May 08, 2014

Resources for counsellors

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on
Counseling people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease : a powerful process of transformation
by Robyn Yale
People with early dementia face enormous challenges in coping with their condition, yet they typically receive no personalized education or support following the diagnosis. Counselling empowers them to understand and come to terms with the illness while also learning to manage and make healthy adaptations to it. With the rapid increase in people diagnosed with early memory impairment—and demand for better support services—this ground breaking new guide gives you essential tools to become an integral partner in a process that helps people adjust to the many changes in their lives.
Presenting an innovative new counselling framework designed around the unique problems and needs arising from dementia, Counselling People with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease guides the counsellor and client through the many emotional, practical, and lifestyle issues to be faced.
In her new and easy-to-follow protocol, Robyn Yale—an internationally renowned expert on early-stage support groups—explores topics that include identity and self-esteem, resilience, relating to and educating others, stress management, and more. You will come away with an expanded repertoire of specialized skills and support roles—including coach, care planner, mediator, communications specialist, and problem solver—that will dramatically improve your ability to assist people with early dementia to
• work through complex emotions
• tap into useful coping mechanisms
• focus on capabilities
• adapt to practical circumstances in their day-to-day activities

retain maximum autonomy over lifestyle preferences
• find new ways to move forward with their lives

Counting our losses : reflecting on change, loss, and transition in everyday life
This text is a valuable resource for clinicians who work with clients dealing with non-death, nonfinite, and ambiguous losses in their lives. It explores adjustment to change, transition, and loss from the perspective of the latest thinking in bereavement theory and research. The specific and unique aspects of different types of loss are discussed, such as infertility, aging, chronic illnesses and degenerative conditions, divorce and separation, immigration, adoption, loss of beliefs, and loss of employment. Harris and the contributing authors consider these from an experiential perspective, rather than a developmental one, in order to focus on the key elements of each loss as it may be experienced at any point in the lifespan. Concepts related to adaptation and coping with loss, such as resilience, hardiness, meaning making and the assumptive world, transcendence, and post traumatic growth are considered as part of the integration of loss into everyday life experience.

Making the most of supervision in health and social care : a self-development manual for supervisees
by Jacky Knapman and Tony Morrison

Social work supervision : contexts and concepts
by Ming-sum Tsui
Contents: 1. The history, definition, and objectives of social work supervision -- 2. Theoretical models of social work supervision -- 3. Constructing a comprehensive model of social work supervision within a cultural context -- 4. The contexts of supervision -- 5. Administrative functions -- 6. Educational and supportive functions -- 7. Power issues between supervisors and supervisees -- 8. The stages, strategies, and skills of supervision -- 9. Planning and preparation -- 10. The state of the art research on social work supervision -- Appendix : a list of empirical research on staff supervision in social work (1950-2002)


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