Understanding Crisis Therapies

Author: Hilda Loughran
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005557
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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.

Clinical Exercises For Treating Traumatic Stress In Children And Adolescents

Author: Damion J. Grasso
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007688
Size: 41.97 MB
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How do I implement effective strategies for treating traumatic stress in this particular child or adolescent? Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents combines guidance for personalizing and implementing effective treatment approaches with practical materials to use in session. It describes the potential impact of trauma on children and adolescents, outlines core principles of effective treatment models, and provides practical guidance for tailoring treatment strategies to the specific needs of the individual. The featured worksheets and practical resources are designed to be compatible with evidence-based treatment models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Replete with adaptable, ready-made materials, this convenient resource will help any clinician working with trauma exposed 8-18-year-olds to implement effective treatment strategies in practice, as well as to take a tailored approach that engages them with creative, therapeutic activities.

Modern Social Work Theory

Author: Malcolm Payne
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113740602X
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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.

Wiley Concise Guides To Mental Health

Author: Adam Cash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119267668
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The new, quick reference for understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related issues. This concise, informative reference provides a complete overview of the history of the field, diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other critical information about PTSD. Examining both theory and practice, the text offers a multifaceted look at the disorder, outlining biological, cognitive, psychosocial, psychodynamic, integrated, and other relevant approaches. Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Series, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes: Vignettes and case illustrations A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, or patients In addition to the fundamentals of treatment, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder covers some of today's most important and cutting-edge issues in the field, such as war and terrorism; PTSD in children, adolescents, and families; professional and ethical issues; and relevant positive psychological findings. This straightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety of readers including students and practicing mental health professionals, as well as first responders, military personnel, and other individuals that regularly deal with traumatic situations and their aftermath.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Katie Evans
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729585433
Size: 53.38 MB
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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

Trauma Counseling

Author: Lisa Lopez Levers
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106838
Size: 55.77 MB
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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

A Practical Approach To Trauma

Author: Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412916380
Size: 42.23 MB
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A Practical Approach to Trauma: Empowering Interventions provides trauma counselors with effective guidelines that enhance skills and improve expertise in conducting empowering therapeutic interventions. Taking a practitioner’s perspective, author Priscilla Dass-Brailsford focuses on practical application and skill building in an effort to understand the impact of extreme stress and violence on the human psyche. provides trauma counselors with effective guidelines that enhance skills and improve expertise in conducting empowering therapeutic interventions. Taking a practitioner’s perspective, author Priscilla Dass-Brailsford focuses on practical application and skill building in an effort to understand the impact of extreme stress and violence on the human psyche.

Treatment For Posttraumatic Stress Disorder In Military And Veteran Populations

Author: Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Effects in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309254213
Size: 77.89 MB
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Prior to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars and conflicts have been characterized by such injuries as infectious diseases and catastrophic gunshot wounds. However, the signature injuries sustained by United States military personnel in these most recent conflicts are blast wounds and the psychiatric consequences to combat, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 13 to 20 percent of U.S. service members who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. PTSD is triggered by a specific traumatic event - including combat - which leads to symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the event; emotional numbing or avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, or places associated with the trauma; and hyperarousal, such as exaggerated startle responses or difficulty concentrating. As the U.S. reduces its military involvement in the Middle East, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipate that increasing numbers of returning veterans will need PTSD services. As a result, Congress asked the DoD, in consultation with the VA, to sponsor an IOM study to assess both departments' PTSD treatment programs and services. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated reports examines some of the available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help to improve PTSD care.

Treating Complex Trauma In Adolescents And Young Adults

Author: John N. Briere
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981441
Size: 77.87 MB
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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.

Complementary And Alternative Medicine For Ptsd

Author: David M. Benedek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190205970
Size: 62.31 MB
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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.