Neuroscience for Counsellors

Author: Rachal Zara Wilson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008943
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an invaluable resource for counsellors and therapists looking to reinvigorate their practice and enhance their understanding of clients' needs. Each chapter focuses on different discoveries in neuroscience, explains them in plain English and provides guidance on how to put this knowledge to practical use in the therapy room. It covers specific psychological and neurological diagnoses including bipolar affective disorder, eating disorders and ADHD, as well as other more general issues such as attachment and addiction. The book also contains recommendations backed by evidence from neuroscience for optimum mental health involving nutrition, sleep and exercise, and a comprehensive glossary of technical terms. Presenting the practical applications of neuroscience, this book will be of immeasurable use to counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists, and also of interest to social workers and mental health practitioners.

Counselling Skills for Becoming a Wiser Practitioner

Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501433
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Conveying the reality of the counselling room, this book provides helpful tips and techniques to enable practitioners to develop and refine their skills. At the heart of this book is the idea of 'situated action'. By this we mean suspending purely intellectual faculties and exploring a different kind of intelligence - one shaped in the real world - in essence what happens to theory when it meets real life. This book offers thirty four skills to achieve this kind of practice wisdom which contain a mixture of reflection, client stories, quotes and images. This text will translate theory into practice for students and be a source of inspiration and reflection for the experienced practitioner.

Working with Traumatic Memories to Heal Adults with Unresolved Childhood Trauma

Author: Jonathan Baylin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501824
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What potential does psychotherapy have for mediating the impact of childhood developmental trauma on adult life? Combining knowledge from trauma-focused work, understandings of the developmental brain and the neurodynamics of psychotherapy, the authors explain how good care and poor care in childhood influence adulthood. They provide scientific background to deepen understanding of childhood developmental trauma. They introduce principles of therapeutic change and how and why mind-body and brain-based approaches are so effective in the treatment of developmental trauma. The book focuses in particular on Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy (PBSP) which uniquely combines and integrates key processes of mind-body work that can facilitate positive change in adult survivors of childhood maltreatment. Through client stories Petra Winnette and Jonathan Baylin describe the clinical application of PBSP and the underlying neuropsychological concepts upon which it is based. Working with Traumatic Memories to Heal Adults with Unresolved Childhood Trauma has applications relevant to psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

Author: Leslie A. Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412976391
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Third Edition of this text offers a straight forward and clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics for students new to the field. The authors focus on relating core ideas to practical situations that students will recognize and relate to. They provide a variety of pedagogical tools that promote student understanding of the underlying concepts required to interpret and to use test scores. Primarily concerned with preparing students to become informed consumers and users of tests, the text also features a final section focusing on how tests are utilized in three important settings: education, clinical and counseling practice, and organizations. Intended Audience: This is a scholarly, informative, applicable, and appropriate undergraduate and graduate textbook ideal for introductory courses such as Psychological Testing, Psychological Tests & Measures, and Testing & Measurement in departments of psychology and education; and graduate programs in psychology, industrial / organizational psychology, and counseling.

The Vulnerable Therapist

Author: Helen W. Coale
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789001795
Format: PDF, ePub
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A passionate, proactive stance on the present state of psychotherapy, The Vulnerable Therapist: Practicing Psychotherapy in an Age of Anxiety picks the brains of contemporary mental health professionals and finds a common symptom--fear. You'll see why litigation, market forces, and ethical confusion have raised a dark umbrella of angst over psychotherapy practices and discover what therapists can do to restore the profession to its former good self. The Vulnerable Therapist will capture your interest with its broad systemic approach, contextual analysis, fascinating case studies, and anecdotal material. You'll see the need for improvement at the institutional and individual levels of the psychotherapy professions. Specifically, you'll read about: social, cultural, and contextual aspects of the crisis of meaningin psychotherapy professional responses to the crisis of meaning which create ethicaldilemmas for individual practitioners the power of language to construct and control mental health beliefs psychotherapy's core constructs and ethical “buzzwords” psychological and legal risks in practicing psychotherapy today specific problems with licensing boards and other complaint channels problems with rule-based ethics alternative models for creating ethical therapist-client relationshipsToday, more and more, excessive litigation and market-driven forces are imposing standard ethics decisions on psychotherapists, forcing them to see their clients through the clouded lenses of risk management and liability instead of through the lens of therapeutic need. Much like the symptomatic children whose dysfunctional family stops blaming them and starts shouldering part of the “problem,” distraught therapists need the psychotherapy profession to address its own psychopathology at the institutional level. The Vulnerable Therapist shows how you can contribute to a total revamping of the mental health professions in a way that facilitates rather than impedes ethical functioning.

Counseling Crime Victims

Author: Laurence Miller
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826115195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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" Dr. Miller's Counseling Crime Victims is extremely effective...and it will occupy a central spot on my bookshelf...It is really a golden find. --Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Here is the gold standard - the book for mental health clinicians helping crime victims sort through one of life's most difficult and traumatic experiences. --Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., CTS Licensed Psychologist, New York State A practical, hands-on guide which offers counselors techniques for dealing with victims of a wide variety of crimes Shows counselors how to guide their clients through the legal and judicial system Counseling Crime Victims provides a unique approach to helping victims of crime. By distilling and combining the best insights and lessons from the fields of criminology, victimology, trauma psychology, and law enforcement, this book presents an integrated model of intervention for students and working mental health professionals. The book blends solid empirical research scholarship with practical, hit-the-ground-running recommendations. Counseling Crime Victims is a practical guide and reference book that working mental health clinicians will repeatedly consult in their daily practices. "

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy A Multicultural Perspective

Author: Allen E. Ivey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987237
Format: PDF, ePub
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Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy fully integrates a multicultural approach, which is demonstrated in practice throughout every chapter and every theoretical approach. New to the Seventh Edition: Increased focus on visual elements such as photos, charts, and summary tables. More focus on case illustrations. Increased coverage of ethical and legal issues, technology and on the counseling relationship. Added coverage of narrative counseling and brief, solution-focused counseling.

Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists

Author: Chad Luke
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483351963
Format: PDF
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Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists by Chad Luke provides an accessible overview of the structure and function of the human brain, including how the brain influences and is influenced by biology, environment, and experiences. Full of practical applications, this cutting-edge book explores the relationships between recent neuroscience findings and counseling theories and then uses these integrated results to address four categories of common life disturbances: anxiety, depression, stress, and addictions. The book’s case-based approach helps readers understand the language of neuroscience and learn how neuroscience research can enhance their understanding of human thought, feeling, and behaviors.

Handbook of Art Therapy Second Edition

Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609189779
Format: PDF
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Providing a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications, this is the definitive handbook in the field. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features 110 sample drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest clinical applications, methods, and research. *Chapter on art materials and media (including uses of new technologies). *Chapters on intervening with domestic violence survivors, bereaved children, and military personnel. *Expanded coverage of neuroscience, cultural diversity, and ethics.