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8 keys to safe trauma recovery : take-charge strategies to empower your healing /

by Rothschild, Babette.

Publisher: New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company 2011Description: xi, 174 p. ; 24 cm.Other title: Eight keys to safe trauma recovery.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents : Common sense and trauma recovery -- Plot your course with mindfulness -- Begin with your epilogue-- You madeit! -- Remembering is not required -- Stop flashbacks -- Reconcile forgiveness and shame. Forgive your limitations ; Share your shame -- Take smaller steps for bigger leaps -- Get moving -- Making lemonade -- Evaluating recovery progress.Summary: This is not another book promoting a new method or type of treatment, rather it is a necessary adjunct to self-help and professional therapy recovery programs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Being a brain-wise therapist : a practical guide to interpersonal neurobiology /

by Badenoch, Bonnie.

Publisher: New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company 2008Description: xxvii, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Preliminary thoughts -- The brain's building blocks -- The brain's flow -- The relationship between brain and mind attaching -- Picturing the inner community -- The mutuality of the therapeutic relationship -- An application: embracing shame -- Preliminary thoughts through the lens of diagnosis: depression, anxiety, dissociation, and addiction -- Fostering neural integration and empathic inner communities -- Grounding therapy in the right brain -- Listening to family histories -- The three faces of mindfulness -- Getting comfortable with the brain -- Brain-wise narratives -- Patterning the internal work -- The integrating power of sandplay -- Sand stories -- Doing art -- Adam: substantiation -- Hannah: giving form to fragments -- Working with couples, teens and children; with the brain in mind -- Keeping balanced with couples -- Meeting teens with their brains in mind -- Playing with children, supporting their parents.Summary: "In easy-to-understand prose, Being a Brain-Wise Therapist reviews the basic principles about brain structure, function, and development, and explains the neurobiological correlates of some familiar diagnostic categories. You will learn how to make theory come to life in the midst of clinical work, so that the principles of interpersonal neurobiology can be applied to a range of patients and issues, such as couples, teens, and children, and those dealing with depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Liberal use of exercises and case histories enliven the material and make this an essential guide for seamlessly integrating the latest neuroscientific research into your therapeutic practice."--Book jacketAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Carpe Diem : the deferred happiness syndrome /

by Hamilton, Clive | The Australia Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Australia Institute 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contemporary perspectives on social work and the human services : challenges and change. /

by O'Connor, Ian (ed.) | Smyth, Paul (ed.).

Publisher: [Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.] Longman Publishing 2000Description: 208 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction: The challenges of change / Ian O'Connor, Jeni Warburton and Paul Smyth -- Part I The policy and the administrative context : optimism and uncertainty -- 2. Global pressures, national responses : the Australian welfare state in context / Peter Saunders -- 3. Human services and employment in the post-industrial labour market / John Quiggin -- 4. Rethinking the `Old Certainties' : social policy, the Labour Movement and the Whitlam years / Paul Smyth -- 5. Social policy and the global economy / Anna Yeatman -- 6. Competition, quasi-markets and the new welfare state / Mark Considine -- 7. The Third Sector in the human services : rethinking its role / Catherine McDonald -- Part II Professions and human services in the new environment -- 8. Professions in the post-industrial labour market / Margaret Shapiro -- 9. The profession of psychology in the new environment / Mary Sheehan -- Part III Remodelling human service practice 10. Critical perspectives on social work practice / Jan Fook -- 11. Community-based options for social work : sites for creative practice / Jim Ife -- 12. Social work : an enterprising profession in a competitive environment? / Andrew Jones -- 13. Rethinking social work for the new environment : international dimensions / Janet George -- 14. Social work and the human services in a corporatised environment : the case of Centrelink / Peta Fitzgibbon -- 15. Turning threats into challenges : a positive perspective on the future / Linda Rosenman.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Discovering statistics using SPSS /

by Field, Andy.

