Loneliness Therapy

Loneliness Therapy
Author: Daniel Grippo
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 1497683122
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loneliness Therapy Book Excerpt:

This little book, with its wise elfin characters, is designed to help you find ways of connecting with yourself, with others, with God. A few moments alone with Loneliness Therapy, and you will realize that if you seek, you will find. You’ll find that you’re really not alone at all!

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy
Author: Craig Haen,Seth Aronson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 131735639X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy Book Excerpt:

This handbook describes in detail different contemporary approaches to group work with children and adolescents. Further, this volume illustrates the application of these models to work with the youth of today, whether victims of trauma, adolescents struggling with LGBT issues, or youth with varying common diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, depression, and anxiety. It offers chapters presenting a variety of clinical approaches written by experts in these approaches, from classic (play therapy and dialectical behavior therapy) to cutting-edge (attachment-based intervention, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy). Because of its broad scope, the book is suitable for a wide audience, from students to first-time group leaders to seasoned practitioners.

Psychotherapy and the Lonely Patient

Psychotherapy and the Lonely Patient
Author: Samuel M Natale,E Mark Stern
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1317774108
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotherapy and the Lonely Patient Book Excerpt:

Here is an important new book focusing on the contribution of the therapist's love and empathy to the therapeutic process. Technique without dedication, discipline, and understanding will rarely benefit patients nor help resolve their conflicts. Psychoanalytic Technique demonstrates how the therapist's countertransference feelings, anxieties, wishes, and superego admonitions shape his or her therapeutic interventions.

Therapy with Single Parents

Therapy with Single Parents
Author: Joan D Atwood,Frank Genovese
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 1317720970
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapy with Single Parents Book Excerpt:

Provide effective counseling to members of single-parent families With more than half of all first marriages ending in divorce, it’s time to re-think the notion that “divorce” means “failure.” Therapy with Single Parents focuses on the strengths of the single-parent family rather than its weaknesses, stressing the need to look at the socially constructed norms, values, and definitions associated with marriage and family in order to provide effective counseling. This unique book examines experiences that are common to single parents and presents interventive strategies for treating single-parent family issues, drawing on clinical case studies to provide technical knowledge in everyday language. Current research shows that single parents account for 27 percent of family households that include children under 18 and that the number of single mothers in the United States more than tripled between 1970 and 2000. Therapy with Single Parents challenges outdated notions that the single-parent family is somehow deficient and associated with adjustment problems in children. It doesn’t ignore the anger, pain, sadness, and guilt experienced by many members of single parent families but offers therapeutic considerations from a more balanced approach. The book examines the social, psychological, and sexual experiences of newly single parents and addresses the ups and downs they’ll face in dealing with schools, the workplace, and social services. Therapy with Single Parents examines: social and psychological differences between divorce and widowhood cognitive-behavioral principles of single-parent families what children can learn from divorce dealing with the ghosts of past relationships relationship rules dealing with adult children and extended families the effect of change in divorcing families the feminization of poverty the therapeutic value of social networks Therapy with Single Parents is an invaluable resource for psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. The book presents a thorough, in-depth examination of the single-parent family system as a viable, healthy family form.

Loneliness Updated

Loneliness Updated
Author: Ami Rokach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1317981529
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loneliness Updated Book Excerpt:

"To be alone is to be different. To be different is to be alone, and to be in the interior of this fatal circle is to be lonely. To be lonely is to have failed" (Susan Schultz, 1976) Loneliness carries a significant social stigma, as lack of friendship and social ties is socially undesirable, and social perceptions of lonely people are generally unfavourable. Lonely people often have very negative self-perceptions, believing that the inability to establish social ties is due to personal inadequacies or socially undesirable attributes. This book is divided into three parts. The first part reviews loneliness in general, describing what it is and how it affects us. The second part examines loneliness throughout the life cycle, analysing how it affects us in childhood, adulthood and as we age. The final part explores the connection between loneliness and other conditions such as arthritis, eating disorders and depression. Loneliness Updated offers the latest research on how loneliness can affect us in our daily lives, and how it is expressed as we travel through life from childhood to old age. It will be a highly interesting read for scholars, students and researchers of clinical psychology, particularly those interested in further exploring the effects and consequences of loneliness. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Psychology.

