The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome

The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Author: Traolach S. Brugha
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2018
ISBN: 019879634X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome Book Excerpt:

The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A practical guide introduces adult psychiatrists, including sub-specialist psychiatrists, to autism and Asperger syndrome.

The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome

The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Author: Traolach S. Brugha
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN: 0192516302
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome Book Excerpt:

Autism, including Asperger syndrome, is a strongly heritable condition that can usually be diagnosed in children by the age of two or three years. Although autism is more common in the less intellectually able child, in the more able child the condition is often overlooked until adulthood. Epidemiological research has shown that most adults in the general population meeting the criteria for autism are unrecognized and undiagnosed. There is a growing pressure on psychiatrists to be able to recognize autism and to consider its effects on their adult patients, particularly when they are also showing signs of another mental disorder, such as psychosis, personality disorder, or chronic depression. The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A practical guide introduces adult psychiatrists, including sub-specialist psychiatrists, to autism and Asperger syndrome. It covers recognition and diagnosis and the psychiatrist's role in treating patients with co-morbid mental disorder whilst taking account of the autism component. It explores the process of sign-posting patients with autism to appropriate care and support as family involvement diminishes or ceases. While there are a number of books written on how to cope with autism as an adult, The Psychiatry of Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A practical guide is aimed at the practising adult psychiatrist. The book describes normal and pathological functioning and then guides the reader through assessment and post diagnostic intervention issues. The use of fictionalized clinical examples helps to illustrate autism and its presentation in adulthood, and illustrate the issues psychiatrists often raise in training workshops.

ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults

ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults
Author: Thomas E. Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-08-19
ISBN: 1000416135
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults Book Excerpt:

ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults offers detailed examples of individuals who have above-average cognitive intelligence, but struggle with executive function impairments of ADHD and significant social-emotional impairments of Asperger syndrome. The book centers around twelve case studies of bright children, teens, and adults treated for both ADHD and Asperger syndrome. Each chapter describes diverse examples of their strengths and their difficulties and explains how these individuals can be helped with appropriate treatment to overcome their ADHD impairments and to improve their ability to understand and interact more effectively with others. Case examples are followed by updated, science-based descriptions of these disorders. Providing science-based information about ADHD and Asperger syndrome in clearly understandable, accessible language, this text is ideal for clinicians, educators, social workers, medical and mental health service providers, and parents of those struggling with such impairments. It also advocates for restoring the diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome to diagnostic manuals of the American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization.

A Practical Guide to Autism

A Practical Guide to Autism
Author: Fred R. Volkmar,Lisa A. Wiesner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 111968580X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Autism Book Excerpt:

An accessible guide to the most recent information about autism The revised and updated second edition of A Practical Guide to Autism offers an authoritative guide to the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder. Written by two highly regarded medical professionals, the book offers parents, family memberts, and teachers a useful review of the concept of autism, its diagnosis, and the most current treatments available. This comprehensive resource covers the range of the condition in infants, young, and school age children, adolescents, and adults. The authors explore evidence-based treatments and review of some of the alternative and complementary treatments proposed for autism. Information on educational programs and entitlement services are also provided. In addition, the book contains information on issues, such as medical care, medication use, safety, behavioral, and mental health problems. The book covers the range of ages and entire spectrum of autism and provides an introduction to the diagnostic concept. With the expanding number of treatments and interventions this book is a useful guide for all those involved in caring for individuals on the autism spectrum. This important guide: Offers lists of resources for parents and professionals compiled by experts in the field and reviewed by parents. Includes updated research that adheres to DSM-5 standards. Provides an accessible resource with succinct content delivery Contains new discussions on modern treatments that have been identified since the publication of the first edition. Written for parents, teachers, and caregivers, A Practical Guide to Autism, Second Edition offers an updated and expanded edition to the practical guide to autism.

A Clinician s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Clinician   s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Eddie Chaplin,Jane McCarthy,Debbie Spain
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 1784508004
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Clinician s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive and much-needed guide addresses the issues faced by clinicians in assessing and treating the range of mental health conditions, which can affect adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Its particular focus on adults fills a notable gap in the ASD professional literature, with an extensive array of contributors from across the psychology and healthcare professions. Covering a wide variety of common co-occurring mental health conditions including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, OCD, personality disorders, and eating disorders, this guide also explores broader issues to do with promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Authoritative and detailed, this is an essential resource for all clinicians and professionals looking to understand and tailor their approach to mental health in autistic adults, and the need for specific methods and strategies to enhance assessment and treatment.

