Counseling the Alzheimer's caregiver : a resource for health care professionals
This book is a comprehensive evidence-based guide for counseling Alzheimer's caregivers. It describes an approach developed by the staff of New York University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease Center, which has been the subject of a 15-year efficacy trial. The outcome of the study shows clearly that counseling and support can help families keep Alzheimer's disease patients at home and that competent emotional support and referral resources can reduce the negative impact of caregiving on the caregivers.
Person-centred counselling in action
This substantially revised Third Edition provides an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of person-centred counselling while incorporating exciting new developments in the approach.Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne have preserved the compelling and accessible style of its predecessors. At the same time they provoke reflection on many of the key issues which concern not only person-centred practitioners but those across the whole counselling and psychotherapy field. Much has changed in the person-centred orientation since the death of Carl Rogers in 1987. Not only have new schools of thought emerged with different emphases and therapeutic possibilities but the authors of this book have themselves been responsible for significant advances in key areas of person-centred theory and practice. These developments are fully reflected in the revised text.Continuing to offer a clear exposition of the theory and practice of the approach, Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Third Edition will be invaluable for those embarking on their first stages of training. Well-established practitioners and even seasoned scholars will continue to find much to interest and stimulate them.
Techniques of grief therapy : creative practices for counseling the bereaved
- Careful discussion of the therapeutic relationship that provides a "container" for specific procedures
- An intuitive, thematic organization that makes it easy to find the right technique for a particular situation
- Detailed explanations of when to use (and when not to use) particular techniques
- Expert guidance on implementing each technique and tips on avoiding common pitfalls
- Sample worksheets and activities for use in session and as homework assignments
- Illustrative case studies and transcripts
- Recommended readings to learn more about theory, research and practice associated with each technique
- Inside this book, you'll find: Scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients
- A session-by-session guide to implementing ACT
- Guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises
- Practical tips to overcome 'therapy roadblocks'
Organized into a useful workbook format, the book is filled with brief lectures, quizzes, exercises, and sample forms. These training materials are designed to help counselors build the interpersonal skills needed to provide aid and comfort for senior citizens requiring psychological services.