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Heart Of Being Helpful

Author : Peter R. Breggin
ISBN : 0826102743
Genre : Psychology
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Negotiating A Presence Centred Christian Counselling

Author : Simon Shui-Man Kwan
ISBN : 9781443892520
Genre : Religion
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How Christian is Christian counselling? In what ways should one’s counselling practice be conducted in order to fulfil one’s role as a Christian counsellor? Is there a counselling practice that truly penetrates into the secular approaches while remaining faithful to the Christian traditions of healing? What are the theological roots of secular counselling? How may secular counselling both reinforce and challenge the Christian faith? In answering these questions, this book engages readers to navigate between two frames of reference: one Eastern, secular, social scientific, and modern; the other Western, Christian, theological, and traditional. At levels of both theory and practice, this book undertakes to integrate, synthesize, hybridize, revise, dichotomize and antagonize the two. It proposes a revised presence-centred counselling approach which may serve as a perspective that helps us to see things in more depth as we shuttle back and forth between the two frames. This book thus negotiates a revised presence-centred form of counselling that is theologically grounded, social scientifically informed, and cross-culturally sensitive. As the author’s counselling practice proceeds mainly in societies where Chinese is the majority, the cross-cultural examinations and proposals offered in this book have been bred in a space where Chinese culture meets the Christian (Protestantism in particular) West. This book is an outgrowth of the author’s experience teaching Christian counselling courses for 17 years and his 30-year clinical practice experience in places where East meets West, namely Hong Kong and South China (Guangdong Province).

Beyond Conflict

Author : Peter R. Breggin
ISBN : 0312123310
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An explanation of the common principles of conflict resolution on every level discusses self-help, psychotherapy, and family therapy and discloses the impact and origins of guilt and anxiety.

Favorite Counseling And Therapy Techniques

Author : Howard Rosenthal
ISBN : 1560326670
Genre : Medical
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This book is divided into four parts. In Part I, "Serendipitous Suggestion: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Psychotherapeutic Techniques," a case example of a creative counseling technique implemented by the editor and a colleague is described. This section also discusses six key reasons why techniques can enhance therapeutic effectiveness, and describes the evolution of the book. Also included is a description of the techniques acquisitions process, samples of the information sent to the therapists, and a cautionary note concerning the utilization of the techniques discussed in Part III. In Part II, "The Dark Side of Techniques: Beware of the Milton H. Erickson Clone," more cautionary warnings are offered through the editor's descriptions of failures and successes with his patients along with a list of seven points for therapists to keep in mind when studying the various techniques offered. Part II concludes with comments from one of the therapists solicited to provide creative techniques. In Part III, "Techniques," creative counseling techniques are described from 51 therapists. Each entry names the therapists, gives his/or her affiliation(s) and major works, describes the population for which the technique is intended, provides cautionary notes, and finally, describes the technique. "Part IV: 15 Recommendations for Effectively Implementing Counseling and Therapy Techniques" is a brief list of tips. Of particular interest to school psychologist and counselors are: (1) "Using stories in Therapy with Children and Families" (Larry Golden); (2) "Memory Work with Children" (Linda Goldman); and (3) "Bibliotherapy" (Bea Wehrly).(MKA)

The Ritalin Fact Book

Author : Peter Breggin
ISBN : 9780786747290
Genre : Medical
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Known as the "Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless civil and criminal cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, access that informs this straight-talking guide to the most-prescribed and controversial class of psychoactive medications prescribed for children. From how these drugs work in the brain to documented side and withdrawal effects, The Ritalin Fact Book is up-to-the-minute and easy-to-access. With its suggestions for non-prescriptive ways to treat ADD and ADHD, it is essential reading for every parent whose child is on or who has been recommended psychoactive medication.

