The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the «father of play therapy»—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.
The Positive Power of Imagerypresents the theory and practice of imagery therapy as a creative intervention that challenges therapists to learn the skills for creatively designing personalized exercises to match clients' specific needs, problems, and personalities. Presents a unique integration of imagery therapy with CBT and positive psychology Challenges therapists to develop imagery therapy techniques tailored to fit their individual clients' personalities and problems Features case illustrations and guidelines for the use of imagery and metaphors for both adults and children
A thorough revision of the essential guide to using play therapy in schools Fully updated and revised, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. Coedited by noted experts in the field, Athena Drewes and Charles Schaefer, the Second Edition offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques in developing creative approaches to utilize the therapeutic powers of play in schools. The Second Edition includes coverage on how to implement a play therapy program in school settings; play-based prevention programs; individual play therapy approaches as well as group play; and play therapy with special populations, such as selectively mute, homeless, and autistic children. In addition, nine new chapters have been added with new material covering: Cognitive-behavioral play therapy Trauma-focused group work Training teachers to use play therapy Filled with illustrative case studies and ready-to-use practical techniques and suggestions, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition is an essential resource for all mental health professionals working in schools.
This book provides the fundamental basics for solving fluid structure interaction problems, and describes different algorithms and numerical methods used to solve problems where fluid and structure can be weakly or strongly coupled. These approaches are illustrated with examples arising from industrial or academic applications. Each of these approaches has its own performance and limitations. Given the book’s comprehensive coverage, engineers, graduate students and researchers involved in the simulation of practical fluid structure interaction problems will find this book extremely useful.
Introducing a practical model of play therapy for traumatized children Some of the most rewarding work a therapist can do is help a child recover from a traumatic event. But where to begin? A growing body of play therapy literature offers many specific techniques and a variety of theoretical models; however, many therapists are still searching for a comprehensive model of treatment that incorporates solid theoretical constructs with effective play therapy interventions. Clinicians have long recognized that trauma therapy is not just a matter of techniques but a journey with a beginning, middle, and end. In a pioneering contribution to the field, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach, the author codifies the process in her model, Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT). Integrating non-directive and directive approaches, this components-based model allows for the uniqueness of each child to be valued while providing a safe, systematic journey towards trauma resolution. The FSPT model demystifies play-based trauma treatment by outlining the scope and sequence of posttraumatic play therapy and providing detailed guidance for clinicians at each step of the process. Dramatically demonstrating the process of healing in case histories drawn from fifteen years of clinical practice with traumatized children, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children addresses: Creating a safe place for trauma processing Augmenting the child's adaptive coping strategies and soothing his or her physiology Correcting the child's cognitive distortions Ensuring that caregivers are facilitative partners in treatment Inviting gradual exposure to trauma content through play Creating developmentally sensitive trauma narratives Using termination to make positive meaning of the post-trauma self
An accessible resource to help those in organisational settings ensure that they have taken all possible steps to safeguard the children and young people they are responsible for. Draws on up to date research with people who have committed sexual offences against children in organisational settings, and new developments in interviewing approaches Details recent cases to illustrate points about institutional failures in protecting children Highlights the fact that those who sexually offend against children are a diverse and heterogeneous population, and the approaches taken to protect children must address the range of possible risks Makes a firm commitment to the importance of multi-agency and inter-disciplinary collaboration and is relevant in both community and residential settings Offers clear and practical messages and measures for organisations to act on
This book is the first to bring together new research to offer a hands-on clinical guide to treating people with all types of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) using an inference-based therapy (IBT). Provides clinical examples from the full range of OCD subtypes Coverage integrates theory and application Decribes case management in detail – from initial assessment to terminating therapy and follow-up Shows how IBT can also be generalized and applied to other serious psychiatric disorders
Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy: Promoting Lifestyle Management is a valuable new handbook focusing on rheumatology, a core area of occupational therapy practice. It provides practical guidance to help occupational therapists treat and manage rheumatic conditions in both clinical and community settings and emphasises a contemporary ‘client-centred’ approach as a fundamental requirement of effective and rewarding occupational therapy practice. Drawing upon personal, clinical and theoretical perspectives, Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy equips the reader with an understanding of the relevant practical skills and of the clinical reasoning required to modify and apply these skills to the needs of individual people. Written by experts from occupational therapy, sociology and psychology, this book addresses the need to adapt occupational therapy interventions to each client’s own experience of living with a rheumatic condition and develops the reader’s understanding of key theoretical and clinical approaches to person-centred management. Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy is essential reading for all occupational therapists helping people with rheumatic conditions in hospital and community settings, and for students preparing for practice. It will also be of interest to other healthcare professionals working with people with these conditions. • Includes personal narratives of people trying to live their lives within the context of a debilitating condition • Promotes understanding of key theoretical and clinical approaches to person-centred management • Written by authors with extensive experience in clinical and research contexts • Offers practical resource sections at the end of each chapter Related titles Occupational Therapy and Older People, 2nd Edition Anita Atwal, Anne McIntyre 978-1-4443-3333-6 Role Emerging Occupational Therapy: Maximising Occupation Focused Practice Miranda Thew, Mary Edwards, Sue Baptiste, Matthew Molineux 978-1-4051-9782-3 Interprofessional Rehabilitation: A Person-Centred Approach Sarah G. Dean, Richard J. Siegert, William J. Taylor 978-0-470-65596-2
You can reduce the risk of your patients suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture. Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent, treatable disease, but it is currently incurable. Successful early diagnosis can lead to effective treatment strategies that reduce the risk of a patient’s life being compromised by serious fracture injury. In Osteoporosis, Dr Dale Stovall has assembled world-leading experts who guide you through modern best-practice approaches to: • Diagnosis of osteoporosis • Risk assessment for fractures • Use of calcium and vitamin D • Medical therapy and follow up • Future approaches to treatment Osteoporosis empowers you to identify and treat your patients with osteoporosis and low bone mass, preventing subsequent fractures and improving their quality of life.
