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Here is a major text in psychogeriatrics for all professionals in the field of aging and mental health. Leading authorities provide valuable insights into assessment and intervention techniques for use with the mentally impaired elderly. Topics include a depression scale for use in later life, family therapy, therapy in later life, and various issues concerning mental health care for the aged.
Here is a timely volume that examines the problems of substance abuse in women and children, with a particular emphasis on the role played by the family in the development and perpetuation of the problem.
The model of treatment developed here is grounded in the physical, psychological, and cognitive reactions children have to traumatic experiences and the consequences of those experiences. The approach to treatment utilizes the integrative capacity of the brain to create a self, foster insight, and produce change. Treatment strategies are based on cutting-edge understanding of neurobiology, the development of the brain, and the storage and retrieval of traumatic memory. Case vignettes illustrate specific examples of the reactions of children, families, and teens to acute and repeated exposure to traumatic events. Also presented is the most recent knowledge of the role of the right hemisphere (RH) in development and therapy. Right brain communication, and how to recognize the non-verbal symbolic and unconscious, affective processes will be explained, along with examples of how the therapist can utilize art making, media, tools, and self to engage in a two-person biology.
First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Focusing on solutions and not problems, thinking about the future and not the past, and understanding the effects of miracles children do these things naturally. Here, leaders in the solution-focused approach to therapy provide clinicians with a guide to a kind of therapy that fits with children's natural way of being."
This book illuminates that physiology, shining a bright light on the impact of trauma on the body and the phenomenon of somatic memory. It is now thought that people who have been traumatized hold an implicit memory of traumatic events in their brains and bodies. That memory is often expressed in the symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder-nightmares, flashbacks, startle responses, and dissociative behaviors. In essence, the body of the traumatized individual refuses to be ignored. While reducing the chasm between scientific theory and clinical practice and bridging the gap between talk therapy and body therapy, Rothschild presents principles and non-touch techniques for giving the body its due. With an eye to its relevance for clinicians, she consolidates current knowledge about the psychobiology of the stress response both in normally challenging situations and during extreme and prolonged trauma. This gives clinicians from all disciplines a foundation for speculating about the origins of their clients' symptoms and incorporating regard for the body into their practice. The somatic techniques are chosen with an eye to making trauma therapy safer while increasing mind-body integration. Packed with engaging case studies, The Body Remembers integrates body and mind in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. It will appeal to clinicians, researchers, students, and general readers.
This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child's weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent-child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures. New to This Edition *Reflects the latest knowledge on AN and its treatment, including additional research supporting the approach. *Clarifies key concepts and techniques. *Chapter on emerging directions in training and treatment dissemination. *Many new clinical strategies.
The engaging stories featured in this book are easy to read, as each storyteller tells their real life struggles with identity development, life events, family relationships and family history. Each chapter contains a discussion of content themes, along with clinical applications, including assessment questions, techniques and interventions, and countertransference or personal reactions evoked from the stories. Readers will enhance their understanding of intra-group differences, increase their repertoire of clinical skills, and sharpen their multicultural competency.
Currently, many children are unable to access emotional support services, and other members of a child's support network are required to provide this emotional guidance and support. This resource book has been written to support children when they have experienced a loss or bereavement. It is intended to be used as a guide by families and friends, school staff, and all other adults supporting children through their grief, to help them to provide this emotional guidance. Guide to supporting Children through Bereavement and Loss offers information, education, and guidance about how to understand grief, ways to support the process and emotions of grief, and to help children to express themselves and make sense of their changed world. It covers the `Stages of Grief', and many practical ideas and activities designed to help children to process and understand their grief, as well as express and explore their emotions. There is a section on undertaking group work for bereaved children, as well as information on self-care, and when a referral to a specialist service may be required. This guide was designed to be used by any person supporting a child through loss or bereavement no matter their previous understanding of these issues. It is specifically written to be as accessible and as user friendly as possible to help rather than hinder the user. It can also be used alone, or alongside the story book `When the Sun Fell out of the Sky'.
