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Waiting To Be Found: Papers on Children in Care

Waiting To Be Found: Papers on Children in Care

Edited by Andrew Briggs

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

This book is about children in State care and its title – Waiting to be Found – is derived from an observation about such children by the child psychotherapist Hamish Canham.

In one of his... (more)

Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents

Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents

by William Steele, Cathy Malchiodi

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

A sourcebook of practical approaches to working with children and adolescents that synthesizes research from leading trauma specialists and translates it into easy-to-implement techniques. The... (more)

Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential - and Endangered

Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential - and Endangered

by Bruce Perry, Maia Szalavitz

  • Paperback £10.99

From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection, a bond made possible by empathy-the ability to love and to share the... (more)

Mental Handicap and the Human Condition: An Analytic Approach to Intellectual Disability: Second Updated Edition

Mental Handicap and the Human Condition: An Analytic Approach to Intellectual Disability: Second Updated Edition

by Valerie Sinason

  • Paperback £19.95

This book was an instant classic when it first appeared in 1992 and has continued to be a key text ever since. Easy to read yet profound in its meaning, it offers hope to professionals, family... (more)

Saying No: Why It's Important For You and Your Child

Saying No: Why It's Important For You and Your Child

by Asha Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

Asha Phillips writes as both a child psychotherapist and a mother, using case studies as well as informal anecdotes from family and friends as illustrations. She strips away the negative associations... (more)

Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Francoise Dolto

Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Francoise Dolto

Edited by Guy Hall, Francoise Hivernel

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

During her lifetime Francoise Dolto revolutionized the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood. As an early pioneer, she emphasized that the child is to be recognized from birth as a person. As a... (more)

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

by Pamela Bartram

  • Paperback £9.99

Understanding Your Young Child with special needs" explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds... (more)

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting

by Alice Miller

  • Print £11.99

World-renowned psychoanalyst, Alice Miller has devoted a lifetime to studying how the cruelties inflicted on children cripple them as adults. In this new work, Miller goes further, investigating the... (more)

A Question of Technique: Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents

A Question of Technique: Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents

Edited by Monica Lanyado, Ann Horne

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

A Question of Technique discusses the cutting edge of contemporary practice in child and adolescent therapy. Monica Lanyado and Ann Horne bring a fresh approach to a field that is largely dominated... (more)

You and Your Toddler

You and Your Toddler

by Jenny Stoker

  • Paperback £18.89 (RRP : £20.99 save £2.10)

A central theme of this book is the gradual process of separation between parents and toddlers and the growth of autonomy in them all. Jenny Stoker has written with clarity, sympathy and warmth about... (more)

The Elusive Child

The Elusive Child

Edited by Lesley Caldwell

  • Paperback £28.79 (RRP : £31.99 save £3.20)

'Fuelled by agitation and panic about paedophilia, child abuse, violence and neglect on the one side, and by children as violent murderers and killers on the other, there has been an explosion of... (more)

Psychoanalytic Work with Children and Adults: Meltzer in Barcelona

Psychoanalytic Work with Children and Adults: Meltzer in Barcelona

Edited by Donald Meltzer

  • Paperback £44.99 (RRP : £49.99 save £5.00)

This volume is a collection of seminars and lectures Donald Meltzer gave to the Psychoanalytic Group of Barcelona under Dr Leon Grinberg, and later Dr Benito Lopez, during his visit to Barcelona. The... (more)

Anna Freud: A view of development, disturbance and therapeutic techniques

Anna Freud: A view of development, disturbance and therapeutic techniques

by Rose Edgcumbe

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

This study takes a fresh look at the relatively unknown contributions of Anna Freud's work to psychoanalytical theory and child development. The book highlights how her work is still relevant and... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Developmental Therapy

Psychoanalysis and Developmental Therapy

Edited by Anne Hurry

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

Many books have recently appeared on a variety of psychoanalytic topics, but relatively few have dealt specifically with problems of technique and with the theory that informs those techniques. It is... (more)

Developments in Infant Observation: The Tavistock Model

Developments in Infant Observation: The Tavistock Model

by Susan Reid

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

The contributors to this volume offer an overview of current practice in infant observation. They explore the new concepts that have arisen from direct observation, and show how the findings are... (more)

