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Therapists’ Guide to Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury is written as a neurobehavioral and cognitive intervention manual for clinicians who counsel persons with brain injury. The Therapist’s Guide provides step-by-step protocols, using the content of the patient workbook Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury. Each of the 9 Lessons can be used as a basis for therapy appointments with consumers. Most mental health clinicians do not fully understand the special learning needs of this client population or how to modify the usual psychotherapy or counseling process to accommodate their unique impairments and allow them to benefit.
The Treatment of Epilepsy, fourth edition, is a comprehensive reference and clinical guide to the pharmacological, medical and surgical options available in the treatment of epilepsy.The text is compiled by a group of internationally renowned editors and contributors and is now in full color and extensively illustrated The first two sections cover the background to, and principles of, treatment in different clinical situations Section three comprises a series of systematic reviews of contemporary drug therapy, devoting one chapter to each anti-epileptic drug and covering all clinically-relevant aspects Section four focuses on the surgical options, devoting individual chapters to each of the modalities of presurgical assessment and to each surgical operation or approach This 4th edition is extensively revised incorporating the many recent developments in therapy, and comprises 81 chapters from world experts from 18 countries
Chronic pain is a significant health problem for many children and adolescents, with studies suggesting that as many as 15% to 40% of children suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is puzzling for parents to understand because there is often not a clear diagnosis or treatment plan. Unfortunately, many families cannot get the help they need because they live too far from children’s hospitals with pediatric pain clinics, where most healthcare providers in this specialized area are based.
Managing Your Child’s Chronic Pain is a resource for parents to learn how to help their children and families cope with persisting pain using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), an effective intervention to treat children with chronic pain.
Extensively updated, this popular textbook includes the latest research and therapeutic approaches, including third wave cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as developments in clinical practice. The book introduces and evaluates the conceptual models of mental health problems and their treatment, and provides valuable analyses of various disorders, such as schizophrenia and paedophilia. Each disorder is considered from a psychological, social and biological perspective and different intervention types are thoroughly investigated.
Discourses of Helping Professions brings together cutting-edge research on professional discourses from both traditional helping contexts such as doctor-patient interaction or psychotherapy and more recent helping contexts such as executive coaching. Unlike workplace, professional and institutional discourse – by now well established fields in linguistic research – discourses of helping professions represent an innovative concept in its orientation to a common communicative goal: solving patients’ and clients’ physical, psychological, emotional, professional or managerial problems via a particular helping discourse.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1868, declares that all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Citizen-children of mixed-status families grow up living almost-average American lives; however, The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that more than four-million citizen-children are forgotten in the discordant immigration debate, forcing these children to live under the constant threat of their family suddenly being deported, leaving parents to face the impossible decision: make their child an exile or an orphan.
In Forgotten Citizens, Luis Zayas holds a mirror to a nation in crisis, providing invaluable perspectives for practitioners, decision makers, and those brave enough to look. Zayas draws on his as extensive work as a psychological evaluator to present the most complete picture yet of the mental health and lasting trauma experienced by US citizen-children who are threatened with their fate.
In an early chapter we meet Virginia, a kindergartener so terrified of revealing her family’s status that she took her father’s warning don’t say anything so literally she hadn’t spoken in school in over a year. Children like Virginia have been silenced and their stories largely overlooked in the broader debates about immigration policy – as this book demonstrates, we can no longer afford to ignore them.
Writing is one of humankind’s greatest inventions, and modern societies could not function if their citizens could not read and write. How do skilled readers pick up meaning from markings on a page so quickly, and how do children learn to do so? The chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Reading synthesize research on these topics from fields ranging from vision science to cognitive psychology and education, focusing on how studies using a cognitive approach can shed light on how the reading process works.
The study of dissociation is relevant to anyone undertaking research or treatment of mental health problems. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation uses a cognitive approach to de-mystify the processes involved in linking traumatic incidents to their effects.Kennedy, Kennerley and Pearson present a full and comprehensive understanding of mental health problems involving dissociative disorders and their treatment, bringing together an international range of experts.
In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana’s potential for pain relief, Dr. Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions such as:-Is your aluminum cookware hurting you?-Can tryptophan supplements improve your mood?-How do fruits and vegetables protect us from aging?-Why does eating chocolate make you feel so angry?-Does our brain want us to be obese?Never forget–everything we consume can affect how we think, feel, and act.N
Warum haben ca. 5% der Grundschulkinder trotz normaler Begabung und ausreichendem Schulunterricht erhebliche Schwierigkeiten beim Erlernen des Lesens und Schreibens? Wodurch ist eine solche Lese- Rechtschreibstörung gekennzeichnet, wie wirkt sie sich im Schulalltag und im späteren Leben aus? Wie kann man die Lese-Rechtschreibstörung möglichst früh diagnostizieren und wie kann man die betroffenen Kinder optimal fördern? Dies sind zentrale Fragen, die in diesem Buch auf der Basis des aktuellen Standes der internationalen Forschung behandelt werden.Z
The primary aim of Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide is to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other practitioners with a validated, step-by-step treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) that can improve the lives of patients with this disabling disorder. Patients with NES frequently present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and emergency departments. The disorder has been documented in the medical literature for centuries, and much is known about the phenomenology, seizure characteristics, psychiatric comorbidities, neuropsychological testing, and psychosocial aspects in NES.
This volume is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the behavioural science and neuroscience of our impulsive choices and their relation to delay discounting – the tendency to devalue temporally distant rewards or punishments, even though they may greatly outbalance the immediate benefit of our choices. The cutting-edge researchers who contributed to this volume have documented cross-species similarities in impulsive decision making and pioneered the neuroscience of impulsive choice. In this text they provide insights into harmless impulsive acts as well as those that dominate and destory lives.
