Understanding Crisis Therapies

Author: Hilda Loughran
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005557
Format: PDF
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Events in people's lives can have a profound impact; anything from moving house or losing a job to the death of a loved one or a natural disaster can push an individual into a state of crisis. Crisis intervention is a brief therapy and immediate response which aims to support the person through the crisis period. This book covers the different influences on crisis therapies and traces the development of crisis theory across its different phases. Each chapter explores a different approach, including psychoanalytic; cognitive, which includes motivational interviewing; systemic; radical; and social construction, which covers solution focused therapy and enhancing resilience. Chapters on the developmental, behavioural, and post-traumatic approaches are also included, and the final chapter illustrates an integrated framework drawing on our knowledge of crisis so far. Case studies are featured throughout to demonstrate the theories and therapies in practice. This clear guide will assist students and practitioners to understand the different types of intervention and how they relate to the theoretical context. It will be a vital text for all those working with people in crisis, including social workers, counsellors, crisis workers and students in these fields.

Modern Social Work Theory

Author: Malcolm Payne
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113740602X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: • the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative and solutions approaches • a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice • new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share • 'Pause and Reflect' questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking • updated 'Example text' sections which summarise the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Katie Evans
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729585433
Format: PDF, ePub
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Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing has established itself as Australia and New Zealand's foremost mental health nursing text and is an essential resource for all undergraduate nursing students. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current research and changing attitudes about mental health, mental health services and mental health nursing in Australia and New Zealand. Set within a recovery and consumer-focused framework, this text provides vital information for approaching the most familiar disorders mental health nurses and students will see in clinical practice, along with helpful suggestions about what the mental health nurse can say and do to interact effectively with consumers and their families. Visit evolve.elsevier.com for your additional resources: eBook on Vital Source Resources for Students and Instructors: Student practice questions Test bank Case studies Powerful consumer story videos 3 new chapters: - Physical health care: addresses the physical health of people with mental health problems and the conditions that have an association with increased risk of mental health problems - Mental health promotion: engages with the ways in which early intervention can either prevent or alleviate the effects of mental health problems - Challenging behaviours: presents a range of risk assessments specifically focused upon challenging behaviours Now addresses emerging issues, such as: - The transitioning of mental health care to primary care - The development of peer and service user led services, accreditation and credentialing - Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program

Crisis Intervention Strategies

Author: Richard James
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111186774
Format: PDF, ePub
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Authoritative and based on the authors’ extensive experience teaching crisis intervention courses, this best-selling text presents the latest skills and techniques for handling real crisis situations. The author’s six-step model clearly illustrates and elucidates the process of dealing with people in crisis: Defining the Problem, Ensuring Client Safety, Providing Support, Examining Alternatives, Making Plans, and Obtaining Commitment. Using this model, the author then builds specific strategies for handling a myriad of different crisis situations, accompanied in many cases with the dialogue that a practitioner might use when working with the individual in crisis. New videos, available through a DVD and through CourseMate (both of which are available for packaging with the text), correlate with the text and demonstrate crisis intervention techniques for students who must not only understand the theoretical underpinnings of crisis intervention theories, but also apply them in crisis situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Traumatic Stress

Author: Bessel A. van der Kolk
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507107
Format: PDF, ePub
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This bestselling classic presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. The preface to the 2007 paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.

Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults

Author: John N. Briere
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981441
Format: PDF
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"This book, while conceived as a professional volume, can be used in a variety of courses. This book covers areas such as symptoms of trauma, how to assess and plan treatment, how to educate adolescents about their trauma, and how to intervene with family and in group therapy. It contains a variety of cases for illustrative purposes"--Provided by publisher.

Case Studies in Sex Therapy

Author: Raymond Rosen
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898628487
Format: PDF, Docs
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With simple cases of premature ejaculation or anorgasmia becoming increasingly rare, clinicians are now utilizing a sophisticated array of multidisciplinary approaches to treat a complex variety of challenging problems and patient populations. Bringing together, under one cover, case studies and clinical discussions by the very authorities whose work is changing the field, Case Studies in Sex Therapy provides a state-of-the-art guide to current clinical practice. Chapters in the first section focus on cases of sexual desire disorders and explore such issues as desire disparity between partners, clinical interventions in marital and sex therapy, biological aspects of inhibited sexual desire, treatment considerations with a homosexual couple, the application of integrative therapy for treating secondary low sex desire, and the many factors that may contribute to sexual avoidance. The next section demonstrates both the opportunities and the complex challenges posed to the clinician by the array of new medical, surgical, and pharmacological therapies. Addressing the growing interest in sexual addiction and compulsion, the third section covers controversial issues such as the treatment of a sexually addictive client and the treatment implications when a client has been sexually exploited by another therapist.

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Author: Stephen Palmer, Michael J. Scott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446236185
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the first comprehensive reader in a new area of counselling. It brings together well-known authors on traumatic stress responses and good counselling practice, as well as new material specifically written in order to fill gaps in current published sources. The authors cover an extensive range of methods for helping people, including videotaping, brief group counselling, expressive art, and information on helping the helpers.

Trauma Counseling

Author: Lisa Lopez Levers
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106838
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As of 2009, The Council of Accreditation and Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) mandated that all counseling programs must address trauma within their curriculum.Trauma Counseling, written by a Fulbright scholar who is internationally recognized for her work with traumatized populations in Rwanda, is designed to help counseling students and professionals approach and treat trauma survivors with confidence. In so doing, it not only fulfills but exceeds the requirements of CACREP standards. The text provides a comprehensive review of the many causes of trauma, including interpersonal violence, hate crimes, school violence, and war and terrorism. It includes evidence-based trauma counseling techniques and integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. It also addresses macro-level issues such as community violence. This interdisciplinary textbook will be of tremendous use to graduate counseling students and professional counselors, as well as social workers, psychologists, and other human service providers. Key Topics: Trauma and context Trauma of loss, vulnerability, and interpersonal violence Intolerance and trauma of hate Large-scale trauma, crisis, and violence Community, school, and organizational violence Clinical assessment and treatment issues Other issues in trauma counseling

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for PTSD

Author: David M. Benedek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190205970
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The number of individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder has increased in the past decade, not only in the military and veteran population but within the civilian population as well. Traditional treatments such as pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy have provided less-than-ideal results proving to be less effective when used alone to treat the disorder. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for PTSD supplements these traditional treatments, using new and effective techniques to fill the therapeutic void. The alternative therapies covered include acceptance and commitment therapy, acupuncture, alternative pharmacology, canine assistive therapy, family focused interventions, internet and computer-based therapy, meditation techniques, mobile applications, recreational therapy, resilience training, transracial magnetic stimulation, virtual reality exposure therapy, and yoga. Each chapter delivers the most up-to-date understanding of neurobiology, best practices, and key points for clinicians and patients considering inclusion of these treatments in patient care. Drs. David Benedek and Gary Wynn offer insight into the future of complementary and alternative medicine, shining a light onto how these techniques fit into clinical practice to create the most beneficial treatments for the patient. This book is both an essential resource and practical guide to everyday clinical interactions. It is a necessary addition to the medical library for students and senior clinicians alike.