January 24, 2018

new books for the healthcare professional related to counselling

*these are available to members of dementia Australia NSW by mailing NSW.Library@dementia.org.au

Counseling people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease : a powerful process of transformation

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

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.

Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy

Develop your own counseling style using Corey's bestselling THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. You will see the major theories of counseling (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist and, and postmodern approaches) as they are used in practice through a case study focused on one client, "Stan." The case of "Stan" appears in each chapter so you can see how the theory presented in that chapter informs therapeutic decision-making. "At a Glance" charts pinpoint the major differences between theories in areas such as multicultural focus, basic philosophies, and limitations.

Intentional interviewing and counseling : facilitating client development in a multicultural society.
Master interviewing skills with this book it gives you the tools to adapt your skills to address both individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using five different theoretical approaches, and begin developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling that matches your own aptitudes and affinities. Case studies, sample interviews, and a "Portfolio of Competencies" are just a few of the many tools that will help you master the material and become a better listener.

Over 450 databased studies attest to the effectiveness of the microskills model in this book - The new Fifth Edition of this hallmark text enables students of many backgrounds to master basic skills in a step-by-step fashion, thus rapidly empowering them to conduct a full interviews using only listening skills. Following this, students learn confrontation and influencing skills and by the time the text is completed, students will be able to conduct interviews from several theoretical perspectives: person-centered, decisional interviewing, assertiveness training, and brief solution-oriented counseling. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to examine themselves and to start defining their own personal style and theory of interviewing and counseling.

The helping relationship : process and skills

This book describes, in non-technical language, the human helping process and provides training for anyone interested in becoming a helper. Using a systematic approach, the text focuses on how to help people help themselves. The seventh edition is complete with examples and step-by-step outlines of how to begin developing basic counseling skills. Important personal issues of being a helper are raised for the readers to consider as they enter professional or paraprofessional roles as helpers.

Counseling requires leadership and compassion, and it is a skill that all must possess in order to live with others in the world. This book describes in non-technical language the human helping process and provides training for anyone interested in becoming a helper. Filled with examples and step-by-step outlines on how to develop basic counseling skills, this book focuses on helping people learn to help themselves and each other. Providing a systematic approach to acquiring helping skills, this book cuts through psychological jargon and reaches across various professions and settings. Readers are asked to consider important personal issues of being a helper as they enter professional or paraprofessional roles as helpers. Social workers, counselors, human service professionals, business professionals, law professionals, medical professionals, and anyone interested in becoming a helper.

To borrow or reserve this item please email NSW.Library@dementia.org.au
or download from our overdrive link 

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