Best Medical Counseling Books
Here you will get Best Medical Counseling Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Untangle Your Anxiety: A Guide To Overcoming An Anxiety Disorder By Two People Who Have Been Through It
Author: by Joshua Fletcher
Do you struggle to understand your anxiety? Are your days often consumed by worries that have no clear answers? Perhaps you don’t feel like your usual self? UNTANGLE YOUR ANXIETY was written by Psychotherapist and Best-Selling Author, Joshua Fletcher (@anxietyjosh), and the owner of Instagram’s largest anxiety community, Dean Stott (@DLCanxiety), to help you overcome excessive anxiety.
Having both been diagnosed in the past with anxiety disorders, then successfully overcoming them, Josh and Dean have written this honest and powerful self-help book as a reassuring aid in your recovery.
2. The DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists: 101 Mindful Practices to Manage Distress, Regulate Emotions & Build Better Relationships
Author: by Lane Pederson
Filled with tips, ideas, calls to action, and brief exercises, these cards will be a daily go-to as you learn skills needed to enjoy the ups – and navigate the downs – of real-world life. And best yet, because skills take repeated practice, you cannot outgrow this deck, you can only grow with it!
Coping strategies – Tools to accept change – Self-Soothing practices – Increase self-respect – Conflict resolution tips
3. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination
Author: by Howard Rosenthal
With more questions and answers than any other edition, the Encyclopedia of Counseling, Fourth Edition, is still the only book you need to pass the NCE, CPCE, and other counseling exams. Every chapter has new and updated material and is still written in Dr. Rosenthal’s lively, user-friendly style counselors know and love.
The book’s new and improved coverage incorporates a range of vital topics, including social media, group work in career counseling, private practice and nonprofit work, addictions, neurocounseling, research trends, the DSM-5, the new ACA and NBCC codes of ethics, and much, much more.
4. Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd Edition (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)
Author: by William R. Miller
The Guilford Press
This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of 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.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B.Moyers. New to This Edition:*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI. Fully restructured around the new four-process model.
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. Key points at the end of each chapter. Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.
5. 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward
Author: by Linda Curran
Premier Publishing & Media
This is the workbook that all mental health professionals wish they had at the beginning of their careers. Containing over 100 approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook pulls together a wide array of treatments into one concise resource. Equally useful in both group and individual settings, these interventions will provide hope and healing for the client, as well as expand and solidify the professional’s expertise.
Tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities: Art Therapy- CBT- DBT- EFT- EMDR- Energy Psychology- Focusing- Gestalt Therapy- Guided Imagery- Mindfulness- Psychodrama- Sensorimotor Psychology- Somatic Experiencing and Movement Therapies
6. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Author: by Gerald Corey
Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the tenth edition of Corey’s best-selling text helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, postmodern, and integrative approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to two cases (“Stan” and “Gwen”).
He shows you how to apply theories in practice, and helps you learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style. New learning objectives identify key aspects of each theory and focus your study.
7. The CBT Deck: 101 Practices to Improve Thoughts, Be in the Moment & Take Action in Your Life
Author: by Seth Gillihan
Reduce stress in your life with practical, action-oriented, and mindfulness tools to quickly build positive emotions in your life. The 101 practices inside The CBT Deck will help you: – Calm and redirect your thoughts – Overcome self-limiting beliefs – Choose actions that build the life you want – Be more connected and engaged in the present moment
8. ACT Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: by Russ Harris
New Harbinger Publications
Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much?
And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy.
If you’re looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and myriad other psychological issues.
9. The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients (Covers may vary)
Author: by Irvin Yalom
Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy.
The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gainedpresented as eighty-five personal and provocative tips for beginner therapists, including:Let the patient matter to you Acknowledge your errors Create a new therapy for each patient Do home visits(Almost) never make decisions for the patientFreud was not always wrongA book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.