Edition: 3rd Revised ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2009Description: xxxiii, 821 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.Other title: Discovering statistics using SPSS (and sex and drugs and rock.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Connect to the companion website: "Written in his vivid and entertaining style, Andy Field continues to provide students with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics at every level in the brand-new Third Edition of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Retaining the strong pedagogy from previous editions, he makes statistics meaningful by including playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), creating a gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics. In the process, he presents an opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. This new edition: Expands on the first 6 chapters to more 'gently' introduce basic level concepts; Complies with the new SPSS 17; Offers a stunning new full-color textbook design to illustrate SPSS 17 mechanisms (at no additional cost to students!); Contains an additional chapter on multilevel modeling; Incorporates playful 'real world' examples to go alongside those made up by the author; Includes both new and more robust pedagogical features. This new edition is accompanied by an updated Companion Web site at designed for both professors and students! Student resources include: Animated 'SPSS walk-through' videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS modules; Self-checking multiple choice questions; Datasets for Psychology, Business & Management and Health Sciences; A flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts; Access to support material from SAGE study skills books."--Publisher's website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family and human development across cultures : a view from the other side. /

by Kagitcibasi, Cigdem.

Publisher: Mahwah, NJ Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 1996Description: 233 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-215) and indexes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being

by Seligman, Martin E. P.

Edition: 1st Atria paperback ed.Publisher: New York, NY Atria 2013Description: xii, 349 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment. ; Contents: A new positive psychology. What is well-being? ; Creating your happiness : positive psychology exercises that work ; The dirty little secret of drugs and therapy ; Teaching well-being : the magic of MAPP ; Positive education : teaching well-being to young people -- The ways to flourish. GRIT, character, and achievement : a new theory of intelligence ; Army strong : comprehensive soldier fitness ; Turning trauma into growth ; Positive physical health : the biology of optimism ; The politics and economics of well-being -- Appendix. Signature strengths test.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From thought to action : a self help manual /

by Kidman, Antony.

Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W. Biochemical & General Service 1988Description: 143 p. : tables.Notes: Forward by Albert Ellis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future babble : why expert predictions fail - and why we believe them anyway /

by Gardner, Dan.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publications 2010Description: xi, 305 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-292) and index.Summary: Future Babble examine why our brains yearn for certainty about the future, why we are attracted to those who predict it confidently, and why it's so easy for us to ignore the trail of outrageously wrong forecasts. In this fast-paced, example-packed, sometimes darkly hilarious book, journalist Dan Gardner shows how seminal research by UC Berkeley professor Philip Tetlock proved that pundits who are more famous are less accurate ? and the average expert is no more accurate than a flipped coin. Gardner also draws on current research in cognitive psychology, political science, and behavioral economics to discover something quite reassuring: The future is always uncertain, but the end is not always near.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Happiness : lessons from a new science. /

by Layard, Richard.

Publisher: New York, NY Penguin 2005Description: ix, 310 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index.Summary: Economist Richard Layard contests the view prevailing among western governments (and many economists) that perfect markets will lead us to the greatest happiness that is possible, given people s wants and resources. In this book he explores the evidence (from psychology, sociology, neuroscience, economics and other disciplines) for what really makes people happy and therefore what steps we should be taking to make live really worth living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How the way we talk can change the way we work : seven languages for transformation. /

by Kegan, Robert | Lahey, Lisa Laskow.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass 2001Description: ix, 241 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-186) and index. Contents: Introduction: What do you really want . . . and what will you do to keep from getting it? -- Part One: The internal languages : building the new machine -- 1. From the language of complaint to the language of commitment -- 2. From the language of blame to the language of personal responsibility -- 3. From the language of New Year's resolutions to the language of competing commitments : diagnosing the immunity to change -- 4. From the language of big assumptions that hold us to the language of assumptions we hold : disturbing the immunity to change -- Part Two: The social languages : maintaining and upgrading the machine -- 5. From the language of prizes and praising to the language of ongoing regard -- 6. From the language of rules and policies to the language of public agreement -- 7. From the language of constructive criticism to the language of deconstructive criticism -- Part Three: Carrying on the work -- 8. Running the internal languages -- 9. Running the social languages -- Epilogue: Toward the transformation highway : transcending the limits of the Information Age.Summary: The authors argue that one of the main obstacles to organisational change is the third force of dynamic equilibrium, which too often moves things which have changed back to the way they were. They describe the early chapters of their book as the reflective equivalent of an Outward Bound ropes course : a set of personal experiences for readers to explore how they might work against the tendency to prevent or reverse change. Specifically, they suggest how people can move from the language of complaint to the language of commitment; from the language of blame to the language of personal responsibility; from the language of New Year s resolutions to the language of competing commitments and from the language of big assumptions that hold us to the language of assumptions that we hold.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human relationships in Australia : evidence prepared by ACOSS committees and submitted to the Royal Commission on Human Relationships /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 1975Description: vi, 136 p. ; 25 cm.Other title: Royal Commission on Human Relationships enquiry : ACOSS.Notes: Cover title: Royal Commission on Human Relationships enquiry. Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Influencer : the power to change anything. /

by Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | Maxfield, David.

