How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family

A Self-care Guide for Siblings, Offspring, and Parents

Author: Diane T. Marsh,Rex M. Dickens

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874779233

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 7112

Discusses the nature of mental illness and its devastating impact on family relationships, and describes the essential stages of recovery.

Encyclopedia of Trauma

An Interdisciplinary Guide

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319807

Category: Psychology

Page: 904

View: 516

Trauma is defined as a sudden, potentially deadly experience, often leaving lasting, troubling memories. Traumatology (the study of trauma, its effects, and methods to modify effects) is exploding in terms of published works and expanding in terms of scope. Originally a narrow specialty within emergency medicine, the field now extends to trauma psychology, military psychiatry and behavioral health, post-traumatic stress and stress disorders, trauma social work, disaster mental health, and, most recently, the subfield of history and trauma, with sociohistorical examination of long-term effects and meanings of major traumas experienced by whole communities and nations, both natural (Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina) and man-made (the Holocaust, 9/11). One reason for this expansion involves important scientific breakthroughs in detecting the neurobiology of trauma that is connecting biology with human behavior, which in turn, is applicable to all fields involving human thought and response, including but not limited to psychiatry, medicine and the health sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and law. Researchers within these fields and more can contribute to a universal understanding of immediate and long-term consequences–both good and bad–of trauma, both for individuals and for broader communities and institutions. Trauma encyclopedias published to date all center around psychological trauma and its emotional effects on the individual as a disabling or mental disorder requiring mental health services. This element is vital and has benefited from scientific and professional breakthroughs in theory, research, and applications. Our encyclopedia certainly will cover this central element, but our expanded conceptualization will include the other disciplines and will move beyond the individual.

Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy

Author: Barbara A. Schell,Glen Gillen,Marjorie Scaffa,Ellen S. Cohn

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451110804

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

View: 2039

Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, Twelfth Edition, continues in the tradition of excellent coverage of critical concepts and practices that have long made this text the leading resource for Occupational Therapy students. Students using this text will learn how to apply client-centered, occupational, evidence based approach across the full spectrum of practice settings. Peppered with first-person narratives, which offer a unique perspective on the lives of those living with disease, this new edition has been fully updated with a visually enticing full color design, and even more photos and illustrations. Vital pedagogical features, including case studies, Practice Dilemmas, and Provocative questions, help position students in the real-world of occupational therapy practice to help prepare them to react appropriately.

Street Children and Homeless Youth

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Lewis Aptekar,Daniel Stoecklin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400773560

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6510

This book deals with street children who live in the developing world, and homeless youth who are from the developed world. They are referred to as children in street situations (CSS) to show that the problem is both in the children and in the situation they face. The book examines several aspects of the children and their street situations, including the families of origin and the homes they leave, the children’s social life, and mental health. Other aspects are the problems of published demographics, the construction of public opinion about these children and the, often violent, reactions from authorities. The book then discusses current research on children in street situations, as well as programs and policies. The book ends with recommendations about programs, policies and research.

Thematic Guide to Young Adult Literature

Author: Alice Trupe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 1925

Contemporary young adult literature is a relatively new genre. This guide provides an overview of the burgeoning field, focusing primarily on fiction. Each of the 32 chapters is devoted to a theme of special significance to young adults, and provides brief critical discussions of several related literary works. Chapters close with lists of fiction for further reading. An appendix groups works according to additional themes, and a selected bibliography cites relevant critical studies.

The Five Areas of Being Human: An Assessment Tool for Therapeutic Care

A Primer Guide for Effective Interviewing Skills and the Implementation of the Five Areas of Being Human Assessment Tool Related to Enhancing Precise Therapeutic Treatment

Author: Thomas D. Sharts M.Ed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499030061

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 4067

This book: The Five Areas of Being Human: An Assessment Tool for Therapeutic Care challenges those professionals in the business of therapeutic care to more coherently organize effective methods of behavioral assessment for the purpose of identifying the origins of problematic behaviors related to mental health and/or social problems modeled by individuals. Likewise it is this author’s belief that the best practices for organizing such a logical behavioral assessment is identifying the five areas of being human: spiritual, physical, social, psychological and vocational and developing relevant questions in association with each distinctive area; implementing effective interviewing methods and selecting appropriate therapeutic strategies. Moreover, it is the belief of this author that many persons experiencing therapeutic or medical relationships with psychiatrists, social workers, licensed practical counselors, medical physicians, etc. suffer from untreated mental health and physical conditions because this assessment model is never identified and applied by such practicing professionals. In summation, for certain, identifying the five areas of being human and developing relevant questions to ask in a therapeutic or medical relationship will effectively assist in actualizing a more cogent and helpful assessment necessary for treating and promoting healing toward those persons suffering from mental and/or physical debilitating health conditions.