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Volume 1

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders  Volume 1
Author: Fred R. Volkmar,Sally J. Rogers,Rhea Paul,Kevin A. Pelphrey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN: 1118107020
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

The newest edition of the most comprehensive handbook on autism and related disorders Since the original edition was first published more than a quarter of a century ago, The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Volume 1: Diagnosis, Development, and Brain Mechanisms, has been the most influential reference work in the field of autism and related conditions. The new, updated Fourth Edition takes into account the changes in the disorders' definitions in the DSM-V and ICD-10 that may have profound implications for diagnosis and, by extension, access to services. Along with providing practical clinical advice--including the role of psychopharmacology in treatment—the handbook codifies the ever-expanding current body of research throughout both volumes , offering a wealth of information on the epidemiology of autism and the genetic, environmental, biochemical, social, and neuropathological aspects of the disorder. Volume 1 includes: Information on outcomes in adults with autism spectrum disorders A range of issues and interventions important from infancy, though adolescence and beyond for individuals with autism spectrum disorders Current information about play development, including skills, object play, and interventions Coverage of the state of genetic, biochemical, and neuropathological autism research Chapters on psychopharmacology and medical care in autism and related conditions The new edition includes the relevant updates to help readers stay abreast of the state of this rapidly evolving field and gives them a guide to separate the wheat from the chaff as information about autism proliferates.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Author: Patricia Howlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2004-07-31
ISBN: 1134391412
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism and Asperger Syndrome Book Excerpt:

Autism and Asperger Syndrome reviews what is known about adults with autism in terms of their social functioning, educational and occupational status. Focusing mainly on the problems experienced by high functioning people with autism - and those working with and caring for them - the book offers practical ways of dealing with their difficulties. Each chapter makes use of clinical case material to illustrate the kinds of problems faced and ways in which they may be overcome. First-hand accounts from people with autism are included and links with psychiatric illness in later life are explored. This updated edition is helpful to both professionals and families with autistic children and has been completely updated to take account of the latest research in the field. It also includes an additional chapter on the differences between autism and Asperger syndrome.

Recognising Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

Recognising Autism and Asperger   s Syndrome
Author: Trevor Powell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN: 1000346242
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recognising Autism and Asperger s Syndrome Book Excerpt:

Recognising Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is an accessible guide, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with autism with whom the author has worked clinically. The book captures the individual stories, quotations and experiences, observed in adult autism diagnostic services, woven in with contemporary research, theory and clinical insights. It outlines the history of the condition and the present criteria for obtaining a diagnosis. With exercises, tips, questionnaires, psycho-educational work and advice sheets, this new edition also elucidates the female presentation of autism that has attained significance in the recent times. The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians, including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with autistic people.

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome
Author: Tony Attwood
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1843104954
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome Book Excerpt:

A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

A Practical Guide to Autism

A Practical Guide to Autism
Author: Fred R. Volkmar,Lisa A. Wiesner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 1119685672
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Autism Book Excerpt:

An accessible guide to the most recent information about autism The revised and updated second edition of A Practical Guide to Autism offers an authoritative guide to the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder. Written by two highly regarded medical professionals, the book offers parents, family memberts, and teachers a useful review of the concept of autism, its diagnosis, and the most current treatments available. This comprehensive resource covers the range of the condition in infants, young, and school age children, adolescents, and adults. The authors explore evidence-based treatments and review of some of the alternative and complementary treatments proposed for autism. Information on educational programs and entitlement services are also provided. In addition, the book contains information on issues, such as medical care, medication use, safety, behavioral, and mental health problems. The book covers the range of ages and entire spectrum of autism and provides an introduction to the diagnostic concept. With the expanding number of treatments and interventions this book is a useful guide for all those involved in caring for individuals on the autism spectrum. This important guide: Offers lists of resources for parents and professionals compiled by experts in the field and reviewed by parents. Includes updated research that adheres to DSM-5 standards. Provides an accessible resource with succinct content delivery Contains new discussions on modern treatments that have been identified since the publication of the first edition. Written for parents, teachers, and caregivers, A Practical Guide to Autism, Second Edition offers an updated and expanded edition to the practical guide to autism.

