Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents

Author: Yvonne Yates
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004185
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Human Givens therapy recognises and addresses innate needs - or 'givens' - common to all humans. The innovative approach is a highly effective way of dealing with the emotional difficulties faced by young people, and this book covers everything the practitioner needs to know about its theory and practice. This comprehensive resource offers an essential insight into the emotional well-being of adolescents and a detailed overview of the Human Givens approach, its therapeutic structure and potential outcomes. With a detailed exploration of each Human Givens need, the book provides useful assessment tools and practical interventions, all supported by photocopiable materials that include question sheets for the client and record charts for the practitioner. The book concludes with an informative case study taken from the author's research, which consists of a session-by-session therapeutic outline designed to communicate exactly how Human Givens works in practice. This complete guide to Human Givens therapy will equip educational, clinical and social care professionals working with adolescents with all they need to know to put this effective approach into action.

Negotiating the Teenage Years

Author: Sue Saunders
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781909895645
Format: PDF
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Written by a practicing psychologist with over 25 years' experience in personal development training and counseling, this book is a practical and accessible guide to the emotional health of teenagers and young adults.

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Katherine Paxton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105527
Format: PDF
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This manual provides counselling techniques that work for professionals, but also for individuals coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone with an ASD. It shows how to develop the tools to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world around them.

Clinical Pearls of Wisdom 21 Leading Therapists Offer Their Key Insights

Author: Michael Kerman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393705870
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book collects the 'best of the best' of leading therapists, who offer highlights from their years of practice as 'clinical pearls,' or nuggets of information for other therapists to use in clinical practice. Topics covered include all those that are most common to therapeutic settings: depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and treatments for children, adolescents, and couples. Contributors offer case studies that best exemplify the 'pearls,' and how they were used in the course of treatment, with tools for assessment (often a key issue for therapists in determining their course of action) and descriptions of the treatment approaches used. The final section of the book, 'Concluding Remarks,' includes the contributors' thoughts on how they came to use the skills/pearls, how long it took them to develop, and what their key assumptions were.

The Neurobiology of Attachment Focused Therapy Enhancing Connection Trust in the Treatment of Children Adolescents Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author: Jonathan Baylin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393711056
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Uniting attachment-focused therapy and neurobiology to help distrustful and traumatized children revive a sense of trust and connection. How can therapists and caregivers help maltreated children recover what they were born with: the potential to experience the safety, comfort, and joy of having trustworthy, loving adults in their lives? This groundbreaking book explores, for the first time, how the attachment-focused family therapy model can respond to this question at a neural level. It is a rich, accessible investigation of the brain science of early childhood and developmental trauma. Each chapter offers clinicians new insights—and powerful new methods—to help neglected and insecurely attached children regain a sense of safety and security with caring adults. Throughout, vibrant clinical vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience illustrate how informed clinical processes can promote positive change. Authors Baylin and Hughes have collaborated for many years on the treatment of maltreated children and their caregivers. Both experienced psychologists, their shared project has bee the development of the science-based model of attachment-focused therapy in this book—a model that links clinical interventions to the crucial underlying processes of trust, mistrust, and trust building—helping children learn to trust caregivers and caregivers to be the "trust builders" these children need. The book begins by explaining the neurobiology of blocked trust, using the latest social neuroscience to show how the child's early development gets channeled into a core strategy of defensive living. Subsequent chapters address, among other valuable subjects, how new research on behavioral epigenetics has shown ways that highly stressful early life experiences affect brain development through patterns of gene expression, adapting the child's brain for mistrust rather than trust, and what it means for treatment approaches. Finally, readers will learn what goes on in the child's brain during attachment-focused therapy, honing in on the dyadic processes of adult-child interaction that seem to embody the core "mechanisms of change": elements of attachment-focused interventions that target the child's defensive brain, calm this system, and reopen the child's potential to learn from new experiences with caring adults, and that it is safe to depend upon them. If trust is to develop and care is to be restored, clinicians need to know what prevents the development of trust in the first place, particularly when a child is living in an environment of good care for a long period of time. What do abuse and neglect do to the development of children's brains that makes it so difficult for them to trust adults who are so different from those who hurt them? This book presents a brain-based understanding that professionals can apply to answering these questions and encouraging the development of healthy trust.

