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Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy (Paperback): Darren Langdridge Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy (Paperback)
Darren Langdridge
R631 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R48 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Scholarly yet accessible, required reading for students of existential psychotherapy.' Tim Le Bon is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, life coach, philosophical counsellor and author of Wise Therapy This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers and practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clear language, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, activities and further reading lists. The three parts cover all the key areas taught on existential therapy courses, from the fundamental theory of - and key figures in - the approach, to its application in practice. The final section advances theory and practice by exploring contemporary cross-cutting issues in existential therapy, including the role of research, power, politics, and language. Trainees to existential therapy will find in this book a comprehensive, practical overview of the key areas of theory and practice, while more experienced trainees and practitioners will gain insights into contemporary developments in existential therapy today. Dr Darren Langdridge is Head of the Department of Psychology at The Open University, Honorary Professor of Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark and a UKCP accredited existential psychotherapist.

Nurturing Resilience - Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma--An Integrative Somatic Approach (Paperback):... Nurturing Resilience - Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma--An Integrative Somatic Approach (Paperback)
Kathy L. Kain, Stephen J. Terrell
R377 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R69 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Recipes and Everyday Knowledge - Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England (Paperback): Elaine Leong Recipes and Everyday Knowledge - Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England (Paperback)
Elaine Leong
R571 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Across early modern Europe, men and women from all ranks gathered medical, culinary, and food preservation recipes from family and friends, experts and practitioners, and a wide array of printed materials. Recipes were tested, assessed, and modified by teams of householders, including masters and servants, husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, and fathers and sons. This much-sought know-how was written into notebooks of various shapes and sizes forming "treasuries for health," each personalized to suit the whims and needs of individual communities. In Recipes and Everyday Knowledge, Elaine Leong situates recipe knowledge and practices among larger questions of gender and cultural history, the history of the printed word, and the history of science, medicine, and technology. The production of recipes and recipe books, she argues, were at the heart of quotidian investigations of the natural world or "household science." She shows how English homes acted as vibrant spaces for knowledge making and transmission, and explores how recipe trials allowed householders to gain deeper understandings of sickness and health, of the human body, and of natural and human-built processes. By recovering this story, Leong extends the parameters of natural inquiry and productively widens the cast of historical characters participating in and contributing to early modern science.

Getting Over OCD, Second Edition - A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Jonathan S... Getting Over OCD, Second Edition - A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Jonathan S Abramowitz
R439 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R84 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Thoroughly updated based on the latest science, this empowering workbook gives you the skills to overcome obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors--and live a freer, happier life. Leading OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz presents a step-by-step program grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective treatment for the disorder. Vivid stories and numerous practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you: *Understand how OCD affects your mind and body. *Develop a customized plan for change. *Find relief from distressing intrusive thoughts. *Confront the situations you avoid--and discover a new sense of safety. *Break free of compulsive rituals. *Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships. The second edition is revised throughout with cutting-edge strategies for coping with unwanted thoughts that can't be eliminated completely, plus new learning techniques drawn from brain research. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.