The Heart of ACT

The Heart of ACT
Author: Robyn D. Walser
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 1684030412
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of ACT Book Excerpt:

In The Heart of ACT, renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer Robyn Walser explores ACT as a process-based therapy incorporating interpersonal, intrapersonal, and overarching and ongoing processes, as well as the integration of six core components of psychological flexibility to connect clinicians to the dynamic and relational implementation of ACT. Engaging clinical scenarios, therapeutic insights, and supervision dialogues are offered to help clinicians move beyond their conceptual understanding of ACT principles to master the nuances of the therapeutic relationship at the heart of ACT. Using the tips and strategies in this professional guide, you’ll develop a flexible, grounded, and client-centered practice. With this comprehensive resource, you’ll learn to cultivate an organic, process-driven practice, grounded in the heart of the therapeutic relationship and responsive to clients in the moment. The Heart of ACT is designed to mimic the supervision experience by presenting material in thought-provoking chapters grounded in real-life clinical situations and challenges. In the book, you’ll also find supervision dialogues inspired by Walser's work with her supervisees, Carlton Coulter and Manuela O’Connell. Carlton and Manuela comment and ask questions related to the material in the book and their own ACT learning process. These are then addressed by Walser in a dialogue designed to assist clinicians in connecting to the material. These sections mimic the helpful mentoring process of one-on-one training and supervision, and offer insights into specific therapeutic challenges that can unfold in structured conversation. As the applications of ACT grow, so does the need for up-to-date professional resources. Unlike many advanced ACT books that focus on procedures and techniques, The Heart of ACT focuses on the heart of the therapeutic relationship, as well as the “soft skills” that are difficult to describe, but which often mark the difference between a merely good clinician and an excellent one. If you’re looking to take your ACT delivery to a new, exciting level, this book is a must-have addition to your professional library.

Social Problems and Mental Health

Social Problems and Mental Health
Author: Jessica Kuper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2022-02-11
ISBN: 1000536815
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Problems and Mental Health Book Excerpt:

First published in 1987, Social Problems and Mental Health presents a sophisticated response to the whole question of what constitutes a social problem, with nearly fifty entries giving a range of perspectives on the main problem issues of our age. Also included are useful suggestions for further reading. Entries cover areas of concern connected with physical and mental health, poverty, crime and violence, family and social relationships, sexuality and so on. The book provides succinct descriptions of various areas of concern with historical backgrounds. Both casual readers and students of sociology and psychology will find the book useful.

Existential Concerns and Cognitive Behavioral Procedures

Existential Concerns and Cognitive Behavioral Procedures
Author: Ross G. Menzies,Rachel E. Menzies,Genevieve A. Dingle
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2022-08-11
ISBN: 3031069323
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Existential Concerns and Cognitive Behavioral Procedures Book Excerpt:

Clients enter therapy grappling with a range of difficulties. They don’t speak in diagnostic terms, but instead focus on the everyday problems that confront them. Their struggles may include isolation, loneliness, anxiety, guilt and regret, and problems making decisions in a world that offers seemingly endless choice. In contrast, the cognitive-behavior therapist is trained in the language of conditioning and extinction, avoidance and safety behaviors, behavioral activation and attentional biases. This book explores the ideas of the existentialist philosophers as a bridge between the suffering client and technically trained clinician. The volume is not a rejection of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), but seeks to place CBT in the broader context of the most popular philosophic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Therapists versed in existentialism argue that the individual's starting point is characterized by a sense of disorientation in the face of an apparently meaningless and absurd world. Each individual must become solely responsible for giving meaning to life and living it passionately and authentically. Each of us must confront the ‘Big 5’ existential issues of death, isolation, identity, freedom and meaning and find our solutions to these problems. The present volume explores each of these existential themes in turn. Each section opens with a theoretical chapter describing the relevant existential dilemma and its impact on human experience. The second chapter in each section explores its relationship to mental health disorders and psychopathology. The third chapter in each section explores the evidence for treating the existential issue from a CBT framework. This book will be of value to those interested in CBT, philosophy and mental health, and will appeal to psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

Poetry Therapy

Poetry Therapy
Author: Nicholas Mazza
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-06-23
ISBN: 1317606981
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Therapy Book Excerpt:

For decades, poetry therapy has been formally recognized as a valuable form of treatment, and it has been proven effective worldwide with a diverse group of clients. The second edition of Poetry Therapy, written by a pioneer and leader in the field, updates the only integrated poetry therapy practice model with a host of contemporary issues, including the use of social media and slam/performance poetry. It’s a truly invaluable resource for any serious practitioner, educator, or researcher interested in poetry therapy, bibliotherapy, writing, and healing, or the broader area of creative/expressive arts therapies.

