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  • Strengths-based Therapy Distinctive Features, 1st Edition

    Strengths-based Therapy Distinctive Features, 1st Edition

    by John Murphy & Jacqueline Sprak

    Strengths-Based Therapy offers an introduction to what is distinctive about this innovative client-directed approach. Written by two experienced practitioners of strengths-based therapies, this book translates SBT principles and practices into concise, evidence-based ideas and techniques that mental health practitioners can immediately apply on the job. Using the popular Distinctive Features format, this book describes 15 theoretical features and 15 practical techniques of Strengths-Based Therapy. Strengths-Based Therapy will be a valuable resource for psychotherapists, clinical, health and counselling psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and all who wish to know more...

  • The Adolescent & Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: A Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Approach

    The Adolescent & Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: A Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Approach

    by Matthew D. Selekman

    A detailed treatment protocol for working with self-harming adolescents and young adults. Self-harming behaviour in young adults and adolescents is one of the most intimidating and challenging presenting problems therapists, healthcare and school professionals face in their practice settings, yet the literature on this behaviour remains scant. This workbook, a companion to Selekman's Working with Self-Harming Adolescents, provides a detailed treatment protocol for working with this challenging population. It is a user-friendly resource book for conducting individual, couple, family, and group therapy with young adult and adolescent self-harming clients. In addition, it...

  • The Strength Switch: How the new science of strength-based parenting helps your child and teen to flourish

    The Strength Switch: How the new science of strength-based parenting helps your child and teen to flourish

    by Lea Waters

    This game-changing book reveals the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. By showing us how to throw the ‘strength switch’, Dr Lea Waters demonstrates how we can help our children build resilience, optimism and achievement. As a strength-based scientist for more than 20 years, Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in both children and teenagers – and how parents find it an exciting and rewarding way to raise them. With many suggestions for specific techniques to...

  • The Strengths Approach: Sharing Power, Building Hope, Creating Change

    The Strengths Approach: Sharing Power, Building Hope, Creating Change

    by Wayne McCashen

    “The strengths approach challenges many assumptions and conventions in human service practice. It also challenges the ways in which people often go about problem-solving in society” – Wayne McCashen This comprehensive book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as ‘strengths-based’ practice. Pivotal to this approach is equal partnership and respect between people, or ‘power-with’. Also fundamental is the belief that everyone has strengths and that mobilising and sharing strengths is the key to building hope and creating positive change. Author, Wayne McCashen, has provided training and consultancy services in...

  • The Therapist's Notebook for Families

    The Therapist's Notebook for Families

    by Bill Bertolino

    *Solution-Oriented Exercises for Working With Parents, Children, and Adolescents, 2nd Edition* *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks * The Therapist’s Notebook for Families, Second Edition, provides 72 solution-oriented activities for an array of challenging problems faced by mental health professionals when working with clients. The Therapist's Notebook offers clear, practical, easy-to-use exercises to help therapists work effectively and creatively with parents, adolescents, children, and families. Its solution-focused perspective provides a foundation based on collaboration, the utilization of client strengths, and the creation of possibilities...

  • The Therapist's Notebook on Positive Psychology, Activities, Exercises, and Handouts

    The Therapist's Notebook on Positive Psychology, Activities, Exercises, and Handouts

    by O'Hanlon & Bertolino

    How can psychotherapists apply the wealth of recent research in Positive Psychology to their clinical work to help their clients change in positive directions? Bill O’Hanlon, who originated Solution-Oriented Therapy in the early 1980s, and Bob Bertolino, an experienced clinician, build the bridge between positive psychology and psychotherapy in this book that allows readers to focus on the mental, behavioural, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual health of their clients. Following the highly readable and user-friendly approach of the Therapist Notebooks, this book contains 75 activities, exercises, and handouts throughout seven chapters that therapists...

  • Therapy with Troubled Teenagers: Rewriting Young Lives in Progress

    Therapy with Troubled Teenagers: Rewriting Young Lives in Progress

    by Bob Bertilino

    In this book Bob Bertolino describes his unique approach to treating adolescents and their families. He applies possibility-oriented interventions that focus on eliciting, evoking, and highlighting the strengths of clients, as opposed to their pathology and deficits. This approach, which is collaborative, resource-focused, respectful, and generally brief, is a highly effective type of therapy for young people at this fragile stage of life. Bertolino has collaborated with Bill O’Hanlon—pioneer in solution-oriented and possibility therapies, and the author of the Foreword for this book—and has expanded on and applied O’Hanlon’s ideas to...

  • Thriving on the Front Lines

    Thriving on the Front Lines

    by Bob Bertolino

    Youth and Family Services (YFS) are part of residential and group homes, schools, social service organizations, hospitals, and family court systems. YFS include prevention, education, positive youth development, foster care, child welfare, and treatment. As YFS has evolved advances in research have brought forth a host of promising new ideas that both complement and expand on the original underpinnings of strengths-based practice. Thriving on the Front Lines represents an articulation of these advancements. Thriving on the Front Lines explores the use of strengths-based practices with those who are "in the trenches," Youth Care Worker (YCWs)....

  • Walking in People's Worlds

    Walking in People's Worlds

    by Weld / Appleton

    This book offers students and professionals alike a reflexive exploration of the practical, emotional and spiritual components of social work practice. Examples from practitioners' experiences working with families and children are provided throughout and include the often unseen, positive contribution of statutory child protection workers. The approach is solution-focused, strengths-based, and emotional intelligence theory. The book offers strategies to support and strengthen the ways that social workers can partner with children and families to bring about positive change in complex problematic situations. The book is intended to support social workers, but...

  • Working with High-Risk Adolescents: A Collaborative Strengths-Based Approach

    Working with High-Risk Adolescents: A Collaborative Strengths-Based Approach

    by Matthew D. Selekman

    This innovative book focuses on helping high-risk adolescents and their families rapidly resolve long-standing difficulties. Matthew D. Selekman spells out a range of solution-focused strategies and other techniques, illustrating their implementation with vivid case examples. His approach augments individual and family sessions with collaborative meetings that enlist the strengths of the adolescent's social network and key helping professionals from larger systems. User-friendly features include checklists, sample questions to aid in relationship building and goal setting, and reproducible forms that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11"...

  • Working with Self-Harming Adolescents: A Collaborative, Strengths-Based Therapy Approach

    Working with Self-Harming Adolescents: A Collaborative, Strengths-Based Therapy Approach

    by Matthew D. Selekman

    Mental health professionals and affiliated professionals in schools are seeing more and more adolescents who cut and burn themselves, abuse alcohol and drugs, have eating disorders, or who engage in excessive risk taking. Yet the literature on this behaviour remains scant. Matthew Selekman provides readers with a comprehensive, highly practical approach to working with this challenging group of clients. Working with Self-Harming Adolescents offers readers effective guidelines for how parents can prevent and constructively manage self-harming episodes, discusses the major aggravating factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of this...

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