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This practical guide focuses on the reduced expression and activity often described as constituting negative symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia. Using engaging activities and case studies to aid learning, it offers alternative explanations for these symptoms and outlines strategies for addressing them in practice
Yoga is a comprehensive mind-body practice that is particularly effective for self-regulation, mood management, fostering resilience, and promotion of wellbeing. Inherently, yoga is a system for improving mental health and alleviating suffering at the deepest levels. Consequently, yoga's potential as a key component of integrative and complementary mental health is now being recognized internationally. This book serves as a reference, but also as a bridge between yoga therapy and healthcare, helping to add to the process of growing integration. It provides a professional resource for mental health professionals interested in the potential for yoga interventions that facilitate the therapeutic process, and who want to learn ways in which yoga can catalyze and deepen this process across a broad spectrum of mental health approaches. Similarly for yoga professionals with a focus on mental health and wellbeing who want to expand their understanding of how yoga relates to mental health approaches and their knowledge of best practices The format is designed for consistency and ease of reading. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the yogic viewpoint of mental health and wellbeing, and the psychological and neurological rationale for yoga's usage in mental health conditions. Each subsequent chapter is organized into a clinical overview of mental health conditions, followed by sections on current research and the rationale for incorporating yoga into the treatment of the condition, recommended yoga practices, and future directions.
This is a comprehensive guide to the application of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) throughout adult psychiatry. Case histories are used to illustrate the application as well as the theory underpinning the techniques. No school of CBT dominates in the book, but a range of CBT therapies are discussed, with particular focus on the evidence base for the interventions. This is a practical book that will guide and inform your treatment of patients. It is an indispensable resource for psychiatrists, CBT therapists and trainees, as well as a wide range of medical specialists. It covers all relevant adult mental health problems, from the most common to the unusual cases, and incorporates all schools of CBT including behavioural, cognitive, schema-focused and third generation therapies. Numerous and thought-provoking case examples show the practical application of various therapies and demonstrate a rounded approach to patient treatment.
DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.
This timely new edition describes how to use cognitive behaviour therapy successfully with clients in a brief, time-limited way. After reading this book therapists will be able to provide effective help to clients suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress, or those who are suicidal. Following an explanation of brief therapy and the theory behind cognitive behaviour therapy, the authors outline strategies for helping clients overcome unhelpful beliefs and thought patterns through all stages of counselling. Using illustrative case material throughout, the updated book includes: extra practical material for the client and therapist to use during the counselling process a brand new chapter on brief CBT in groupwork expansion of discussion on counselling suicidal clients within a brief CBT framework. Every trainee psychotherapist should own a copy of this book, and it is important reading for all new health professionals working in the NHS and private practice.
The ethics book no psychology student or professional should be without Thoroughly updated and expanded to include recent research findings, landmark legal decisions, the Hoffman Investigation Report, and changes in the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, the new 5th edition of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling covers the latest developments in ethical thinking, standards, and practice. You'll learn how to strengthen your ethical awareness, judgement, and decision-making. Distinguished Emeritus Professor Don Meichenbaum described the 5th edition as 'a MUST READ book for both beginning and seasoned clinicians' and Professor David H. Barlow wrote, 'A stunningly good book...If there is only one book you buy on ethics, this is the one.' * Covers the many changes and challenges brought about by new technology, EHRs, videoconferencing, and texting, as well as practicing across state and provincial borders * Discusses moral distress and moral courage * Includes 5 chapters on different aspects of critical thinking about ethical challenges, including a chapter on 'Ethics Placebos, Cons, and Creative Cheating: A User's Guide' * Deals with complex issue of culture, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and politics * Provides steps to strengthen ethics in organizations * Offers guidance on responding to ethics, licensing, and malpractice complaints not to imply that you'll need to after reading this book! * Keeps the focus on practical, creative approaches to the responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities encountered by therapists and counselors in their work
Quickies demonstrates that the best sex therapy is often the briefest, presenting readers with a refreshing array of time-efficient, client-focused approaches to sexual problems. The third edition includes new chapters on the impact of the Internet in relationships, infidelity, and same-sex and transgender affirming therapy.