The Soul in Anguish

The Soul in Anguish
Author: Lionel Corbett
Publsiher: Chiron Publications
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 1630512370
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul in Anguish Book Excerpt:

The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering presents a variety of approaches to psychotherapeutic work with suffering people, from the perspectives of both Jungian and psychoanalytic psychology. An important theme of the book is that suffering may be harmful or helpful to the development of the personality. Our culture tends to assume that suffering is invariably negative or pointless, but this is not necessarily so; suffering may be destructive, but it may lead to positive developments such as enhanced empathy for others, wisdom, or spiritual development. The book offers professionals in any helping profession various frameworks within which to view suffering, so that the individual's suffering does not seem to be random or meaningless. Cognitive-behavioral approaches, the approach of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric association, and the promise of evidence-based strategies may or may not be applicable to the unique circumstances of the suffering individual. These approaches also ignore the unconscious sources of much suffering, its implications for the ongoing development of the personality, and the nuances of the therapeutic relationship. We cannot objectify or measure suffering; suffering is best viewed from within the individual's perspective, because people with the same diagnosis suffer in unique ways. The Soul in Anguish is a groundbreaking, meticulously researched study from an outstanding Jungian analyst and scholar. It provides illuminating ways into the transformative potential of suffering and how it can be dealt with in the consulting room. Charting the soul's agonies with great compassion and profound sensitivity, Dr. Corbett skillfully delineates clinical, philosophical and spiritual concepts of suffering that testify to the endurance of the human spirit. This book is an enlightening read for anybody with a passionate concern for the human soul. - Ursula Wirtz, PhD, Jungian Analyst, Author of Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation With extraordinary candor The Soul in Anguish brings its readers face to face with one of the most difficult topics in life, suffering. This remarkable exploration of the range of suffering, especially as encountered in psychotherapy, mines for meaning and finds both its positive and negative expressions. Transcending the categorical, pathological descriptions of the DSM, The Soul in Anguish reveals the archetypal nature of the experience of suffering. Dr. Lionel Corbett offers healing to mind, soul and body, in this uplifting engagement with what is usually either avoided in most treatments or only touched upon, i.e., anguish. This book reimagines our pain and anguish to bring about the possibility of a true psychological and soulful grasp of suffering. No therapist should miss the opportunities of Dr. Corbett's rich study. - Joe Cambray, Ph.D.,Past-President IAAP,Author DR. LIONEL CORBETT trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice, and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of numerous papers and three books: The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, Psyche and the Sacred, and The Religious Function of the Psyche. He is the co-editor of: Jung and Aging, Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field, and Psychology at the Threshold.

The Anatomy of Loneliness

The Anatomy of Loneliness
Author: Joseph Hartog,J. Ralph Audy,Yehudi A. Cohen
Publsiher: New York : International Universities Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780823601462
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anatomy of Loneliness Book Excerpt:

Lonely at the Top

Lonely at the Top
Author: Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN: 023034111X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely at the Top Book Excerpt:

Men appear to enjoy many advantages in society-on average they make more money, have more power, and enjoy a greater degree of social freedom than women. But many men pay a high price for the pursuit of success and power. Taking family and friends for granted, men will often let relationships take a back seat to their professional ambitions, only to ultimately find themselves with few real friends they can rely on in hard times. As a result, they turn to affairs, alcohol, and other self-destructive behaviors. Sadly, millions of men suffer untreated depression. In this groundbreaking and provocative book, award-winning clinical psychologist Thomas Joiner makes an impassioned call for society to recognize the harmful effects that solitude can have on men. Drawing on original research done for the National Institute of Mental Health, he focuses on the particular situations that leave men rudderless. He offers advice on support systems that are most useful to men, and he offers prescriptive advice on how men can improve their lives.

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
Author: Charles Spielberger
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2688
Release: 2004-09-16
ISBN: 0126574103
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology Book Excerpt:

Encompasses topics including aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. Each entry provides a clear definition, a brief review of the theoretical basis, and emphasizes major areas of application.

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Author: Michaela A. Swales
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN: 0191076511
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Book Excerpt:

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders. The Oxford Handbook of DBT charts the development of DBT from its early inception to the current cutting edge state of knowledge about both the theoretical underpinnings of the treatment and its clinical application across a range of disorders and adaptations to new clinical groups. Experts in the treatment address the current state of the evidence with respect to the efficacy of the treatment, its effectiveness in routine clinical practice and central issues in the clinical and programmatic implementation of the treatment. In sum this volume provides a desk reference for clinicians and academics keen to understand the origins and current state of the science, and the art, of DBT.

