This state-of-the-art resource—a compilation of works from the nation's leading practitioners—offers mental health practitioners the tools for applying solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) techniques.
Filled with the most current research information, illustrative case examples, and practical suggestions, it uses a framework that integrates the solution-focused model with the problem-focused approach, and offers specific guidance for applying methods across treatment settings. Proven to be effective across economic, gAnder, and racial lines, this guide will lead to an increased number of therapeutic options for success in an era of managed care.
Person-centred instead of theory-centred, this resource provides a basic context for understanding how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects people and those around them. Compassionate, first-hand knowledge of the different ways in which PTSD manifests itself are described throughout the 12 case studies examined in this guide. Bringing this mental health issue to light for sufferers, families, and friends, these stories illuminate the confusion that often surrounds the behaviours and reactions associated with PTSD and can increase understanding, patience, and awareness. A piece of reflective foil covers the middle of the front... More info
This is an innovative and timely revised edition of one of Maggie Dent’s most popular books. The book explores how we can help our children to build emotional, social and spiritual competence for life, especially in the early years. With her practical, common-sense approach Maggie shows how we can easily make changes that will impact positively on the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s kids. Learn how to simplify things and create happy homes and classrooms. *Contents:* Introduction Chapter 1 — The Background Chapter 2 — Nurturing Young Hearts and... More info
This is the authoritative, bestselling guide that professionals and students turn to for a complete introduction to motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI—engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning—and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated... More info