Take Control of Your Depression - Strategies to Help You Feel Better Now (Paperback): Susan J Noonan Take Control of Your Depression - Strategies to Help You Feel Better Now (Paperback)
Susan J Noonan; Foreword by Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, Timothy J. Petersen
R358 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R60 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Some call it the blues or a storm in their head. William Styron referred to it as "darkness visible." Whatever the description, depression is a disorder of the mind and body that affects millions of adults at some point in their lives. In Take Control of Your Depression, Dr. Susan J. Noonan provides people experiencing depression with strategies to take stock of their mental state, to chart a course toward emotional balance, and to track their progress on the journey to well-being. Writing from her personal experience as both a recipient and a provider of mental health services, Dr. Noonan explains how to obtain care from professionals, outlines what medical options are available, and lists everyday things people can do to feel better. Integrating medicine, psychology, and holistic care while exploring the basics of mental health, she touches on diet, sleep habits, physical activity, and mindfulness techniques. This useful and compassionate workbook, which is specifically designed for people who find it difficult to focus and concentrate during a depressive episode, includes* proven relapse prevention and resilience techniques* targeted cognitive exercises * daily worksheets that can be used to track your progress and response to therapy* the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy* advice on dealing with family and friends* guidance from remarkable people on depression* a discussion of how technology and social media can be used to manage well-being* a section on treatment-resistant depression* specialized tips aimed at women, men, adolescents, the elderly, and people dealing with chronic illness The only workbook on depression that combines a discussion of medical options, talk therapy techniques, and established self-help strategies, Take Control of Your Depression empowers individuals to participate in their own care, which offers them a better chance of recovery and of staying well. Praise for Other Books by Susan J. Noonan "This practical and compassionate handbook is perfectly suited to individuals living with depression: in accessible language, it offers firm, specific advice and quick cognitive tests and self-assessment metrics that even those in the deepest of doldrums will find helpful and relevant... a valuable volume for those suffering from depression, as well as for loved ones who are fighting the fight by their side."-Publisher's Weekly "From defining a baseline of depression to charting moods and preventing relapses, this workbook is a top pick for any depression sufferer!"-Reference and Research Book News "This practical guide is an important contribution to the growing genre of self-help works on this topic."-Library Journal "This text is a much-needed addition to mental health literature, as depression is stigmatized and few understand how to support friends and loved ones who frequently do not obtain help on their own."-American Reference Books Annual "This book offers useful insight for any health professional working within mental health... It is of enormous value to the layperson, hungry for knowledge about how best to interact and help their loved one face the dreadful ravages of depression."-Nursing Times

A Guide to Crisis Intervention (Book Only) (Paperback, 5th edition): Kristi Kanel A Guide to Crisis Intervention (Book Only) (Paperback, 5th edition)
Kristi Kanel
R663 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R98 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This fifth edition of Dr. Kristi Kanel's A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION covers the fundamentals of situational and developmental crises, how they occur, and how they have been managed since the 1940s. Kanel discusses traditional counseling models as they relate to crisis intervention, and shows how they have been incorporated into her model-the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention-that is used by both paraprofessionals and professionals. Presented in detail, the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention is ideal for use in any mental health setting and with any individual (from any population) in a crisis situation. The text provides detailed examples of specific crisis situations, including developmental crises, trauma crises, post traumatic stress disorder crises (PTSD), crises of personal victimization, substance abuse crises, and crises related to loss, terminal and serious illness, and disabilities. New chapters discuss veterans' issues; sexual assault and rape; and ethical, legal, and professional issues. The author also explores suicide assessment and the use of the Mental Status Exam. Every chapter offers case vignettes to aid students in practicing the skills presented in the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention.

Rebuilding Shattered Lives - Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders (Paperback, 2nd Edition): James A. Chu Rebuilding Shattered Lives - Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
James A. Chu
R1,041 R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Save R289 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Praise for Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Second Edition

"In this new edition of "Rebuilding Shattered Lives," Dr. Chu distills the wisdom he has gained from many years spent building and directing an extraordinary therapeutic community in a major teaching hospital. Both beginners and experienced clinicians will benefit from this book's unfailing clarity, balance, and pragmatism. An invaluable resource."--Judith L. Herman, MD, Director of Training for the Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

"The need for this work is immense, as is the reward. Thank you, Dr. Chu, for continuing to share your sustaining insight and wisdom in this updated edition."-- Christine A. Courtois, founder and principal, Christine A. Courtois PhD & Associates, PLC, Washington, DC; author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse

Praise for the first edition:

"Dr. James Chu charts a deliberate and thoughtful approach to the treatment of severely traumatized patients. Written in a straightforward style and richly illustrated with clinical vignettes, "Rebuilding Shattered Lives" is filled with practical advice on therapeutic technique and clinical management. This is a reassuring book that moves beyond the confusion and controversies to address the critical underlying issues and integrate traditional psychotherapy with more recent understanding of the effects of trauma and pathological dissociation." --Frank W. Putnam, MD

A fully revised, proven approach to the assessment andtreatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders--reflecting treatment advances since 1998

"Rebuilding Shattered Lives" presents valuable insights into the rebuilding of adult psyches shattered in childhood, drawing on the author's extensive research and clinical experience specializing in treating survivors of severe abuse.

