Thoughts and Feelings

Thoughts and Feelings Author Matthew McKay
ISBN-10 9781608822102
Year 2011-12-01
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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If you are depressed, anxious, angry, worried, confused, frustrated, upset, or ashamed, please remember that you are not alone in your struggle with painful feelings and experiences. Everybody experiences emotional distress sometimes. It’s normal. But when the pain becomes too strong and too enduring, it’s time to take that important first step toward feeling better. Painful thoughts can arise in many ways. You may struggle with anxiety and depression, or feel that procrastination or perfectionism is holding you back. Regardless of the issue, you’ve come to this book with a desire to change your thoughts and feelings for the better. This classic self-help workbook offers powerful cognitive therapy tools for making that happen. Now in its fourth edition, Thoughts and Feelings provides you with twenty evidence-based techniques that can be combined to create a personal treatment plan for overcoming a range of mental health concerns, including worry, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and emotional and behavioral challenges of any kind. Customize your plan to address multiple concerns at once, or troubleshoot the thoughts and feelings that bother you most. Used and recommended by the most renowned and respected therapists, this comprehensive mental health workbook offers all of best psychological tools for quickly regaining mastery over your moods and emotions. This endlessly useful guide has helped thousands of readers: • Challenge self-sabotaging patterns of thinking • Practice relaxation techniques to maintain self-control in stressful situations • Change the core beliefs that drive painful emotions • Identify and prioritize their values for a more focused, fulfilling life Using proven effective methods based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT, and mindfulness, this book will help you take that first step toward feeling better—about yourself, and about the world around you. Isn't it time you started really enjoying life?

Thoughts and Feelings

Thoughts and Feelings Author Matthew McKay
ISBN-10 9781608822096
Year 2011-12-01
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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You may struggle with anxiety and depression, or feel that procrastination or perfectionism is holding you back. Regardless of the issue, you’ve come to this book with a desire to change your thoughts and feelings for the better. This classic self-help workbook offers powerful cognitive therapy tools for making that happen. Now in its fourth edition, Thoughts and Feelings provides you with twenty evidence-based techniques that can be combined to create a personal treatment plan for overcoming a range of mental health concerns, including worry, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and emotional and behavioral challenges of any kind. Customize your plan to address multiple concerns at once, or troubleshoot the thoughts and feelings that bother you most. Used and recommended by the most renowned and respected therapists, this comprehensive mental health workbook offers all of best psychological tools for quickly regaining mastery over your moods and emotions. This endlessly useful guide has helped thousands of readers: Challenge self-sabotaging patterns of thinking Practice relaxation techniques to maintain self-control in stressful situations Change the core beliefs that drive painful emotions Identify and prioritize their values for a more focused, fulfilling life

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder Author Sheri Van Dijk
ISBN-10 9781572248564
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Even if you've just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it's likely that you've been living with it for a long time. You've probably already developed your own ways of coping with recurring depression, the consequences of manic episodes, and the constant, uncomfortable feeling that you're at the mercy of your emotions. Some of these methods may work; others might do more harm than good. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder will help you integrate your coping skills with a new and effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) plan for living well with bipolar disorder. The four DBT skills you'll learn in this workbook-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-will help you manage your emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes. By using this book in conjunction with medication and professional care, you'll soon experience relief from your bipolar symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being in control. Learn mindfulness and acceptance skills Cope with depressive and manic episodes in healthy ways Manage difficult emotions and impulsive urges Maintain relationships with friends and family members

The Anti Anxiety Workbook

The Anti Anxiety Workbook Author Martin M. Antony
ISBN-10 9781462523238
Year 2015-04-27
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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Recent breakthroughs in the study and treatment of anxiety are empowering countless people to find relief from chronic fears, worrying, phobias, and obsessions. This inviting workbook shows how. The state-of-the-art program presented here is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for anxiety. No matter what type of anxiety problem you suffer from, leading experts Drs. Martin M. Antony and Peter J. Norton provide an unrivaled toolkit of proven strategies to help you: *Understand what anxiety is and how it gets out of control *Identify your anxiety triggers *Change the beliefs and behaviors that make symptoms worse *Develop a safe, gradual plan for confronting feared situations *Learn the facts about medications and herbal remedies *Achieve a new level of calm with relaxation and meditation techniques *Find the right professional help, if and when you need it Vivid examples and user-friendly worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed) guide you to put the book's science-based techniques into action. Effective problem-solving tips ease you through the rough spots in recovery. If you're ready to take back your life from anxiety, you've come to the right place. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook Author Martin Antony
ISBN-10 9781572246829
Year 2008-07-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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There's nothing wrong with being shy. But if social anxiety keeps you from forming relationships with others, advancing in your education or your career, or carrying on with everyday activities, you may need to confront your fears to live an enjoyable, satisfying life. This new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you do just that. As you complete the activities in this workbook, you'll learn to: Find your strengths and weaknesses with a self-evaluation Explore and examine your fears Create a personalized plan for change Put your plan into action through gentle and gradual exposure to social situations Information about therapy, medications, and other resources is also included. After completing this program, you'll be well-equipped to make connections with the people around you. Soon, you'll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits of being actively involved in the social world. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

