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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 £35.00

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)

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)

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)

The Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

The Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

by Davida Hartman

  • Hardback £10.99

The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy... (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)

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 Autism Spectrum and Depression

The Autism Spectrum and Depression

by Nick Dubin

  • Paperback £14.99

For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the stresses of coping with a world that seems alien to them can often lead to depression. Written specifically for adults with ASD, this... (more)

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

by Kenneth J. Aitken

  • Paperback £29.99

Problems with sleeping are common and make life difficult for the individual who is affected and for those around them. Sleep difficulties are particularly prevalent amongst people with Autism... (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 £15.99

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)

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)

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood

by Isabelle Henault

  • Print £19.99

How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? How can a man with AS be helped not to overstep the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with... (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)

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)

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