Publisher: New York, NY McGraw Hill 2008Description: vi, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: You're an influencer -- Find vital behaviors -- Change the way you change minds -- Make the undesirable desirable : personal motivation -- Surpass your limits : personal ability -- Harness peer pressure : social motivation -- Find strength in numbers : social ability -- Design rewards and demand accountability : structural motivation -- Change the environment : structural ability -- Become an influencerSummary: Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful influencers and combining them with five decades of the best social science research, Influencer shares eight powerful principles for changing behaviors; principles almost anyone can apply to change almost anything.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to positive development for Muslim immigrant youth in western contexts /

by Stuart, Jaimee Ellen.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Victoria University of Wellington 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology"Summary: "Muslim youth growing up in Western contexts face a complex set of issues as a result of meeting the various, and often incongruent, expectations placed upon them by their family, religion, ethnic community and host national society. This group of young people is often thought to face high risks of maladaptation, as they potentially experience the negative effects of acculturation more so than host nationals or other immigrant youth. Recent research, however, has suggested that many Muslim migrant young people are successfully negotiating their experiences of cultural transition in Western societies. Therefore, the major aim of this thesis was to obtain systematic data on young Muslim migrant?s ?pathways to positive development?, or how these young people achieve successful adaptation in the face of adversity? ; The thesis focuses on acculturation, development and religiosity, investigating salient ecological resources youth access (family, religion and the intercultural environment), the risks they face (discrimination and cultural differences) and outcomes of the acculturation process. It draws upon theories of resilience. Results indicate that while Muslim youth in New Zealand may be at risk of maladaptative outcomes because of their exposure to discrimination and cultural transition, ecological resources may counteract some of the negative effects of these stressors. Initial investigation based upon a sample of Muslim youth in New Zealand.were then tested for generalisability to Muslim youth in other contexts by carrying out a comparative analysis of youth outcomes in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The results demonstrate that the cultural environment of migration plays an important contributing factor to both the experience of stress and the achievement of positive adaptation above and beyond the effects of resources. The fourth study examined data on Muslim migrant youth from 9 Western receiving nations from the International Comparative Study of Ethnocultural Youth (ICSEY) data. Results indicate that the ideological context (cultural values and host national attitudes towards immigrants) has important effects on individual levels of adaptation and the experience of perceived discrimination. ; The findings of this thesis contribute novel perspectives to acculturation and development research as well as cross-cultural psychology more generally.Availability: (1)

Reinventing your life : the breakthrough program to end negative behavior ... and feel great again. /

by Young, Jeffrey E | Klosko, Janet S.

Publisher: New York, NY Plume 1994Description: xvi, 365 p.Notes: Semi-permanent loan to Family Relationships Team at EMC - borrowed in Max Broadway's name (Team manager @ June 2009) Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A popular self-help book based on the Schema Therapy approach and shows readers how to break 11 common, self-defeating emotional patterns, called schemas or lifetraps. For each schema, Reinventing Your Life provides: specific change techniques the reader can follow, the most common childhood origins, partner choices, self-defeating behavior patterns, self-help exercises, and many actual case examples.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The definitive book of body language. /

by Pease, Allan | Pease, Barbara.

Publisher: Buderim, Qld Pease International 2004Description: xiii, 386 p. : ill., ports.Notes: Cover subtitle: How to read others' thoughts by their gestures. Bibliography: p. 380-386Summary: From the best-selling authors of "Why men don t listen and women can t read maps", this book examines and explains many components of body language. Sprinkled with photos of celebrities and sketches of everyday situations, it is designed to make readers more aware of their own non-verbal cues and signals (mainly to western and Japanese audiences) and to help them convey the message they intend and produce the response they want.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The element : how finding your passion changes everything /

by Robinson, Ken.

