Coping and Complaining

Author: Simon R. Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135480281
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Good clinical practice is impossible without an understanding of the ways in which patients present their complaints. Patients have their own styles of coping and of expressing their concerns, and without a clear understanding of these the clinician may find successful and swift diagnosis and treatment much harder to achieve. Coping and Complaining provides essential guidance for clinicians on how to identify various coping styles, and how to improve the quality of discourse with people of different backgrounds and ages. Drawing on a diverse range of evidence from such areas as developmental psychology, and theories on learning and memory, Coping and Complaining provides essential information on identification of patients' coping styles, focusing on such areas as: · The latest developments in attachment theory · The neurobiology of emotional development, and the biology of language development · Primary processes in early development · Communication, role play, the moral order of the consultation, and emotional first aid · Consequences for preventive medicine Coping and Complaining presents stimulating new approaches to consultations with patients and creative new ways of looking at health promotion.

Love and Loss

Author: Colin Murray Parkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415390419
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book illuminates the structure and focus of thinking about love and loss and sheds light on a wide range of psychological issues. It will be essentail for bereavement professioanls as well as students of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology. (Midwest).

Neuroscience for Social Work

Author: Holly C. Matto, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108776
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This clear and accessible guideówritten by social workers for social workersódescribes the most current developments in neuroscience and their practical applications for social work in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and criminal justice settings. The contributions of social work experts in these key areas of practice make this vast and ever-expanding body of neuroscientific knowledge easily understandable, with specific relevance to understanding the impact of the environment on neural mechanisms and human life course trajectories. The text examines how neuroimaging can be used to examine psychosocial treatment efficacy, discusses cross-system programmatic and policy implications that respond to the way in which toxic environments and early disrupted attachment affect brain and behavior, and addresses the importance of bioethics to inform the integration of neuroscience into social work practice. This is the only text on this topic with chapters organized around five practice settings and embedded with application skills across micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Each chapter includes an overview of the latest scientific research pertaining to the topic and discusses implications for assessment, prevention, intervention, policy, research, and ethics. Real-world case studies in each chapter enhance practice applications. Key Features: Describes the latest applications of neuroscience across social work settings in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and criminal justice Examines latest neuroscientific research for each topic and its implications for assessment, prevention, intervention, policy issues, research, and ethical/legal issues Draws clear practical implications in each chapter Written by social workers for social workers Includes the contributions of noted social work researchers, faculty, and practitioners

Psychology of Coping

Author: Annette V. Lee
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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If there is a single challenge a person faces in every stage of life from birth to death, it is the necessity of coping with life's exigencies. These often include health problems, social stress, and perceived difficulties. The ability to deal with these issues defines an individual to a large extent and can accelerate or brake one's development in the multitude of mental and physical pathways intrinsic to life. Coping behaviours include talking out a problem, crying, laughing, relaxation, ignoring the problem, praying, looking for the positive aspects of a situation, assuming everything is terrible, taking medication, hoping a problem will go away, attacking the problem with willpower, cognitive therapy etc. The book examines new research which will shed light on coping behaviours in a vast array of situations.

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547227
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.

The Founder s Dilemmas

Author: Noam Wasserman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400841933
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder's Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team. Drawing on a decade of research, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-CEO should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastrous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term. The Founder's Dilemmas draws on the inside stories of founders like Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, while mining quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders. People problems are the leading cause of failure in startups. This book offers solutions.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786743611
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

Overcoming Worry and Stress Dale Carnegie Success Series

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Manjul Publishing
ISBN: 9387383512
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Worry changes the light in our lives to darkness. The only way to overcome darkness is to turn on the light. The light dissipates the darkness like the sun dissipates the mist. All of us worry. Many of these worries are of short duration and go away with little effort. But when worry persists, it can rob us of vitality, enthusiasm and energy and can lead to physical and mental breakdowns. Doctors point out that chronic worry is behind numerous diseases such as asthma, allergies, cardiac trouble, high blood pressure and a host of other illnesses too numerous to mention. The worried mind is confused, divided and is thinking aimlessly about a lot of things that are not true. We can push worry out by training our minds to focus on harmony, peace, beauty, right action, love and understanding by supplanting negative thoughts with constructive thoughts. This book looks at many things that induces worry. We will examine the worries that are initiated in our home life as well as in our jobs. We will discuss how to deal with stress, avoid burnout and develop and maintain a positive mental attitude that will enable us to replace our worries with affirmative thoughts and actions. To get the most out of this book, read all of it first to absorb the overall concept of dealing with worry and stress. Then reread each chapter and start applying the guidelines for achieving each of the areas covered.

The Organization of Attachment Relationships

Author: Patricia McKinsey Crittenden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521533461
Format: PDF
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This volume, first published in 2000, presents a theory on attachment that broadens its range to ages beyond infancy.