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  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

    8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

    by Babette Rothschild

    Safe and effective principles and strategies for recovery from trauma. Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self-help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognizing survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace; mobilizing your body, and...

  • Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience

    Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience

    by John Arden

    Overcome resistance and fully engage clients by bringing neuroscience into treatment Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience applies the popular topic of neuroscience in mental health to everyday practice, showing therapists how to teach their clients brain-based strategies for making changes and improving their lives. Cutting-edge findings in neuroscience are translated into language that clients will understand, and sidebars provide therapists more detailed information relating to particular disorders. With a holistic approach that incorporates mental, spiritual, and physical skills, knowledge, and exercises, this book provides a clear, complete...

  • Eating Disorders and the Brain

    Eating Disorders and the Brain

    by Bryan Lask

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* Why is the brain important in eating disorders? This ground-breaking new book describes how increasingly sophisticated neuroscientific approaches are revealing much about the role of the brain in eating disorders.  Even more importantly, it discusses how underlying brain abnormalities and dysfunction may contribute to the development and help in the treatment of these serious disorders. Neuropsychological studies show impairments in specific cognitive functions, especially executive and visuo-spatial skills. Neuroimaging studies show structural and functional abnormalities,...

  • How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    by Bernard Guerin

    The world of mental illness is typically framed around symptoms and cures, where every client is given a label. In this challenging new book, Professor Bernard Guerin provides a fresh alternative to considering these issues, based in interdisciplinary social sciences and discourse analysis rather than medical studies or cognitive metaphors. A timely and articulate challenge to mainstream approaches, Guerin asks the reader to observe the ecological contexts for behaviour rather than diagnose symptoms, to find new ways to understand and help those experiencing mental distress. This book shows the reader: ...

  • Mental Health Matters - A practical guide to identifying and understanding mental health issues in primary schools

    Mental Health Matters - A practical guide to identifying and understanding mental health issues in primary schools

    by Paula Nagel

    A practical guide to help schools to identify early indicators of mental health difficulties in young children. Teachers have a responsibility to support the mental health of children in their care. Current statistics show a significant rise in mental health difficulties in children and young people, and new legislation urges schools to consider whether continuing disruptive behaviour might be the result of an unmet need. However, this is not an area that is universally addressed in teacher training programmes or books. Using real life case studies, this book supports all teachers...

  • Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges

    Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges

    by Dennis McGuire

    In this groundbreaking book, the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois: the first and premier facility of its type in North America; share nearly 30 years of combined experience treating more than 3,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. Mental Wellness is an invaluable resource for parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers who want to understand better how to promote mental health and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This authoritative, easy-to-read guide...

  • Out of the Blue Six Non-Medication Ways to Relieve Depression

    Out of the Blue Six Non-Medication Ways to Relieve Depression

    by Bill O'Hanlon

    *No refund on this item: Was: $44.95* *Reduced by 20% - now $35.95* Alternatives to standard drug treatments for this common problem. Depression is one of the most common issues that people bring to therapy. It is also a mental health condition with several well-known and readily available medications to treat it. That said, every clinician knows that medications do not work for all clients, and even if they do work they can often come with unwelcome side effects that are difficult and hard to bear. In short, medications are...

  • Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach Second Edition

    Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach Second Edition

    by John Henden

    The book looks at secondary suicide prevention (treatment for those thinking about suicide or who are actively suicidal) and is very practically focused. The first chapter reviews the prevention literature and discusses the healthier nation targets. The second chapter outlines solution focused brief therapy and presents the evidence base for this approach. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on risk assessment, management and medication. Chapter 5 presents an in-depth case study and the final chapter presents five shorter case studies. The appendices contain examples of exercises that can be given to clients.  *Contents:* About...

  • Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

    Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Suicide is a tragedy which touches many people. Each year around one million people commit suicide worldwide. These deaths can have lasting and devastating impacts on families and friends affected by suicide, as feelings of grief and loss are clouded by complex questions of life and death which remain unanswered. Deaths caused by suicide are however, preventable. Encouragingly, Australia’s suicide rate has decreased by 17% over the past decade; however suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians 15-34 years of age. What are the risks and warning...

  • The Bulimia Workbook for Teens

    The Bulimia Workbook for Teens

    by Lisa Schab

    Bulimia is one of the most difficult mental health disorders to overcome, and it is essential that sufferers incorporate new coping skills into their lives right away to avoid falling into the destructive pattern of bingeing and purging. The Bulimia Workbook for Teens teaches teens who binge and purge how to replace unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with a new set of habits. These activities are based in cognitive behavioural therapy, the professional treatment of choice for bulimia, and are arranged in a progressive format. Their order is based...

  • The Home Therapist: A practical, self-help guide for everyday psychological problems

    The Home Therapist: A practical, self-help guide for everyday psychological problems

    by Dr John Barletta and Jan Bond

    This unique and easy-to-read book is a practical guide to over 130 psychological issues that you may face across a lifetime. It is both a self-help manual and an educational resource, featuring expert opinion from a range of experienced professionals. A must-have for the family bookshelf, it provides a wealth of information and helpful tips that can be used for self-care, as an addition to therapy, or in the support of others.  It can also be used by doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors, and...

  • Turning Points: An Extraordinary Journey into the Suicidal Mind

    Turning Points: An Extraordinary Journey into the Suicidal Mind

    by Professor Diego De Leo

    In this remarkable book, Professor Diego De Leo, distinguished Italian psychiatrist and world leading researcher into suicide prevention, takes us on a journey to the edge of reason and through into the light of salvation. We hear the voices of desperate traumatised people pushed to the limit of suicide who, via a stroke of fate, had their lives spared. We also hear from others left behind after suicide. Their personal stories told in the form of letters to Diego reveal much about the human spirit - its ability...