new light on ways of understanding autistic, psychotic, and severely... (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 £32.99

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)

From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

From Anxiety to Meltdown: How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

by Deborah Lipsky

  • Paperback £14.99

Anxiety is the root cause of many of the difficulties experienced by people on the autism spectrum, and is often caused by things such as a change in routine, or sensory overload. Deborah Lipsky... (more)

Frances Tustin Today

Frances Tustin Today

Edited by Judith L. Mitrani, Theodore Mitrani

  • Paperback £38.99

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 Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

  • Paperback £13.99

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in... (more)

Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Edited by Kate Barrows

  • Paperback £32.99

This is the first collection of papers published in this country which spans work with autistic children and autistic features in adults. The links between the two groups make for fascinating reading... (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)

Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism: A Psycho-Ecological Approach

Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism: A Psycho-Ecological Approach

by Amitta Dr. Shah

  • Paperback £19.99

Based on Dr Amitta Shah's 35 years of clinical and research experience, this practical book shows how to recognise and diagnose catatonia in people with autism. Written for professionals, friends and... (more)

Autistic States in Children: Second Edition

Autistic States in Children: Second Edition

by Frances Tustin

  • Paperback £34.99

If the care of autistic children is to be humane, there should be an understanding of what lies behind their strange behaviour and their impassive faces - often masking intense states of terror. This... (more)

Teaching Theory of Mind: A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

Teaching Theory of Mind: A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

by Kirstina Ordetx

  • Paperback £23.99

This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind... (more)

Autism and Spirituality: Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

Autism and Spirituality: Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

by Olga Bogdashina

  • Paperback £22.99

It is a common assumption that as a result of their neurological, cognitive and social challenges, people on the autism spectrum are unable to comprehend the meaning and significance of spirituality... (more)

Post-Autism: A Psychoanalytical Narrative, with Supervisions by Donald Meltzer

Post-Autism: A Psychoanalytical Narrative, with Supervisions by Donald Meltzer

by Marisa Pelella Melega

  • Paperback £16.99

Post-Autism recounts in close and vivid detail the story of the author’s struggle to analyse and communicate with a pubertal boy who presented with a diagnosis of untreated infantile autism. Marisa... (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 £24.99

'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)

Invisible Boundaries: Psychosis and Autism in Children and Adolescents

Invisible Boundaries: Psychosis and Autism in Children and Adolescents

Edited by Didier Houzel, Maria Rhode

  • Paperback £34.99

The chapters of this book are all written by experienced psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists and address different aspects of the psychotherapeutic treatment with psychotic children or... (more)

Being Alive: Building on the work of Anne Alvarez

Being Alive: Building on the work of Anne Alvarez

by Judith Edwards

  • Paperback £34.99

This text is a celebration of the work of Anne Alvarez, an enormously influential psychoanalytic psychotherapist whose work on autism and severe personality disorders in children has been important... (more)

Autism and Childhood Psychosis

Autism and Childhood Psychosis

by Frances Tustin

  • Paperback £38.99

This is Frances Tustin's first book and the original statement of her views on autistic states of mind and the genesis of varieties of childhood psychosis. In it, she tackles problems of diagnosis as... (more)

Autism and sensing - the unlost instinct

Autism and sensing - the unlost instinct

by Donna Williams

  • Print £21.99

Addresses the question of how people sense things, from the perspective of an autistic person. The author argues that perception passes through three stages - the sensory, the literal and the... (more)

A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

by Rachel Bedard, Lorna Hecker

  • Paperback £37.79 (RRP : £41.99 save £4.20)

This book is a comprehensive resource to guide work with individuals on the autism spectrum. It reflects the true range of needs presented by individuals with autism, pulling together the most... (more)

A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and Interventions

A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and Interventions

Edited by Eddie Chaplin, Debbie Spain

  • Paperback £29.99

This comprehensive and much-needed guide addresses the issues faced by clinicians in assessing and treating the range of mental health conditions, which can affect adults with Autism Spectrum... (more)

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults: A Guide for Professionals and Families

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults: A Guide for Professionals and Families

by Finn V. Gratton

  • Paperback £19.99

Providing advice on how professionals working with autistic trans youth and adults can tailor their practice to best serve their clients and how parents can support their trans autistic children,... (more)

Counseling Adults with Autism: A Comprehensive Toolkit

Counseling Adults with Autism: A Comprehensive Toolkit

by Ali Cunningham Abbott

  • Paperback £35.14 (RRP : £36.99 save £1.85)

Counseling Adults with Autism is a practical guide for counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals looking to improve their confidence and competence in counseling adults... (more)

Music Therapy and Autism Across the Lifespan: A Spectrum of Approaches

Music Therapy and Autism Across the Lifespan: A Spectrum of Approaches

Edited by Henry Dunn, Elizabeth Coombes

  • Paperback £24.99

The use of music therapy is long established with people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. The combination of using music and relationship work in person-centred approaches supports the three main... (more)

Inclusive Education for Autistic Children: Helping Children and Young People to Learn and Flourish in the Classroom

Inclusive Education for Autistic Children: Helping Children and Young People to Learn and Flourish in the Classroom

by Rebecca Wood

  • Paperback £16.99

This book presents original, empirical research that reframes how educators should consider autism and educational inclusion. Rebecca Wood carefully unpicks common misapprehensions about autism and... (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)

Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe

  • Paperback £27.59 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.40)

Often thought of as a predominantly male disorder, girls on the autism spectrum have long gone unidentified, unnoticed, and unsupported - sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and... (more)

An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families: How to Understand and Help Your Child

An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families: How to Understand and Help Your Child

by Katie Hunt, Helen Rodwell

  • Paperback £13.99

Practical advice and recommendations on how to parent a child with autism for adoptive parents and foster carers. This book is split into two sections - the first details what autism is, and the... (more)

Defining Autism: A Guide to Brain Biology and Behavior

Defining Autism: A Guide to Brain Biology and Behavior

by Emily L. Casanova, Manuel F. Casanova

  • Paperback £19.99

Offering a summary of the current state of knowledge in autism research, Defining Autism looks at the different genetic, neurological and environmental causes of, and contributory factors to autism.... (more)

Tuning In Cards: Activities in Music and Sound for Children with Complex Needs and Visual Impairment to Foster Learning, Communication and Wellbeing

Tuning In Cards: Activities in Music and Sound for Children with Complex Needs and Visual Impairment to Foster Learning, Communication and Wellbeing

by Adam Ockelford

  • Print £19.99

Based on ground-breaking research, this set of musical activity cards will help promote social interaction in children and teenagers aged 5-19 with severe or profound learning difficulties, visual... (more)

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