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  • Anxiety: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People

    Anxiety: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People

    by Paul Stallard

    Cognitive behavioural therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders in children and young people. This book provides an overview of CBT and explores how it can be used to help children with anxiety disorders. In Anxiety: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People Paul Stallard describes the nature and extent of anxiety problems that are suffered in childhood and discusses evidence for the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioural model as a method of treatment. This concise and accessible book, written specifically for the clinician, provides...

  • 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...

  • Beyond the Blues - Professional paperback edition

    Beyond the Blues - Professional paperback edition

    by Lisa M. Schab

    Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression (Instant Help Book) The professional paperback edition of this title includes a CD with a complete digital edition of the book in PDF. Many people experience depression at one time or another in their lives, but during the adolescent years, the vast number of physical, emotional, and mental changes that occur make teens even more susceptible to feelings of confusion or sadness. However your depression originates, you must to learn to handle it so that you can manage the...

  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior : A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry

    Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior : A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry

    by Jeffrey Schwartz

    The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author. An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain...

  • Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    by Audrey Tait and Becky Dunn

    Some children face traumatic or difficult events in their lives and it's essential that they are helped to understand such events and given permission to talk. To do this, helping adults need to be equipped and confident to start these conversations. Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People provides guidance and support for any adult who needs to talk to children about difficult issues. The issues covered include domestic abuse and drug use, mental health issues, adoption and fostering, family illness and bereavement, as well as giving...

  • Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

    Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

    by Begum Maitra, Inga-Britt Kraus

    Culture and Madness is a training resource that critically approaches the subject of culture by questioning commonly held professional and cultural assumptions and biases. It outlines how mental health professionals can develop the skills in observation, analysis and critical thinking which are central to good mental health practice. The resource combines film, research and clinical scenarios to demonstrate how cultural influences pervade mental health thinking, practice and policy. At its heart is a 150-minute DVD, How Culture Matters, which explores how cultural communities in Britain consider mental health and illness. It...

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