Helping Parents of Diagnosed, Distressed, and Different Children: A Guide for Professionals

Helping Parents of Diagnosed, Distressed, and Different Children: A Guide for Professionals

by Eric Maisel


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In Helping Parents of Diagnosed, Distressed, and Different Children, Eric Maisel provides clinicians with the tools they need to address the issues facing the parents of diagnosed children. In these pages, mental health professionals will find tips for using the right language to guide families through situations such as sibling bullying and parental divorce, as well as guidelines for thinking critically about children's mental health. Filled with hands-on resources including checklists and questionnaires, this valuable guide offers clinicians a set of strategies to help parents deal effectively with their child's distress, regardless of the source.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138602939
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd (Sales)
Publication date: 05/22/2019
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Eric Maisel, PhD, is a retired licensed psychotherapist, active creativity coach, and internationally respected expert in the field of mental health reform. He is the author of more than fifty books, writes the "Rethinking Mental Health" blog for Psychology Today, and serves as editor for parent resources at the website Mad in America, the world's largest critical psychiatry resource.

Table of Contents

1. Diagnosing or Labeling? 2. Deconstructing ADHD 3. Deconstructing ODD 4. Deconstructing Bipolar 5. Medication or Chemicals? 6. Thinking About Causes 7. Contemporary Approaches 8. Organizational Resources 9. Alternatives for "Serious Mental Illness" 10. What You Can Offer 11. What Parents Can Do 12. 31 Questions for Parents

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