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  • A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention With At-Risk Youth

    A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention With At-Risk Youth

    by Kevin M. Powell

    By focusing attention on what is right with youth rather than what is wrong with them, the strengths-based approach to intervening with youth avoids negative outcomes commonly associated with deficit- or problem-based interventions. This book provides an accessible outline of the strengths-based approach and details 41 interventions across several strengths domains. Practitioners in school, clinical and community settings will find the book’s numerous case examples, practical suggestions and reproducible forms and handouts invaluable in the provision of day-to-day youth services. *Contents:* Part 1: Overview of a Strengths-Based Approach Chapter 1—Strengths-Based Approach:...

  • Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

    A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session...

  • Becoming a Solution Detective A Strengths-Based Guide to Brief Therapy

    Becoming a Solution Detective A Strengths-Based Guide to Brief Therapy

    by John Sharry

    If you are interested in making your practice solution-focused quickly and effectively, look no further than this text. The authors, co-founders of the Brief Therapy Group, demystify the process of psychotherapy, making the concept of solution-based therapy accessible and relevant for newcomers to the field and for professionals seeking to apply SFBT principles in their own practices. The book’s hands-on approach allows practitioners to adopt the authors' simple, self-teaching style and apply it to their work with clients. Practical information is included on: the differences between the solution-based...

  • Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

    Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

    by Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae

    Positive psychology focuses on building strengths and developing creative and positive thinking in order to boost happiness, well-being and achievement. It helps people to be motivated, maintain positive mental health, and to flourish in all areas of their lives. This resource is a fully-formed positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It introduces the theory and research behind positive psychology, and includes a guidance section for facilitators on how to deliver the programme. The programme itself is made up of 24 chapters...

  • Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children

    Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children

    by Matthew D. Selekman

    In this engaging guide, Matthew Selekman presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children & their families overcome a wide range of emotional & behavioural challenges. Vivid case material illustrates how to engage clients rapidly & implement interventions that elicit their strengths. Integrating concepts & tools from a variety of therapeutic traditions, Selekman describes creative applications of interviewing, family art & play, postmodern & narrative techniques, and positive psychology. He highlights ways to promote spontaneity, fun, & new possibilities-especially with clients who feel stuck in longstanding difficulties & entrenched patterns of interaction. The book...

  • Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

    Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

    by Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb

    Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach presents practical guidance on integrating the latest research into evidence-based practice to ensure the best client care. Edited by a top scholar in the field, this essential resource contains contributions from renowned specialists in various helping fields. Utilizing an inter-professional perspective, helping professionals will draw from the experiences and expertise of a wide range of medical professionals, providing a window into their roles, responsibilities, and challenges, offering the most effective approaches for working with this special population of children...

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