A cognitive behavioural approach for mental health workers
A Practical Guide to Working with Depression: A cognitive behavioural approach for mental health workers provides mental health workers in all public, private and voluntary sectors with information on the nature of depression based on a number of theories from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is the predominant model used in public services at the moment.
This guide aims to improve the awareness and skill level of workers using psychological therapies with their clients.
Each section will provide learning outcomes linked to units from the level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma (formerly NVQ3) in the Qualifications and Credit Framework
The information in each chapter will act as pathway through depression from understanding the condition to working directly with it, to finally planning for recovery.
The manual covers:
- Communication and listening techniques to assess goals, client motivation levels and to encourage positive change
- The causes and presentation of clinical depression and how to apply this knowledge
- Techniques to help clients understand their depression
- Beck’s triad of negative thoughts and how to recognise negative thought patterns
- Understanding the links between thoughts, emotions, physiology and behaviour in depression
- How to use ‘activity scheduling’ to develop behavioural plans to improve mood and reverse negative vicious cycles
Usual price: £39.95
A training manual in compassion-focused therapy
This manual is designed for use by practitioners working in a one-to-one setting, with groups, or for the individual reader. It aims to look at how thoughts and feelings around threat lead to problems, how problems are managed, what the role of compassion is, and how compassion can help us to manage better.
It makes practical use of case studies and thinking activities. Divided into two parts, the first part explains the model of Compassionate Mind and the second part introduces useful interventions. The CD-rom contains handouts and Powerpoint slides.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
Usual Price: £45.00