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Innovative Skills to Support Well-Being and Resiliency in Youth

Nicole Nicotera and Julie Anne Laser-Maira

Publication Date - January 2017

ISBN: 9780190657109

168 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $38.95

Innovative Skills to Support Well-Being and Resiliency in Youth emphasizes the step-by-step procedures readers will need to implement innovative techniques and skills that are evidence-based and emphasize well-being and resilience in youth.

Description

Innovative Skills to Support Well-Being and Resiliency in Youth emphasizes the step-by-step procedures readers will need to implement evidence-based, innovative techniques and skills that emphasize well-being and resilience in youth. The strategies are specifically chosen to capture and hold the interest of youth who are often reticent to counseling. Furthermore, the skills-based approach of the book aims to demystify what one actually does in session with youth by moving away from the vagueness of talk therapy when youth have nothing to say, and toward sessions that engage youth in action, stimulating communication and change. Innovative Skills to Support Well-Being and Resiliency in Youth also advocates for practice interventions that empower youth to be in charge of their personal well-being and the healing process. By doing so, youth can take an active role in their own healthy functioning, as opposed to passively receiving treatment.

Features

  • Features a link between the active interventions and specific characteristics of positive youth development, thereby helping instructors teach students to put theory in action.
  • Includes step-by-step guides for each intervention, showing classroom/field instructors how to implement activities as teaching activities while empowering students to "know what to do" with a client in session.
  • Provides the basics needed for assessment within the framework of the intervention on which the chapter is based, helping instructors teach students to conduct active assessments that align with a particular practice.
  • Provides succinct summaries of supporting evidence for the innovative approaches.

About the Author(s)

Nicole Nicotera, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.

Julie Anne Laser-Maira, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    About the Authors

    1. Well- Being and Resilience
    2. Healthy Sexuality
    3. Innovative Cognitive Behavior Therapies
    4. Mindfulness and Mind- Body Connection
    5. Experiential Therapy
    6. Animal- Assisted Therapy (AAT)
    7. Horticultural and Agricultural Therapy
    8. Parting Words

    Index

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