The new edition includes:

Developments in the treatment of complex PTSD

More on neurobiology, crisis management, and psychopharmacology for trauma-related disorders

Examination of early attachment relationships and their impact on overall development

The impact of disorganized attachment on a child's vulnerability to various forms of victimization

An update on the management of special issues

This is an essential guide for every therapist working with clients who have suffered severe trauma.

Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder - A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook (Paperback):... Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder - A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook (Paperback)
Joan M. Farrell, Ida A. Shaw
R783 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R167 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder represents the first treatment manual for group schema therapy and is based on the only group ST model validated by published empirical evidence. * Presents an original adaptation of schema therapy for use in a group setting * Provides a detailed manual and patient materials in a user-friendly format * Represents a cost-effective ST alternative with the potential to assist in the public health problem of making evidence-based BPD treatment widely available * Includes 'guest' chapters from international ST experts Jeff Young, Arnoud Arntz, Hannie van Genderen, George Lockwood, Poul Perris, Neele Reiss, Heather Fretwell and Michiel van Vreeswijk

Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety - Evidence-based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment and Management... Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety - Evidence-based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment and Management (Paperback)
Jeannette Milgrom, Alan W. Gemmill
R697 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R146 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety brings together the very latest research and clinical practice on this topic from around the world in one valuable resource. * Examines current screening and management models, particularly those in Australia, England and Wales, Scotland, and the United States * Discusses the evidence, accuracy, and limitations of screening methods in the context of challenges, policy issues, and questions that require further research * Up to date practical guidance of how to screen, assess, diagnose and manage is provided. * Considers the importance of screening processes that involve infants and fathers, additional training for health professionals, pathways to care following screening, and the economics of screening * Offers forward-thinking synthesis and analysis of the current state of the field by leading international experts, with the goal of sketching out areas in need of future research

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): John Brick Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
John Brick
R3,404 Discovery Miles 34 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The essential newly-expanded reference that needs to be on the desk of every health care professional who encounters substance abusers. Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition is the newly-updated classic reference text that provides even more detailed and expanded information on the pharmacological, toxicological, and neuropsychological consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. Eight new chapters of crucial information have been added. Written by leading experts in the fields of medical physiology, psychopharmacology, and neuropsychology, this valuable resource provides the detailed alcohol and drug information health professionals in all fields need to know. Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition greatly expands on the expert information provided in the first edition. This text provides reviews of the cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, psychological, and hepatic effects of commonly abused drugs. The book also provides in-depth explanations of the mechanisms by which these psychoactive drugs exert their biobehavioral effects as well as current thinking about-and definitions of-abuse, dependence, and alcohol/drug use. The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition includes vital information on: alcohol, including definitions of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence the relationship between alcohol and accidental injuries, alcohol's effect on skeletal and major organ systems, and its effect on risk factors for certain cancers effects of alcohol and other drugs on neuropsychological function the effects of alcohol on neuron signaling, neurotransmitter function, and alcoholic brain damage and cognitive dysfunction fetal alcohol effects chronic effects of marijuana use on psychological and physical health, including a fair and balanced discussion of the medical marijuana issue the consequences of opiate abuse and methadone pharmacotherapy, including a comparison of the effects of methadone and heroin on organ systems cocaine's history, the various forms of the drug, and the adverse effects of cocaine on cardiovascular, neurologic, and pulmonary systems the medical consequences of inhalants ranging from benzene to xylene the prenatal effects of nicotine, cocaine, marijuana, and opiates terminology that appears in the current literature on alcohol New topics in the Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition include chapters discussing: chemical dependency in psychiatric patients medical consequences of steroids OTC medications hallucinogens health effects of tobacco, nicotine, and exposure to tobacco smoke interactions of alcohol with other drugs and other medications periodontal effects of alcohol and drug abuse in the oral cavity imaging studies of structural brain changes The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for physicians, scientists, nurses, psychologists, and alcohol and drug counselors.

Drug Use and Abuse, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Stephen A. Maisto, Gerard J. Connors, Mark Galizio Drug Use and Abuse, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Stephen A. Maisto, Gerard J. Connors, Mark Galizio
R989 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R159 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

DRUG USE AND ABUSE, International Edition takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives - emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology.

Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy - Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation (Hardcover): Tim Desmond Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy - Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation (Hardcover)
Tim Desmond; Foreword by Richard J. Davidson
R501 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R64 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This lucidly written guide integrates cutting-edge neuroscience with mindfulness and traditional Buddhist practices to show mental health professionals how they can help clients develop a more loving, kind and forgiving attitude towards themselves. Researchers now understand that self-compassion is a skill that can be strengthened through deliberate practice, and that it is one of the strongest predictors of mental health and wellness. The brain's compassion centre, which neuroscientists call the Care Circuit, can be targeted and fortified using specific techniques. Filled with illuminating case examples, Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy shows readers how to apply self-compassion practices to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationship problems, self-sabotage and more. Readers do not need to have any background in mindfulness in order to benefit from this book. However, those that do will find that self-compassion practices have the capacity to add new layers of depth to mindfulness-based therapies such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Essential Interviewing - A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication, International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition):... Essential Interviewing - A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication, International Edition (Paperback, 8th edition)
David Evans, Margaret T. Hearn, Max R. Uhlemann, Allen E. Ivey
R648 R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Save R95 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

With an emphasis on the three major stages of interviewing: exploration, clarification and action, ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWING, International Edition offers the same programmed-learning model of interviewing that has successfully trained countless members of the helping professions for nearly 30 years. Based on Ivey's systematic method of interviewer, counselor, and therapist training, as well as Hearn's programmed-learning model, the text makes interview skills clear and specific. The authors give students the tools they need to conduct successful interviews with diverse clients in a variety of professional settings, including social work, counseling, nursing, personel work, and human services.

Learning ACT, 2nd Edition - An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists (Paperback, 2nd... Learning ACT, 2nd Edition - An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jason B. Luoma, Steven C Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
R798 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R164 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update-essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications. ACT is a proven-effective treatment for numerous mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and more. With important revisions based on new developments in contextual behavioral science, Learning ACT, Second Edition includes up-to-date exercises and references, as well as material on traditional, evidence-based behavioral techniques for use within the ACT framework. In this fully revised and updated edition of Learning ACT, you'll find workbook-format exercises to help you understand and take advantage of ACT's unique six process model-both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization, and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. You'll also find up-to-the minute information on process coaching, new experiential exercises, an increased focus on functional analysis, and downloadable extras that include role played examples of the core ACT processes in action. By practicing the exercises in this workbook, you'll learn how this powerful modality can improve clients' psychological flexibility and help them to live better lives. Whether you're a clinician looking for in-depth training and better treatment outcomes for individual clients, a student seeking a better understanding of this powerful modality, or anyone interested in contextual behavioral science, this second edition provides a comprehensive revision to an important ACT resource.

Developmental Psychopathology - Theory and Method (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Dante Cicchetti Developmental Psychopathology - Theory and Method (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Dante Cicchetti
R4,356 R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Save R1,285 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The seminal reference for the latest research in developmental psychopathology Developmental Psychopathology is a four-volume compendium of the most complete and current research on every aspect of the field. Volume One: Theory and Method focuses on the theoretical and empirical work that has contributed to dramatic advancements in understanding of child and adult development, including findings in the areas of genetics and neurobiology, as well as social and contextual factors. Now in its third edition, this comprehensive reference has been fully updated to reflect the current state of the field and its increasingly multilevel and interdisciplinary nature and the increasing importance of translational research. Contributions from expert researchers and clinicians provide insight into how multiple levels of analysis may influence individual differences, the continuity or discontinuity of patterns, and the pathways by which the same developmental outcomes may be achieved. Advances in developmental psychopathology have burgeoned since the 2006 publication of the second edition ten years ago, and keeping up on the latest findings in multiple avenues of investigation can be burdensome to the busy professional and researcher from psychology and related fields. This reference solves the problem by collecting the best of the best, as edited by Dante Cicchetti, a recognized leader in the field, into one place, with a logical organization designed for easy reference. * Get up to date on the latest research from the field * Explore new models, emerging theory, and innovative approaches * Learn new technical analysis and research design methods * Understand the impact of life stage on mental health The complexity of a field as diverse as developmental psychopathology deepens with each emerging theory and new area of study, as made obvious by the exciting findings coming out of institutions and clinics around the world. Developmental Psychopathology Volume One: Theory and Method brings these findings together into a cohesive, broad-reaching reference.

