Solution Focused Anxiety Management

Solution Focused Anxiety Management
Author: Ellen K. Quick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 0123978130
ISBN 13: 9780123978134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Anxiety Management Book Review:

Solution Focused Anxiety Management provides the clinician with evidence-based techniques to help clients manage anxiety. Cognitive behavioral and strategic tools, acceptance-based ideas, and mindfulness are introduced from a solution-focused perspective and tailored to client strengths and preferences. The book presents the conceptual foundation, methods, and attitudes of a solution-focused approach. Case examples illustrate how to transform anxiety into the "Four Cs" (courage, coping, appropriate caution and choice). Readers learn how to utilize solution focused anxiety management in single-session, brief, and intermittent therapy as well as in a class setting. The book additionally includes all materials needed for teaching solution focused anxiety management in a four-session psychoeducational class: complete instructor notes, learner readings, and companion online materials. Special Features: Focuses on what works in anxiety management Presents evidenced based techniques from a solution-focused perspective Increases effectiveness by utilizing client strengths and preferences Describes applications in single session, brief, and intermittent therapy Supplies forms and worksheets for the therapist to use in practice Features clinically rich case examples Supplements text with online companion material Suitable for use as a treatment manual, reference, or course text Offers a solution-focused anxiety treatment Focuses on anxiety management, not "elimination" Translates the program to individual therapy Presents patient exercises and case examples Includes a guide for teaching/learning this therapeutic technique

Solution Focused Groupwork

Solution Focused Groupwork
Author: John Sharry
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2007-10-25
ISBN 10: 9781446236888
ISBN 13: 1446236889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Groupwork Book Review:

`Solution-Focused Groupwork (2001) was a major contribution to the literature on groupwork. It has been one of this author's most influential books. The Second Edition contains much new material including the uses of 'problem talk', an activity normally avoided by solution-focused therapists. Preparation for groups, client motivation and collaboration are all explored in detail. The role of (or necessity for?) social time to be built into the therapy model is an interesting and novel idea. Suggestions are made for client evaluation and for creative exercises to enhance the group process. All in all, the result is a valuable and readable new edition' - Dr Alasdair J Macdonald `Enlightening, clearly written, and helpfully presented...The book echoes what Solution-Focused Groupwork is all about - being practical and optimistic about human potential' - David Jaques, Author of Learning in Groups `A fund of practical wisdom which will give confidence and encouragement to everyone trying to run groups along solution-focused lines' - Bill O'Connell, Focus on Solutions Limited, Birmingham `John Sharry has drawn on a combination of extensive experience in running groups and a thorough understanding of current developments to produce an inspiring and practical guide to this powerful way of helping people to change. I have recommended the first edition many times and have been sharing the good news of this new edition ever since I knew it was under way' - John Wheeler MA, UKCP Registered Family Therapist, Social Worker and Independent Trainer. `Sharry's book offers a persuasive alternative to traditional methods of group practice. The new edition enhances the applicability of an already major contribution to solution-focused practice. It is obviously written from a real practitioner who understands the process and elements of group work. He offers excellent case material throughout to help demonstrated the skills and values of this approach and does so in a readable and engaging manner suitable for students and professionals at all levels of expertise' - Professor Robert Blundo, Ph.D., LCSW, Strengths Collaborative, Department of Social Work, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC. U.S.A. `This slim tautly written volume disguises an enormously practical treasure store to help group facilitators. Solution-Focused Groupwork should be essential reading' - Barbara Wilson, Family Mediation in Practice Solution-Focused Groupwork, Second Edition is a highly practical guide for all professionals who use groups to help people. For those new to the solution-focused approach it provides a clear, step-by-step introduction, while for more experienced practitioners it presents ideas and techniques which can be readily integrated into existing practice. Using carefully selected case studies, John Sharry takes readers through the various stages in the therapeutic process, from getting started to the final session. He also provides: " creative exercises for use in practice, " guidance on evaluating the outcomes of group work and " a new model for group supervision. A real strength of the book is in showing practitioners how to create a constructive, positive and solution-focused group culture and how to maintain this culture in spite of the challenges, tensions and difficulties that naturally arise within groups. John Sharry is a Principal Social Worker in the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Mater Hospital, and part-time Director of the Brief Therapy Group (Private Practice and Consultancy).