The Addiction Treatment Planner

The Addiction Treatment Planner Author Robert R. Perkinson
ISBN-10 9781118414750
Year 2014-01-28
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions Organized around 43 behaviorally based presenting problems, including substance use, eating disorders, schizoid traits, and others Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

The Fifteen Minute Hour

The Fifteen Minute Hour Author Marian R. Stuart
ISBN-10 9781846192883
Year 2008
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Radcliffe Publishing
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By incorporating therapeutic talk into daily practice, family doctors can solve and often prevent many psychological and behavioural problems. This book offers approaches which are designed not only to enhance the therapeutic relationship, but also to make practice more productive and pleasurable.

Empathy Fatigue

Empathy Fatigue Author Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LPC, CRC, CCM
ISBN-10 0826115551
Year 2008-05-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Many mental health practitioners present symptoms that are consistent with their clients' anxiety and stress-related disorders. It comes as no surprise, then, that "counselor impairment" - the stress that comes from treating survivors of traumatic events - is now officially recognized by the American Counseling Associations' Task Force on Counselor Wellness. "Empathy Fatigue" is a term coined by the author after his own experience serving on the crisis response team for the Westside Middle School shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Remarkably, symptoms of empathy fatigue are evident amongst a broad range of professionals: those who treat victims of stressful and traumatic events; those who treat persons with abuse, mood, anxiety, and stress-related disorders; as well as those who work in career and vocational settings or with people with mental and physical disabilities. This guide is also meant for all these groups. This book provides a repertoire of strategies, techniques, and insight designed to increase personal resiliency and decrease counselor burnout and fatigue: Self-assessment approaches, with an in-depth analysis of empathy fatigue and an explanation of this phenomenon from a mind, body, and spiritual perspective. Detailed case studies and suggested questions for self-assessments and self-care. A variety of self-care approaches, providing guidelines to counselors and clinicians to identify their own emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. .

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Losssurgery

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Losssurgery Author Joseph Ewing, RD, LDN
ISBN-10 9781101155592
Year 2009-12-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Essential info for the quarter million people a year adjusting to life after weight loss surgery... With an increasing array of weight-loss procedures to choose from, more and more are opting for it. But once patients return home, they need guidance for keeping the weight off, while nourishing themselves. Included here are the challenges they face, how to overcome them, meal plans, and 150 recipes tailored for them.

The Professional Counselor s Desk Reference

The Professional Counselor s Desk Reference Author Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM
ISBN-10 0826119131
Year 2008-11-11
Pages 1040
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 byChoice! "Marini and Stebnicki, both professors and scholars in rehabilitation counseling, have compiled an extremely useful and practical counseling resource covering a variety of topics...[U]ndergraduates, graduate students, and new counselors will find this a valuable tool....This unique volume is a great addition for college and university libraries...Highly recommended." ---Choice "An excellent resource for the counseling student as well as the practicing counselor. It is well-written and comprehensive without being overwhelming. A must for every counselor's and future counselor's library!" --Donna Falvo, PhD, CRC, Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School "I found the chapters to be well-written, organized in a clear manner, and presented in a balanced wayÖ.This is a reference work that people will want to keep." --Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP, Professor, California State University (From the Foreword) The Professional Counselor's Desk Reference (PCDR) is the first resource of its kind, serving as an authoritative guide for both pre-professionals working towards counselor licensure and certification, as well as seasoned counselors, counselor educators, clinical supervisors, psychologists, and social workers. Drs. Marini and Stebnicki present this quick, user-friendly desk reference guide based on the core content and knowledge areas outlined in both the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accreditation standards. With contributions from 95 experts in counselor education, research, and practice, this book includes: Bulleted "how to" strategies for working with clients under various models in counseling and psychology Easy-to-read tables, graphics, and figures to capture a holistic picture of specific client issues Guidelines for conducting interviews and assessments with culturally diverse clients, as well as treatment protocols that suggest evidence-based practices Discussions on counselor impairments such as empathy fatigue, and developing a plan of self-care to prevent counselor burnout A comprehensive self-exam of 323 multiple-choice items based on the CORE/CACREP core content and knowledge areas for counselor education and training This invaluable reference guide is the most current source related to professional counseling issues, ethics, theories, and practices. Marini and Stebnicki provide a wide range of culturally diverse treatment approaches that will expand the counseling profession's knowledge, awareness, and skills.

