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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!

Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with Adolescents A Primer for New Clinicians

Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with Adolescents A Primer for New Clinicians

Most courses in counseling, social work, therapy, and clinical psychology programs lump clinical work with children and adolescents together into a single unit while the social, emotional, physical, and neurobiological development of youth is often only a portion of a development course that covers the entire human lifespan. The consequence is twofold: department chairs, accrediting agencies, administrators, and faculty are tasked with covering too much content in too few course hours; and graduate students and beginning practitioners are woefully unprepared for working with difficult populations, including teenagers and young adults. Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with Adolescents helps new clinicians working in any treatment setting learn how to conduct psychotherapy with adolescents from a place of understanding and empathy. In addition to addressing adolescent development, psychological theories in practice, neurobiology of adolescents, clinical assessment, and evidence-based treatment approaches for a range of common mental health concerns, the text explains how to build therapeutic alliances with adolescent clients and work with vulnerable populations commonly seen in treatment. A complete guide that empowers readers with the insight and tools necessary to support adolescents as they progress towards adulthood, this book effectively builds the core skill sets of students and new clinicians in social work, psychology, psychiatry, and marriage and family therapy.

Trauma and Meaning

Trauma and Meaning

Author: Jeanne M. Slattery Format: Digital Release Date: 30/12/2019

People who experience traumatic events often report a subsequent loss of a sense of meaning in their lives. When working with a client who has suffered trauma, paying attention to meaning not only identifies any damaged beliefs, values, or goals, but also highlights the strengths and social support that will help rebuild the client's sense of meaning. In Trauma and Meaning, Dr. Jeanne M. Slattery demonstrates her meaning-making approach with a woman who has experienced loss and violence in her life. Watch as Dr. Slattery first creates a place of safety for the client, allowing her to tell her story and begin to develop a new sense of meaning in her life. In addition to this demonstration session, Dr. Slattery also answers questions about her approach, identifying it as a method that can be used in combination with any therapeutic orientation as a powerful way to help people who have experienced trauma.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in K-12 School Settings A Practitioner's Workbook

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in K-12 School Settings A Practitioner's Workbook

Author: Diana Joyce-Beaulieu, Michael L. Sulkowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Providing content that is conveniently embedded within current school-based delivery models, this text delivers a workbook of effective, easily applied cognitive-behavioral counseling strategies focused on helping children and adolescents with common mental health issues. School-based practitioners will learn the nuts and bolts of applied practice for fostering meaningful student outcomes, especially related to improving their patterns of thought, behavior, and emotional regulation skills.The second edition adds value by offering new content on mindfulness interventions, acceptance and commitment therapy, habit reversal training, and behavioral activation. Step-by-step CBT applications are described in greater detail, and two additional case studies help readers to better grasp CBT techniques. Additional new features include enhanced coverage of culturally responsive CBT research, scholarship, and applied practice tips, along with 50 practical worksheets. The book is distinguished by its in-depth coverage of CBT counseling skills along with an enhanced session-ready application approach for delivering effective interventions in the K-12 context. It offers specific strategies and session sequence based on behavioral diagnosis, and it includes numerous counseling tools such as therapy worksheets, schematics of core concepts, and software apps for use in session or as homework. Also provided are tools for teaching core CBT concepts to children, worksheets to reinforce them, and parent handouts. New to the Second Edition: Provides new interventions such as mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, habit reversal training, and behavioral activation Describes step-by-step CBT applications in greater detail for ease of understanding Includes two new case studies with detailed progress monitoring and therapy closure Translates current clinical CBT practice in depth for the school-based audience Offers enhanced coverage of culturally responsive CBT research, scholarship, and applied practice tips Includes 50 worksheets for use in planning, structuring and conducting therapy Reflects current gold-standard treatment protocol Key Features: Focuses specifically on counseling within K-12 school-based setting using multi-tiered systems of support Delivers proven support strategies for common mental health needs of children and youth Offers detailed guidance on case conceptualization, session planning, and therapy closure Includes CBT teaching diagrams and worksheet for counseling sessions including online content for customization Based on the DSM 5 and contextualizes services delivery within a MTSS model

Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools A Clinician's Guide for Working with Children, Families, and Educators

Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools A Clinician's Guide for Working with Children, Families, and Educators