This is a step-by-step guide to the key skills and techniques of the psychodynamic approach used at each stage of the therapeutic process. Updated in a second edition, the book includes a new chapter on neuropsychology and its implications for theory and practice, new content on working in the NHS and other settings, additional case material and updates to all chapters reflecting recent literature, research and understanding.
Ideas drawn from family and systemic therapy form the basis of many interventions in mental health and childcare. This brief introduction offers an ideal starting-point for non specialists and new students keen to develop their skills. Taking a step-by-step experiential approach, it explores key concepts in vivid practice context.
What does it mean to practice therapy in an existential way? What are the different existential approaches? What are their strengths and limitations? Focusing on practical, face-to-face work with clients, the book introduces students to six existential therapies, highlighting areas of commonality and difference, and discusses key figures and their contributions, including Yalom, van Deurzen, Spinelli, Frankl and Laing. It outlines the critical perspectives and key debates, and presents implications for practice, reflection and further reading. Fully updated to reflect current issues, this book now includes: * Sections presenting research evidence for each approach * An extended case study running through the book, demonstrating how different therapies might approach the same case * Chapter overviews, questions for reflection, and additional case studies of actual existential practice.
This is a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based review of women's mental health. It starts by considering the social and cultural contexts of women's lives today before addressing how developmental aspects pertain to mental health, exploring biological, evolutionary and psychosocial parameters. The heart of the book contains a series of chapters with a clinical emphasis. These aim to elucidate causal mechanisms for gender differences in mental disorder considering hormonal and environmental influences. The therapeutic implications of gender are then addressed in some detail, with a focus on inter-partner and other forms of violence, substance misuse, personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The book concludes with a detailed section considering psychosis and its sequelae in women and their families. The book's scope is intended to be broad, and it is aimed at a clinical audience including psychiatrists and general physicians, as well as mental health nurses, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.
A practical introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the general reader. From one of the co-authors of the Little CBT Workbook,The Little ACT Workbookis a simple, hands-on, practical guide introducing essential ACT techniques you can use to live a full and meaningful life and change your life for the better. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically-supported mindfulness-based behavioural therapy, gaining significant ground in the UK. This helpful book is packed full of guidance, techniques and a series of practical exercises so you can immediately start applying key ACT principles to your day-to-day life. Learn how to: Manage stress, depression and anxiety more effectively Improve your mood and resilience Create an enjoyable, meaningful and fuller life Rather than assuming that you need to change your thoughts and emotions in order to feel better, ACT shows you how to change your relationship to your thoughts and feelings, and to loosen up around them in order to engage in value-based action. The Little ACT Workbookensures you have the insight, tools and confidence to apply these valuable principles to your own situation and put them into practice today.
Using the skills outlined in this book, clinicians learn to advance the pace of therapy by bringing in a coaching mindset as they ask clients to do and be more. Therapists will learn how to challenge clients to promote perseverance and increase motivation. This book explains how to shift traditional therapist positioning through the use of new language and approaches.
Focusing is a particular process of attention that supports therapeutic change, a process that has been linked in more than 50 research studies with successful outcomes in psychotherapy. First developed by pioneering philosopher and psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin, Focusing quietly inspired much of the somatically oriented, mindfulness-based work being done today. Yet what makes Focusing a truly revolutionary approach to therapeutic change has been little understood until now. Focusing is based on a radically different understanding of the body as inherently meaningful and implicitly wise. Mere intellectualizing or talking about problems can keep clients stuck in their old patterns of behavior. Focusing introduces the concept of the felt sense, a moment in process when there is a potential to experience more than is already known and to break through old, frozen, stuck patterns. Clients who see real change during the course of their therapy work are often those who can contact and stay with a felt sense but how to help them do so is not obvious.
