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Illness and Therapy

Illness and Therapy

Spiritual-Scientific Aspects of Healing

  • Author: Rudolf Steiner
  • Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
  • ISBN: 1855843846
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 234
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In a series of nine lectures to doctors, pharmacists and students, Rudolf Steiner presents a wealth of medical ideas with numerous therapeutic and diagnostic insights. As with his first series of lectures on medicine held a year previously (Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine), the range, depth and scope of Steiner's subject-matter is breathtaking.

Family Therapy and Chronic Illness

Family Therapy and Chronic Illness

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412850207
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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Treatment for the chronically ill has traditionally focused on physical factors and symptoms, despite the fact that chronic illness also affects life in an emotional and spiritual way. The approach toward treatment described in this volume addresses all aspects of a patient's life, including their interpersonal experiences and relationships, presenting family therapists and family physicians as part of the same treatment team. This volume thus provides a foundation for understanding the role illness plays in family systems. The meaning an individual gives to an illness is profoundly influenced by and influences that person's social world. In turn, social culture and social networks both shape and are shaped by the individual's experiences. Exploring how the meaning of chronic illness is defined tells us much about the individual's interpersonal relations and the resultant meaning given to the person's illness. As a consequence, family therapy must be an integral part of the treatment plan for chronically ill patients . Family Therapy and Chronic Illness approaches chronic illness from a leading-edge perspective. This approach enables therapists to listen attentively to complicated narratives. Because these stories, feelings, and emotions are difficult to describe, the clients have demanding "telling" tasks while therapists have demanding "listening" tasks. This book sends an important message not just about the chronically ill, but also about their families, therapists, and doctors, and how they can work together to develop the best treatment plan possible. Joan D. Atwood is the director and founder of Marriage and Family Therapists of New York and Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Hofstra University. Concetta Gallo is an associate in the Office of Higher Education at the New York State Education Department in New York City.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability

  • Author: Renee R. Taylor
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387253106
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 378
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Severe pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disruption, severe gastrointestinal distress – these hallmarks of chronic illness complicate treatment as surely as they disrupt patients’ lives, in no small part because of the overlap between biological pathology and resulting psychological distress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability cuts across formal diagnostic categories to apply proven therapeutic techniques to potentially devastating conditions, from first assessment to end of treatment. Four extended clinical case examples of patients with chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, inoperable cancer, and Crohn’s disease are used throughout the book to demonstrate how cognitive-behavioral interventions can be used to effectively address ongoing medical stressors and their attendant depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life concerns. At the same time, they highlight specific patient and therapist challenges commonly associated with chronic conditions. From implementing core CBT strategies to ensuring medication compliance, Renee Taylor offers professionals insights for synthesizing therapeutic knowledge with practical understanding of chronic disease. Her nuanced client portraits also show how individual patients can vary—even within themselves. This book offers clinicians invaluable help with - Conceptualizing patient problems - Developing the therapeutic relationship - Pacing of therapy - Cognitive restructuring - Behavioral modification - Problem solving - Fostering coping and adapting skills Taylor’s coverage is both clean and hands-on, with helpful assessments and therapy worksheets for quick reference. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability gives practitioners of CBT new insights into this population and provides newer practitioners with vital tools and tactics. All therapists will benefit as their clients can gain new confidence and regain control of their lives.

Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness

Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness

An Illustrated Guide

  • Author: Jesse H. Wright
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN: 1585623210
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 354
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This practical and insightful guide distills into one volume CBT techniques for individual therapy and video demonstrations on DVD that illustrate how these techniques can be used to tackle a wide range of severe clinical problems.

Innovations in Play Therapy

Innovations in Play Therapy

Issues, Process, and Special Populations

  • Author: Garry L. Landreth
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9781560328810
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 369
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This book is unique in exploring the process of conducting short-term intensive group play therapy and the subsequent results. It focuses on play therapy with special populations of aggressive acting-out children, autistic children, chronically ill children, traumatized children, selective mute children, disassociative identity disorder adults with child alters, and the elderly. The book addresses such vital issues as: * How play therapy helps children * Confidentiality in working with children * How to work with parents * What the play therapist needs to know about medications for children The difficult dimension of diagnosis is clarified through specific descriptions of how the play therapist can use play behaviors to diagnose physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional maladjustment in children.

