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  • Beyond PTSD Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma

    Beyond PTSD Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma

    by American Psychiatric Associati

    Impulsivity, poor judgment, moodiness, risky behaviour. "You don't understand." "I don't care." "Whatever, bro." Engaging and working with teenagers is tough. Typically, we attribute this to the storms of adolescence. But what if some of the particularly problematic behaviours we see in teens -- self-destructive behaviours, academic issues, substance abuse, reluctance to engage in therapy or treatment -- point to unspoken trauma? Teens nationwide struggle with traumatic stress related to poverty, abuse, neglect, bullying, traumatic loss, and interpersonal or community violence. But youth are also generally reluctant to disclose or...

  • Body Language Decoder. 50 Cards To Reveal What They're Really Thinking

    Body Language Decoder. 50 Cards To Reveal What They're Really Thinking

    by Martin Brooks

    Learning to decode nonverbal communication can be a great tool to help us understand other people's thoughts and feelings, and it can help us make ourselves better understood too. Whether it's friends, family or lovers, colleagues or strangers, there is a wealth of meaning in the body language of those around us and most of us aren't even aware it exists - Body Language Decoder can help you tap into it. Being able to gauge more easily what a client or colleague is truly thinking or your partner is truly feeling...

  • Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the hidden causes of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders in adolescents and teens

    Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the hidden causes of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders in adolescents and teens

    by Dr Kenneth Bock

    From renowned integrative family physician Dr Kenneth Bock, a groundbreaking approach to understanding and treating mental health among adolescents and teens. Over the past decade, the number of 12- to 17-year-olds suffering from mental health disorders has more than doubled. While adolescents and teens are notorious for mood swings and rebellion, parents today are navigating new terrain as their children are increasingly at risk of struggling with a mental health issue. But the question remains: What is causing this epidemic of illness? In Brain Inflamed, acclaimed integrative doctor Dr Kenneth Bock...

  • CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Anxiety

    CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Anxiety

    by Jennifer Guest

    Using the principles of CBT, these 150 information pages and worksheets help adults to understand and manage symptoms of anxiety. The activities follow the framework of a typical CBT course: how it works, looking at the nature of the anxiety, linking thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology cycles, exploring different levels of thinking and beliefs, and identifying goals and future planning. Suitable for adults in individual or group work, this is an excellent resource to use as a standalone resource or in conjunction with professional therapy to deal with anxiety. *Author Bio:* *Jennifer...

  • CBT Doodling for Kids: 50 Illustrated Handouts to Help Build Confidence and Emotional Resilience in Children Aged 6-11

    CBT Doodling for Kids: 50 Illustrated Handouts to Help Build Confidence and Emotional Resilience in Children Aged 6-11

    by Tanja Sharpe

    Using creative therapy techniques developed through years of working with young children, this activity book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with children aged 6-11. Unique drawing exercises develop confidence, encourage self-awareness and help open up conversations where children are struggling to verbalise their thoughts or emotions. In this interactive book, 50 illustrated, entertaining characters help children explore and process their emotions - such as Stomper who loves to dance, or the Balloon Brothers who lift away sad feelings. These tried and tested communication tools are particularly helpful...

  • Coercive Control

    Coercive Control

    by Charlotte Barlow

    This book offers a critical appreciation of the nature and impact of coercive control in interpersonal relationships. It examines what this concept means, who is impacted by the behaviours it captures, and how academics, policymakers, and policy advocates have responded to the increasing recognition of the deleterious effects that coercive control has on especially women’s lives. The book discusses the historical emergence of this concept, who its main proponents have been, and how its effects have been understood. It considers the role of coercive control in making sense of women’s...

  • Compassion Focused Therapy Clinical Practice and Applications

    Compassion Focused Therapy Clinical Practice and Applications

    by Paul Gilbert

    Compassion Focused Therapy: Clinical Practice and Applications offers evidence-based guidance and extensive insight into the science behind compassion focused therapy. The first section of the book explores the evolution and physiological infrastructures of caring, and how compassion arises when humans use their complex cognitive competencies to address suffering deliberately and intentionally. With this framework and basis, the next sections of the book explore CFT applied to groups, specific interventions such as chair work, the importance of applying the principles of the therapy to oneself, the CFT therapeutic relationship, and a chapter...

  • Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety

    Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety

    by Liana Lowenstein

    Make Cognitive Behavioral Therapy child-friendly with this innovative collection of games, art activities, and stories. Packed with innovative cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help child clinicians engage, assess, and treat children with a variety of anxiety symptoms and disorders. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other creative activities address the key components of CBT: Psychoeducation, relaxation, affective expression, cognitive coping, exposure, and parent training. Includes practical strategies for overcoming common clinical challenges plus interventions and handouts for parents. A variety of activities are presented in each chapter, so interventions most appropriate to your...

  • Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide with Activities and Worksheets

    Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide with Activities and Worksheets

    by Claudia Coenen

    Understanding loss and its effects is integral to effective counselling and support in the treatment of grief. This book is a both a guide to the key theories of bereavement, and a practical workbook that can be used with clients to help them understand and work through their grief in a positive, transformative way. Divided into two parts, the first section presents current models of grief used by thanatologists, and advice on when to apply them, these models provide a springboard to deepen the conversation with clients, allowing them...

  • DBT and Art for Youth Suicide Prevention When Art Saves Lives

    DBT and Art for Youth Suicide Prevention When Art Saves Lives

    by Marney Schorr

    Art therapy, when combined with skills training in dialectical behaviour therapy and peer support, can teach young people new ways to regulate intense emotions and urges associated with suicidality, build healthy peer relationships, and increase a sense of purpose and personal empowerment. Practical advice will result in more confidence in using DBT-informed art therapy with a focus of integration into practices for youth suicide prevention to strengthen existing skills. Schorr exemplifies these practices through the The Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY) model - an art therapy model for reducing...

  • Death and Bereavement Across Cultures. Second edition

    Death and Bereavement Across Cultures. Second edition

    by Colin Murray Parkes

    All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a major impact on how people die, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many whose work brings them into contact with the dying and the bereaved from Western and other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. Death and Bereavement Across Cultures 2nd Edition is a handbook which meets the...

  • Doodle Your Worries Away. A CBT Doodling Workbook for Children Who Feel Worried or Anxious

    Doodle Your Worries Away. A CBT Doodling Workbook for Children Who Feel Worried or Anxious

    by Tanja Sharpe

    This workbook draws on CBT and creative therapy methods to help children aged 8+ understand their worry and anxiety. Featuring 50 fun and engaging doodling activities, this book allows young people to tune into their worries and their sources, using creativity to process anxiety, and building confidence to find their own solutions. This exploration can be independently led by the child themselves or with guidance from a parent or professional. Drawn from over 15 years of experience of supporting young people with anxiety, this workbook takes an integrative approach and...

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