10. Internal Family Systems Therapy, Second Edition
Author: by Richard C. Schwartz
The Guilford Press
Now significantly revised with over 70% new material, this is the authoritative presentation of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which is taught and practiced around the world. IFS reveals how the subpersonalities or “parts” of each individual’s psyche relate to each other like members of a family, and how-just as in a family-polarization among parts can lead to emotional suffering.
IFS originator Richard Schwartz and master clinician Martha Sweezy explain core concepts and provide practical guidelines for implementing IFS with clients who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and other behavioral problems. They also address strategies for treating families and couples.
IFS therapy is listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect 25 years of conceptual refinement, expansion of IFS techniques, and a growing evidence base. Chapters on the Self, the body and physical illness, the role of the therapist, specific clinical strategies, and couple therapy.
11. Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual: Trauma-Informed Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD & Substance Abuse
Author: by Frank Anderson
PESI Publishing & Media
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach – rooted in neuroscience – IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core.
This new manual offers straight-forward explanations and illustrates a wide variety of applications. Easy to read and highly practical. Step-by-step techniques – Annotated case examples – Unique meditations – Downloadable exercises, worksheetsIFS is Evidence-BasedThirty years ago, IFS creator Richard Schwartz, PhD, listened to his clients describing the behaviors and fears of their most extreme parts.
He found that the inner world of all his clients was characterized by parts who have a positive intent for the client but had taken on extreme roles in an effort to be safe. He also discovered that these extreme parts would become less disruptive and more cooperative once their concerns were addressed and they felt safer.
12. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
Author: by Deb Dana
The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language.
Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients’ experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems.
Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy.
13. The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, 2nd Edition
Author: by Lane Pederson
PESI Publishing & Media
Congratulations to Lane Pederson, and his book, The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, for winning a silver medal at the 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for editorial and design excellence in both Psychology and Self-Help categories.
This second edition is the most comprehensive and readable DBT manual available with more skills than any other DBT book on the market. Beyond updates to the classic skills modules, clients and therapists will be enriched by added modules that include Dialectics, Cognitive Modification, Problem-Solving, and Building Routines as well as all-new, much-needed modules on Addictions and Social Media.
Designed for DBT therapists, eclectic and integrative therapists, and as a self-help guide for people interested in learning DBT skills, the straightforward explanations and useful worksheets contained within make DBT skills learning and practice accessible and practical for both skills groups and individual users.
14. 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS
Author: by Judith A. Belmont
PESI Publishing & Media
Bestselling author Judith Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills. 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.
S format (Theory, Implementation, and Processing). Ready-to-use tools include: -Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences -DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources -Communication skills-building activities -Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices -Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts -Fun team building exercises and ice breakers -Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children
15. Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice
Author: by Derald Wing Sue
A brand new, fully updated edition of the most widely-used, frequently-cited, and critically acclaimed multicultural text in the mental health field This fully revised, 8th edition of the market-leading textbook on multicultural counseling comprehensively covers the most recent research and theoretical formulations that introduce and analyze emerging important multicultural topical developments.
It examines the concept of “cultural humility” as part of the major characteristics of cultural competence in counselor education and practice; roles of white allies in multicultural counseling and in social justice counseling; and the concept of “minority stress” and its implications in work with marginalized populations.
The book also reviews and introduces the most recent research on LGBTQ issues, and looks at major research developments in the manifestation, dynamics, and impact of microaggressions. Chapters in Counseling the Culturally Diverse, 8th Edition have been rewritten so that instructors can use them sequentially or in any order that best suits their course goals.
16. DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents
Author: by Jill H. Rathus
The Guilford Press
From leading experts who have trained thousands of professionals in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this manual provides indispensable tools for treating adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems of any level of severity. Clinicians are guided step by step to teach teens and parents five sets of skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path (a family-based module developed by the authors specifically for teens), Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Designed for optimal clinical utility, the book features session outlines, teaching notes, discussion points, examples, homework assignments, and 85 reproducible handouts, in a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
See also the authors’ Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents (with Marsha M. Linehan), which delves into skills training and other DBT components for those at highest risk.