Ann Weiser Cornell, who has been teaching Focusing to clinicians for more than 30 years, shows how to help clients get felt senses and nurture them when they appear, how to work with clients who have difficulty feeling in the body, how to facilitate a felt shift, how to support clients who experience dysregulating emotional states, and much more. Beginning with a clear explanation of what makes Focusing so potentially transformative, she goes on to show how to effectively incorporate Focusing with other treatment modalities and use it to treat a range of client issues, notably trauma, addiction, and depression. Designed to be immediately applicable for working clinicians and filled with practical strategies, clinical examples, and vignettes, this book shows step by step how to bring Focusing into any kind of clinical practice. Cornell expertly demonstrates the Focusing process unfolding, moment by moment, in the therapy room, and illuminates its powerful capacity to support a client s growth and change."
Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in his field, specializes in an attachment-oriented approach to family therapy. Applying his model to children and families with a range of psychological problems, this book distills just the clinical strategies, offering practitioners a host of practical exercises and interventions on the core skills of his treatment program.
An accompanying DVD demonstrates Hughes putting these strategies to work in a therapy session, revealing the undeniable power of attachment-focused family therapy to create a safe psychological space for families to repair attachment breaks and build the foundation for a healthier future.
Areas essential to successful utilization of EMDR are emphasized. These include: case conceptualization; preparation for EMDR trauma processing, including resource development and installation; target development; methods for unblocking blocked processing, including the creative use of interweaves; and session closure. Case examples are used throughout to illustrate concepts. The emphasis in this book is on clinical usefulness, not research. This book goes into the therapy room with clinicians who actually use EMDR, and shows readers how to do it in practice, not just in theory. In short, this is the new, practical book on EMDR.
Do you feel that there's room for a bit more happiness in your life? A lot more even? Then here's the good news: you have much more control over your happiness than you probably think. And in this book, you'll discover the often simple, but easily overlooked, steps you can take to reclaim more of those good feelings. What's more, every single suggested action in this book has been scientifically proven to have a positive and lasting effect on happiness. There's no hype here, just plenty of real hope. Better still, there's no need for radical life change and no complicated programme to follow. Instead you'll find a raft of small and simple steps that will, over time, add up to a life with more pleasure and meaning - and with fewer negative emotions dragging you down. Nobody else can make you happy. But you can. Here's all the help you need. Daniel Freeman is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University. Jason Freeman is a writer and editor.
Traditional psychotherapy seeks to unburden the unconscious mind purely through talk and discussion. Psychomagic recognizes that it is difficult to reach the unconscious with rational thought. We should instead speak directly to the unconscious in its own language, that of dreams, poetry, and symbolic acts. By interacting on this deeper level, we can initiate quicker and more enduring change to resolve repressed childhood trauma, express buried emotions, and overcome deep-seated intimacy issues. Through the lens of psychomagic, illness can be seen as the physical dream of the unconscious, revealing unresolved issues, some passed from generation to generation. In this workbook of psychomagical spells, legendary filmmaker and creator of psychomagic Alejandro Jodorowsky provides several hundred successful psychomagic solutions for a wide range of psychological, sexual, emotional, and physical problems from stuttering, eczema, and fear of failure to repressed rage, hereditary illnesses, and domineering parents. Each solution takes the same elements associated with a negative emotional charge and recasts them into a series of theatrical symbolic actions that enable one to pay the psychological debts hindering their lives. Jodorowsky explains how the surreal acts of psychomagic are intended to break apart the dysfunctional persona with whom the patient identifies in order to connect with a deeper, more authentic self. As he says in the book, "Health only finds itself in the authentic. There is no beauty without authenticity."
When children learn about something big and bad - even when they hear only bits and pieces - their brains get busy trying to make sense of it. Where did it happen? Why did it happen? And especially, will it happen again? Something Bad Happened guides children ages 6 to 12 and the adults who care about them through tough conversations about national and international tragedies. The non-specific term "bad thing" is used throughout, keeping this a flexible tool, and so children are never inadvertently exposed to events their parents have chosen not to share. Fear, sadness and uncertainty about the "bad thing" all are normalized, and immediately usable coping tools provided. For children and parents to read together, this one-of-a-kind resource by child psychologist and best-selling author Dawn Huebner provides comfort, support and next steps for children learning about troubling world events.
