This book presents an innovative and empathic approach to working with traumatized teens. It offers strategies for getting through to high-risk adolescents and for building a strong attachment relationship that can help get development back on track. Martha B. Straus draws on extensive clinical experience as well as cutting-edge research on attachment, developmental trauma, and interpersonal neurobiology. Vivid case material shows how to engage challenging or reluctant clients, implement interventions that foster self-regulation and an integrated sense of identity, and tap into both the teen's and the therapist's moment-to-moment emotional experience. Essential topics include ways to involve parents and other caregivers in treatment.
Lorraine Mangione PhD and Donna H. DiCello PsyD
Losing a father can be absolutely wrenching. This insightful guide tells the story of the strong connections between daughters and dads throughout life, and the consequent grief and loss a daughter feels when her father dies. Stories from 50 women offer glimpses into the many aspects of the father/daughter relationships that are warm and nurturing, sometimes complicated and conflicted, and always solid and enduring. The Italian American women interviewed ultimately find great peace and meaning in the on-going relationship with their fathers, even after death. Using these women's stories, the readers are presented with a multi-faceted discussion filled with amusement, complexity and intensity, struggle and resistance, and above all, remarkably powerful family bonds. Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief leads the reader to understanding and loving the father/daughter relationship, and ultimately finding a way to live through the grief.
Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky EdD
Senel Poyrazli′s and Chalmer Thompson′s International Case Studies in Mental Health presents a variety of global cases from both developed and developing countries, detailing descriptions of the people who are seeking help to eliminate their distress and of the exceptional practitioners who provide the help. In most of the cases, the practitioner is someone who shares a similar heritage with her or his help-seeker, and who is influenced at least partly by Western psychotherapy traditions. Each chapter also is a showcase of how scholars pair up with mental health practitioners to create a work that weaves together contextual and individual qualities to inform an understanding of the help-seeker and the intervention.
This book aims to help prepare both mental health trainees and practicing professionals to be effective in the provision of healing in their work with people in different regions of the world. Consequently, the authors hope to offer practitioners a glimpse of what can be achieved in these regions by people whose reputations within the respective communities are strong.
Martha Straus PhD
The culture of rage and despair -- The secret lives of teenage girls -- The adolescent passage -- Systems in an uproar -- The war on girls -- Interventions : treating the whole girl -- Ten tips from the trenches : doing good work with girls -- Getting connected -- Troubled behaviors I : affective disorders and anxiety disorders -- Troubled behaviors II : eating disorders and self-mutilation -- Troubled behaviors III : attachment and trauma problems -- Troubling behaviors IV : social aggression, ADHD, and oppositional-defiant disorder -- Troubling behaviors V : sex, conduct disorders, and substance abuse -- Psychotropic medication in the treatment of adolescent girls / by Robert J. Racusin -- Hospitalizations and out-of-home interventions -- Ten reasons for hope.
The meaning of movement : developmental and clinical perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile
CONTENTS: Introduction / K. Mark Sossin and Janet Kestenberg Amighi -- I. The Kestenberg Movement Profile Explained / Janet Kestenberg Amighi and Susan Loman. 1. Tension Flow Rhythms. 2. Tension Flow Attributes. 3. Precursors of Effort: Pre-Efforts. 4. Efforts. 5. Bipolar Shape Flow. 6. Unipolar Shape Flow. 7. Shape Flow Design. 8. Shaping in Directions. 9. Shaping in Planes -- II. Applications. 10. The KMP and Infant-Parent Psychotherapy / K. Mark Sossin. 11. The KMP as a Tool for Dance/Movement Therapy / Susan Loman and Hillary Merman. 12. Healing Early Child Abuse: The Application of the Kestenberg Movement Profile and Its Concepts / Penny Lewis. 13. The Interface Between the Kestenberg Movement Profile and Body-Mind Centering / Susan Loman, Amelia Ender and Kim Burden -- III. Interpretations. 14. Interpretation of an Adult Profile: Observations in a Parent-Child Setting / K. Mark Sossin. 15. Interpreting a KMP of Carlos, a Three-and-One-Half-Year-Old Boy: An Illustrative Case / Janet Kestenberg Amighi and Susan Loman. 16. Outline for the Clinical Interpretation of the Kestenberg Movement Profile with Adults / Penny Lewis -- App. The Body Attitude and Interpreting KMP Diagrams / Susan Loman and Janet Kestenberg Amighi.
Martha Straus PhD
"Weaving practical, hands-on ideas with theory and research about child development, child treatment, and the therapeutic relationship, this book describes an innovative approach to treatment of children and adolescents who won't or can't respond to traditional, conversation-based therapy." "For these children, therapists need an entirely new clinical language, one that doesn't depend on words. Within an interpersonal and developmental framework, Straus spells out the deceptively simple goals of no-talk therapy: someone to be close to, and something to be proud of. Through empathy and respect, games, activities, community involvement, a circle of adults, and little pleasures, this approach begins to provide these anxious, sullen, enraged, and confused kids with the self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness to develop a voice of their own."--Jacket.