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Psychotherapy

See below for a selection of the latest books from Psychotherapy category. Presented with a red border are the Psychotherapy books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Psychotherapy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Long Term Systemic Therapy Individuals, Couples and Families

Long Term Systemic Therapy Individuals, Couples and Families

Author: Arlene Vetere Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Systemic psychotherapy has long been conceptualised and practiced as brief psychotherapy, in both the public sector and in independent practice, but it is now increasingly becoming a longer term practice. This ground-breaking book examines the ways in which systemic theory can accommodate and formulate long term practice, and locates the boundaries of the systemic theories that both help to explain and give direction to such work. In doing so, it asks important questions such as: at what point might a practitioner need to incorporate and integrate other explanatory models into their systemic thinking? What does this mean for systemic practice? How does the relative longevity of the work impact the way practitioners build and maintain therapeutic relationships with the relational systems they assist? And what implications does such longevity have on, and for, the supervisory needs of systemic psychotherapists at the heart of the work? Given the absence of a rigorous evidence base for long term systemic therapy and practice, this book explores how practitioners can hold themselves ethically accountable for what they do and think. Written by some of the leading names in systemic thinking, this book provides an important new resource for both students and experienced professionals in family therapy seeking to enhance their practice and research.

Pattern-Focused Therapy Highly Effective CBT Practice in Mental Health and Integrated Care Settings

Pattern-Focused Therapy Highly Effective CBT Practice in Mental Health and Integrated Care Settings

Author: Len (Florida Atlantic University, USA) Sperry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Pattern-Focused Therapy incorporates brief cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for symptom reduction and a step-by-step therapeutic strategy for effectively changing clients' maladaptive patterns and increasing their well-being. Integrating research, clinical expertise, and client needs and values, Pattern-Focused Therapy is a highly effective third wave CBT approach that can be applied to a wide range of clients. This text guides therapists through the pattern-focused approach, facilitating learning through session-by-session transcriptions and commentaries from the first to the final session. Interventions for optimizing treatment and indicators of successful therapy are included along with a chapter on Pattern-Focused Therapy in integrated care settings. Seasoned and beginner therapists alike will benefit from this invaluable method for learning and mastering this evidence-based approach.

Pattern-Focused Therapy Highly Effective CBT Practice in Mental Health and Integrated Care Settings

Pattern-Focused Therapy Highly Effective CBT Practice in Mental Health and Integrated Care Settings

Author: Len (Florida Atlantic University, USA) Sperry Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Pattern-Focused Therapy incorporates brief cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for symptom reduction and a step-by-step therapeutic strategy for effectively changing clients' maladaptive patterns and increasing their well-being. Integrating research, clinical expertise, and client needs and values, Pattern-Focused Therapy is a highly effective third wave CBT approach that can be applied to a wide range of clients. This text guides therapists through the pattern-focused approach, facilitating learning through session-by-session transcriptions and commentaries from the first to the final session. Interventions for optimizing treatment and indicators of successful therapy are included along with a chapter on Pattern-Focused Therapy in integrated care settings. Seasoned and beginner therapists alike will benefit from this invaluable method for learning and mastering this evidence-based approach.

Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD Breaking Down

Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD Breaking Down

Author: Janice Haaken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Integrating critical and feminist psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, this text offers a distinct perspective of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a clinical and social phenomenon. The book draws upon interviews carried out in field settings to examine the true individual and social costs of being diagnosed with PTSD. The author examines how social contexts and social movements shape diagnostic thinking about mental trauma and how the PTSD diagnosis emerged as a symptom of a crisis in psychiatry over demands to recognize the social and political origins of mental suffering. Chapters explore case examples from a range of settings, such as military and veterans affairs clinics, war zones and refugee camps, psychosomatic medicine, the criminal justice system, and more. Providing a new way of thinking about PTSD and an alternative to both critics and defenders of the diagnosis, this text will be useful for scholars and practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and public health policy.

Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD Breaking Down

Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD Breaking Down

Author: Janice Haaken Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Integrating critical and feminist psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, this text offers a distinct perspective of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a clinical and social phenomenon. The book draws upon interviews carried out in field settings to examine the true individual and social costs of being diagnosed with PTSD. The author examines how social contexts and social movements shape diagnostic thinking about mental trauma and how the PTSD diagnosis emerged as a symptom of a crisis in psychiatry over demands to recognize the social and political origins of mental suffering. Chapters explore case examples from a range of settings, such as military and veterans affairs clinics, war zones and refugee camps, psychosomatic medicine, the criminal justice system, and more. Providing a new way of thinking about PTSD and an alternative to both critics and defenders of the diagnosis, this text will be useful for scholars and practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and public health policy.

Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies When Words are Not Enough

Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies When Words are Not Enough

Author: Anna Chesner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Trauma in the creative and embodied therapies is a cross-professional book looking at current approaches to working therapeutically and socially with trauma in a creative and embodied way. The book pays attention to different kinds of trauma; environmental, sociopolitical, early relational, abuse in its many forms and the trauma of illness, with contributions from international experts, drawn from the fields of the arts therapies, the embodied psychotherapies, as well as nature-based therapy and playback theatre. The book is divided into three sections: the first section takes into consideration the wider sociopolitical perspective of trauma and the power of community engagement. In the second section there are numerous clinical approaches to working with trauma, whether with individuals or groups, highlighting the importance of creative and embodied approaches. In the third section the focus shifts from client work to the impact of trauma on the practitioner, team and supervisor, and the importance of creative self-care and reflection in managing this challenging field. This book will be useful for all those working in the field of trauma, whether as clinicians, artists or social workers.

Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies When Words are Not Enough

Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies When Words are Not Enough

Author: Anna Chesner Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Trauma in the creative and embodied therapies is a cross-professional book looking at current approaches to working therapeutically and socially with trauma in a creative and embodied way. The book pays attention to different kinds of trauma; environmental, sociopolitical, early relational, abuse in its many forms and the trauma of illness, with contributions from international experts, drawn from the fields of the arts therapies, the embodied psychotherapies, as well as nature-based therapy and playback theatre. The book is divided into three sections: the first section takes into consideration the wider sociopolitical perspective of trauma and the power of community engagement. In the second section there are numerous clinical approaches to working with trauma, whether with individuals or groups, highlighting the importance of creative and embodied approaches. In the third section the focus shifts from client work to the impact of trauma on the practitioner, team and supervisor, and the importance of creative self-care and reflection in managing this challenging field. This book will be useful for all those working in the field of trauma, whether as clinicians, artists or social workers.

A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

Author: Rachel Bedard, Lorna Hecker Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2020

This book is a comprehensive resource to guide work with individuals on the autism spectrum. It reflects the true range of needs presented by individuals with autism, pulling together the most salient aspects of treatment with invaluable information from several disciplines synthesized to guide your work. Divided into topical sections with chapters from three field experts in each, this book features contributions from therapists, educators, and medical doctors, as well as financial planners, health advocates, and innovators. The diverse disciplines and backgrounds of each author lend a different voice and perspective to each chapter, reflecting the continuum of care necessary when working with clientele on the Autism Spectrum, and that, for patients on the spectrum, one solution does not fit all. For use by counselors, applied behavioral analysts, occupational therapists, social workers, teachers, and more, this text presents readers with expertise from various contributing disciplines to give them a treatment resource that can guide their daily work.

A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

Author: Rachel Bedard, Lorna Hecker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

This book is a comprehensive resource to guide work with individuals on the autism spectrum. It reflects the true range of needs presented by individuals with autism, pulling together the most salient aspects of treatment with invaluable information from several disciplines synthesized to guide your work. Divided into topical sections with chapters from three field experts in each, this book features contributions from therapists, educators, and medical doctors, as well as financial planners, health advocates, and innovators. The diverse disciplines and backgrounds of each author lend a different voice and perspective to each chapter, reflecting the continuum of care necessary when working with clientele on the Autism Spectrum, and that, for patients on the spectrum, one solution does not fit all. For use by counselors, applied behavioral analysts, occupational therapists, social workers, teachers, and more, this text presents readers with expertise from various contributing disciplines to give them a treatment resource that can guide their daily work.

Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats A Cognitive Behavioural Self-help Guide to the Menopause

Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats A Cognitive Behavioural Self-help Guide to the Menopause

This revised edition of Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats offers up to date and evidence-based information about the menopause and about hot flushes and night sweats, which are the main reason that women seek medical help. The four-week self-help guide uses cognitive behavior therapy providing information and strategies for managing hot flushes and night sweats, as well as stress and sleep. The guide is interactive with exercises and homework tailored to women's individual circumstances and lifestyles. It challenges myths about menopause and aging and provides better understanding of flushes which in turn reduces stress and improves post-menopausal wellbeing. The various chapters discuss processes of identification and modification of triggers of hot flushes and offers tips to women on dealing with hot flushes in social and work situations. The guide was as effective as eight hours of group CBT and would help women who want to try a non-medical treatment that is brief, effective without side effects, or just want to be better informed.

Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats A Cognitive Behavioural Self-help Guide to the Menopause

Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats A Cognitive Behavioural Self-help Guide to the Menopause

This revised edition of Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats offers up to date and evidence-based information about the menopause and about hot flushes and night sweats, which are the main reason that women seek medical help. The four-week self-help guide uses cognitive behavior therapy providing information and strategies for managing hot flushes and night sweats, as well as stress and sleep. The guide is interactive with exercises and homework tailored to women's individual circumstances and lifestyles. It challenges myths about menopause and aging and provides better understanding of flushes which in turn reduces stress and improves post-menopausal wellbeing. The various chapters discuss processes of identification and modification of triggers of hot flushes and offers tips to women on dealing with hot flushes in social and work situations. The guide was as effective as eight hours of group CBT and would help women who want to try a non-medical treatment that is brief, effective without side effects, or just want to be better informed.