An Introduction to Modern CBT provides an easily accessible introduction to modern theoretical cognitive behavioral therapy models. The text outlines the different techniques, their success in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and important new developments in the field. • Provides an easy-to-read introduction into modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches with specific case examples and hands-on treatment techniques • Discusses the theoretical models of CBT, outlines the different techniques that have been shown to be successful in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and describes important new developments in the field • Offers useful guidance for therapists in training and is an invaluable reference tool for experienced clinicians
Written by an experienced family doctor and packed with practical and sound advice, Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies is a reference for everyone who wants to find out when they do and don't need to worry about their health. It will cover over 100 common, important, potentially serious and often worrying symptoms and emergencies, such as headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fever, bleeding, tiredness or stress. This reassuring guide will also include guidance on how to perform basic physical assessments, as well as a run through of key first aid techniques. Perfect for both allaying fears and encouraging those with serious symptoms to seek professional advice, this guide will be an essential family health bible. Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms FD includes: Part I: Spotting and Assessing Illness: The Basics Chapter 1: Thinking about Medicine Chapter 2: Dealing with Medical Problems Chapter 3: Conducting a Symptom Check Chapter 4: Looking for Out For Signs of Illness Part II: Looking at Emergencies and ‘All-Over' Symptoms Chapter 5: Coping with Medical Emergencies Chapter 6: Approaching Non-Specific Symptoms Chapter 7: Symptoms Affecting the Wider Body Part III: From top to toe: looking at specific areas of the body Chapter 8: Look at Me! Sussing Out Skin Problems Chapter 9: Trouble at the Top: Symptoms Around the Head and Problems with the Senses Chapter 10: Close to Your Heart: Exploring Chest Problems Chapter 11: Untangling Tummy and Bowel Problems Chapter 12: Getting Lower: Urinary and Other Disturbances ‘Down There' Chapter 13: Bones and Groans Part IV: Dealing with health problems in people close to you Chapter 14: Spotting Illness in Your Baby Chapter 15: Illness in Your Toddler or Pre-School Child Chapter 16: Problems in Your School-Age Kids Chapter 17: Dealing with Adolescent Problems Chapter 18: Understanding Women's Troubles Chapter 19: Looking at Some Specific Men's Issues Chapter 20: Dealing with Common Later Life Problems Part V: Spotting mental health problems Chapter 21: Tackling Anxiety, Depression and Stress Chapter 22: Approaching Unusual Thoughts and Behaviour Chapter 23: Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems Part VI: The part of tens Chapter 24: Ten First Aid Essentials: Helping Yourself and Others Chapter 25: Ten Reliable Health Websites Chapter 26: Ten Medical Tests you May Need Glossary: 100 Useful Medical Terms
Ant colony optimization is a metaheuristic which has been successfully applied to a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems. The author describes this metaheuristic and studies its efficiency for solving some hard combinatorial problems, with a specific focus on constraint programming. The text is organized into three parts. The first part introduces constraint programming, which provides high level features to declaratively model problems by means of constraints. It describes the main existing approaches for solving constraint satisfaction problems, including complete tree search approaches and metaheuristics, and shows how they can be integrated within constraint programming languages. The second part describes the ant colony optimization metaheuristic and illustrates its capabilities on different constraint satisfaction problems. The third part shows how the ant colony may be integrated within a constraint programming language, thus combining the expressive power of constraint programming languages, to describe problems in a declarative way, and the solving power of ant colony optimization to efficiently solve these problems.
A comprehensive and practical guide to methods for solving complex petroleum engineering problems Petroleum engineering is guided by overarching scientific and mathematical principles, but there is sometimes a gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Petroleum Engineering: Principles, Calculations, and Workflows presents methods for solving a wide range of real-world petroleum engineering problems. Each chapter deals with a specific issue, and includes formulae that help explain primary principles of the problem before providing an easy to follow, practical application. Volume highlights include: A robust, integrated approach to solving inverse problems In-depth exploration of workflows with model and parameter validation Simple approaches to solving complex mathematical problems Complex calculations that can be easily implemented with simple methods Overview of key approaches required for software and application development Formulae and model guidance for diagnosis, initial modeling of parameters, and simulation and regression Petroleum Engineering: Principles, Calculations, and Workflows is a valuable and practical resource to a wide community of geoscientists, earth scientists, exploration geologists, and engineers. This accessible guide is also well-suited for graduate and postgraduate students, consultants, software developers, and professionals as an authoritative reference for day-to-day petroleum engineering problem solving.
The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition: * Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers * Includes a new chapter on socially «quirky» children Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders «Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems.»-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition) More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.