Theory and Practice of Family Therapy and Counseling, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition): James Bitter Theory and Practice of Family Therapy and Counseling, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition)
James Bitter
R891 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R137 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

A model for successful integration of multiple points of view, James R. Bitter's THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY THERAPY AND COUNSELING, 2E, International Edition supports the development of personal, professional, and ethical family practice. The book's concrete, empirically based approaches, as well as diagnostics and visual tools, allow readers to observe others in groups. Updated to reflect recent research and current practice, the Second Edition also includes a new chapter on Object Relations Family Therapy. Case studies, sample dialogues, and exercises help readers apply the concepts they have learned.

Becoming a Woman - A Biography of Christine Jorgensen (Hardcover): Richard F. Docter Becoming a Woman - A Biography of Christine Jorgensen (Hardcover)
Richard F. Docter
R2,133 Discovery Miles 21 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the remarkable woman behind the legend.
Discover Christine Jorgensen's remarkable, inspirational journey to become the woman she always knew she should have been. Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen provides fascinating insights about the woman who opened doors?and minds?on behalf of sexual minorities. This book chronicles Christine's drive, ability to solve problems, immense determination, and just plain luck as she transformed herself into her true gender?and reveals facets of her personality previously undisclosed by other biographies of her life.
Christine Jorgensen was a major contributor to the unfolding of the so-called sexual revolution in America. Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen is the story of one courageous individual overcoming personal and social barriers, enduring the difficult compromises that needed to be made, and the ultimate realization of goals. This revealing warts-and-all biography tells Christine's real story while examining the history of transsexuality in western societies, the medical intervention provided to her, and insightful profiles of Alfred C. Kinsey, Georges Burou, Harry Benjamin, and Christian Hamburger. The appearance and characteristics of cross dressers are also discussed, as well as their lifestyles are contrasted with transsexual persons. This biography serves to illustrate the challenge to lessen discrimination against all LGBT persons?and the struggle that still lies ahead.
Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen explores:

  • the supportive and high functioning family in which Christine grew up
  • Jorgensen's struggle with homosexual feelings deemed unacceptable by society
  • Jorgensen's young adult years while presenting as a man
  • the steps in his/her transsexual self-identification
  • Jorgensen's determination to redefine himself/herself through medical intervention
  • why Dr. Christian Hamburger in Copenhagen took an interest in Jorgensen's case
  • the previously unrevealed story of Jorgensen's revelations to a news reporter that led to international headlines
  • how Jorgensen developed a profitable nightclub act
  • the conflicts that accompanied the writing and publication of her autobiography
  • Jorgensen's love/hate personality characteristic and its effect on personal relationships
  • much more
Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen is eye-opening, thought-provoking reading perfect for transsexuals and prospective transsexuals; those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or as cross dressers; mental health professionals; sociologists; educators; students; social workers; civil rights attorneys; and cultural anthropologists.
The Healthy Families America Initiative - Integrating Research, Theory and Practice (Paperback): Joseph Galano The Healthy Families America Initiative - Integrating Research, Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Joseph Galano
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Child abuse and neglect are social and public health problems that need to be addressed by strong policies and dynamic initiatives that show quantifiable results. The Healthy Families America (R) Initiative: Integrating Research, Theory and Practice is the most up-to-date examination of the home visitation program aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. This contemporary and comprehensive summary of research and practice contains five empirical articles at the national, state, and multi-state levels, scholarly reviews, insights into Healthy Families America (R) (HFA) challenges and successes, and commentaries about the next steps for HFA. This detailed study of HFA is a roadmap for prevention efforts of the future, discussing in detail its past and present, the benefits and challenges of researcher/practitioner partnerships, and expert suggestions to improve practice. Healthy Families America is a program that works to help new families give their children a healthy, abuse- and neglect-free environment in which to grow. The Healthy Families America (R) Initiative: Integrating Research, Theory and Practice looks closely at the research to assess whether or not the program has actually attained its projected goals. This book comprehensively discusses the programs from both micro and macro perspectives, while offering practical strategies to strengthen HFA and guide the next phase of child abuse prevention. This resource also provides several tables to clearly present research data and is extensively referenced. The Healthy Families America (R) Initiative: Integrating Research, Theory and Practice covers the history of HFA; challenges and successes associated with its expansion as a national prevention initiative; the credentialing process; the evolution of the HFA Research to Practice Network (RPN); information on Every Child Succeeds and Healthy Families Arizona programs, and what makes them work; the theory, research, and practical constraints of developing, implementing, and evaluating a multi-site and statewide HFA program; the Web-based eECS system that optimizes quality assurance and collects data to document and identify clinical needs; an overview of the literature on home visiting outcomes; a current comprehensive summary of HFA outcomes; and suggestions on how to frame child abuse and neglect prevention to best impact citizens and public policy. The Healthy Families America (R) Initiative: Integrating Research, Theory and Practice is essential reading for professionals involved in child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment, community psychologists, professionals involved in prevention and health promotion, child advocates, HFA's program evaluators and practitioners, sociologists, and policymakers.

