Alternative Psychotherapies

Author: Jean Mercer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223492X
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Alternative Psychotherapies from the Author: Jean Mercer. Alternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health Treatments addresses concerns about current and newly-emerging mental health treatments that are considered "unconventional." As a parallel to complementary and alternative medical treatments, alternative psychotherapies lack research support, are at odds with established information about human personality and development, and may actually be harmful. Professionals and students in the helping professions may find such treatments confusing and difficult to differentiate from emerging therapies that have not yet established a foundation of evidence; this is especially problematic if clients propose using unconventional therapies they have found on the Internet. Alternative Psychotherapies examines a series of unconventional treatments in terms of the research supporting them, their theoretical and historical backgrounds, and the potential or documented adverse events that may be associated with them. Therapies for both adults and children are included, and topics range from recovered memory therapies to bodywork to treatments for autism and to special education issues. Alternative psychotherapies frequently share certain historical backgrounds, and psychotherapists can use historical insights as well as an understanding of basic research rules and psychological theory to identify unconventional treatments other than the ones discussed. The book concludes with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of greater regulation of alternative therapies, as compared to the current situation in which few mental health interventions are banned or limited by law.

Alternative States Of Consciousness In Shamanism Imaginal Psychotherapies Hypnotherapy And Meditation Including A Shamanism And Meditation Inspired Personal And Professional Training Program For The 21st Century Psychotherapist

Author: Allen Holmquist
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581123574
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Alternative States Of Consciousness In Shamanism Imaginal Psychotherapies Hypnotherapy And Meditation Including A Shamanism And Meditation Inspired Personal And Professional Training Program For The 21st Century Psychotherapist from the Author: Allen Holmquist. Shamanism, hypnosis, imaginal psychotherapies, and meditation are based on the use of what we in the modern western world think of as non-ordinary human consciousness. These four modalities have fundamental similarities and differences in purpose, theory, technique, type of alternative consciousness, and their application of non-ordinary reality. Shamanism, the oldest and most intertwined with the cultures in which it is practiced, will be explored as a model for individual healing and transformation and professional training. The shamanic way will also be explored as a model of consciousness and a world-view that offers individuals, groups, and society much needed coping mechanisms, healing techniques, and transformative values that may be helpful in dealing with this trying and important transition time for humanity. Imaginal therapies, meditation and hypnosis all have their roots in shamanism, although in some parts of the world at certain times in history, shamanism borrowed from meditation in its adaptation and development.

Complementary Alternative Therapies In Nursing

Author: Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826196349
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Complementary Alternative Therapies In Nursing from the Author: Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN. Sixth Edition Designated a Doodyís Core Title! "[C]onsistently offers easily accessible and timely information on how complementary therapies influence the health, comfort, and well-being of patients in a variety of clinical settings. It is an influential resource for nurses in practice, education, and research." --Janice Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN Praise for the Sixth Edition "Complementary and alternative therapies are increasingly popular and this book provides an informative and up-to-date introduction to the more commonly used treatments."--IAHPC Newsletter (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) The seventh edition of this highly acclaimed book continues to deliver evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of complementary and alternative therapies in nursing. It is the only book about complementary/alternative therapies that is focused on nursing, has chapters that examine specific therapies along with guidance for their implementation, and addresses therapies through a cultural/international lens. It reflects the rapid expansion of research on many complementary therapies and the exponential increase in the use of these therapies in the United States and globally. This new edition satisfies the recent requirement by the AACN for knowledge of complementary therapies as essential content for BA and Post-BA programs and will assist students in their study for NCLEX-RN test items regarding complementary therapies. New to this edition are the contributions of a new editor, Dr. Mary Frances Tracy, who is a recognized expert in the use of complementary therapies in both research and practice settings. In addition to the updating of all research-related content, the book now includes a focus on the use of alternative therapies outside of the U.S. and content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter in clinical agencies. The book incorporates the most up-to-date information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the relationship of technology to complementary therapies, updated information about precautions to be taken or interactions to note when using these therapies, instructions for the use of various therapies, and available resources and legal aspects related to the use of complementary therapies. The book includes an interactive PDF. New to the Seventh Edition: Completely updated research-related contents A focus on the international use of alternative/complementary therapies Incorporates new information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine including their most recent classifications for complementary therapies New content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter Technology and complementary therapies New information on precautions and potential interactions Instruction techniques for each therapy in exhibit form Legal concerns regarding the use of complementary therapies New references providing cutting edge content

Alternative Therapies

Author: Rena Gordon, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826117295
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Alternative Therapies from the Author: Rena Gordon, PhD. In this volume, an interdisciplinary team of scholars and social scientists address the reasons and ramifications of the increasing utilization of alternative and complementary medicine. The book provides a scholarly and theoretical discussion of salient issues within this new field. Topics discussed include: the changing medical market place political and legal aspects of practice influential cultural factors clinical and educational issues and much more The many case examples and vignettes that appear throughout the text illustrate how alternative health care relates to everyday life. The book serves as a primer for an array of health professionals and students as well as provides new insights to those familiar with alternative health practices.

Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy

Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617050660
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Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy from the Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD. Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens. The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors. Features of Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Include: Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care and patient health

Zen And Psychotherapy

Author: Christopher J. Mruk, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826120359
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Introduction To Psychological Theories And Psychotherapy

Author: Andrew Koffmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199917965
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Introduction To Psychological Theories And Psychotherapy from the Author: Andrew Koffmann. This is an introductory text on psychological theories and psychotherapy that approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Written for psychiatry residents, but of notable relevance to other students and practitioners in medical and mental health fields, this book lays out a specific sequence for learning psychotherapy that emphasizes the fundamental importance of acquiring an appropriate foundational knowledge base in addition to learning the specific techniques of psychotherapies. Beyond emphasizing the details of major treatment models as well as the theory and research findings that inform the field of psychotherapy in general, a specific learning sequence is laid out that will guide the reader toward developing beginning competence as a psychotherapist. Psychoanalytic theory and behavior theory are each presented in historical context, with explanations and clear distinctions made among categories of each. These include classical psychoanalytic theory, ego psychology, object relations, the interpersonal school, intersubjective and relational approaches, learning theory (including classical and operant conditioning), cognitive theory, and mindfulness-based approaches.

From Psychotherapy To Sacretherapy Alternative Healing Processes

Author: Amelia Kemp
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991028414
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From Psychotherapy To Sacretherapy Alternative Healing Processes from the Author: Amelia Kemp. The self-help book consist of 8 Steps to well-being, and is the first of its kind to offer alternative holistic ways to describe, interpret and treat all 170 mental and emotional diagnoses worldwide – telling sufferers “you’re not sick – you’re sacred!” The book includes 24 healing exercises, color illustrations, as well as a dozen aftercare practices and free online support directly with Dr. Kemp, who healed herself using many of the interventions she prescribes. The book blends universal spiritual principles and metaphysics with mental health and attempts to remove the stigma and pathology associated with mental and emotional issues to restore one’s self-esteem and self-worth. The author also shares other alternative healing modalities including herbal remedies and energy medicine which are usually minimized in the American mental health community. Plus, readers are invited to call-in to the radio show From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy® with Dr. Kemp, aired weekly as an added support for those going through the “Sacretherapy®” process.

Problem Solving In Child And Adolescent Psychotherapy

Author: Katharina Manassis
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503705
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Problem Solving In Child And Adolescent Psychotherapy from the Author: Katharina Manassis. This unique volume presents clear steps for helping children and adolescents manage a range of social, emotional, or behavioral challenges by using a problem-solving approach. Highly practical and accessible, the book provides a versatile framework for collaborative brief intervention. It describes when and with whom to use problem solving and how to tailor it to different children's needs. Extensive clinical examples illustrate what the approach looks like in action with preschoolers through increasingly independent teens. With its focus on specific dilemmas, problem solving does not attempt to change broader patterns of thinking, feeling, or behaving. Yet it teaches valuable skills that can be generalized to help children deal with other problems--and can increase their confidence, independence, and resilience. The book shows how therapists of any orientation can use problem solving as a stand-alone intervention or in combination with other therapeutic techniques. Chapters demonstrate the nuts and bolts of five key steps: *Defining the problem.*Generating alternative solutions.*Evaluating alternatives and making a choice.*Trying a new solution.*Following up and evaluating outcomes. The sample therapist-client interactions are engaging and realistic, and feature children with a variety of diagnoses. Ways to involve parents in treatment are addressed, as are strategies for implementing the approach with groups. Tips for overcoming frequently encountered obstacles are highlighted throughout and are discussed in depth in the concluding chapter. Written in a concise, straight-talking style, this book is an indispensable go-to guide for all mental health professionals working with children and adolescents, including clinical psychologists, school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists.

Psychotherapy Research

Author: Omar C.G. Gelo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3709113822
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Psychotherapy Research from the Author: Omar C.G. Gelo. This book provides readers with essential information on the foundations of psychotherapy research, and on its applications to the study of both psychotherapy process and outcome. The aim is to stimulate a reflection on these issues in a way that will benefit researchers and clinicians, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, at different levels and from different perspectives. Accordingly, the book presents a balanced mix of chapters summarizing the state of the art in the field from different viewpoints and covering innovative topics and perspectives, reflecting some of the most established traditions and, at the same time, emerging approaches in the field in several countries. The contributors, who were invited from among the experts in our national and international professional networks, also represent a healthy mix of leading figures and young researchers. The first part of the book addresses a number of fundamental issues in psychotherapy research at a historical, philosophical, and theoretical level. The second part of the book is concerned with research on psychotherapy processes; in this regard, both quantitative and qualitative approaches are given equal consideration in order to reflect the growing relevance of the latter. The book’s third and last part examines research on psychotherapy outcomes, primarily focusing on quantitative approaches. Offering a balanced mix of perspectives, approaches and topics, the book represents a valuable tool for anyone interested in psychotherapy research.