Community care for homeless families

a program design manual

Author: Better Homes Foundation,National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 5913

Teachers DO Make a Difference

The Teacher’s Guide to Connecting With Students

Author: Judith A. Deiro

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412906548

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 9953

Deiro provides powerful strategies teachers can employ to build a healthy student-teacher connection, decrease behavioral problems, and increase social and academic skills.

The Video Librarian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2338

A Cry for Help

A Family's Struggle with Schizophrenia

Author: Robert Houston,Josephine Bell

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617775665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 49

View: 8798

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you just couldn't make it? That's what happened to Josephine Bell when her son, Robert Houston, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The burden was heavy on her heart to take care of him and heal him, but only God is capable of bringing hope and peace to a dark situation. Mental illness is something people just don't like to talk about; but it is real, and no mother wants to see her child suffer through a serious illness. Many times she found herself on her knees, crying out for help. Through her weakness, she was made strong, and Robert and Josephine have learned that God does hear when we cry out to him in truth. A Cry for Help is Josephine Bell and Robert Houston's account of living with schizophrenia and how to rely on God when everything seems hopeless. This book is complete with a guide to schizophrenia in the back, so readers can find out information for themselves and help others who are hurting.


A Resource Guide for Grades 1-12 : Helping Children and Youth to Understand and be Involved

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Homeless children

Page: 133

View: 3887

Practical General Practice E-Book

Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management

Author: Alex Khot,Andrew Polmear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049093

Category: Medical

Page: 792

View: 373

Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available

Social work

Author: Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7762

101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions

Practical Suggestions for Creating a New Life

Author: Richard A. Singer, Jr.

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615993282

Category: Self-Help

Page: 46

View: 3327

ÿ101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿcan help transform the life of any recovering addict from bleak to bright. These practical suggestions give hope, from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, to realizing this light holds a promising future to reclaim. Readers will learn: How to keep hope and seek help, even in the darkest of daysHow to deal with the major monster of denialHow to plan to become consistently productiveHow to take care of your brain and body so that you're happier and healthierHow to routinely remember to never give upHow to push through and know that recovery can be realizedAnd much, much more"101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿis a great resource, giving a simple, fun and easily digestible format to a treasure trove of accumulated wisdom from the Winners who have overcome addictions to have a happy and healthy life." --Sarah Graham, addiction expert and member of UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) "Having worked with people struggling with addictions for many years, I recognized many of the tools I regularly use among Rick Singer'sÿ101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿ-- I know they work. Therefore, I can confidently recommend this little book as inspiration, and as a guide." --Bob Rich, Ph.D. author of several self-help and inspirational books "101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿis a thoughtful, inspirational, must have for anyone in the addiction field or going through addiction themselves. Singer's own story is passionate, loving and realistic." --Mari Sweeting, Recovery Coach, Substance Abuse Counselor and DUI Instructor, Sonoma County, California "101 Tips for Recovering from Addictionsÿprovides a safe space, a space to learn tools that will encourage personal strength as you explore within and work to overcome your addiction. With this book and personal dedication you can move towards freedom." --Robin Marvel, author ofÿFraming a Family: Building a Foundation to Raise Confident Children Learn more at Self-Help: Substance Abuse & Addictions - General


Themes and Variations

Author: Wayne Weiten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780534340148

Category: Psychology

Page: 809

View: 6727

No higher compliment need be paid than to say - as one reviewer recently did - that this is the text by which all others for the course are measured. Since the first edition of this book appeared, professors have praised Weiten's scholarship as exemplary and the accessibility of his prose as unparalleled. This is the text that redefined the way Introductory Psychology is taught by using integrative themes to develop the connections among different areas of psychological research. And now, with this Fourth Edition, Weiten again raises the bar a notch higher for competitors. Not only has he continued to refine and improve his fine text, but Weiten has developed an exciting multimedia CD-ROM for the course, giving instructors a new, engaging way to teach and students an interactive way to learn. Now, Weiten not only explains the interdependent links between research and applications, but he gives students a fascinating way to explore psychological concepts through experiments and activities included on the "PsycTrek" CD-ROM. Using integrative themes to emphasize connections among different areas of research in psychology, Weiten challenges students to grapple with the big issues and tough questions while mastering the basic concepts of psychology. Throughout the Fourth Edition, Weiten emphasizes the unity in psychology's intellectual heritage (the themes), as well as psychology's immense diversity (the variations). Long after your students have completed their final examinations, they will retain a genuine understanding of the basic ideas about psychology and behavior.


Themes and Variations with InfoTrac

Author: Weiten

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9780534363727

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 8981

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Health/science, Business/industry, Children/juvenile, how To/instruction

Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414401003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 8605