In "Healing Art and Young People", Trevor Jeavons gives a valuable insight into the world of art therapy. Interweaving moving examples from his work with young patients with his professional and personal conclusions, Trevor Jeavons draws on his years of experience working with 'unhappy' children and adults to show that his individual approach can help a wide variety of young people to make sense of their lives and develop the strength to cope with their particular problems. This is not only a book for fellow therapists that examines complex issues and offers valuable advice for those working in the field of art therapy, it is a moving testament to the spirit and creativity of 'damaged' children that can be nourished by using the appropriate approach. Trevor Jeavons avoids jargon in this very accessible and absorbing account that can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the minds of children, as well as being an informative and thought provoking reference book for those working in the fascinating field of art therapy. The foreword by Julie Bryant, well respected in the field of art therapy, endorses Trevor Jeavons' desire to pass on the valuable lessons that he has learnt during his encounters with children referred to him for therapy and the spirit and imagination of many of those he portrays will remain with the reader for a long time.
Wellness is rapidly becoming an issue of great importance in clinical practice. Wellness-centric clinicians look to improve various traits known to be beneficial to patients-traits such as happiness, enthusiasm, resilience and optimism (referred to as the HERO traits). All of these, not only improve global mental wellness, but also offer resilience against stress, depression and anxiety. Wellness-centric interventions augment both psychopharmacology and traditional psychotherapies, such as CBT. Rakesh and Saundra Jain start with an in- depth review of the scientific literature and a practical introduction on applying wellness interventions in various clinical settings. Additionally, they offer advice on such beneficial practices as exercise, mindfulness optimised nutrition, optimised sleep, enhanced socialisation and positive psychology enhancement. A robust resource section offers access to wellness-centric scales and forms developed by the authors.
Clinicians know that people often present with a spectrum of symptoms, but the DSM discusses criteria in absolute terms-symptoms are either present or absent. This book offers treatment guidelines to deal with the realities of mood disorders that often present in less than total ways that are far from black and white.
Therapists around the world ask similar questions and struggle with similar challenges treating highly dissociative patients. This book arose not only out of countless hours of treating patients with dissociative disorders, but also out of the crucible of supervision and consultation, where therapists bring their most urgent questions, needs and vulnerabilities. The book offers an overview of the neuropsychology of dissociation as a disorder of non-realisation, as well as chapters on assessment, prognosis, case formulation, treatment planning, and treatment phases and goals, based on best practices. The authors describe what to focus on first in a complex therapy and how to do it; how to help patients establish both internal and external safety without rescuing; how to work systematically with dissociative parts of a patient in ways that facilitate integration rather than further dissociation; how to set and maintain helpful boundaries; specific ways to stay focused on process instead of content; how to deal compassionately and effectively with disorganised attachment and dependency on the therapist; how to help patients integrate traumatic memories; what to do when the patient is enraged, chronically ashamed, avoidant or unable to trust the therapist; and how to compassionately understand and work with resistances as a co-creation of both patient and therapist. Relational ways of being with the patient are the backbone of treatment and are themselves essential therapeutic interventions. As such, the book also focuses not only on highly practical and theoretically sound interventions, not only on what to do and say, but places strong emphasis on how to be with patients, describing innovative, compassionately collaborative approaches based on the latest research on attachment and evolutionary psychology. Throughout the book, core concepts-fundamental ideas that are highlighted in the text in bold so they can be seen at a glance-are emphasised. These serve as guiding principles in treatment as well as a summing-up of many of the most important notions in each chapter. Each chapter concludes with a section for further examination. These sections include additional ideas and questions, exercises for practising skills and suggestions for peer discussions based on topics in a particular chapter, meant to inspire further curiosity, discovery and growth.
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