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Books in the library

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Helping skills: Facilitating exploration, insight, and action
Textbook uses practice exercises and labs as well as explanations to help address the three-stage model of helping; exploration, insight and action.

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Counselling children, adolescents and families: A strengths-based approach
The text focuses on potential solutions rather than problems as a powerful means of engaging in the therapeutic process, even in the most conflicting family circumstances.

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Programs and interventions for maltreated children and families at risk
Text focuses on the programs and interventions to prevent child maltreatment that have the best scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness.

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Bully: An action plan for teachers and parents to combat the bullying crisis
Personal anecdotes from prominent antibullying activists and celebrities alongside essays from renowned experts, authors, government officials, and educators offer powerful insights, resources, and concrete steps to combat the bullying epidemic.

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A mindfulness-based approach to working with high-risk adolescents
Introduction to a new model of therapy that combines the Buddhist concept of mindfulness with modern trends in psychotherapy. Drawing on years of experience working with at-risk adolescents, the chapters explore ways to develop authentic connections with patients: building relationships, working with resistance, and ways to approach change using mindfulness-based techniques.

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In mixed company: Communicating in small groups and teams
Topics covered include theory, group development, climate, roles, leadership, discussion, decision making, teamwork, conflict management, group presentations, and outcomes assessment.

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Child and adolescent development: An integrated approach
Shows how the major perspectives on human development must be integrated rather than presented as contrasting and sometimes contradictory ways of looking at development in order to meaningfully understand infants, children, and adolescents as well as how they develop.

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Working with families
The text illustrates the important connection between the well-being of children and the well-being of families.

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A child called "it": One child's courage to survive
This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead.

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Featured e-book

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Key concepts in developmental psychology - Unlimited user
Provides an overview of the place of each concept in Developmental Psychology under three headings, namely its meaning, origins and current usage.



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Motivational interviewing: Helping people change - Single user
Describes the four processes used in motivational interviewing, engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning, that are used to facilitate change. Interview examples are included.

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The handbook for working with difficult groups: How they are difficult, why they are difficult and what you can do about it - 3 users
This book helps readers understand what makes groups ineffective and what they can do to help them be more effective. Specific topics include how to work with multi-lingual and global groups and hostile or polarized ones; working virtually; managing multi-layers of management; dealing with quiet or verbal team members, and more.

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Blackwell handbook of childhood social development
This book presents the most up-to-date research and theories on childhood social development.

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Canadian guidelines for sexual health education
This document provides a framework that
outlines principles for the development and
evaluation of comprehensive evidence-based
sexual health education.

Click on the archived download link.

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Mental health treatment for children and adolescents
Research on treatment of DSM-defined mental disorders in youth, appraising the state of the available evidence and examining how evidence-based treatments address the biological, psychological, and social variables that contribute to the development of disorders and the potential for recovery.

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Clinical interviewing
This text will help you sharpen your counseling skills with thoughtful insight into critical interviewing techniques that will result in more effective and compassionate therapy.

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Making a difference: An educators' guide to child and youth mental health problems
This publication is intended to provide general information to help educators understand mental health
problems in children and youth.

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Davis's drug guide for nurses
Text provides comprehensive, up-to-date drug information in well-organized, nursing-focused monographs.


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