How and Why People Change

How and Why People Change


  • Release: 2013-01-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 303 page
  • ISBN: 9780199917273
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In How and Why People Change Dr. Ian M. Evans revisits many of the fundamental principles of behavior change in order to deconstruct what it is we try to achieve in psychological therapies. All of the conditions that impact people when seeking therapy are brought together in one cohesive framework: assumptions of learning, motivation, approach and avoidance, barriers to change, personality dynamics, and the way that individual behavioral repertoires are inter-related.

How People Change

How People Change


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 230 page
  • ISBN: 1934885533
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If you've ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. But change involves more than a biblical formula: You will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience. Book jacket.

Switch

Switch


  • Release: 2010-02-16
  • Publisher: Currency
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780307590169
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Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

How and Why Thoughts Change

How and Why Thoughts Change


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 255 page
  • ISBN: 9780199380848
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Cognitive therapy, a core approach within a collection of psychotherapeutic techniques known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), is fundamentally about changing peoples' thoughts-helping them overcome difficulties by recognizing and changing dysfunctional thinking styles. Among other strategies, it requires encouraging the development of skills for rehearsing new habits of thought, modifying biases in judging and interpreting social and emotional information, and for testing assumptions underlying dysfunctional and negative, distorted thinking. In How and Why Thoughts Change, Dr. Ian Evans deconstructs the nature of cognitive therapy by examining the cognitive element of CBT, that is, how and why thoughts change behavior and emotion. There are a number of different approaches to cognitive therapy, including the classic Beck approach, the late Albert Ellis's rational-emotive psychotherapy, Young's schema-focused therapy, and newer varieties such as mindfulness training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and problem-solving strategies. Evans identifies the common principles underlying these methods, attempts to integrate them, and makes suggestions as to how our current cognitive therapies might be improved. He draws on a broad survey of contemporary research on basic cognitive processes and integrates these with therapeutic approaches. While it may seem obvious that how and what we think determines how and in what manner we behave, the relationship between thought and action is not a simple one. Evans addresses questions such as: What is the difference between a thought and a belief? How do we find the cause of a thought? And can it really be that thought causes behavior and emotion, or could it be the other way around? In a reader-friendly style that avoids jargon, this innovative book answers some pertinent questions about cognitive therapy in a way that clarifies exactly how and why thoughts change. Evans demonstrates that understanding these concepts is

How We Change

How We Change


  • Release: 2020-05-19
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9780062961129
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A paradigm-shifting, instant classic in the making that challenges our assumptions about change by encouraging us to understand and embrace our resistance to it. We all have something we want to change about ourselves. But whether it's quitting smoking, losing weight, or breaking some common bad habit or negative behavior pattern, we feel a sense of failure when we don’t succeed. This often sets off a cascade of negative feelings and discouragement, making it even harder to change. The voice in our head tells us: Why bother? Successful change depends far more on understanding why we don’t change, psychotherapist and sociologist Ross Ellenhorn insists. His decades-long career as a pioneer in helping people overcome extreme psychiatric experiences and problematic substance use issues—especially those whom the behavioral healthcare system has failed—especially those whom the mental healthcare system has failed—has lead him to develop an effective, long-term method to achieve transformation, from the simplest shifts to the most profound. In How We Change, Ellenhorn looks to the evolutionary imperatives driving us. We are wired to double down on the familiar because of what he calls the Fear of Hope—the act of protecting ourselves from further disappointment. He identifies the “10 Reasons Not to Change” to help us see why we behave the way we do, making it clear that there is nothing broken inside us—it’s how we’re built. By addressing this little known reality, he gives us hope and helps us work toward the change we seek. Ellenhorn speaks to the core of our insecurities and fears about ourselves, with a humor and kindness. By turning our judgements about self-destructive behaviors into curious questions about them, he teaches us to think about our actions to discover what we truly want—even if we’re going about getting it in the wrong way. How We Change is a brilliant approach that will forever alter our perspective—and help us achieve the tr

Morrison Valfre s Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada  1e EBook

Morrison Valfre s Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada 1e EBook


  • Release: 2021-03-15
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9781771722292
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Build a broad fundamental knowledge of Canadian mental health concepts and disorders! Morrison-Valfre's Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada uses an easy-to-read, multidisciplinary approach to describe current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. Ideal for nurses and other caregivers, this guide provides concise coverage of skills and principles, therapeutic skills, mental health problems throughout the lifecycle, and common psychological and psychosocial conditions. Included are topics such as new research, the latest mental health legislation, and new psychotropic drugs. Adapted for a Canadian audience by Boris Bard, Eric MacMullin, and Jacqueline Williamson, this resource enables you to provide effective therapy to clients with a wide range of maladaptive behaviours. Coverage of psychotropic medications emphasizes the latest in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care. Coverage of internet usage features emerging mental health issues surrounding use of the internet, highlighting related addictions and violence. Updated DSM-5 diagnoses include the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. Sample client care plans show how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs. Case studies use realistic client situations to strengthen critical thinking and ensure that students consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care. Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios with client issues as well as questions that stimulate more careful analysis. Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and address the varied mental health needs of culturally diverse clients. Medication Alert boxes identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications. Chapter objectives focus on the most important concepts. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references, and are listed in a comprehe

The Heart of Change

The Heart of Change


  • Release: 2012-11-06
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 188 page
  • ISBN: 9781422187333
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Offers real-life sucess and failure stories and introduces the "see-feel-change" dynamic for changing feelings, rather than just the thought process.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing


  • Release: 2012-09-01
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 482 page
  • ISBN: 9781609182274
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This is the authoritative, bestselling guide that professionals and students turn to for a complete introduction to motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI -- engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning -- and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material. New to This Edition: Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI. Fully restructured around the new four-process model. All chapters now authored by Miller and Rollnick. Additional case examples and counseling situations. Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity. Pedagogical Features Include: Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion. Bulleted key points at the end of each chapter. Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections. Extended bibliography and quick-reference glossary. This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller.