Counselling LGBTI Clients is a comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read guide for both emerging practitioners and current practitioners, LGBTI individuals, and those who know them. It combines theory, research and practice with a framework that focuses on challenging and changing beliefs and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, gaining current knowledge about the subgroup, and empathetically developing skills to work effectively with the subgroup in a LGBTI-affirmative manner.
Dr. Kevin Alderson is an associate professor of counselling psychology at the University of Calgary. His areas of research interest include human sexuality, gender studies, and LGBTI studies. Throughout his 26 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Alderson has counselled hundreds of clients with nondominant sexualities and gender variations. He is the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the national peer-reviewed journal in the Canadian counselling field. Before joining the university in July 2001, Dr. Alderson was Head of Counselling and Health Services at a community college in Calgary for several years. He writes a monthly column for Outlooks Magazine and has six published books. He is the primary author of the recent policy statement adopted by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) regarding Gender Identity in Adolescents and Adults, and co-authored the official CPA fact sheets for Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults and for Gender Dysphoria in Children.
Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to and critique of narrative therapy and its theories. This edited volume introduces students to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Authors Catrina Brown and Tod Augusta-Scott situate this approach to theory and practice within the context of various feminist, post-modern and critical theories. Through the presentation of case studies, Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives shows how this narrative-oriented theory can be applied in the client-therapist experience. Many important therapeutic situations (abuse, addictions, eating disorders, and more) are addressed... More info
Recognizing the power of children’s imaginations in narrative therapy. Therapists may marvel at children's imaginative triumphs, but how often do they recognize such talents as vital to the therapy hour? Should therapists reserve a space for make-believe only when nothing is at stake, or might it be precisely those moments when something truly matters that imagination is most urgently needed? This book offers an alternative to therapeutic perspectives that treat children as vulnerable and helpless. It invites readers to consider how the imaginative gifts and knowledge of children, when supported by... More info
This easy-to-read self-help book is firmly based on the principles of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. The title reflects a key theme: that popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and often make us miserable. The book covers in detail how to use mindfulness skills, values, and effective action to enhance health, vitality, and life satisfaction. Based on a revolutionary new development in human psychology, this book will show you ground-breaking ways to: handle painful feelings far more effectively escape the grip of self-defeating habits rise above your fears, doubts and... More info