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Edited by Moses Laufer

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

This is the second monograph published by Karnac Books on behalf of the Brent Adolescent Centre/Centre for Research into Adolescent Breakdown. Drawing on the Centre's unique pool of expertise in the... (more)

The Uses of Enchantment

The Uses of Enchantment

by Bruno Bettelheim

  • Paperback £10.99

Wicked stepmothers and beautiful princesses... magic forests and enchanted towers... little pigs and big bad wolves... Fairy tales have been an integral part of childhood for hundreds of years. But... (more)

Autistic States in Children: Second Edition

Autistic States in Children: Second Edition

by Frances Tustin

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

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)

Pregnancy: The Inside Story

Pregnancy: The Inside Story

by Joan Raphael-Leff

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

Utilising her wealth of material and experience, Raphael-Leff explores various aspects of 'the inside story' of pregnancy. She answers such questions as: What meanings does childbearing have in the... (more)

Children as Individuals

Children as Individuals

by Michael Fordham

  • Paperback £18.95

Third edition. In this classic text, Jung's concept of archetypes is applied to the study of childhood development. Research on intra-uterine life and infancy has strengthened the author's view of... (more)

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology

by Daniel N. Stern

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

The ground-breaking book which attempts to bridge the gap between the psychoanalytic and cognitive psychological theories of child development. (more)

Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children's Fiction

Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children's Fiction

by Michael Rustin, Margaret Rustin

  • Paperback £34.23 (RRP : £35.99 save £1.76)

On its first publication Narratives of Love and Loss was widely recognised as an important and perceptive contribution to the study of children's literature and for its capacity to stimulate deep... (more)

The Drama of Being a Child: The Search for the True Self: Revised Edition

The Drama of Being a Child: The Search for the True Self: Revised Edition

by Alice Miller

  • Paperback £9.99

This revised edition of Miller's classic text incorporates many of her new ideas about development and infancy. (more)

From Fetus to Child: An Observational and Psychoanalytic Study

From Fetus to Child: An Observational and Psychoanalytic Study

by Alessandra Piontelli

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

The advent of ultrasound scanning has made it possible to observe the fetus undisturbed in its natural surroundings. In this book the author describes in moving detail her observations of the... (more)

About Children and Children No Longer: Collected Papers 1942-1980

About Children and Children No Longer: Collected Papers 1942-1980

Edited by Paula Heimann

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

About Children and Children-no-Longer is the long awaited collection of Paula Heimann's published and unpublished papers. From the published work it includes the seminal paper 'On... (more)

Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups: Second Edition

Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups: Second Edition

Edited by William M. Bukowski, Brett Laursen

  • Paperback £37.99

The definitive handbook on peer relations has now been significantly revised with 55% new material. Bringing together leading authorities, this volume presents cutting-edge research on the dynamics... (more)

Supporting Vulnerable Babies and Young Children: Interventions for Working with Trauma, Mental Health, Illness and Other Complex Challenges

Supporting Vulnerable Babies and Young Children: Interventions for Working with Trauma, Mental Health, Illness and Other Complex Challenges

Edited by Wendy Bunston, Sarah Jones

  • Paperback £25.00

The diverse challenges that clinicians and children's workers tasked with safeguarding babies and young children face are complex, and this unique book looks at effective, practice-based and... (more)

The Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

The Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

by Bridie Gallagher

  • Paperback £12.99

Co-written with psychologists and a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, this is a relatable and straightforward guide to managing worry in emerging adulthood. As well as providing... (more)

The Positive Parenting Handbook: Developing happy and confident children

The Positive Parenting Handbook: Developing happy and confident children

by Judy Hutchings

  • Paperback £14.99

Drawing on Judy Hutchings many years of work with parents and children, The Positive Parenting Handbook is a concise, straightforward guide that offers simple solutions to daily dilemmas. The clear... (more)

Counseling at the Beginning: Interventions and Issues in Infancy and Early Childhood

Counseling at the Beginning: Interventions and Issues in Infancy and Early Childhood

Edited by Catherine Tucker

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

Counseling at the Beginning is a thorough, practice-based guide for counselors who serve the mental health needs of very young children and their families. Chapters based on current developmental... (more)

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