Asperger Syndrome Second Edition

Asperger Syndrome  Second Edition
Author: James C. McPartland,Ami Klin,Fred R. Volkmar
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2014-04-28
ISBN: 1462514359
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asperger Syndrome Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Completely revised with the latest research and clinical strategies, this is the authoritative volume on Asperger syndrome (now part of DSM-5 autism spectrum disorder). Considered the definitive reference since its initial publication, the book focuses on how to assess each child or adolescent's needs and provide effective interventions in the areas of communication, behavior, and academic and vocational functioning. The neural and genetic bases of autism spectrum disorders are also explored. New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment, including two chapters on behavioral interventions. *Addresses challenges in the transition to new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5. *Chapters on neuropsychological advances, the transition to higher education, and forensic issues. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Recognising Asperger s Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Recognising Asperger s Syndrome  Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Trevor Powell
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 135170513X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recognising Asperger s Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Excerpt:

Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS with whom the author has worked with clinically over the last 10 years. The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with people with AS. Trevor Powell is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is the Lead for Neuropsychology services for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He has written a number of books and research articles having worked clinically for over 30 years in the field of adult mental health, brain injury, particularly head injury, and with adults with Asperger's syndrome/Autism.

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome
Author: Susan J. Moreno,Keelah Parkinson,Marci Wheeler
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN: 9780857005663
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome Book Excerpt:

Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on their own experiences of having family members on the autism spectrum, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met. This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Joseph D. Buxbaum,Patrick R. Hof
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 012391924X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders Book Excerpt:

Autism is no longer considered a rare disease, and the Center for Disease Control now estimates that upwards of 730,000 children in the US struggle with this isolating brain disorder. New research is leading to greater understanding of and ability to treat the disorder at an earlier age. It is hoped that further genetic and imaging studies will lead to biologically based diagnostic techniques that could help speed detection and allow early, more effective intervention. Edited by two leaders in the field, this volume offers a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings of the neuroscience behind autism of the past 20 years. With chapters authored by experts in each topic, the volume explores etiology, neuropathology, imaging, and pathways/models. Offering a broad background of ASDs with a unique focus on neurobiology, the volume offers more than the others on the market with a strictly clinical focus or a single authored perspective that fails to offer expert, comprehensive coverage. Researchers and graduate students alike with an interest in developmental disorders and autism will benefit, as will autism specialists across psychology and medicine looking to expand their expertise. Uniquely explores ASDs from a neurobiological angle, looking to uncover the molecular/cellular basis rather than to merely catalog the commonly used behavioral interventions Comprehensive coverage synthesizes widely dispersed research, serving as one-stop shopping for neurodevelopmental disorder researchers and autism specialists Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field around the globe - the broadest, most expert coverage available

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
Author: Dr Clare S. Allely
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 1000569802
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the criminal justice system. Rather than being the perpetrators of offending, individuals with ASD are more likely to be the victim of crime. However, there is nevertheless a small subset of individuals with ASD who do offend, and this book provides an in-depth understanding of how certain features of ASD may provide the context of vulnerability to engaging in a number of types of offending behaviours. Chapters focus on arson or fire-setting; cybercrime (e.g., hacking); online sexual offending such as the viewing of indecent child imagery; offline sexual offending; violent crime; stalking; terroristic behaviour (including radicalisation and extremism); bestiality or zoophilia and also extreme violence such as mass shooting and serial homicide. This book also outlines the ways in which a defendant with ASD may present in court and how they may exhibit behaviour which could be misinterpreted and perceived negatively leading to an unfair trial. Lastly, it discusses the need to identify the impact that ASD can have on the capacity to form the requisite criminal intent and offer appropriate court adaptions to support them during court proceedings. This book is ideal for criminal defense lawyers and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, and social work as well as policy makers and reformers.

A mind of one s own

A mind of one s own
Author: Digby Tantam,Sue Prestwood
Publsiher: National Autistic Society
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781899280094
Category: Asperger's syndrome
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A mind of one s own Book Excerpt:

This is a valuable book for anyone seeking guidance on supporting an adult with high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. It deals practically with the emotional and physical issues arising throughout an individual's life, such as marriage, developing hobbies and getting older. This is a valuable book for anyone seeking guidance on supporting an adult with high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. It deals practically with the emotional and physical issues arising throughout an individual's life, such as marriage, developing hobbies and getting older.

