The Praeger Handbook Of Community Mental Health Practice 3 Volumes

Author: Doreen Maller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399549
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This expansive, three-volume set addresses the complexities of interconnectivity, therapeutic capacity, and the competencies needed in order to provide sophisticated and integrated community mental health care—both in the United States and within a global community.

The Praeger Handbook Of Mental Health And The Aging Community

Author: Doreen Maller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440853355
Size: 52.90 MB
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A comprehensive book written by experienced practitioners, this single-volume work describes clinical competencies, specific challenges, and applications in providing services to the elderly and their caregivers. • Includes therapeutic interventions and addresses critical elements including diversity, poverty, disability, and the law and ethics of elder care • Features case studies that clearly illustrate expressive arts, animal-assisted therapy, couple's counseling, family therapy, and evidence-based treatments • Ideally suited to students, psychologists, counselors, therapists, and health professionals who work with, or aim to practice with, elderly people and their families • Enables interns in their early years of practice to ensure that their services are appropriate, client centered, client driven, and evidence-based

The Praeger Handbook Of Social Justice And Psychology 3 Volumes

Author: Chad V. Johnson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144080379X
Size: 63.14 MB
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By introducing and explaining the intersection of two exciting and important areas of study, this landmark work unleashes their potential to address some of the most complex and globally relevant challenges of our time. • Provides multiple perspectives on a vast array of social justice issues around the world • Pays attention to inquiry, theory, and process to challenge injustices and inequities perpetuated by the status quo • Addresses social justice within multiple systems and contexts, such as families, schools, organizations, and communities • Examines the global and ideological influences on these systems • Offers theory and data as well as methods, tools, and strategies for confronting current inequities and working toward a more just world through psychological applications

The Positive Psychology Of Meaning And Addiction Recovery

Author: Lilian C. J. Wong
Publisher: Purpose Research
ISBN: 9780982427828
Size: 28.77 MB
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This is a rare collection of papers by leading authorities on addiction recovery. The distinguished list of contributors includes Alan Marlatt, George Vaillant, Stanton Peele, Jaak Panksepp, and Scott Tonigan. Although each represents different theoretical perspectives of addiction and recovery, all see recovery as more than mere abstinence. The first half of this book contains addresses from the Fourth International Meaning Conference, which focused on meaning and addiction. The second half of this volume uniquely focuses on the positive psychology of meaning and spirituality as an answer for addiction. The existential dilemmas of meaninglessness, boredom, and anxieties often trigger cravings for substance abuse. Geoffrey Thompson and Paul T. P. Wong articulate that only a personally meaningful life is powerful enough to overcome addictive cravings and satisfy the deep-seated human yearnings for happiness and meaning. Ken Hart connects the spiritual underpinnings of Alcoholics Anonymous to the New Thought movement and transpersonal psychology. This edited volume offers practical resources not only for addiction counselors and treatment centers, but also for college and university professors who teach addiction studies. Instead of focusing on coping skills and cognitive-behavioral strategies, a holistic approach emphasizes fulfilling the human needs for well-being, meaningful living, and self-transcendence. "This book is transformative, renewing a sense of aliveness and community from the deadness of addiction." -Brent Potter, PhD, author, Elements of Self-Destruction "This bracing volume offers an open-minded and open-hearted exploration of many key issues touching addiction and its treatment, from grief and loss to meaning and spirituality. It ranges far beyond the narrow and limiting confines of the usual reductionist perspectives." -Gabor Mate, MD, author, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction "Perhaps one of the most important additions in years in the literature on the intersection between existential and positive psychology, and its application for substance abuse disorders." -Alexander Batthyany, PhD, International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein; University of Vienna; Director, Viktor Frankl Institute, Austria; principal editor, Collected Works of Viktor Frankl (14 volumes)."

The Praeger Handbook Of Personality Across Cultures 3 Volumes

Author: A. Timothy Church Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841047
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This important multivolume work sheds light on current—and future—research on cultural universals and differences in personality in their evolutionary, ecological, and cultural contexts. • Uniquely brings together diverse topics and theoretical viewpoints related to personality across cultures, including cross-cultural, cultural, indigenous, evolutionary, and neuroscientific perspectives • Provides a thorough picture of current knowledge as well as directions for future research • Comprises 31 chapters by leading international researchers discussing their respective areas of expertise • Addresses personality broadly defined to include universal and indigenous traits, personality types, the self, emotion, motivation, values, beliefs, and life narratives • Draws on cultural samples from every continent except Antarctica

The Praeger Handbook Of Urban Education

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335129
Size: 17.34 MB
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Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest.

Attunement In Expressive Arts Therapy

Author: Mitchell Kossak
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780398081362
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Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy addresses how the arts can be applied therapeutically for mental, emotional and spiritual health. The therapeutic practices offer expanded ways of being attuned to emotional states and life conditions with individuals, relationships, groups, and communities. Specific topics include: the contexts of attunement in the arts and therapy, tuning in to embodied creative intelligence, attunement and improvisation, rhythm and resonance, and the sense of balance achieved through affective sensory states. Each chapter clearly articulates how to utilize the arts to tune in to self, other, and a larger sacred presence. The poignant stories from the author's 35 years as an artist and therapist allows the reader to experience how the arts have been used throughout history to maintain healthy physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Spontaneity, heightened sensitivity to inner states, deep connectivity to self and other, and an awareness of energetic and embodied shifts in consciousness are explored. This book will be an excellent resource for those interested in learning how to engage with individuals and communities in order to address complex life challenges.

Community As Method

Author: George De Leon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275948184
Size: 69.25 MB
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This book presents adaptations of the therapeutic community (TC) model and method for special populations of substance abusers, and implementation in a variety of institutions and human service settings. Included are pregnant adult addicts and their children, adolescents, prison inmates and parolees, the homeless, and chronically ill clients in methadone treatment. The settings include community residence and transitional housing facilities, state prisons, county jails, homeless shelters, mental hospitals, inpatient wards and outpatient clinics, as well as community based treatment programs.