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  • 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents

    102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents

    by Youthlight

    Depression can have many harmful and even devastating effects on the lives of children and adolescents. It can derail school performance and lead to social and family troubles. It can also have harmful effects on a young person's physical health. This book is a practical resource that includes a variety of strategies (including reproducible worksheets) designed to use with elementary, middle & high school youth. An ""At-A-Glance"" chart is included to help you quickly locate strategies suitable for particular age groups. *Topics include:* Relaxation Nutrition Spirituality Exercise Cognitive & Behavioural Strategies...

  • 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...

  • 8 Keys to Stress Management

    8 Keys to Stress Management

    by Elizabeth Scott & B.Rothschild

    *Forward by Babette Rothschild,* Publish date - March 2013 Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern. According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness. Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distils information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems: A Practitioner's Guide to Using Mindfulness and Acceptance Strategies

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems: A Practitioner's Guide to Using Mindfulness and Acceptance Strategies

    New Directions in the Treatment of PTSD Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers a promising, empirically validated approach to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related problems. In this volume, you'll find a complete theoretical and practical guide to making this revolutionary new model work in your practice. After a quick overview of PTSD, the first part of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems explains the problem of experiential avoidance as it relates to trauma and explores the verbal...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Contemporary Theory, Research and Practice

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Contemporary Theory, Research and Practice

    Showcasing the very latest in the theory, research and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) across a range of clinical applications, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and substance abuse, with contributions from leading ACT practitioners including co-founders Kirk Strosahl, Kelly Wilson and Rob Zettle. Chapters range from detailed treatments of the scientific and theoretical aspects of the ACT model and research program, to detailed discussions of how to apply ACT to a variety of human problems. Divided into two parts, the first section features theoretical...

  • Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures

    Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures

    by Audary, Stolk and Klimidis

    We live in a multicultural society, yet how well do we understand the differences that exist across cultures and how they may impact on mental health and mental health assessment? Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures provides a framework for mental health professionals and students to obtain an in-depth understanding of a client whose cultural background is different to their own. The book uses a combination of theoretical discussion and case examples set in the context of Australia's multicultural society. *Contents*: Chapter titles include: Issues and Dilemmas in Diagnosis Across Cultures Cultural Values,...

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