Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions

Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions
Author: Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-07-30
ISBN 10: 9780080923017
ISBN 13: 0080923011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions Book Review:

Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive - is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process. - Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy - Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective - Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises - Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book

Evidence Based Positive Psychological Interventions in Multi Cultural Contexts

Evidence Based Positive Psychological Interventions in Multi Cultural Contexts
Author: Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl,Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 3030203115
ISBN 13: 9783030203115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Positive Psychological Interventions in Multi Cultural Contexts Book Review:

This volume presents clearly defined and described evidence-based positive psychology interventions (PPIs), which have been validated in multi-cultural contexts. It discusses validated PPIs which have been shown to have a significant impact in both clinical and real-world settings. From the late 1990s, there has been an upsurge in popular psychological “self-help” publications drawing from processes and principles of positive psychology. These publications are based on clinically validated PPI studies and translated in a “consumer friendly” manner. However, in these popular works the intervention methods are significantly altered from the original forms, and the contexts of the consumers are meaningfully different from those of the original study populations, the impact on outcome variables are often misinterpreted or over-inflated, and incorrect outcome variables are targeted. Original research articles also do not extensively discuss the content of the interventions, but merely present short descriptions of the PPI. As such, the intervention content cannot accurately be translated into practice. Hence, the need for this volume which discusses in depth how validated PPIs in various multi-cultural contexts work in both clinical and real-world settings.

The Healing Power of Writing A Therapist s Guide to Using Journaling With Clients

The Healing Power of Writing  A Therapist s Guide to Using Journaling With Clients
Author: Susan Borkin
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN 10: 0393709582
ISBN 13: 9780393709582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Healing Power of Writing A Therapist s Guide to Using Journaling With Clients Book Review:

The healing benefits of writing can support traditional therapy. While much has been written about the physical and emotional benefits of writing, little has been written specifically for mental health professionals detailing how to use therapeutic journaling with their clients. Therapeutic journaling—any type of writing or related expressive process used for the purpose of psychological healing or growth—can be an extremely helpful adjunctive therapy. When integrated into an overall treatment plan, regardless of the therapist’s clinical orientation, journaling can become a dynamic tool for personal growth and healing. The first part of this book, “Journaling and the Clinical Process,” gives an overview of therapeutic journaling and the many potential benefits from its use. It provides concrete and specific steps for introducing journaling to psychotherapy clients and answers questions about structure and logistics. For example, engaging your client in writing a biographical statement will not only help focus the treatment plan but also provide a vast amount of background information. This section also introduces two very beneficial mnemonic devices to help clients focus and organize journaling between sessions. The next section, “Presenting Problems and Journaling Solutions,” addresses nine different diagnoses and explains specifically how therapeutic journaling can be integrated into the treatment plan of these diagnoses. Key diagnoses are covered: adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, couple and relationship issues, addictions, disordered eating, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The final part of the book, “Journaling Roadblocks and Building Blocks,” addresses potentially difficult, sticky, or challenging situations regarding journaling, such as possible resistance to therapeutic journaling, privacy issues, safe boundaries, and protection of client material. Importantly, it also reviews those circumstances in which it is best not to use therapeutic journaling or when journaling is contraindicated. The author offers a program designed for therapists for creating their own therapeutic journaling practice. The Healing Power of Writing is filled with case studies, step-by-step exercises, and clear and practical guidelines for mental health professionals who want to incorporate journaling into their clients’ treatment.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
Author: Stephen Joseph
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN 10: 1118757254
ISBN 13: 9781118757253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.

Therapist s Guide to Clinical Intervention

Therapist s Guide to Clinical Intervention
Author: Sharon L. Johnson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2003-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780123865885
ISBN 13: 0123865883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is a must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms, participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. This practical, hands-on handbook outlines treatment goals and objectives for each type of psychopathology.

Therapist s Guide to Substance Abuse Intervention

Therapist s Guide to Substance Abuse Intervention
Author: Sharon L. Johnson,Sharon Lorraine Johnson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 669
Release: 2003-05-12
ISBN 10: 0123875811
ISBN 13: 9780123875815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapist s Guide to Substance Abuse Intervention Book Review:

Author of AP's bestselling "Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention" now turns her attention to substance abuse intervention. The book will follow a similar format to her previous book, presenting information in easy to read outline form, with relevant forms, patient questionnaires, checklists, business documents, etc. Part I discusses the social impact of substance abuse and provides a general overview of the physiological and psychological characteristics of abuse, DSM IV definition of abuse, and classifications of the varying types of drugs. Part II is the main section of the book and covers assessment, different stages of abuse/recovery, and treatment choices. Coverage includes the discussion of myriad self help choices (e.g. AA), group therapy, brief therapy, and more. Discussion will also include making a determination of treatment as inpatient or outpatient, and issues relevant to special populations (teenagers, geriatrics, comorbidity patients, etc.). Part III presents skill building resources. Part IV covers prevention, quality assurance, and also includes a glossary. * Outlines treatment goals and objectives * Outlines for assessing special circumstances * Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment

Psychiatry

Psychiatry
Author: Allan Tasman,Jerald Kay,Jeffrey A. Lieberman,Michael B. First,Michelle Riba
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2768
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1118753364
ISBN 13: 9781118753361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry Book Review:

Now in a new Fourth Edition, Psychiatry remains the leading reference on all aspects of the current practice and latest developments in psychiatry. From an international team of recognised expert editors and contributors, Psychiatry provides a truly comprehensive overview of the entire field of psychiatry in 132 chapters across two volumes. It includes two new sections, on psychosomatic medicine and collaborative care, and on emergency psychiatry, and compares Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) classifications for every psychiatric disorder. Psychiatry, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for psychiatrists in clinical practice and clinical research, residents in training, and for all those involved in the treatment psychiatric disorders. Includes a a companion website at www.tasmanpsychiatry.com featuring PDFs of each chapter and downloadable images

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions
Author: Acacia C. Parks,Stephen Schueller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 111831591X
ISBN 13: 9781118315910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions Book Review:

Collating for the first time a range of techniques in positive psychology, this handbook introduces topics such as courage, empathy and humor, and spans areas as diverse as gratitude, forgiveness and strengths. It also explores special considerations such as ethics and motivation, and offers informed conjecture on future directions in research and practice. Comprehensive content summarizes theory and research on many areas of positive psychology intervention for the first time and provides essential updates on established interventions Features contributions from an array of leading researchers, including Bob Emmons, Sonja Lyubomirsky and Shane Lopez Covers established interventions – for instance, coaching and family therapy – as well as newly developed interventions – such as schizophrenia or stopping smoking

Cognitive Remediation for Psychological Disorders

Cognitive Remediation for Psychological Disorders
Author: Alice Medalia
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11
ISBN 10: 0190608455
ISBN 13: 9780190608453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Remediation for Psychological Disorders Book Review:

"Cognitive Remediation for Psychological Disorders contains all the information therapists need to set up a cognitive remediation program that helps clients strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for everyday functioning"--

Therapist s Guide to Clinical Intervention

Therapist s Guide to Clinical Intervention
Author: Sharon L. Johnson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2003-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780123865885
ISBN 13: 0123865883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapist s Guide to Clinical Intervention Book Review:

This is a must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms, participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. This practical, hands-on handbook outlines treatment goals and objectives for each type of psychopathology.

Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation

Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation
Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN 10: 0826107621
ISBN 13: 9780826107626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation Book Review:

Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale

Quality of Life Therapy

Quality of Life Therapy
Author: Michael B. Frisch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005-07-26
ISBN 10: 0471727237
ISBN 13: 9780471727231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality of Life Therapy Book Review:

Note: Book no longer includes a CD-ROM, but the files areavailable online for download for both book and ebook purchasers atwww.wiley.com/go/frisch "This book defines an approach to well-being and positivepsychology, that is state-of-the-art, evidence-based, empiricallyvalidated, and an outstanding guide for anyone interested inlearning about the practice of positive psychology orwell-being." —Ed Diener, the world authority on happiness from theUniversity of Illinois and President of the International PositivePsychology Association. Endorsed by Christopher Peterson of the University of Michiganand taught in Marty Seligman's Masters in Applied PositivePsychology (MAPP) Program at the University of Pennsylvania, thisbook teaches a simple, step-by-step method for putting the fieldsof well-being and positive psychology into practice. Itis a "one-stop shopping" manual with everything you need in onebook and with one approach. This approach to greater happiness, meaning, and success is“evidence-based” and empirically validated. Ithas been successfully tested in three randomized controlled trials,including two NIH-grant funded trials conducted by James R.Rodrigue and his colleagues at Beth Israel and Harvard MedicalCenters in Boston. Quality of Life Therapy also known as Quality of Life Therapyand Coaching or QOLTC is designed for use by therapists,coaches, organizational change-agents/consultants, and all professionals who work to improve peoples' well-being. Manylaypersons and clients have found the book useful as well. This book explains the "Sweet 16" Recipe for Joy and Success,along with validated interventions for each: 1. Basic Needs or Wealths: Health, Money,Goals-and-Values/Spiritual Life, Self-Esteem 2. Relationships: Love, Friends, Relatives, and Children 3. Occupations-Avocations: Work and Retirement Pursuits, Play,Helping-Service, Learning, Creativity 4. Surroundings: Home, Neighborhood, Community

Caring for Ourselves

Caring for Ourselves
Author: Ellen K. Baker
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 9781433811470
ISBN 13: 1433811472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for Ourselves Book Review:

Presents an examination of the conflicts a psychotherapist may encounter and offers advice and exercises on how to cope with burnout and stress.

Mastery in Coaching

Mastery in Coaching
Author: Jonathan Passmore
Publsiher: Kogan Page Limited
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CUB:U183070430851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastery in Coaching Book Review:

The reasons that coaching works so well and can produce such dramatic results are grounded in psychology, so it follows that some of the most powerful coaching methods available draw on psychological thinking. This up-to-the-minute guide presents the latest thinking on the most effective techniques coaches can use with their clients. Every chapter is written by a leading expert, and takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach to provide a practical understanding of each method, as well as the underpinning psychological coaching concepts. Ranging from cognitive-behavioral coaching, Gestalt and positive psychology to neuroscience and mindfulness, this book provides coaches the tools they need to get the best from their clients.

Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life
Author: Clara E. Hill
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781433828874
ISBN 13: 1433828871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning in Life Book Review:

In this groundbreaking book, author Clara Hill analyzes various theoretical approaches to meaning-in-life (MIL), and provides clear, practical guidance on how to incorporate MIL as a construct and focus in therapy.

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain E Book

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain E Book
Author: Sandy Fritz,Leon Chaitow
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-04-20
ISBN 10: 0702050970
ISBN 13: 9780702050978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain E Book Book Review:

The massage therapist's guide to treating headaches and neck pain is a practical guide for the massage therapist to assist them in identifying appropriate massage treatment for those experiencing headaches and neck pain. The book describes the most common headache types and causes for neck pain that can be effectively addressed with therapeutic massage and associated methods easily incorporated into massage. Assessment procedures are provided both to identify appropriate treatment and to alert the massage therapist to more serious conditions that could be responsible for the symptoms and require a referral for further diagnosis and treatment. Protocols for treatment using massage and other soft tissue methods are provided. The text is written in a practical way that is user friendly. Incorporates a DVD demonstrating the palpation and treatment methods. Abundant illustrations and photos • Easy reference, easy language • DVD demonstrating methods and technique, such as: massage of face and head, massage of neck; and treatment of breathing pattern disorders and headaches • Written by two world-renowned authors

Online Therapy

Online Therapy
Author: Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo,Foojan Zeine
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780393704525
ISBN 13: 0393704521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Therapy Book Review:

What is the essence of therapy?

Overcoming Eating Disorders

Overcoming Eating Disorders
Author: W. Stewart Agras,Robin Faye Apple
Publsiher: Graywind Publications Incorporated
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004-11
ISBN 10: 9780195186772
ISBN 13: 019518677X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Eating Disorders Book Review:

Patients are guided to objectively observe their own eating patterns, including contexts in which problematic eating takes place. Through careful education, patients are guided toward normalizing their eating patterns as a way of breaking the deprivation/ binge cycle. Alternative pleasurable activities to problematic eating are explored. Patients are encouraged to explore problematic thoughts associated with bingeing and purging and taught to challenge these thoughts. This Client Workbook is intended to be used by individuals with Bulimia Nervosa or binge-eating disorder, under the supervision of a qualified professional who can help them stay on track and overcome obstacles. The Client Workbook contains background information that will improve the client's understanding of Bulimia Nervosa and binge-eating disorder and its treatment with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Each chapter presents important educational material, relevant exercises, homework assignments, and self-assessments. In general, the client should plan on proceeding at a pace of approximately one chapter per session.

Working Alliance Skills for Mental Health Professionals

Working Alliance Skills for Mental Health Professionals
Author: Jairo N. Fuertes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 019086852X
ISBN 13: 9780190868529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Alliance Skills for Mental Health Professionals Book Review:

Working Alliance Skills for Mental Health Professionals provides expert guidance to mental health providers who wish to develop and augment their skills and competence in this area of practice. Each chapter deconstructs a dimension of the working alliance in psychotherapy, defining and describing specific mechanisms and interventions that can help professionals establish an alliance with their clients. The book includes skills in nonverbal communication, ways to foster the working bond with diverse clients, goal and task setting strategies, and verbal and interpersonal therapeutic skills, as well as mechanisms for repairing ruptures and for fostering the working alliance through supervision. The authors provide "in session" examples of how each skill may be implemented, and highlight the use of interventions through clinical vignettes and masked clinical cases. Working Alliance Skills for Mental Health Professionals is ideal for use in training programs in counseling, clinical psychology, and social work. It may also be valuable to professional-level practitioners interested in honing their skills in optimizing the working alliance.

Positive Psychotherapy

Positive Psychotherapy
Author: Tayyab Rashid,Martin Seligman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN 10: 0190920262
ISBN 13: 9780190920265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychotherapy Book Review:

For over a century the focus of psychotherapy has been on what ails us, with the therapeutic process resting upon the assumption that unearthing past traumas, correcting faulty thinking, and restoring dysfunctional relationships is curative. But something important has been overlooked: the positives. Shouldn't making us happier, better people be explicit goals of therapy? Positive Psychotherapy: Workbook guides readers through a session-by-session therapeutic approach based on the principles of positive psychology, an exciting new area of study examining the factors that enable us to flourish. This workbook, designed to be used in conjunction with the accompanying clinician's manual, first explains what exactly positive psychotherapy is, exploring the important concepts of character strengths. What follows are 15 positive psychotherapy sessions, each complete with lessons, guidelines, skills, and worksheets for practicing positive psychology skills learned in session. Those interested in improving well-being through psychotherapy will find in Positive Psychotherapy a refreshing complement to other approaches, endowing readers with a sense of purpose and meaning that many have found lacking in more traditional therapies.