Publisher: New York, NY Viking / Penguin Books 2009Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Well-being : the five essential elements /

by Rath, Tom | Harter, Jim.

Publisher: New York Gallup Press 2010Description: 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-226) Contents: Your wellbeing - 1. Career wellbeing - 2. Social wellbeing - 3. Financial wellbeing - 4. Physical wellbeing - 5. Community wellbeing - Concluding thoughts: measuring what makes life worthwhile - Additional tools and resources.Summary: The groundbreaking research reveals how organisations can help employees boost their overall wellbeing - from their satisfaction with their careers to their financial security and level of community involvement. As it turns out, changing an organisation's culture to help employees better manage and improve their wellbeing over time can result in substantial financial returns for the organisation. Based on a Gallup study of more than 150 countries representing 98% of the world's population, Rath and Harter identified five essential elements of life that transcend countries, faiths, and cultures: Career Wellbeing: How you occupy your time/liking what you do each day ; Social Wellbeing: Relationships and love in your life ; Financial Wellbeing: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security ; Physical Wellbeing: Good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis ; Community Wellbeing: Engagement and involvement in the area where you live.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Work : survive its stress, enjoy its success /

by Macnab, Francis.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Whitehorse Press 2007Description: v, 172 p. ; 21 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Yearning to breathe free : seeking asylum in Australia. /

by Lusher, Dean (ed.) | Haslam, Nick (ed.).

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 2007Description: xxi, 281 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Dean Lusher and Nick Haslam -- Part I Historical perspectives and background. Introduction / Stuart Macintyre -- 1. Australia's response to asylum seekers / Dean Lusher, Nikola Balvin and Joanne Tropea -- 2. Been there, done that? / Klaus Neumann -- 3. Boats and borders : asylum seekers and elections, 1977 and 2001 / Chelsea Piper Rodd -- Part II Coming to Australia. Introduction / Lyn Allison -- 4. Reassessing the Tampa / Peter Mares -- 5. Perilous journeys / Arnold Zable -- 6. The `Pacific Solution' / Michael Gordon -- Part III Treatment of arrived asylum seekers. Introduction / Malcolm Fraser -- 7. Not in my name : the People's Inquiry into Detention / Linda Briskman and Chris Goddard -- 8. The impact of immigration detention on the mental health of asylum seekers / Patricia Austin, Derrick Silove and Zachary Steel -- 9. Mandatory detention and brain structure and function / Christine Canty and Christopher Benjamin -- 10. The invisibles : asylum seekers holding bridging visas / Margaret Theologou and Winsome Roberts -- Part IV Resettlement in Australia. Introduction / Sir Gustav Nossal -- 11 Two asylum seekers' stories / Erin Taylor -- 12. Supporters of asylum seekers / Pamela Curr -- 13. Meaning in life and social connectedness : the experience of Sudanese young people (re)settling in Australia / Susannah Tipping, Di Bretherton and Ida Kaplan -- Part V Public opinion about asylum seekers. Introduction / Phillip Adams -- 14. Those people / Carmen Lawrence -- 15. The news media's representation of asylum seekers / Angela Romano -- 16. Words excusing exclusion of asylum seekers / Michael Clyne -- 17. Attitudes towards asylum seekers : the psychology of exclusion / Nick Haslam and Anne Pedersen -- Part VI The future of asylum seeker policies. Introduction / Lindsay Tanner -- 18. Post-Palmer reform of the Immigration Department : progress and pitfalls / David Manne -- 19. The need for a uniform community-based reception policy for asylum seekers in Australia / Grant Mitchell -- 20. Australia's refugee policy / Julian Burnside.Summary: "This overview of the historical, social and political contexts that have shaped Australia s recent treatment of asylum seekers offers a clear-eyed view of the many dimensions of the asylum seeker predicament, including its psychological and humanitarian consequences, and lays out an agenda for change in policy. Sir Gustav Nossal, the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Senator Lyn Allison, Phillip Adams, Professor Stuart MacIntyre, and Lindsay Tanner MP introduce the six sections. Julian Burnside QC, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Peter Mares, Pamela Curr, Michael Clyne, Linda Briskman, Derrick Silove, Michael Gordon, Arnold Zable and David Manne are among the contributors to the 20 chapters.Yearning to Breathe Free is a passionate but informed work that is multi-faceted, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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