Using bibliotherapy in clinical practice

Author: John T. Pardeck
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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Pardeck provides mental health professionals with readily available information on self-help books that can be effectively used with various clinical problems. The materials presented can also be used by those not necessarily trained in clinical intervention; this group would include parents, teachers, and librarians. The approach offered--bibliotherapy--is an emerging clinical technique. There are over 400 self-help books presented and annotated that focus on chemical dependency, coping with change, family violence and dysfunctional families, parenting, personal growth, serious illness, social relationships, and divorce and blended families.

Attached

Author: Amir Levine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475164
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

The Courage to Heal 4e

Author: Ellen Bass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061284335
Format: PDF, Docs
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Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: Contemporary research on trauma and the brain An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field Insights from the authors' decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been.

Bibliotherapy

Author: Claudia E. Cornett
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated
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Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This booklet provides an overview of the process of bibliotherapy and suggests some techniques that can be used in implementing it. Various sections of the booklet discuss the following topics: (1) the definition of bibliotherapy, (2) the history of bibliotherapy, (3) bibliotherapy and human needs, (4) the bibliotherapeutic process, (5) the methodology of bibliotherapy, (6) the attributes of a bibliotherapist, (7) and the limitations of bibliotherapy. An appendix contains a list of books to be used in bibliotherapy. (FL)