The Practice of Child Therapy (Hardcover, 4th New edition): Richard J. Morris, Thomas R. Kratochwill The Practice of Child Therapy (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
Richard J. Morris, Thomas R. Kratochwill
R4,034 Discovery Miles 40 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Consistent with previous editions, this book assembles in a single volume summaries of the treatment literature and treatment procedures of the most common childhood behavior disorders facing persons who practice in applied settings-clinics, schools, counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers. Its 16 chapters cover the historical context of child and adolescent therapy; obsessive compulsive disorders; childhood depression; childhood fears, phobias and related anxieties; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; academic problems; conduct disorder; somatic disorders; autism spectrum disorder; intellectual disabilities; children medically at risk; sexual and other abuse of children; child and adolescent psychopharmacotherapy; prevention; and child therapy and the law. Key features include: Treatment Orientation-Although some chapters include a discussion of theoretical issues, the primary emphasis is on intervention techniques and strategies for changing various behavior and learning problems. Case examples are often used to illustrate treatment procedures. Empirical Orientation-While most authors have adopted a broad-based behavioral or cognitive-behavioral orientation, they were encouraged to review the entire treatment literature and to construct their presentations on the basis of empirically supported treatment techniques and procedures. Psychopharmacotherapy Chapter-The chapter on child and adolescent psychopharmacotherapy focuses on psychopharmacological interventions rather than on which drugs should be prescribed for specific behavior or learning problems. Author Expertise-Each chapter is written by experts who are well qualified to discuss treatment practices for the specific topic under discussion. This book is intended for individuals who have entered or plan to enter the mental health profession or such related professions as counseling, special education, nursing and rehabilitation. It is especially useful for individuals taking child and adolescent therapy and intervention courses and practicum courses. Finally, it is suitable for persons who work in applied settings including clinics, schools, counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers.

Crisis Counseling and Therapy (Hardcover): Jackson P. Rainer, Frieda F. Brown Crisis Counseling and Therapy (Hardcover)
Jackson P. Rainer, Frieda F. Brown
R2,334 Discovery Miles 23 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Comprehensive instruction in this important method From Pearl Harbor to the events of September 11, 2001, to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, tragedy can leave indelible scars. Its many forms are now visibly present in our local, national, and international communities. Intervention, as a clinical technique to combat the debilitating effects of stress that accompany crisis, is quickly becoming a social movement. Crisis Counseling and Therapy provides comprehensive instruction in this important and rapidly burgeoning field with a systemic three-phase method that is simple and practical. This innovative model can easily be incorporated into the clinician's practice to provide effective, strategic intervention. Crisis Counseling and Therapy recognizes that no single theory or strategy will prove useful in all situations and so offers students and professionals an adaptable approach to dealing with any crisis they may confront. By integrating four proven theories narrative, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and experiential/existential and using the degree of disequilibrium experienced in the system to determine therapy sessions, this unique text presents a new approach to crisis work. In-depth, contemporary case studies and an easily-learned and -implemented model of application allow for multidisciplinary approaches to treatment and more positive, constructive outcomes. Topics covered in Crisis Counseling and Therapy include: definitions of crisis critical moments of development characteristics of the crisis counselor contemporary standards and models of practice models for intervention assessment models models of treatment justification for a new model of treatment restoration of functioning integrating the four unique approaches profile of an individual in crisis the systemic crisis intervention model the model's three phases: Remember, Reorganize, Restore integrating the stress of crisis and many more! A vital text, reference, and resource manual, Crisis Counseling and Therapy is ideal for students and established professionals as well as clinicians and specialists working in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, organ donor procurement, first responder personnel, ministry, emergency medicine, and managed care who are seeking continuing education.

Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD - Improving Access and Outcomes (Hardcover): Lara J. Farrell, Thomas H.... Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD - Improving Access and Outcomes (Hardcover)
Lara J. Farrell, Thomas H. Ollendick, Peter Muris
R2,059 R1,930 Discovery Miles 19 300 Save R129 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Childhood anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represent some of the most common mental health disorders affecting young people, often leading to major life impairments. This book brings together the world's leaders in treatment science to provide evidence-based psychosocial interventions for these disorders. It supplies practitioners and researchers with innovations in clinical science, highlighting advances in technology and neuroscientific discovery which have informed the development of these novel treatment advances. The authors tackle the two main challenges facing the field of childhood psychopathology: improving access to evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through innovations in treatment delivery, and increasing the positive outcomes for youth through unique therapies. Any reader who wants to be informed on the latest approaches to cognitive and behavioural interventions and how to apply them will benefit from this book.

Narrative Therapy - The Social Construction of Preferred Realities (Hardcover, 1st ed): Gene Combs, Jill Freedman Narrative Therapy - The Social Construction of Preferred Realities (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Gene Combs, Jill Freedman
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For psychotherapy students, teachers, and practitioners, this book describes the clinical application of the growing body of ideas and practices that has come to be known as narrative therapy. Clear and compelling demonstrations of narrative therapy practice, rich in case examples and creative strategies, are at the heart of this book.

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors - Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (Paperback): Janina Fisher Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors - Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (Paperback)
Janina Fisher 1
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Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment, all communicated in straightforward language accessible to both client and therapist. Readers will be exposed to a model that emphasizes "resolution"-a transformation in the relationship to one's self, replacing shame, self-loathing, and assumptions of guilt with compassionate acceptance. Its unique interventions have been adapted from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapies, and clinical hypnosis. Readers will close the pages of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, working with undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, integrating "right brain-to-right brain" treatment methods, and much more. Most of all, they will come away with tools for helping clients create an internal sense of safety and compassionate connection to even their most dis-owned selves.

Doing Play Therapy - From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change (Paperback): Terry Kottman, Kristin K. Meany-Walen Doing Play Therapy - From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change (Paperback)
Terry Kottman, Kristin K. Meany-Walen
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Covering the process of therapy from beginning to end, this engaging text helps students and practitioners use play confidently and effectively with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with emotional or behavioral problems or life challenges. With an accessible theory-to-practice focus, the book explains the basics of different play therapy approaches and invites readers to reflect on and develop their own clinical style. It is filled with rich case material and specific examples of play techniques and strategies. The expert authors provide steps for building strong relationships with clients; exploring their clinical issues and underlying dynamics; developing and working toward clear treatment goals; and collaborating with parents and teachers. A chapter on common challenges offers insightful guidance for navigating difficult situations in the playroom.

Solution-Focused Practice - Effective Communication to Facilitate Change (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2019): Guy Shennan Solution-Focused Practice - Effective Communication to Facilitate Change (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2019)
Guy Shennan
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This textbook shows how any conversation directed towards change can become a solution-focused one, whether in planned series of sessions with individuals, families, groups, or in the less structured contexts in which many helping professionals work. Full of real-life case examples and stimulating activities, this will be an invaluable guide to anyone wanting to develop their skills in this empowering approach. This textbook is a comprehensive and accessible guide for anyone who wishes to incorporate solution-focused practice. Originating in the world of talking therapies, the adaptability and usability of solution-focused practice is already used by many practitioners in health, social care and educational settings.

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