Book Review: Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling

Australian mental-health expert Dr. Cate Howell, the author of Listening, Learning, Caring &Counselling: The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare Professionals on Caring for Their Clients, has over thirty years’ experience in the healthcare field and began in occupational therapy. Her specialty is mental health and she is trained in clinical hypnosis, couple therapy, cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She wrote this book not as a skills training resource, but as a guide to her way of counseling which she calls, “listening, learning, caring and counseling.” She explains that the “heart of LLCC is caring or kindness,” and this work is designed “to be a guide, full of ideas, and to become an essential and faithful companion” to therapists. She accomplishes her goal in a straight forward, easy-to-follow, thoughtful, and well-researched way. I wish I had had a book like this when I first started, and it will be a book I can use not just as a therapist, but also with those to whom I provide clinical supervision. I think the breadth of her experience helped immensely with devising the LLCC method. Not only has she worked in occupational therapy and counseling, but also in oncology and cardiac units. She has numerous degrees and has won many awards for her work. She is what I think of as a good example of a person with a well rounded liberal arts ...
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The objective of the article was to review the beneficial effects of exercise in depression. An electronic search of literature from inception till 06/2017 highlighting the effects of exercise on depression and the possible mechanistic pathways involved was conducted using PubMed/Medline, Google scholar and Scopus and relevant articles were utilized for this review. The results of this review confirmed the beneficial role of exercise in depression as evidenced by the improvement in the outcomes and the various psychobiological parameters measured. Thus exercise can be considered as a treatment option for the management of depression.
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Adapted from Understanding Antidepressants. In his often-quoted beginning of Anna Karenina, Tolstoy wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  If we stretch this notion a little — going from families to individuals, and from unhappiness to depression — we come up with an interesting question, which is the subject of this blog: Are persons with depression all alike, or is each depressed in his/her own way?  In one sense, the answer seems to be that the difficult experience of depression is unique to each person, affected by age, past experiences, ...
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 80Author(s): Stephen Gallagher, Monika Pilch, Ailish HanniganAbstractPredictors of depression over time were examined in parental carers of children with developmental disabilities (DD) and parents of typically developing children (controls) who participated in the Growing up in Ireland Study. Parents completed measures of depression, the Centre for Epidemiological Depression Scale (CES-D) and child problem behaviours, the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire when the children were aged 9 (Wave 1) and 13 (Wave 2). Using CES-D cut-off ...
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ConclusionsEfforts to develop and evaluate intervention strategies should therefore consider not only social media behaviours but also underlying cognitive factors, such as fear of missing out.
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This study aims to use methods of scoring collaterals on CT angiography to analyze changes in collateral circulation in untreated patients with moderate and severe OSAS before and after nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight moderate and severe OSAS patients treated with nasal CPAP and seventy-four controls that weren't treated with CPAP, were involved in this study. Two independent neuroradiologists evaluated intracranial collaterals by using Miteff scale, modified Tan scale. Intracranial collaterals differences were compared between OSAS group (before and after ...
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