As the rates of chronic health conditions in childhood increase, school-based professionals regularly encounter children with chronic health conditions in the school setting. Students with chronic health conditions often require accommodations, assessment, intervention, and close collaboration with medical providers and families. However, most school-based clinicians (school psychologists, counselors, social workers) responsible for addressing the special needs of these children have no prior experience and have never taken coursework related to common pediatric conditions. Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools is a practical guide for school-based clinicians working with children with chronic health issues. Section I provides a broad overview of school-related issues for working with children with long-term health problems. This includes a review of common medical conditions and terminology and cross-cutting issues related to social, emotional, and academic functioning, as well as the role of the school-based professional in collaborating across systems of care. This section also reviews legal and policy issues, as well as alternative educational settings for students with chronic health needs. Section II focuses on prevention, assessment, intervention, and consultations strategies for both individual students and entire school systems. Finally, Section III includes chapters for common groups of medical conditions. Each chapter provides an overview of the condition(s), common school-related concerns, risk and protective factors and cultural considerations, and includes practical strategies, resources, and handouts for the school-based professional. Case examples are used throughout the book to illustrate key concepts and implications for the school setting.

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Author: Donald J. Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This exciting new edition of The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) demonstrates how techniques and concepts from Socratic philosophy, especially Stoicism, can be integrated into the practice of CBT and other forms of psychotherapy. What can we learn about psychological therapy from ancient philosophers? Psychotherapy and philosophy were not always separate disciplines. Here, Donald Robertson explores the relationship between ancient Greek philosophy and modern cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy. The founders of CBT described Stoicism as providing the philosophical origins of their approach and many parallels can be found between Stoicism and CBT, in terms of both theory and practice. Starting with hypnotism and early 20th century rational psychotherapy and continuing through early behaviour therapy, rational-emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), the links between Stoic philosophy and modern psychotherapy are identified and explained. This book is the first detailed account of the influence of Stoic philosophy upon modern psychotherapy. It provides a fascinating insight into the revival of interest in ancient Western philosophy as a guide to modern living. It includes many concepts and techniques, which can be readily applied in modern psychotherapy or self-help. This new edition, covering the growth in third wave CBT, including mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, will appeal to any mental health practitioner working in this area, as well as students and scholars of these fields.

Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health A Guide for Recognition, Treatment and Management

Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health A Guide for Recognition, Treatment and Management

Author: Jane (Swansea University UK) Hanley, Mark Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

It is only in recent years that there has been development in the awareness of the father's mental health. Yet, the father's mental health can influence the mother, the infant, the family and society. This book seeks to address the reasons why the father or the potential father could suffer from a mental disorder or illness during the perinatal period, his reactions, and what can be done to help him. The book explores the way in which fathers' mental health has presented in the past and how it presents now. It looks at the father's attitudes towards his mental wellbeing and how he may self-manage and self-medicate. It examines the impact and influence the potential father and the father's mental health has on his partner, infant and children. The reasons for certain disorders and illnesses are outlined, how they may manifest and are managed. Treatment options and types of medication are discussed and the ways in which the father can access the best possible help and support. Stories from fathers who have suffered from a particular mental illness or condition help others to understand both the practicalities and realities. The uniqueness of the shared stories from fathers highlights why recognition treatment and management is important to help other fathers improve their relationship with their partner and infant and to improve their own wellbeing. The book is intended to help health practitioners and anyone who is concerned about fathers' mental health.

Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health A Guide for Recognition, Treatment and Management

Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health A Guide for Recognition, Treatment and Management

Author: Jane (Swansea University UK) Hanley, Mark Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

It is only in recent years that there has been development in the awareness of the father's mental health. Yet, the father's mental health can influence the mother, the infant, the family and society. This book seeks to address the reasons why the father or the potential father could suffer from a mental disorder or illness during the perinatal period, his reactions, and what can be done to help him. The book explores the way in which fathers' mental health has presented in the past and how it presents now. It looks at the father's attitudes towards his mental wellbeing and how he may self-manage and self-medicate. It examines the impact and influence the potential father and the father's mental health has on his partner, infant and children. The reasons for certain disorders and illnesses are outlined, how they may manifest and are managed. Treatment options and types of medication are discussed and the ways in which the father can access the best possible help and support. Stories from fathers who have suffered from a particular mental illness or condition help others to understand both the practicalities and realities. The uniqueness of the shared stories from fathers highlights why recognition treatment and management is important to help other fathers improve their relationship with their partner and infant and to improve their own wellbeing. The book is intended to help health practitioners and anyone who is concerned about fathers' mental health.