Applying Homeopathy and Bach Flower Therapy to Psychosomatic Illness

Applying Homeopathy and Bach Flower Therapy to Psychosomatic Illness

A Treatment Guide in Four Parts

  • Author: Boedler Cornelia,Cornelia Richardson-Boedler
  • Publisher: B. Jain Publishers
  • ISBN: 9788170218265
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 766
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Combines the best of Homeopathy and Bach Flower Therapy.

Group Therapy for Medically Ill Patients

Group Therapy for Medically Ill Patients

  • Author: James L. Spira
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9781572301689
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 335
  • View: 8276
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Psychosocial support for medically ill patients is rapidly becoming an integral part of treatment in hospitals and clinics worldwide, yet no comprehensive resources are available for clinicians on the practice and benefits of group therapy in medical settings. Filling a crucial gap, this timely volume presents state of the art information and detailed therapeutic models for a wide range of group interventions across a variety of life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and coronary disease, as well as bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and substance abuse. In clearly written chapters bolstered by the latest findings in the field, experienced group leaders and researchers demonstrate the efficacy of their time-and cost-effective methods for improving patients' quality of life and physical health.

Coping Skills Therapy for Managing Chronic and Terminal Illness

Coping Skills Therapy for Managing Chronic and Terminal Illness

  • Author: Kenneth Sharoff, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826197412
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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This practical, hands-on book offers a broad range of skills to overcome the problems medical clients face with disease onset. The author has expanded his Cognitive Coping Therapy (CCT) model of care into the medical arena, and identifies 3 distinct phases in the treatment protocol: Crisis, Consolidation, and Normalization. Each phase constitutes a distinctive set of tasks and each task a set of coping skills. This book details how to implement these skills, with sample case illustrations throughout. Special attention is given to specific illness trajectories and their stresses.

Music Therapy and Mental Illness

Music Therapy and Mental Illness

With A Focus on Schizophrenia and the Role of Pastors

  • Author: Dr. Harrison S. Mungal, PhD.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146910296X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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With the increasingly important role of psychosocial interventions in the treatment of schizophrenia and other mental illness, many interventions have been adequately researched and standardized to meet the criteria for evidence-based practice. Music therapy is one such modality, which is viewed as another therapeutic form of intervention. However, there remains no resource to guide music therapists in the implementation of appropriate evidence-based techniques. This book develops such a resource, which matches psychosocial goals with appropriate music therapy interventions across the domains of functioning. This resource has the potential to provide immediate and long-term support to clinicians and their clients. It may also serve as a template to guide music therapy research, by identifying applications which have yet to be empirically studied. There are many components which are discussed to prove from a scientific and a spiritual view that music can be used as a therapeutic means for those suffering with schizophrenia and similar mental health illness. A brief review of other mental health illnesses and the role the church plays in providing effective support also is included. Pastors have been looked down at, as though they are the door mat of society. This has placed a stigma upon many creating a restriction as to what they should and shouldn?t do. However, a new breed of pastors is rising up with an internal drive to make a difference both in the church and in the society. They are destroying the stigma that has been created to change our world and impact our communities including the mental health. We have learned from every culture and ethnic group how music is an important part of daily living. Music is unique in every person?s life. It is possible that God created music to calm the mind and help mankind deal with their every day stressors. This book is an educational tool to help individuals understand schizophrenia and other serious mental illness. It?s a book everyone should have to understand themselves and others.

Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness

Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness

Adapting the Tavistock method

  • Author: Diana Semmelhack,Larry Ende,Clive Hazell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135085005
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 148
  • View: 2301
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Mental illness is prevalent in society with a quarter of individuals having a diagnosable mental illness. A growing percentage of these individuals develop severe disorders which incapacitate them and may leave them unemployed, lonely, isolated and untreated. In recent years, there has been a movement away from therapy, and a heightened emphasis on medicalization. This book argues that medication alone does not take away the deep emotional pain of feeling isolated and lonely, and considers the modification of the client’s social relationships as a critical ingredient in any treatment. Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness explores a non-traditional application of treatment known as the group-as-a-whole model. This approach to group work derives from the Tavistock tradition, in which emphasis on the whole group versus any specific member makes the group a safe place to risk sharing and confronting painful issues. This text highlights the efficacy of utilizing this model in the treatment of severely mentally ill consumers in various settings including jails, nursing homes and group homes. Included in the book: -case studies using the Tavistock method -the power of group-as-a-whole work in educating mental health professionals and graduate students -the use of the model to enhance creative expression in the arts -the use of the model to understand larger social systems This text will be of value to mental health professionals, researchers and educators interested in the treatment of severely mentally ill populations in institutional settings, and individuals with a specific interest in group psychotherapy.