From the origins of Carl Rogers' person-centred approach to the cutting-edge developments of therapy today, The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook charts the journey of an ambitious vision to its successful reality. In this book, Lago and Charura bring together history, theory, research and practice to deliver a complete and unique perspective on the person-centred approach. Key topics include: * The groundbreaking journey of PCA's early decades, spearheaded by Carl Rogers* Developments and extensions of the original theory and practice* The influence of PCA in developing new therapies and practice* The frontier of contemporary PCA, and therapists' work with client groups of difference and diversity With its broad view that explores the origins, variations and applications of PCA, The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the knowledge required and the issues faced by practitioners, making it an important resource for the seasoned and training practitioner alike. "This particularly welcome contribution is distinctive in fostering a contemporary, contextualised and transcultural person-centred practice, edited as it is by two leading UK figures in the field of diversity in counselling and psychotherapy."Review in Therapy Today, October 2016
This key new text on CBT for personality disorders offers a unique trainee guide to this complex area. The book provides a practical, hands-on overview of the treatment strategies for working with personality disorders, linking these with the theory of both cognitive and behavioural approaches. Covering the full range of personality disorders, this is the most rounded and introductory guide yet. Key content includes: - therapist self-care; avoiding pitfalls - holding the CBT line in challenging circumstances, across a range of multi-disciplinary settings - exploration of the therapeutic relationship and engagement strategies - reflections on the evidence for CBT and personality problems - chapter introductions and summaries, key learning points and reflective questions - case examples and vignettes. This book is an important resource for anyone wishing to use their CBT training with clients presenting personality disorders.
This is the first volume to present a broad picture of theory and application for clinical approaches incorporating ACT and mindfulness in working with psychosis. It provides an overview and introduction to the subject, including a review of the evidence base. Clinical and practical applications are supported with case studies in both individual and group work, with an emphasis on utilizing these strategies in a clinical context. Addressed to practitioners, this book is idea for clinical and counseling psychologists, CBT therapists, and psychiatrists.
A classic book on the use of expressive therapies with uncommunicative elders and the disabled. This poignant guide explores group and individual therapeutic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, communication, and understanding of one 's life. An experienced art therapist relates his insights into the psychosocial dynamics of elders and the disabled and shares his awareness of the sensitivity and understanding required to reach the "unreachable." Health care workers will find this illustrated volume rich in therapeutic techniques and processes applicable to the care and growth of psychologically and physically disabled or minimally handicapped adults and elders.
This adaptable book offers diverse applications of the empowerment model to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness. Topics span the developmental trends of empowerment as an individual achievement, a community experience, and a professional aim in relation to social intervention strategies and tactics.
A classic book on the use of expressive therapies with uncommunicative elders and the disabled. This poignant guide explores group and individual therapeutic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, communication, and understanding of one's life. An experienced art therapist relates his insights into the psychosocial dynamics of elders and the disabled and shares his awareness of the sensitivity and understanding required to reach the "unreachable." Health care workers will find this illustrated volume rich in therapeutic techniques and processes applicable to the care and growth of psychologically and physically disabled or minimally handicapped adults and elders.
This inspiring resource presents theories, findings, and interventions from Positive Suicidology, an emerging strengths-based approach to suicide prevention. Its synthesis of positive psychology and suicidology theories offers a science-based framework for promoting wellbeing to complement or, if appropriate, replace traditional deficit-driven theories and therapies used in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Coverage reviews interpersonal, intrapersonal, and societal risk factors for suicide, and identifies protective factors, such as hope and resilience, that can be enhanced in therapy. From there, chapters detail a palette of approaches and applications of Positive Suicidology, from the powerful motivating forces described in Self-Determination Theory to meaning-building physical and social activities. Among the topics covered: Future-oriented constructs and their role in suicidal ideation and enactment. Gratitude as a protective factor for suicidal ideation and behavior: theory and evidence. Considering race and ethnicity in the use of positive psychological approaches to suicide. The Six R's framework as mindfulness for suicide prevention. Community-based participatory research and empowerment for suicide prevention. Applied resiliency and suicide prevention: a strengths-based, risk-reduction framework. Psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and health psychologists, as well as educators, clergy and healthcare professionals, will find A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide an invaluable source of contemporary evidence-based strategies for their prevention and intervention efforts with suicidal clients.
