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Can Cognitive behavioural therapy revolutionise your practice?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an effective and frequently used psychological treatment. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers offers the reader a good overview of CBT, allowing them to develop an understanding of the patient's problems, utilise the approach effectively, prepare for supervision, and integrate CBT skills into everyday practice.
This clear, comprehensive introduction written by experienced clinicians, describes how to use CBT within the busy clinical environment. Subjects covered include:
This straightforward guide will be essential for all mental health workers who are new to CBT, including nurses, occupational therapists, and counsellors as well as anyone training in mental health professions.
Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis describes a new psychological intervention, which for the first time applies emerging research from the field of positive psychology specifically to psychosis. The book contains guidance on adapting the approach for use in individual treatments, and on providing part of the intervention, either as individual sessions or by integrating Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis sessions into other treatments.
Divided into two sections - Theory and the Intervention Manual - this book offers methodologically rigorous research, case studies and detailed aims and instructions for clinicians and therapists. The structured, step-by-step manual, for use with clients, includes downloadable handouts, session materials, activities, guides and therapist tips. The manual will be a practical, positive and innovative resource for mental health professionals, providing all the material needed to deliver this evidence-based approach that is designed to improve wellbeing and reduce symptoms experienced by people living with psychosis.
Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis will be of interest to mental health clinicians working with people with psychosis, as well as clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, support workers and peer support specialists.
Many occupational therapy clients value spirituality and view it as an integral part of their identity and well-being. Recognized in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework as a client factor, spirituality and its related occupations can influence clients' ability to cope, rehabilitate, connect with others, and find meaning. Practitioners need to be able to address spirituality in an occupation-based context to improve client outcomes and well-being. This exciting new text provides a comprehensive review of spirituality in the occupational therapy literature, examining the nuances of how it is understood throughout the profession in research and practice. The text provides a philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding spirituality's role in occupational therapy and provides practical guidance to help practitioners better connect with and serve clients.
What are the effects of industry upon the health of employees? This enormously complex question involves historical, social, political, and scientific issues--and has a major impact on national policy decisions and regulatory activities. This unique book explores the history of occupational disease in the American workplace. Beginning with the centuries-old belief of disease as an acceptable and unavoidable by-product of industrial expansion, it moves to current methods of diagnosis, control and prevention. You will find in-depth coverage of:<br> * the growth of federal responsibility for occupational risks<br> * the evolution of mandatory health standards<br> * risk assessment and federal policy 1970-1990<br> * case studies of lead, asbestos, vinyl chloride, silicosis and byssinosis and steps taken to control or eliminate these conditions<br> Although the exact numbers are disputed, the Office of Technology Assessment today estimates about 6,000 deaths annually due to workplace injuries and about 100,000 deaths due to occupational illness. This book is vital for all physicians, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, nurses, lawyers, government policy makers, and others who are continually working to reduce these figures. It points the way to better methods of detection and control.innovative diagnostic techniques.improved epidemiological methodology.and a full understanding of government, labor and management's responsibilities to the health of their workers.
'The book is comprehensive, and extensively researched and referenced. !.[The] last chapter contains some excellent training resources for trainers of counsellors/psychotherapists. I would therefore endorse it as a useful textbook, especially as there is an excellent in-depth example of an assessment form, and guidance on how this can be used for trainees. These were useful revision points to me as an experienced counsellor' - The Independent Practitioner 'The book would be useful to practitioners who want to start thinking 'outside the box' of a particular orientation. It is also aimed at students and trainers - the last 40 pages in particular are full of practical training exercises. Overall, I would recommend it as a well-reasoned argument for therapy to be rooted in an integrative base' - Therapy Today Integration rather than a single theory has become accepted and widely recommended as a way forward in psychotherapy and counselling. Integrative Therapy, Second Edition, a timely and innovative guide for practitioners, is based on the view that training and practice methods should be evaluated for their usefulness to the client instead of their adherence to a particular model.Drawing from research on therapy process and outcome, and on human development respectively, the authors highlight striking similarities between the change processes involved in these two areas of study. The findings provide a basis for an adaptable framework for integrative practice. The authors pinpoint what is common as well as what is different in various approaches, using case illustrations to make comparisons throughout between the three major models: psychodynamic, humanistic-existential and cognitive-behavioural. What emerges is the central importance of the therapeutic relationship in the process of change - 'how to be with clients' as opposed to 'what to do'. Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition includes new material on neuroscience and practitioner-oriented research methodology showing how the processes of doing research and doing therapy have many things in common. The book aims to cultivate a spirit of willingness amongst therapists trained in one model to learn from colleagues trained in others. It also features exercises to support its use on courses and will thus be invaluable to trainees of counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology.Maja O'Brien is a chartered counselling psychologist and psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based in Oxford and a Principal Lecturer on the Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies run jointly by the Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.
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