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy
Author: Alasdair Macdonald
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-12
ISBN 10: 1446291677
ISBN 13: 9781446291672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Therapy Book Review:

This second edition of Solution-focused Therapy remains the most accessible yet comprehensive case-based introduction to the history, theory, research and practice of solution-focused therapy (SFT) within mental health care and beyond. Drawing on contemporary research and the author's own extensive experience, the fully revised and updated new edition includes: " discussion of recent developments relevant to research and training " a new chapter on challenges to SFT and the integration of SFT with other therapeutic approaches " extended discussion on ethical issues " topical exploration of the application of SFT with patients with personality disorders and dementias " contemporary research on solution-focused coaching and approaches to organizational change " new case material. This highly practical guide should be on the desk of every student or trainee studying this strongly supported, growing approach. It is also a useful resource for practitioners wanting to update their core skills and knowledge.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Author: Harvey Ratner,Evan George,Chris Iveson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1136299602
ISBN 13: 9781136299605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book Review:

Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to the thinking and practice of this exciting approach, which enables people to make changes in their lives quickly and effectively. It covers: The history and background to solution focused practice The philosophical underpinnings of the approach Techniques and practices Specific applications to work with children and adolescents, (including school-based work) families, and adults How to deal with difficult situations Organisational applications including supervision, coaching and leadership. Frequently asked questions This book is an invaluable resource for all therapists and counsellors, whether in training or practice. It will also be essential for any professional whose job it is to help people make changes in their lives, and will therefore be of interest to social workers, probation officers, psychiatric staff, doctors, and teachers, as well as those working in organisations as coaches and managers.

How Do You Know When You Know

How Do You Know When You Know
Author: Ellen Quick, PhD, BCC
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1483460916
ISBN 13: 9781483460918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emotion Focused Therapy for Generalized Anziety

Emotion Focused Therapy for Generalized Anziety
Author: Jeanne C. Watson,Leslie S. Greenberg
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01
ISBN 10: 9781433826788
ISBN 13: 143382678X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotion Focused Therapy for Generalized Anziety Book Review:

This practical guide walks mental health practitioners through the conception and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder from an emotion-focused therapy perspective. Foundational concepts and therapeutic exercises are described alongside illustrative case dialogues.

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy
Author: Ellen K. Quick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-03-11
ISBN 10: 9780080557328
ISBN 13: 0080557325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy Book Review:

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy: A Strategic Solution Focused Approach is both a set of procedures for the therapist and a philosophy– one that is shared with clients and one that guides the work of the therapist. This second edition continues its excellence in offering clinicians a guide to doing what works in brief therapy- for whom, and when and how to use it. Psychotherapy that follows these guidelines validates the client’s most important concerns – and it often turns out to be surprisingly brief. Author, Ellen Quick integrates strategic and solution focused therapy and includes guidelines for tailoring technique and interventions to client characteristics and preferences. With clinically rich examples throughout, this book offers applications for couples, including indications for individual or conjoint sessions. Chapter summaries highlighting key points Presents ways of eliciting what clients most want to remember Describes the "Doing What Works Group," including outcome research findings and all materials needed to run the group Addresses the relationship among the positive psychology movement and this approach and the potential for collaboration Emphasizes an acceptance-based stance and how acceptance commonly leads to change Proposes that "doing what works and changing what doesn't" can provide a transtheoretical perspective for therapists of any orientation

Financial Therapy

Financial Therapy
Author: Bradley T. Klontz,Sonya L. Britt,Kristy L. Archuleta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10: 3319082698
ISBN 13: 9783319082691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Therapy Book Review:

Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods. From a fringe area of psychology, financial therapy has emerged to meet increasingly salient concerns. Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients' lives. Its contributors identify money-based disorders such as compulsive buying, financial hoarding, and workaholism, and analyze typical early experiences and the resulting mental constructs ("money scripts") that drive toxic relationships with money. Clearly relating financial stability to larger therapeutic goals, therapists from varied perspectives offer practical tools for assessment and intervention, advise on cultural and ethical considerations, and provide instructive case studies. A diverse palette of research-based and practice-based models meets monetary mental health issues with well-known treatment approaches, among them: Cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies. Collaborative relationship models. Experiential approaches. Psychodynamic financial therapy. Feminist and humanistic approaches. Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy. A text that serves to introduce and define the field as well as plan for its future, Financial Therapy is an important investment for professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, family therapy, financial planning, and social policy.