Neurodevelopmental Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Complementary Approaches in Work with Parents and Babies

Neurodevelopmental Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Complementary Approaches in Work with Parents and Babies

Author: Maria Pozzi Monzo Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This innovative book explains and introduces the use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with parents and babies, covering issues such as feeding, crying, sleeping and relating, as well as other developmental challenges which affect family life, as practiced in both clinical sessions and in the home. The book is divided into two parts. Part One introduces what parent-infant psychotherapy is, its origin and evolution, as well as the concept of mindfulness, which consists of paying non-judgemental attention to the present moment. It also outlines the development and maturation of the brain and nervous system, and how these are affected by the environment in utero and after birth. Part Two then explores a range of important topics for new parents, including parental mental illness, dislocation, loss, guilt, substance misuse, abuse, post-natal depression, congenital malformations and the role of fathers. It describes how these factors impact the parental relationship with, and the healthy development of, the infant, drawing from relevant research to demonstrate the effectiveness of parent-infant psychotherapy and mindfulness. The practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy aided by mindfulness is a highly useful intervention for distressed families with infants, while a mindful approach to oneself and one's baby can ease parental anxiety and free loving capacities. Neurodevelopmental Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Mindfulness is an essential resource for clinicians and researchers working on parent and infant relations, as well as curious new or future parents.

Neurodevelopmental Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Complementary Approaches in Work with Parents and Babies

Neurodevelopmental Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Complementary Approaches in Work with Parents and Babies

Author: Maria Pozzi Monzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This innovative book explains and introduces the use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with parents and babies, covering issues such as feeding, crying, sleeping and relating, as well as other developmental challenges which affect family life, as practiced in both clinical sessions and in the home. The book is divided into two parts. Part One introduces what parent-infant psychotherapy is, its origin and evolution, as well as the concept of mindfulness, which consists of paying non-judgemental attention to the present moment. It also outlines the development and maturation of the brain and nervous system, and how these are affected by the environment in utero and after birth. Part Two then explores a range of important topics for new parents, including parental mental illness, dislocation, loss, guilt, substance misuse, abuse, post-natal depression, congenital malformations and the role of fathers. It describes how these factors impact the parental relationship with, and the healthy development of, the infant, drawing from relevant research to demonstrate the effectiveness of parent-infant psychotherapy and mindfulness. The practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy aided by mindfulness is a highly useful intervention for distressed families with infants, while a mindful approach to oneself and one's baby can ease parental anxiety and free loving capacities. Neurodevelopmental Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Mindfulness is an essential resource for clinicians and researchers working on parent and infant relations, as well as curious new or future parents.

Handbook of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Research Methods A Systems Model for Family Research

Handbook of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Research Methods A Systems Model for Family Research

Author: Mignonette Keller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

The Handbook of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Research Methods presents innovative approaches on a range of issues inherent in family research and discusses the links between theory, data collection, and data analysis based on Bowen family systems theory. This multi-authored volume discusses core issues within family systems theory, including anxiety, stress, emotional cutoff, differentiation of self, multigenerational transmission process, and nuclear family emotional process. Chapters also examine related constructs in the research literature such as adaptation, resilience, social support, social networks, and intergenerational family relations. Readers will be able to view theoretical and methodological issues from the perspective of Bowen theory, and develop a clearer knowledge of ways to navigate the challenges faced when studying individual, familial and societal problems. An essential resource for family therapists and other mental health professionals, the Handbook of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Research Methods provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the application of Bowen theory to family practice.

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Author: Donald J. Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This exciting new edition of The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) demonstrates how techniques and concepts from Socratic philosophy, especially Stoicism, can be integrated into the practice of CBT and other forms of psychotherapy. What can we learn about psychological therapy from ancient philosophers? Psychotherapy and philosophy were not always separate disciplines. Here, Donald Robertson explores the relationship between ancient Greek philosophy and modern cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy. The founders of CBT described Stoicism as providing the philosophical origins of their approach and many parallels can be found between Stoicism and CBT, in terms of both theory and practice. Starting with hypnotism and early 20th century rational psychotherapy and continuing through early behaviour therapy, rational-emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), the links between Stoic philosophy and modern psychotherapy are identified and explained. This book is the first detailed account of the influence of Stoic philosophy upon modern psychotherapy. It provides a fascinating insight into the revival of interest in ancient Western philosophy as a guide to modern living. It includes many concepts and techniques, which can be readily applied in modern psychotherapy or self-help. This new edition, covering the growth in third wave CBT, including mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, will appeal to any mental health practitioner working in this area, as well as students and scholars of these fields.