"This collection is a much-needed remedy to the confusion about which varieties of enactivism are robust yet viable rejections of traditional representationalism approaches to cognitivism – and which are not. Hutto’s paper is the pivot around which the expert commentators, enactivists and non-enactivists alike, sketch out the implications of enactivism for a wide variety of issues: perception, emotion, the theory of content, cognition, development, social interaction, and more.
This book provides school psychologists, counselors, social workers, school administrators, and teachers with a summary of ecologically sound primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies. The contributors cover fundamentals such as how to conduct a behavioral assessment, how to measure treatment integrity and response to intervention, and how to promote generalization and maintenance of learned positive behaviors. They also discuss prevention measures such as positive behavior support and group contingencies that schools can implement system-wide.
In America’s increasingly diverse society, it is imperative that mental health providers prioritize the development of their cultural competence to assure that they are equipped to meet the needs of their clients.Cultural Considerations in Asian and Pacific Islander American Mental Health offers a broad array of perspectives from clinicians and researchers actively working with racially/ethnically diverse populations. This book addresses psychosocial cultural issues that impact the mental health of the growing Asian American population.
‘The recent publication of a new edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical manual (DSM-5) highlighted the two contrary viewpoints that exist within the field of mental health. There are those who value such classification systems, seeing each revision of the DSM as a fine-tuning exercise, and there are those who are strongly opposed, seeing such exercises as fundamentally flawed. ‘Madness Cracked’ provides a fascinating introduction to the history of psychiatry and clinical psychology, looking at how these areas have attempted to classify the various problems and disorders that their practitioners have faced in everyday use.
One of the hallmarks of a quality liberal arts education is providing undergraduates the opportunity to wrestle with controversial issues. Yet many teachers feel ill-equipped when it comes to broaching disagreeable topics, managing the resulting heated debates, or helping students to separate their personal feelings from scientific evidence. This book provides frameworks for teaching controversial topics and skills for handling disruptions, so teachers can help students evaluate evidence and develop testable questions.S
The years since World War II have seen remarkable progress in the field of cognitive fatigue. Many fascinating and encouraging lines of research have been explored, including performance effects associated with cognitive fatigue; task characteristics leading to fatigue; feelings, motivational determinants, biological, and neuropsychological aspects of cognitive fatigue; and drug effects on cognitive fatigue. However, in all this time there has been no book-length treatment of cognitive fatigue, and little effort to bring together these diverse research strands into an integrated whole.
This timely resource analyzes home visits as a primary intervention for at-risk families with infants and young children and details innovative programs for home service delivery. Focusing on family violence, mental illness and alcohol and substance abuse as major challenges to child development, the book presents practical strategies for home visitors to address and prevent problems while fostering an improved environment for raising children. Contributors offer a realistic framework for planning, developing, and training an effective home visitation workforce and tailoring interventions to fit individual family dynamics.
Animals fall in love, establish rules for fair play, exchange valued goods and services, hold “funerals” for fallen comrades, deploy sex as a weapon, and communicate with one another using rich vocabularies. Animals also get jealous and violent or greedy and callous and develop irrational phobias and prejudices, just like us. Monkeys address inequality, wolves miss each other, elephants grieve for their dead, and prairie dogs name the humans they encounter. Human and animal behavior is not as different as once believed.I
Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) is a new model of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) that organizes standard cognitive and behavioural techniques in a step-by-step fashion, making CBT more easily mastered by the new therapist, more easily understood by the patients, and simpler to be implemented, whilst still maintaining flexibility and CBT’s recognized effectiveness.Dividing thirty key features into two parts: ‘Theory and Practice’, this concise book explores the principles of TBCT, explains the techniques developed throughout TBCT therapy to change dysfunctional cognitions, and provides a clear guide to the distinctive characteristics of TBCT.T
Co-creative transactional analysis is an approach to a particular branch of psychology which, as the phrase suggests, emphasizes the “co-” (mutual, joint) aspect of professional relationships, whether therapeutic, educative and/or consultative – and, by implication, of personal relationships. The “co-” of co-creative acknowledges the transactional, inter-relational, mutual, joint, and co-operative, as well as partnership.With its roots in field theory and social constructivism, and based on guiding principles which emphasize “we” psychology, shared responsibility, and present-centered development, co-creative transactional analysis offers a re-reading of transactional analysis – and, more broadly, of other approaches to psychology and psychotherapy – which emphasizes health alongside illness and pathology; dialogue and discourse; the active engagement and participation of the therapist in the therapeutic endeavor; and the potential and possibilities of relationships and therapeutic relating.C
This volume provides an authoritative synthesis of a dynamic, influential area of psychological research. Leading investigators address all aspects of dual-process theories: their core assumptions, conceptual foundations, and applications to a wide range of social phenomena. In 38 chapters, the volume addresses the pivotal role of automatic and controlled processes in attitudes and evaluation; social perception; thinking and reasoning; self-regulation; and the interplay of affect, cognition, and motivation.
Clinical Perspectives on Reflective Parenting: Keeping the Child’s Mind in Mind describes the Center for Reflective Parenting and techniques developed at the Center for helping parents to be able to understand and reflect on their children’s emotional states, as a way of helping them to be more effective parents. Discussion of neurobiological correlates of “reflective parenting,” and of similar techniques used at the Pacella Child Center and in other settings, places the clinical technique in the context of other work directed at helping parents help their children to grow up emotionally healthy.
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