Handbook of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law

Handbook of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law
Author: Fred R. Volkmar,Rachel Loftin,Alexander Westphal,Marc Woodbury-Smith
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN: 3030709132
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law Book Excerpt:

This book addresses an important and relatively neglected topic in the scientific literature: individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have dealings with the legal system. It examines issues and implications for autistic people, who have a significant risk for engagement with the legal system in some capacity (e.g., witness/bystander, victim, or perpetrator). Key areas of coverage include: Autistic people as victims and perpetrators of criminal activities, including violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and cybercrime. Risks for unlawful behavior in individuals with autism and Asperger's. Legal assessment issues, such as witness protection and postconviction diagnoses. Legal outcomes for autistic people, including case law, prevention, service provisions in correctional settings, and rights and support systems. The Handbook of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law is an essential, comprehensive resource that explores the risk for unlawful behaviors affecting autistitc people as victims and perpetrators, as well as related issues of assessment and treatment, and outcome. It is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and law, as well as professionals in such related fields, as criminology/criminal justice and the legal system.

Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood

Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood
Author: Katharina Manassis
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 1787753468
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood Book Excerpt:

The transition from high school to adulthood is one of the most challenging times for young people on the autism spectrum. What will happen when all their familiar teachers, educational assistants and friends disappear after graduation? Who will replace them in the adult world? How will they manage this drastic change? Drawing on her experiences as the mother of a child on the autism spectrum and a child psychiatrist, Katharina Manassis shares common transition-related challenges and offers real solutions for each. The book helps parents and teens plan for every stage of the journey. The book includes discussion of what a successful transition means and how to set realistic goals. It explores specific aspects of the transition such as employment, independence and social life, and looks at how to address long-term concerns such as living arrangements and financial support.

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Nicholas W. Gelbar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 0190669004
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Excerpt:

Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD face increased social isolation and engage in more challenging behaviors during adolescence. They also experience increased mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and they are among the least likely of any disability group to attend college, be competitively employed, or live independently. At the same time, adolescents with ASD face a major shift in available services and support as they exit the K-12 educational system. The need to present what is known about this group in order to inform clinicians, researchers, and educators cannot be understated. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder synthesizes current science on adolescents and young adults with ASD in order to inform mental health practitioners and education professionals who work directly with these individuals. While early childhood interventions for ASD have been extensively developed and tested, research on adolescents and young adults with ASD has lagged behind until recently. This comprehensive handbook can be utilized to train students and professionals in applied mental health roles. The handbook includes three sections: Part I reviews diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD; Part II details how to support their educational needs; and Part III discusses special populations including college students and young women. Chapters highlight recommendations for clinicians and include study questions and additional resources.

Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice

Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice
Author: Anthony W. Bateman,Peter Fonagy
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1615372504
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice Book Excerpt:

This new edition of Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice reflects a vibrant field undergoing development along a number of dimensions important for mental health. As evidenced by the number of experts contributing chapters that focus on specialized approaches to mentalization-based treatment (MBT), the range of mental disorders for which this therapy has proved helpful has substantially increased, and now includes psychosis. Second, the range of contexts within which the approach has been shown to be of value has grown. MBT has been found to be useful in outpatient and community settings, and, more broadly, with children, adolescents, couples, and families, and the social contexts where they are found, such as in schools and even prisons. Finally, the framework has been shown to be generalizable to an understanding of the social context of mental health. The model advanced in this book goes beyond an understanding of the development of mentalizing and aims to provide an understanding of its role in a range of social processes.Key concepts, themes, and approaches clearly articulated throughout the book include the following: Mentalizing is a transdiagnostic concept applicable to a range of mental health conditions, including trauma, personality disorders, eating disorders, depression, substance use disorder, and psychosis. The chapters devoted to these disorders emphasize MBT skills acquisition and techniques for introducing mentalizing into psychotherapy. Mentalizing plays an important role in understanding how teams, systems, and services interact to facilitate or undermine interventions and service delivery. Chapters on mentalizing in teams and wider systems are included to help clinicians reduce negative impacts on clinical care and support reliable and responsive pathways to treatment. In an effort to encourage clinicians to integrate mentalizing into their clinical practice, empirical research on the developmental origins of mentalizing and how a focus on mentalizing can improve outcomes for patients is incorporated throughout the volume. Improved mentalizing increases resilience to adversity, perhaps protecting individuals from relapse, and improves therapeutic outcomes. The relevant research, as well as proven techniques for promoting resilience and trust, are discussed at length in the book. Finally, as an established component of the literature on neurobiology and higher-order cognition, mentalizing benefits from a number of different strands of research, ranging from neurobiology through child development to adult psychopathology. The book fully explores these relationships and their ramifications. Authoritative, comprehensive, and cutting-edge, the Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice is the single most important resource for clinicians and trainees learning about -- and incorporating -- MBT into their therapeutic repertoire.