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  • ACT Questions and Answers

    ACT Questions and Answers

    by Russ Harris

    Renowned ACT expert Russ Harris presents easy-to-read Q&A sessions to uncover the most common ways clients and practitioners get stuck when using ACT, how to get unstuck, and how to transform that “stuckness” into powerful personal growth. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for a number of mental health issues - from depression to addiction - that focuses on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change. It also provides innovative tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting psychological flexibility and profound behavioural change. However, there...

  • Anxiety Relief for Kids On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance

    Anxiety Relief for Kids On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance

    by Bridget Flynn Walker

    If you have a child with anxiety, you need quick, in-the-moment solutions you can easily use now to help your child face their fears and worries. Written by a psychologist and expert in childhood anxiety, this easy-to-use guide offers proven-effective cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and exposure skills you can use at home, in social settings, or anywhere anxiety takes hold. Anxiety Relief for Kids provides quick solutions based in evidence-based CBT and exposure therapy--two of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. You'll find a background and explanation of the...

  • Art of Working with Anxious, Antagonistic Adolescents: Ways Forward for Frontline Professionals

    Art of Working with Anxious, Antagonistic Adolescents: Ways Forward for Frontline Professionals

    by Nick Luxmoore

    This is a series of surprising and candid conversations held between veteran counsellor Nick Luxmoore and professionals working with young people. Based entirely on stories from the author's experience of supervising frontline professionals, it looks at how to approach young people, the stumbling blocks faced on both sides, and offers invaluable guidance to anyone working with teenagers. Luxmoore posits ways forward for practitioners which are adaptive and allow them to respond personally, practically and theoretically. From suicide to disordered eating, watching pornography to love in therapeutic relationships, Nick Luxmoore covers a...

  • Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders

    Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders

    by Yifrah Kaminer Ken C. Winters

    This long-awaited follow-up to the classic text Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment presents the latest research on substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents 12–18 and emerging adults 18–25 years of age. This new manual offers a substantive update of the previous manual’s 16 chapters, offering 7 additional chapters devoted to important new topics, such as paediatric primary care assessment and intervention, electronic tools, specific substances (e.g., cannabis, opioids, alcohol), and much more. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse specialists, as well as applied researchers and public...

  • Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens: Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness

    Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens: Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness

    by Bonnie Thomas

    This photocopiable activity book helps teens and tweens who are feeling voiceless, ineffective or fearful in response to events at a world, community or individual level. It incorporates exercises using art and craft, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other movement based activities. This book offers dozens of suggestions, interventions, and activities for ways that tweens and teens can care for their physical and mental health, including managing life's stressors, how to recognize 'red flags' in a relationship, and listening to their body's intuition more often. Ideal for mental health counsellors, social...

  • Facts and Fictions in Mental Health

    Facts and Fictions in Mental Health

    by Hal Arkowitz Scott Lilienfeld

    Written in a lively and entertaining style, Facts and Fictions in Mental Health examines common conceptions and misconceptions surrounding mental health and its treatment. Each chapter focuses on a misconception and is followed by a discussion of related findings from scientific research. A compilation of the authors' "Facts and Fictions" columns written for Scientific American Mind, with the addition of six new columns exclusive to this book Written in a lively and often entertaining style, accessible to both the undergraduate and the interested general reader Each chapter covers...

  • Fire

    Fire

    by Jackie French

    One small spark brought fire awake Winding like a small black snake Fire flickered, fire crept Flames snickered, bushfire leapt... Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating path of destruction. But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows. *Author Bio:* *Jackie* was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She is also...

  • Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    by Davida Hartman

    The Growing Up Book for Boys explains the facts behind the growth spurts, body changes and mood swings of adolescence for boys aged 9-14 on the autism spectrum. The pre-teen and teenage years are a confusing time when bodies start acting with a will of their own, friendships change and crushes start to develop. Using direct literal language and cool colour illustrations, this book tells boys all they need to know about growing hair in new places, shaving, wet dreams and unexpected erections. It's full of great advice...

  • Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    by Davida Hartman

    The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy time when bodies change, emotions are high and peers are developing at different paces. Using simple, literal language and delightful colour illustrations this book explains the facts about body changes such as growing hair in new places, periods, wearing a bra and keeping spots away! It gives cool tips on what makes a...

  • Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    by Daniel A Hughes

    From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings. *Contents:* From Traumatic Relationships to Developmental Relationships Guiding Principles from Trauma Attachment Intersubjectivity and Neurobiology The Foundation...

  • Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

    Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

    by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour

    Written by a team of leading clinical psychologists, this straightforward book walks the reader through the workings of the teenage brain. Pulling together the latest research, from brain imaging techniques to studies of teen behaviour, the authors provide an invaluable framework for parents, teachers and professionals to understand how teenagers learn. Uniquely, the authors provide a manual with clear strategies for what to do to support teens based on findings from neuroscience and psychology. They show that good relationships and communication are the bedrocks of supporting teens to develop, learn and...

  • Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work. Second Edition

    Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work. Second Edition

    by Bennett, Green, Gilbert & Bess

    The second edition of Our Voices is a ground-breaking collection of writings from Aboriginal social work educators who have collaborated to develop a toolkit of appropriate behaviours, interactions, networks, and intervention. The text explores a range of current and emerging social work practice issues such as cultural supervision, working with communities, understanding trauma, collaboration and relationship building, and the ubiquity of whiteness in Australian social work. It covers these issues with new and innovative approaches and provides valuable insights into how social work practice can be developed, taught and practiced in...

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