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Collaborative Helping

Author : William C. Madsen
ISBN : 9781118746455
Genre : Psychology
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An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable helping through cross-system collaboration This hands-on resource provides clear, practical guidance for supportive service professionals working in a home-based environment. Drawing on best practices from a range of disciplines, this book provides a clear map for dealing with the complex and often ambiguous situations that arise with individuals and families, with applications extending to supervision and organizational change. Readers gain the advice and insight of real-world frontline helpers, as well as those who receive care, highlighting new ways to approach the work and re-think previous conceptualizations of problems and strengths. Helping efforts are organized around a shared, forward-thinking vision that anticipates obstacles and draws on existing and potential supports in developing a collaborative plan of action. The book begins with stories that illustrate core concepts and context, presenting a number of useful ideas that can reorient behavioral services while outlining a principle-based practice framework to help workers stay grounded and focused. Problems are addressed, and strength-based work is expanded into richer conversations about strengths in the context of intention and purpose, value and belief, hopes, dreams, and commitments. Topics include: Contextual guidance with helping maps Engaging people and re-thinking problems and strengths Dilemmas in home and community services Sustainable helping through collaboration and support A strong collaboration between natural networks, communities, and trained professionals across systems creates an effective helping endeavor. Ensuring sustainability may involve promoting systems change, and building institutional supports for specific supervisory, management, and organizational practices. Collaborative Helping provides a framework for organizing these efforts into a coherent whole, serving the needs of supportive services workers across sectors.

Collaborative Therapy With Multi Stressed Families

Author : William C. Madsen
ISBN : 9781593854348
Genre : Psychology
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition of this successful text and professional resource offers an alternative approach to thinking about and working with 'difficult' families. From a nonpathologizing stance, William C. Madsen demonstrates creative ways to help family members shift their relationship to longstanding problems; envision desired lives; and develop more proactive coping strategies. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with practice innovations and many new case illustrations. New appendices provide outlines for crafting collaborative assessments, therapy contracts, and other documentation that enhances accountability while also engaging clients and eliciting their strengths. Anyone working with families in crisis, especially in settings where time and resources are scarce, will gain valuable insights and tools from this book.

Group Techniques

Author : Gerald Corey
ISBN : 9780534612696
Genre : Medical
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More than a recipe book of techniques that group leaders can pull out at the right time, this book encourages readers to use techniques sensitively and creatively in their own groups, and to go one step further to invent their own techniques. The authors draw on their combined experiences as teachers, as consultants to mental-health professionals, and as private practitioners to provide a realistic approach to group work. Emphasizing that techniques are means, not ends, the book is designed to enhance the group leader’s ability to generate a therapeutic and human rapport between leader and members. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Appreciative Inquiry For Collaborative Solutions

Author : Robyn Stratton-Berkessel
ISBN : 9780470483169
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strength-Based Workshops is a unique application of Appreciative Inquiry to the world of learning and development. The twenty-one workshops in this book are on topics of strategic importance, addressing the desire and need, in our interconnected world, for greater participation and active collaboration in meaning making and resource sharing. Collectively, we have moved beyond data and information collection and knowledge management into new knowledge creation with the imperative to be able to apply new knowledge wisely. These workshops not only deliver positive, new, and wise outcomes, but have the potential to create transformational change at personal, organizational, and societal levels. Appreciative Inquiry as a change methodology is highly impactful in helping us shift how we think, feel, and do business." --Book Jacket.

The Thin Book Of Soar

Author : Jacqueline M. Stavros
ISBN : 9780982206867
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 69. 83 MB
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SOAR is the acronym of a new strategic planning process that is based on discovering and multiplying what the organization does well. SOAR takes the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy and applies it to provide a strategic thinking and dialogue process. The authors have been instrumental in developing this process and will share the concept and case studies to give you the confidence to try SOAR.

Cbt For Appearance Anxiety

Author : Alex Clarke
ISBN : 9781118523414
Genre : Psychology
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This clinical manual provides a CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals distressed about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference. Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance to physical health conditions that affect appearance, practical advice on assessment, and session-by-session guidance for addressing common issues Written by leading academics and clinicians working in the management of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety Uses a flexible stepped-care model that allows for use by experienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver a more basic psychological intervention Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearance anxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living with a visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others

Strengths Based Therapy

Author : Elsie Jones-Smith
ISBN : 9781483321981
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33. 73 MB
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Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.

Introducing Disability Studies

Author : Ronald J. Berger
ISBN : 1588268918
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42. 12 MB
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"Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook: provides historical context, from ancient times to the present ; traces disability's impact throughout the life course ; gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities ; explores popular culture's role in distorting ideas about disability ; addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection. Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon."--Publisher's website.

Strengths Based Nursing Care

Author : Laurie N. Gottlieb, PhD, RN
ISBN : 9780826195876
Genre : Medical
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This is the first practical guide for nurses on how to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and tools of Strength-Based Nursing Care (SBC) into everyday practice. The text, based on a model developed by the McGill University Nursing Program, signifies a paradigm shift from a deficit-based model to one that focuses on individual, family, and community strengths as a cornerstone of effective nursing care. The book develops the theoretical foundations underlying SBC, promotes the acquisition of fundamental skills needed for SBC practice, and offers specific strategies, techniques, and tools for identifying strengths and harnessing them to facilitate healing and health. The testimony of 46 nurses demonstrates how SBC can be effectively used in multiple settings across the lifespan.

A Matter Of Dignity

Author : Andrew Potok
ISBN : 9780553381245
Genre : Self-Help
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