Medication Madness

Author : Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
ISBN : 9781466823952
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the "cure" is often worse than the original problem. Medication Madness is a fascinating, frightening, and dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in fifty cases of suicide, murder, and other violent, criminal, and bizarre behaviors. As a psychiatrist who believes in holding people responsible for their conduct, the weight of scientific evidence and years of clinical experience eventually convinced Dr. Breggin that psychiatric drugs frequently cause individuals to lose their judgment and their ability to control their emotions and actions. Medication Madness raises and examines the issues surrounding personal responsibility when behavior seems driven by drug-induced adverse reactions and intoxication. Dr. Breggin personally evaluated the cases in the book in his role as a treating psychiatrist, consultant or medical expert. He interviewed survivors and witnesses, and reviewed extensive medical, occupational, educational and police records. The great majority of individuals lived exemplary lives and committed no criminal or bizarre actions prior to taking the psychiatric medications. Medication Madness reads like a medical thriller, true crime story, and courtroom drama; but it is firmly based in the latest scientific research and dozens of case studies. The lives of the children and adults in these stories, as well as the lives of their families and their victims, were thrown into turmoil and sometimes destroyed by the unanticipated effects of psychiatric drugs. In some cases our entire society was transformed by the tragic outcomes. Many categories of psychiatric drugs can cause potentially horrendous reactions. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Xanax, lithium, Zyprexa and other psychiatric medications may spellbind patients into believing they are improved when too often they are becoming worse. Psychiatric drugs drive some people into psychosis, mania, depression, suicide, agitation, compulsive violence and loss of self-control without the individuals realizing that their medications have deformed their way of thinking and feeling. This book documents how the FDA, the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry have over-sold the value of psychiatric drugs. It serves as a cautionary tale about our reliance on potentially dangerous psychoactive chemicals to relieve our emotional problems and provides a positive approach to taking personal charge of our lives.

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Author : Peter R. Breggin, MD
ISBN : 9780826108449
Genre : Psychology
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This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues Estimate the length of withdrawal

Facing Human Suffering

Author : Ronald B. Miller
ISBN : 1591471095
Genre : Medical
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In a broad, multidisciplinary review of the literature, Miller argues that there is an urgent need for a learning process that helps prepare students for therapeutic encounters. He proposes that the clinical case study is the optimal vehicle for communicating clinical knowledge and conducting clinical research. Although case studies are frequently derided as being of limited applicability, Miller shows how, by following a quasijudicial method, "case law" and reliable principles of practice can be developed. Designed for the undergraduate, graduate student, or professional psychologist who has become disenchanted with the experimental and quantitative approach to psychology, this book provides answers for those who seek a legitimate alternative.

Inside Out Healing

Author : Richard Moss
ISBN : 1401930832
Genre : Self-Help
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Join world-renowned consciousness teacher and healer Richard Moss in an exploration of the power of presence in your life. Presence is associated with feelings of aliveness, connection, creativity, satisfaction, and flow. It is presence that frequently is the "difference that makes the difference" in your ability to enjoy life, heal emotional wounds, experience intimacy, and support the growth and transformation of others. This inspiring book presents powerful principles, tools, and practices for transforming self-limiting patterns of thought and behaviors and for staying in the present even in the midst of very difficult feelings. Drawing from individual counseling sessions and utilizing practical exercises, Dr. Moss demonstrates how awareness and presence can be applied to support change in yourself and others, thereby creating a solid bridge between knowing and doing. Inside-Out Healing will help you become more available and fully connected with yourself and others, build a solid foundation for healing in all areas of your life, be better able to handle difficult situations with more elegance and ease, improve both personal and professional relationships, expand your capacity for genuine empathy and compassion, and experience more richness, gratitude, and fulfillment in your life and relationships. Are you ready for a shift of consciousness that liberates your mind and heart? Whether you’re motivated by illness, relationship unhappiness, or the desire to excel and experience life to the fullest, this book holds the keys.

The Empathic Healer

Author : Michael J. Bennett
ISBN : 0120886626
Genre : Medical
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The author establishes a new foundation for the use and value of clinical empathy that is based on a distinction between treatment and healing, and a model for using psychotherapy as a component of an organized system of care: focused, attuned to the patient's presenting motive, and consistent with our understanding of the relationship between mind and brain.

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