Humane Helping: Focusing Less on Disorders and More on Life's Challenges

Humane Helping: Focusing Less on Disorders and More on Life's Challenges

by Eric Maisel

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Overview

Humane Helping is a comprehensive, practical guide that helps clinicians shift their practice from the mental disorder-and-chemical fix and expert-talk models to a more humane, helpful model that increases their ability to help clients meet life’s challenges and reduce emotional distress. Chapters clearly explain the shortfalls of the current models and the advantages of Eric Maisel’s model and include case studies, reflection questions, and actionable steps. Written for helping professionals in mental health as well as practitioners from fields such as coaching and nursing, Humane Helping challenges current practices and provides helpers with the tools they need to more compassionately, effectively, and honestly serve their clients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138038615
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric Maisel, PhD, is a retired licensed psychotherapist, creativity coach, and internationally respected expert in the field of mental health reform. He is the author of more than fifty books including The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, Overcoming Your Difficult Family, and The Van Gogh Blues. He reaches a large audience with his personal list, Psychology Today blog, print column for Professional Artist magazine, and weekly appearance in the Fine Art America newsletter.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Helping is Hard 2. Helping is Easy 3. Embracing Not Knowing 4. On Not Diagnosing 5. Being With a Person 6. Being With a Real Person 7. Where Will You Focus? 8. Creating Game Plans and Inviting Homework 9. Experimenting with Formulation 10. Including Life Purpose and Meaning 11. Including Circumstances and Experiences 12. Eclecticism and Personality Trait Work 13. Understanding the Psychiatric Survivor Recovery and Peer Support Movements 14. Humanely Helping Children 15. Alternative Helping: Meaning Coaching 16. Alternative Helping Resources for Parents, Children and Families 17. Shifting Your Practices

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