The Handbook of Professional Ethical and Research Practice for Psychologists Counsellors Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists

The Handbook of Professional Ethical and Research Practice for Psychologists  Counsellors  Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists
Author: Rachel Tribe,Jean Morrissey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 0429768176
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Professional Ethical and Research Practice for Psychologists Counsellors Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists Book Excerpt:

This exciting new edition provides an overview of the main professional, ethical and research issues that are required knowledge for counsellors, therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists engaging in therapeutic or clinical work. These issues form part of the curriculum and practice requirements of all the major counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and psychiatry professional organisations (including BACP, BPS, HCPC, RCP, UKCP, IACP, IPS and IAHIP). Divided in six clearly defined sections, this book will provide a comprehensive overview of all the major professional practice and ethical issues in one edited volume. The authors are well-known experts in their fields and their work has been brought together with clarity and helpful features, including reflective questions and case vignettes. This new edition has also been updated to include content on social justice, community psychology and professional guidelines, reflecting the latest academic research and clinical developments. This book is unique in the breadth of issues covered and its focus on therapeutic practice. It will be of interest to practitioners and students of psychotherapy, counselling and psychiatry.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities
Author: Biza Stenfert Kroese,Dave Dagnan,Konstantinos Loumidis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005-08-04
ISBN: 1134797834
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities Book Excerpt:

Cognitive therapy is a well known and widely used means of helping depressed patients, but is only now beginning to be extended to other client groups. Cognitive Therapy for Learning Disability contains contributions from well known and highly experienced practitioner researchers about the theoretical and practical issues surrounding the application of cognitive therapy to this special client group. Since cognitive therapy is usually understood to consist mainly of talking and introspection, the communication difficulties, challenging behaviours and the whole question of self-regulation make CBT for learning disabled people a challenging and fascinating topic. Cognitive Therapy for Learning Disability provides a wealth of practical examples for training and will be invaluable to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and all researchers and practitioners who deal with learning disabled people in their daily lives.

The Therapeutic Imagination

The Therapeutic Imagination
Author: Jeremy Holmes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN: 1134752318
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Therapeutic Imagination Book Excerpt:

Use of the imagination is a key aspect of successful psychotherapeutic treatments. Psychotherapy helps clients get in touch with, awaken, and learn to trust their creative inner life, while therapists use their imaginations to mentalise the suffering other and to trace the unconscious stirrings evoked by the intimacy of the consulting room. Working from this premise, in The Therapeutic Imagination Jeremy Holmes argues unashamedly that literate therapists make better therapists. Drawing on psychoanalytic and literary traditions both classical and contemporary, Part I shows how poetry and novels help foster therapists’ understanding of their own imagination-in-action, anatomised into five phases: attachment, reverie, logos, action and reflection. Part II uses the contrast between secure and insecure narrative styles in attachment theory and relates these to literary storytelling and the transformational aspects of therapy. Part III uses literary accounts to illuminate the psychiatric conditions of narcissism, anxiety, splitting and bereavement. Based on Forster’s motto, ‘Only Connect’, Part IV argues, with the help of poetic examples, that a psychiatry shorn of psychodynamic creativity is impoverished and fails to serve its patients. Clearly and elegantly written, and drawing on the author’s deep knowledge of psychoanalysis and attachment theory and a lifetime of clinical experience, Holmes convincingly links the literary and psychoanalytic canon. The Therapeutic Imagination is a compelling and insightful work that will strike chords for therapists, counsellors, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Geriatric Physical Therapy

Geriatric Physical Therapy
Author: Carole Bernstein Lewis,Jennifer M. Bottomley
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 664
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Physical Therapy Book Excerpt:

This compilation of up-to-date information provides physical therapists with clinical information for the care of geriatric patients in one comprehensive source. Physical therapy practitioners and students wishing to specialize in geriatrics will be provided with the advanced applied science of normal and pathological aging, clinical problems, implications for therapeutic interventions, and considerations specific to the elderly.

Drama Psychotherapy and Psychosis

Drama  Psychotherapy and Psychosis
Author: John Witham Casson
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781583918043
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drama Psychotherapy and Psychosis Book Excerpt:

This work explores the use of drama and theatre in the challenging area of working with people who hear voices, focusing especially on survivors of abuse and those diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
Author: Dale Dannefer,Chris Phillipson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2010-08-13
ISBN: 1446248399
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology Book Excerpt:

"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.