Mind and Emotions

Mind and Emotions Author Matthew McKay
ISBN-10 9781608824748
Year 2011-07-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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We all have our own ways of handling stressful situations without letting emotions get the best of us, but some ways of coping work better than others. Short-term fixes that help us avoid or numb our emotions may temporarily alleviate sadness and anger, but can also end up causing anxiety, depression, chronic anger, and even physical health problems. If you struggle with overwhelming emotions and feel trapped by unhealthy patterns, this workbook is your ticket out. Mind and Emotions is a revolutionary universal treatment program for all emotional disorders that helps you discover which of the seven problematic coping styles is keeping you trapped in a cycle of emotional pain. Instead of working on difficulties like anxiety, anger, shame, and depression one by one, you’ll treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once. Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways. Learn and practice the most effective coping skills: Clarifying and acting on your core values Mindfulness and acceptance Detaching from negative thoughts Self-soothing and relaxation exercises Assertiveness and interpersonal skills Gradually facing your strong emotions This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Find more help online at elearning.newharbinger.com. Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment based on the book Mind and Emotions. Other modules in Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and anger.

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers Author Luciano L'Abate
ISBN-10 9781317718345
Year 2014-01-14
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Never has the need for a compendium of self-help workbooks been so great! From the founder of the world’s first PhD program in Family Psychology comes an extensive guide to nearly all of the mental health workbooks published through 2002. Placed together in one volume for the first time, A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers includes reviews and evaluates the complexity of each workbook in regards to its form, content, and usability by the client. From abuse to women’s issues, this annotated bibliography is alphabetized by author, but can also be researched by subject. While self-help workbooks are currently not as popular or as mainstream as self-help books and video, that could soon change. Self-help workbooks are versatile, cost-effective, and can be mass-produced. The workbook user is active rather than passive, and the mental healthcare worker can analyze a more personal response from the user, whether in the office or via the Internet. A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers brings these workbooks together into one sourcebook to suit anyone’s needs. Each self-help workbook is reviewed according to specific criteria: contents structure specificity goal level of abstraction a subjective evaluation usually concludes the review of the workbook A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers also includes: an in-depth introduction discussing the need for workbooks in mental health practices indices for subject as well as author an address list of the publishing houses for the workbooks annotated in the bibliography an Informed Consent Form to verify compliance with ethical and professional regulations before administering a workbook to a client A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers offers you a complete resource to self-help workbooks for all mental health subjects. Dr. L’Abate’s highly selective review process helps you find exactly what you need. This unique sourcebook is vital for mental health clinicians, counselors, schoolteachers, and college and graduate students.

The Complete Anxiety Treatment and Homework Planner

The Complete Anxiety Treatment and Homework Planner Author Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780471663874
Year 2004-05-24
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Utilizing the methodology of the bestselling PracticePlanners series, The Complete Anxiety Treatment and Homework Planner provides an all-in-one resource for treating anxiety and anxiety-related disorders-saving time and paperwork while allowing you the freedom to develop established and proven treatment plans for adults, children, adolescents, and other subgroups and populations. Includes a wide range of behavioral definition statements describing client symptoms as well as 25 customizable homework and activity assignments to be used during treatment Provides long-term goals, short-term objectives, and recommended interventions, as well as DSM-IV-TRTM diagnostic suggestions associated with each presenting problem Ready-to-copy exercises cover the most common issues encountered by a wide range of client groups struggling with anxiety and anxiety-related disorders A quick-reference format-the interactive assignments are grouped by patient type, such as employee, school-based child, adolescent, addicted adult, acute inpatient, and more Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Includes access to ancillary Web site with downloadable resources, including sample treatment plans and customizable homework exercises

Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder Author Fugen Neziroglu
ISBN-10 9781608821501
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a debilitating anxiety condition that keeps sufferers fixated on their imagined ugliness and, very often, trapped in their homes. People with BDD become fixated on perceived asymmetries or disproportions in their bodies, thinning hair, acne, wrinkles, scars, or ruddiness of complexion. Far from ordinary body image dissatisfaction, BDD compels sufferers to pick at their skin, undergo repeated cosmetic treatments and surgeries, and attempt to hide perceived bodily and facial defects from others. Left untreated, people with BDD may even refuse to leave the house or commit suicide because of their anxiety. Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder offers BDD individuals a practical guide to the mindfulness, acceptance, and exposure and response prevention strategies that can help them overcome the disorder. Presented by lead author Fugen Neziroglu, an anxiety expert regularly featured on A&E’s television show Hoarders, this comprehensive guide offers self-assessment tools and a complete cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for reducing the effect of BDD on sufferers’ lives. Its step-by-step guidance and easy-to-follow exercises are sure to help readers with BDD move beyond their anxieties and start living with greater freedom and confidence than ever before.