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  • 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...

  • DVD: Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing

    DVD: Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing

    by Linda Sobell & Mark Sobell

    Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing, Dr. Linda Sobell demonstrates cognitive–behavioural motivational interviewing techniques for assessing a patient's alcohol use and then she and Dr. Mark Sobell discuss this useful approach for working with individuals with substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for eliciting intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving a person's ambivalence to change using open-ended questions, reflective listening, and decisional balancing. This nonjudgmental, non-confrontational interviewing style is designed to minimize a patient's resistance. The goal is to construct an interaction with patients so they...

  • DVD: Behavioral Family Therapy: with Bonnie Perkins, MA

    DVD: Behavioral Family Therapy: with Bonnie Perkins, MA

    by Jon L Winek

    Behavioural Family Therapy contains a full client demonstration of a family therapy session from a behavioural perspective. The DVD opens with an introduction to the approach and to the therapist, followed by a role play session, and finally, commentary from the therapist. The therapist discusses what issues were presented in the session and their conceptualization of the presenting problems. The DVD is a valuable resource for practicing clinicians and students in training. *Author Bio:* *Jon L. Winek* is currently a professor and program director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Training...

  • DVD: Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    DVD: Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    by William R Miller

    DVD: Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Dr. William Richard Miller demonstrates his approach to treating clients with problems involving substance abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse are a common presenting problem in therapy, second only to depression, so it benefits therapists to have an approach ready for this issue. Dr. Miller uses motivational interviewing, a Rogerian technique designed to increase a client's sense that he or she is capable of handling the problems they confront. In this session, Dr. Miller works with a woman who has been in and out of recovery for...

  • DVD: Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children

    DVD: Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children

    by Eliana Gil

    This DVD is produced in a format which is compatible and suitable for Australian and New Zealand players. This informative video program from renowned practitioner and author Eliana Gil illuminates the unique benefits of play therapy for children who have been physically or sexually abused. Sharing her warmth and clinical insight, Dr. Gil brings viewers into the therapeutic playroom, describes how play activities fit into the reparative process, and provides helpful pointers for practice. With the help of child volunteers (not actual patients), the video demonstrates specific art and play...

  • DVD: Life and Learning with Autistic Spectrum Diffability

    DVD: Life and Learning with Autistic Spectrum Diffability

    by Wendy Lawson

    A qualified counsellor, social worker and psychologist, Wendy Lawson is well-known and respected for her writing and workshops based on her own experiences as a person with autism. Wendy prefers the term 'diffability' to disorder, and her research seeks to explore what being differently abled means in a world of neuro-diversity. Her strong personality and sense of humour make Wendy's talks and workshops hugely popular in both northern and southern hemispheres. This two-disc DVD comprises Wendy's full 3-hour presentation, during which she explains the workings of the autistic mind from...

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