FAMILY THERAPY TECHNIQUES

FAMILY THERAPY TECHNIQUES
Author: Salvador MINUCHIN,H. Charles Fishman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674041119
ISBN 13: 9780674041110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FAMILY THERAPY TECHNIQUES Book Review:

A master of family therapy, Salvador Minuchin, traces for the first time the minute operations of day-to-day practice. Dr. Minuchin has achieved renown for his theoretical breakthroughs and his success at treatment. Now he explains in close detail those precise and difficult maneuvers that constitute his art. The book thus codifies the method of one of the country's most successful practitioners.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Author: Johnny S. Kim, Ph.D.
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1483312291
ISBN 13: 9781483312293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book Review:

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, by Johnny S. Kim, is the first book in the field to provide a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.

More Than Miracles

More Than Miracles
Author: Steve de Shazer,Yvonne Dolan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN 10: 113686380X
ISBN 13: 9781136863806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than Miracles Book Review:

The latest developments in this groundbreaking therapy approach! More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a ground breaking, intellectually provocative book, revealing new advances in the widely used, evidence based Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) approach. The final work of world renowned family therapists and original developers of SFBT, the late Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg (who passed away shortly before the book’s release) this definitive resource provides the most up-to-date information available on this eminently practical, internationally acclaimed approach. New revelations about the impact of language in therapeutic change are presented precisely and clearly, illustrated with real life case examples that give readers a “hands-on” view of the newest technical refinements in the SF approach. Challenging questions about the applications of SFBT to complex problems in “difficult” settings are given thoughtful, detailed answers. The book’s unique design allows the reader to “listen in” on the lively discussions that took place as the authors watched therapy sessions. The solution-focused brief therapy approach is based upon researchers observing thousands of hours of psychotherapy sessions and studying which questions and responses were most effective in helping people develop solutions to their problems. More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is the most up-to-date, comprehensive review of this approach. This book discusses the latest developments in the fields of family therapy, brief therapy, and psychotherapy training and practice. A succinct overview orients the reader to the current state of SFBT, and provides three real life case transcripts that vividly illustrate the practical applications of SFBT techniques. The seminar format of More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy allows readers to: sit in on surprising psychotherapy sessions eavesdrop on the authors’ commentary about the sessions get a comprehensive overview on the current state of SFBT review and understand the major tenets of SFBT learn specific interventions, including the miracle question and the reasons for asking it understand treatment applicability read actual session transcripts understand the “miracle scale” get insight into the unique relationship between Wittgenstein’s philosophy and SFBT better understand SFBT and emotions examine misconceptions about SFBT and more More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is illuminating reading for psychotherapists, counselors, human services personnel, health care workers, and teachers.

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook
Author: Margaret Wehrenberg
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780393712162
ISBN 13: 0393712168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook Book Review:

The newly updated workbook companion for putting the top anxiety management techniques into practice. Brimming with exercises, worksheets, tips, and tools, this how-to workbook expands on the top 10 anxiety-busting strategies from The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. Step by step, it demonstrates how to put the best targeted methods and brain-based skills to work to alleviate your symptoms and manage your day-to-day anxiety.

Post Traumatic Success Positive Psychology Solution Focused Strategies to Help Clients Survive Thrive

Post Traumatic Success  Positive Psychology   Solution Focused Strategies to Help Clients Survive   Thrive
Author: Fredrike Bannink
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 0393709701
ISBN 13: 9780393709704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Traumatic Success Positive Psychology Solution Focused Strategies to Help Clients Survive Thrive Book Review:

Resiliency-focused approaches to managing trauma. This is a book to help clients to transform what happened to them to make them better instead of bitter. The first book on trauma to combine the theory and practice of positive psychology and solution-focused brief therapy with traditional approaches, this book veers away from a focus on pathology (what is wrong with clients and how to repair the worst) to a focus on what is right with them (and how to create the best)—that is, from post traumatic stress to post traumatic success. The three R’s of post traumatic success are: Recovery, Resilience and enRichment (post traumatic growth) - concepts depicted by the bamboo plant on the book’s cover. Trauma professionals will learn what it takes to help more survivors benefit more substantively from therapy and how to support their clients in developing longer-term resilience. By practicing the skills in this book, they can increase their clients’ self-efficacy and self-esteem, and make psychotherapy shorter in time, more cost effective and more lighthearted for their clients and themselves. Written for all professionals and students working with trauma survivors (both adults and children) and their families and friends, it equips readers with practical direction for adopting a more positive approach and expanding their range of available techniques. Over a hundred exercises, thirty-three cases, and forty stories are presented to illustrate and help incorporate this new approach into practice. It’s about time to turn the tide on treating trauma by shifting the focus from reducing distress and merely surviving to building success and positively thriving.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Author: Cynthia Franklin,Terry S. Trepper,Eric E. McCollum,Wallace J. Gingerich
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0195385721
ISBN 13: 9780195385724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book Review:

Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, SFBT asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future.

Solution Focused Coaching for Adolescents

Solution Focused Coaching for Adolescents
Author: Caroline Beumer-Peeters
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN 10: 1000388603
ISBN 13: 9781000388602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Coaching for Adolescents Book Review:

Solution Focused Coaching for Adolescents explains the principles and attitude of the popular 11-step, Mission Possible, Solution Focused Coaching program for working with adolescents. By comparing the Mission Possible principles with the 'normal' way of problem-solving in coaching scenarios, the author makes the theoretical structure and conversational style of the program easy to learn for professionals. Applied both individually and as a group activity, Mission Possible is a learning experience that makes fulfilling dreams and achieving goals easier for teenagers and young adults. It helps to make difficult things accessible for them by using one's own strengths and resources. The book is filled with detailed case studies and useful coaching tools, breaking the program down into five themes, outlining the goals, the process, and any potential pitfalls. This practical book is intended for coaches, youth counselors, trainers, teachers, mentors, and therapists who want to coach young people using the clear step-by-step Mission Possible-program, and all those working in pastoral roles with children and adolescents.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Author: Teri Pichot,Yvonne M Dolan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1317788419
ISBN 13: 9781317788416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book Review:

Re-energize your practice! Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its Effective Use in Agency Settings chronicles the lessons learned when a substance abuse counseling program switches its theoretical orientation from problem-focused to solution-focused. The book details the technical aspects of the changeover (theory, techniques, interventions, politics, and team design) as well as the personal struggles the team endured and the successes they enjoyed. It demonstrates how solution-focused therapy can be applied to both clinical and administrative work while addressing questions and concerns, providing general information and help in understanding the subtleties and idiosyncrasies of the treatment. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a practical, step-by-step guide to individual and group solution-focused therapy, presenting a new and effective method of working with clients that re-energizes therapists and benefits administrators and clinical supervisors. The book provides clear descriptions of basic interventions and philosophy, highlights points of contrast with more traditional approaches, examines the principles behind the “Miracle Question,” and demonstrates how to integrate relapse prevention, help clients maintain therapeutic gains, and communicate effectively with colleagues who represent different philosophies. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy provides a thorough understanding of solution-focused therapy through the use of: case studies interviews with therapists sample forms tables and much more! Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its Effective Use in Agency Settings is ideal for professionals interested in implementing solution-focused therapy into individual, group, or agency settings, including child protection agencies, community mental health clinics, private practices, sexual abuse programs, substance abuse treatment, family based services, and academics working in substance abuse counseling, social work, psychology, and general counseling.

Overcoming Your Child s Fears and Worries

Overcoming Your Child s Fears and Worries
Author: Cathy Creswell,Lucy Willetts
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 1472105834
ISBN 13: 9781472105837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Your Child s Fears and Worries Book Review:

Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias. Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'. Provides step-by-step practical strategies. Includes case studies, worksheets and charts. Based on the authors' experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Author: Georg H. Eifert,John P. Forsyth
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN 10: 1572246863
ISBN 13: 9781572246867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

Acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT (pronounced as a word rather than letters), is an emerging psychotherapeutic technique first developed into a complete system in the book Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven Hayes, Kirk Strosahl, and Kelly Wilson. ACT marks what some call a third wave in behavior therapy. To understand what this means, it helps to know that the first wave refers to traditional behavior therapy, which works to replace harmful behaviors with constructive ones through a learning principle called conditioning. Cognitive therapy, the second wave of behavior therapy, seeks to change problem behaviors by changing the thoughts that cause and perpetuate them. In the third wave, behavior therapists have begun to explore traditionally nonclinical treatment techniques like acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive defusion, dialectics, values, spirituality, and relationship development. These therapies reexamine the causes and diagnoses of psychological problems, the treatment goals of psychotherapy, and even the definition of mental illness itself. ACT earns its place in the third wave by reevaluating the traditional assumptions and goals of psychotherapy. The theoretical literature on which ACT is based questions our basic understanding of mental illness. It argues that the static condition of even mentally healthy individuals is one of suffering and struggle, so our grounds for calling one behavior 'normal' and another 'disordered' are murky at best. Instead of focusing on diagnosis and symptom etiology as a foundation for treatment-a traditional approach that implies, at least on some level, that there is something 'wrong' with the client-ACT therapists begin treatment by encouraging the client to accept without judgment the circumstances of his or her life as they are. Then therapists guide clients through a process of identifying a set of core values. The focus of therapy thereafter is making short and long term commitments to act in ways that affirm and further this set of values. Generally, the issue of diagnosing and treating a specific mental illness is set aside; in therapy, healing comes as a result of living a value-driven life rather than controlling or eradicating a particular set of symptoms. Emerging therapies like ACT are absolutely the most current clinical techniques available to therapists. They are quickly becoming the focus of major clinical conferences, publications, and research. More importantly, these therapies represent an exciting advance in the treatment of mental illness and, therefore, a real opportunity to alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Not surprisingly, many therapists are eager to include ACT in their practices. ACT is well supported by theoretical publications and clinical research; what it has lacked, until the publication of this book, is a practical guide showing therapists exactly how to put these powerful new techniques to work for their own clients. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders adapts the principles of ACT into practical, step-by-step clinical methods that therapists can easily integrate into their practices. The book focuses on the broad class of anxiety disorders, the most common group of mental illnesses, which includes general anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Written with therapists in mind, this book is easy to navigate, allowing busy professionals to find the information they need when they need it. It includes detailed examples of individual therapy sessions as well as many worksheets and exercises, the very important 'homework' clients do at home to reinforce work they do in the office. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes electronic versions of all of the worksheets in the book as well as PowerPoint and audio features that make learning and teaching these techniques easy and engagin

Transforming Generalized Anxiety

Transforming Generalized Anxiety
Author: Ladislav Timulak,James McElvaney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 1315527235
ISBN 13: 9781315527239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Generalized Anxiety Book Review:

Transforming Generalized Anxiety: An Emotion Focused Approach examines an approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) which attempts to uncover the deeper, underlying emotional experiences that clients are afraid of. It also demonstrates how these painful experiences can be transformed in therapy into a form of emotional resilience by generating experiences of self-compassion and healthy, boundary setting, protective anger. Though most of the literature on treating GAD is dominated by Cognitive Behavior Therapy, this book presents emotion-focused therapy as an alternative treatment of this condition. The emotional resilience this particular approach instils serves as a resource when encountering triggers of emotional vulnerability, but also decreases the client’s need to avoid hitherto feared triggers and the emotional experiences they bring. Developed in a series of research studies, and illustrated with reference to case examples, this book offers a practical, theoretically informed, evidence based guide, to conducting therapy with clients. Using clinical material, and applying the outcome of a series of research studies, Transforming Generalized Anxiety will equip psychotherapists and counsellors with the means to help GAD clients transform core painful experiences into a sense of empowerment and inner confidence.

Focus on Solutions

Focus on Solutions
Author: Kidge Burns
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2006-02-22
ISBN 10: 0470032383
ISBN 13: 9780470032381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on Solutions Book Review:

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) promotes collaborative work and positive outcomes. It is an approach that can be used in acute hospitals as well as with clients who are seen as outpatients or in the community. Written in an accessible style with over seventy case examples Focus on Solutions shows how SFBT can help people who are suffering from voice or memory difficulties, a stammer, a stroke, HIV, traumatic brain injury or illnesses such as cancer or Parkinson' s disease. The book provides a practical framework as to how individuals, families and groups can begin to work on their strengths by focusing on the solutions rather than the problems in their lives. Focus on Solutions contains many useful ideas for experienced practitioners and those new to solution focused work, which is of growing importance in the health service as well as business and education. Therapists, doctors, nurses or psychologists will find this book an invaluable contribution to the field of reflective practice.