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  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

    101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

    by Fredrike Bannink

    A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for survivors of traumatic experiences. This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with trauma by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives. The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with trauma, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get...

  • 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    by Cindy Goldrich

    Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills. Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight "key" concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation and nurture the advantages—like creativity and...

  • A Still Quiet Place

    A Still Quiet Place

    by Amy Saltzman

    A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions Teaching kids stress management skills early in life will help them to grow into happy and healthy adults. And if you work with children or adolescents, you know that kids today need these skills more than ever. The pressures they face in the classroom, on the playground, in their extracurricular activities, and at home can sometimes be overwhelming. So how can you help lay the groundwork for their success? A Still Quiet...

  • A Still Quiet Place for Teens

    A Still Quiet Place for Teens

    by Amy Saltzman

    A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions Being a teen in today’s fast-paced, media-saturated world is difficult, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. This breakthrough workbook will help you balance your emotions, stay focused, and experience the natural quietness that lives within you.  If you’re a teen, you’re probably experiencing stress. And is it any wonder? You’re juggling schoolwork, friendships, and countless other activities. You get endless messages every day—texts from your friends, advice from your family and teachers, images...

  • A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: How to Help Others Reach for Change, 3rd Edition

    A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: How to Help Others Reach for Change, 3rd Edition

    by P Taylor and C Fuller

    A Toolkit of Motivational Skills, Third Edition, draws on the latest research to show how the Motivational Interviewing approach can be effectively utilized to draw out and sustain an individual’s internal motivation for behavioural change. Updated with a wide range of applications and practical examples of motivational techniques which have effectively helped others to change Updated with a wide range of applications and practical examples of motivational techniques which have effectively helped others to change Features a variety of supplemental resources including 16 online video examples of MI in...

  • Aging and Mental Health, 3rd Edition

    Aging and Mental Health, 3rd Edition

    by Daniel Segal, Sara Qualls, Mic

    Fully updated and revised, this new edition of a highly successful text provides students, clinicians, and academics with a thorough introduction to aging and mental health. The third edition of Aging and Mental Health is filled with new updates and features, including the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis and treatment of older adults. Like its predecessors, it uses case examples to introduce readers to the field of aging and mental health. It also provides both a synopsis of basic gerontology needed for clinical work with older adults and...

  • Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    by Jennifer Guest

    Explore and promote positive relationships with these 100 ready-to-use illustrated worksheets and activities. Based on systemic theory, psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles, the activities are a creative approachto starting therapeutic conversations and engaging clients in their search for solutions. The photocopiable worksheets encourage clients to express their feelings through drawing, painting and writing. They are structured around four key areas: sense of self; partner relationships; family dynamics; and improving communication and conflict resolution. Activities include explanations of how and why they help to address specific relational issues. Suitable for...

  • Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10

    Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10

    by Karen Treisman

    Amongst the beauty of the Okavango delta in Botswana, Cleo the Crocodile loved having fun with all of his animal friends. That is, until one day Hogan the Hippo, who was supposed to look after Cleo, started to act mean and hurt him. Cleo has to leave the swamp to find a safe new home - he's scared and puts his prickles up for protection, so all the other animals are afraid of him. How can Cleo find a new safe home? How can he make new...

  • Complete Guide to Children's Drawings: Accessing Children's Emotional World Through Their Artwork

    Complete Guide to Children's Drawings: Accessing Children's Emotional World Through Their Artwork

    by Michal Wimmer

    This indispensable guide for both parents and professionals offers fascinating ways to better understand the emotional world of children and what is important to them as represented by their drawings. It presents cases of children and adolescents coping with a variety of life challenges and clinical issues by way of interpreting their artwork. Parents, educators, clinicians, and doctors will find this practical guide highly beneficial for understanding children's strengths, weaknesses, and the reasons for their behaviour in cases of ADHD, fears and anxiety, coping with divorce, stubbornness and power struggles,...

  • Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

    Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

    by Katie Wrench

    For the busy frontline practitioner with little time to plan ahead, this hands-on guide presents imaginative and unique methods to engage families and caregivers throughout the process of assessing vulnerable children. Setting the context for each area of assessment, including strengths and resilience, risk and needs and the child's lived experience, the book then describes a series of activities or creative techniques to engage young people and their caregivers within this area. It outlines the materials required, aims of the exercise and method. It includes 'handy hints' based upon practical...

  • Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices

    Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices

    by Dr Sharlene Nipperess

    A guide to the theory and practice of effective and sensitive multicultural approaches across a range of settings including aged care, disability services and child protection, suitable for both students and practitioners. Critical multicultural practice, rather than being a specialism, is integral to Australian social work. Drawing on critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, intersectionality and critical reflection as practice theory, this major new edited collection challenges many of the dominant assumptions of cross-cultural social work and provides instead a new model of transformative engagement. Key concepts are considered, including identity, culture, diversity...

  • 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...

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