If you have picked up this book, you probably want nothing more than to understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better. You want those depressed thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to just go away, right? Inside you'll read about what depression is, how it can derail you, and effective ways to take care of yourself if you are depressed. Full of useful information, helpful self-reflection quizzes, easy-to-do exercises, and based firmly on cognitive-behavioral principles, this book will provide you with a concrete plan that could make huge difference in your health and well-being - a difference that lasts.
First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This book is a comprehensive and easy-to-access guide not only in the diagnosis of the various types of liver disease but in the management of specific disorders, including the particular nuances of the care of the patient with liver disease. It provides a resource to the practitioner caring for patients with liver disease for addressing everyday questions posed by patients and their families, as well as referring physicians, in a manner that can easily be conveyed. The spectrum covered includes appropriate testing and disease monitoring of patients, use of medications, supplements, alternative therapies and alcohol, operative risk assessment, implementation of health maintenance for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, identification and management of particular complications of cirrhosis, and appropriate referral for liver transplantation, as well as management of special populations. Written by experts in the field, Liver Disorders: A Point of Care Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for clinicians who treat patients with a variety of liver disorders.
This easy-to-understand, engaging guide arms teens with healthy thinking habits and coping strategies for staying on top of their mental health. Using tried and tested therapeutic techniques, readers are given the tools to build their own personalised mental health 'workout' to boost their emotional resilience and wellbeing. Informed by the experiences of teens themselves, this friendly guide gives practical tips and strategies on how to overcome everyday stresses and ditch negative thinking 'frenemies' before they develop into more serious issues. Teens will be better equipped to recognise negative thoughts and emotions, monitor their mood and behaviour, and flex their positive thinking muscles in order to combat the mental health blips we all face sometimes.
An informative anthology of recent theory and research developments pertinent to family stress.
This insightful book addresses a variety of clinical issues--depression, displaced homemakers, sibling incest, and body image--from a feminist perspective.
Building on its successful "read-see-do" approach, this second edition of Learning Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An Illustrated Guide seamlessly combines 23 all-new videos with informative text and figures, charts, worksheets, checklists, and tables to help readers not only learn the essential skills of CBT but achieve competence in this important evidence-based treatment method. Opening with an overview of core cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) theories and techniques, leading CBT practitioners then describe and demonstrate how to build effective therapeutic relationships with CBT, conceptualize a case with the CBT model, structure sessions, and resolve common problems encountered in CBT. This updated, second edition of the best-selling and highly popular Learning Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy also features: Ways to employ CBT to reduce suicide risk Guidance on integrating therapies related to CBT -- including dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and well-being therapy -- in the context of personality disorders and chronic or recurrent depression An appendix of curated resources by the expert authors -- recommended readings, computer programs, Web sites, videos, and organizations -- to give readers access to the best resources in building competence in CBT practice The all-new videos feature clinicians demonstrating methods in real-world settings and include new topics such as safety planning and uncovering and changing maladaptive schemas. Proven as one of the best teaching tools for building competence in CBT, this new edition will enrich readers' understanding and practice of CBT.
Often thought of as a predominantly `male' disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls - sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls' experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively. Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have historically been overlooked by traditional diagnostic approaches, identifying behaviours that may be particular to girls, and exploring the `camouflaging' that can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasize both the challenges and advantages of autism and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, teachers, psychologists and other professionals. The result is an invaluable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies, which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support. Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls on the autism spectrum, this much-needed text will provide parents, teachers and other professionals with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls more effectively.
Loss of a parent, separations, abuse, neglect, or a history of a difficult foster or orphanage experience can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and mistrust in children. Working with these children many of whom have experienced multiple traumas and losses can feel overwhelming. Clinicians must navigate complex case management decisions and referrals, address the needs of parents and schools, not to mention ameliorate the traumatic memories and severe behaviors that present in the kids. But by working as a collaborative team, EMDR and family therapists can, together, strengthen the parent-child attachment bond and help to mend the early experiences that drive the child s behavior. This book, and its accompanying Parent Manual, are intended to serve as clear and practical treatment guides, presenting the philosophy and step-by-step protocols behind the Integrative Team Treatment approach, so both the family system issues and the child s traumatic past are effectively addressed. You need not be a center specializing in attachment trauma to implement this team model, nor must members of the team practice at the same location. With at least one fully-trained EMDR practitioners as part of the two-person team, any clinician can pair with another to implement this treatment approach, and heal children suffering from attachment trauma."
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