ADHD in Adults

Author: Susan Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470029897
Format: PDF
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"This volume is a ground-braking first step in standardizing the psychosocial treatment of adults with ADHD." - Dr Sam Goldstein, University of Utah "I think it is a uniquely valuable guide to how psychological thinking and treatment can be helpful to adults with ADHD - I recommend it to all professionals taking on this work." - Professor Eric Taylor, Head of Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London Institute of Psychiatry "What emerges fro this perspective is clinical wisdom. I could see and feel both the patient and the therapy." - Margaret Weiss, Director of research, ADHD Clinic, Children's and Women's Health Centre, Canada There is increasing recognition of the prevalence of ADHD in adulthood, which is estimated to be around one percent in the general population. These people have often experienced lifelong underachievement; they feel misunderstood and have not received the help they need. Reflecting the growing awareness of this problem, ADHD in Adults provides a comprehensive account of the presentation of adulthood ADHD, its assessment and treatment. Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book introduces a cognitive behavioural model of ADHD from which the authors developed the Young-Bramham Programme. This is a unique, modular framework for assessing and treating people with adulthood ADHD and associated problems using practical intervention techniques. The book is accompanied by the Young-Bramham Programme Companion Website, www.wiley.com/go/adhdadults that provides downloadable materials for use by clients and therapists. ADHD in Adults is invaluable reading for clinicians working with adult ADHD clients in many different settings including primary care, adult mental health, learning disability, forensic, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. It will also be a useful self-help resource for ADHD clients, friends, family and supporters.

Human Givens Approach to Working with Parents of Challenging Teens

Author: D. Jones
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505720266
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book was previously released as 'Using a Humanistic Solution Focused Approach with Parents and Families to Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour and Youth Offending'. This edition is updated and has an additional chapter of case studies. I have been using a Human Givens Approach with parents and families for around eight years now, and over that time among other things I have used the Human Givens Approach to help to reduce youth criminal offending and antisocial behaviour, helped to get parents back into work, and youth back into school. The aim of this book is to add to your toolbox of strategies, skills and techniques that you already use with parents and families. This book is written for professionals working within a social work setting that would like to integrate a Human Givens Approach into their practice. So worker may work within Family Link Work Services, Family Resource Services, Children's Social Services, or a wide variety of other keyworker services where your role is to support parents of challenging teens.

Mind Body Techniques for Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Ron Rubio
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428050
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'After a few sessions with you, Nathan became aware of how he was carrying himself. We noticed a change in his gait. He was straighter, taller and more assertive in his walking. His gait was that of a confident man... He beamed with pride as I went on and on about how differently he presented himself. It shook me up!' --letter to Ron Rubio from the mother of a 22-year-old client with Asperger's Syndrome People with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) typically experience difficulty with balance, coordination and sensory awareness. The mind/body exercises in this book help young people with AS improve these skills, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. Easy to use, with photographs to show how exercises are done correctly, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates to others. The author's approach integrates ideas and practices from disciplines including martial arts, Eastern principles of mindfulness, techniques of visualization, breathing, posture, and movement, and the practice of mentoring. Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome is an introduction to Pathfinder training techniques for both parents of adolescents with AS and professionals including physical therapists, pediatricians, and special education teachers who work with them.

Narrative Play Therapy

Author: Aideen Taylor de Faoite
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003331
Format: PDF
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Narrative Play Therapy is a highly effective play-based psychological intervention that enables therapists to help children communicate difficult experiences and complex emotions through co-constructed stories. This is the definitive guide to the approach, offering both a coherent theoretical outline and a clear explanation of its practical applications. Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, including children experiencing adoption, parental separation or abuse, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. The professional expertise of leading practitioners in the field is brought together to present a comprehensive framework for Narrative Play Therapy drawn from theory, understanding and practice. This is an essential resource for students of play therapy, play therapy practitioners, and all other professionals working with children therapeutically.

Human Givens

Author: Joseph Griffin
Publisher: Human Givens
ISBN: 9781899398317
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The authors guide the reader through their approach to emotional health and education, clearly explaining a body of psychological knowledge gained through decades of research into neurophysiology, psychology and behaviour. This is a fresh edition containing a wealth of new material that will enhance its already considerable reputation.