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This volume provides a comprehensive, sharply focused guide to the clinical use of Contextual Therapy as a therapy rooted in the reality of human relationships. The basic principles of Contextual Therapy and their implications for the therapeutic process are examined as well as other essential areas such as the four dimensions of the therapeutic process; the client-therapist dialogue; overcoming resistances in therapy; and therapeutic methods, illustrated by a detailed case presentation and discussion of contextual work with marriage. Presenting a remarkably effective system of psychotherapy, this text is sure to enrich the therapeutic work of every clinician.
Foreign aid, mostly from industrialized countries to developing countries, has been going on for 50 years, and some Third World countries depend on it to a remarkable extent. Though its purpose is ostensibly selfless and benign, as this introduction to the difficult issues surrounding aid show, it is the focus of considerable controversy. Aid is an issue of great concern, both financially and morally. This book suggests ways in which aid can be made less of a problem, and more of a solution.
Elly Swartz's Give and Take is a touching middle grade novel about family, friendship, and learning when to let go. Family has always been important to twelve-year-old Maggie: a trapshooter, she is coached by her dad and cheered on by her mom. But her grandmother's recent death leaves a giant hole in Maggie's life, one which she begins to fill with an assortment of things: candy wrappers, pieces of tassel from Nana's favorite scarf, milk cartons, sticks . . . all stuffed in cardboard boxes under her bed. Then her parents decide to take in a foster infant. But anxiety over the new baby's departure only worsens Maggie's hoarding, and soon she finds herself taking and taking until she spirals out of control. Ultimately, with some help from family, friends, and experts, Maggie learns that sometimes love means letting go. This title has Common Core connections.
A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Think Again and Originals For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.
Full of colorful pieces to pop out and move around, this striking, hands-on book of opposites is one that toddlers will love exploring over and over. To play this game of opposites, press out a shape on each spread and turn the page to complete a new picture. Once readers reach the end, they will be eager to play their way back to the beginning! Not your ordinary board book, Lucie Felix s highly original novelty title will help very young children practice early motor skills, shape recognition, sorting, and the vocabulary of opposites."
GIVE AND TAKE TELLS THE THOUGHT-PROVOKING STORY OF HOW ONE BIG IDEA COULD TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE BY UNLEASHING OUR GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE – OURSELVES. In Give and Take, David Boyle and Sarah Bird share the positive findings of a two-year research project to test out time banks in the NHS. With clarity and insight, they show how some of the UK’s 289 time banks and 35,000 members are using their time and their skills for the health and social benefit of each other. With a bold vision to see a time bank attached to every UK GP’s surgery, the authors make a persuasive and powerful case that it is patients themselves who have the power to transform our stressed and financially squeezed NHS – and patients themselves who will provide the answer to some of healthcare’s most pressing problems.
In this study of language socialization among the Kaluli people of Papua New Guinea, Bambi B. Schieffelin examines the everyday speech activities between children and members of their families, linking them to other social practices and symbolic forms such as exchange systems, gender roles, sibling relationships, rituals and myths. In Kaluli society, as in many others in Papua New Guinea, reciprocity plays a primary role in social life. In families, social relationships are constituted through giving and sharing food. Children, however, are also socialized through language to refuse to share, creating a tension in daily interactions. Issues of authority, autonomy and interdependence are negotiated through these verbal exchanges. Schieffelin demonstrates how language plays a fundamental role in the production, meaning and interpretation of these activities, as it is the medium of social practice. Through the micro-analysis of social interactions, Schieffelin shows how values regarding reciprocity, gender relations and language itself are indexed and socialized in everyday talk to children, and how children's own ways of speaking express fundamental cultural concerns about their social relationships.
Give and Take looks at local drug manufacturing in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, from the early 1980s to the present, to understand the impact of foreign aid on industrial development. While foreign aid has been attacked by critics as wasteful, counterproductive, or exploitative, Nitsan Chorev makes a clear case for the effectiveness of what she terms “developmental foreign aid.” Against the backdrop of Africa’s pursuit of economic self-sufficiency, the battle against AIDS and malaria, and bitter negotiations over affordable drugs, Chorev offers an important corrective to popular views on foreign aid and development. She shows that when foreign aid has provided markets, monitoring, and mentoring, it has supported the emergence and upgrading of local production. In instances where donors were willing to procure local drugs, they created new markets that gave local entrepreneurs an incentive to produce new types of drugs. In turn, when donors enforced exacting standards as a condition to access those markets, they gave these producers an incentive to improve quality standards. And where technical know-how was not readily available and donors provided mentoring, local producers received the guidance necessary for improving production processes. Without losing sight of domestic political-economic conditions, historical legacies, and foreign aid’s own internal contradictions, Give and Take presents groundbreaking insights into the conditions under which foreign aid can be effective.
No one plans to be uncomfortable, ill, or emotionally and physiologically exhausted. Unfortunately, the symptoms arrive unannounced and stealthily—much like an ambush that interrupts one’s focus elsewhere. And if that were not enough, the search for a mental health professional can be a daunting, intimidating, and frightening process. In Give and Take: A Roadmap to Understanding a Psychiatrist, a seasoned psychiatrist shares guidance, advice, and tips on how prospective patients can engage in a healthy relationship with a doctor, ensuring a thorough evaluation and the formulation of a successful treatment plan. Dr. Stephanie Hathaway Mullany practiced psychiatry full-time for over thirty years and relies on her diverse professional and personal experiences to provide valuable information for making informed decisions regarding appointments, clinical conditions, and treatment options. While dispelling myths and stigmas associated with psychiatric illness, Dr. Mullany offers an intriguing insider’s glimpse into the compelling research that helps psychiatrists formulate a unique treatment plan for each patient. An initial visit for psychiatric diagnostic and treatment assessment is often a journey into unfamiliar territory. Give and Take: A Roadmap to Understanding a Psychiatrist takes the scary out of the unknown and guides prospective patients through the process of taking charge of their mental health.