Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-30
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This comprehensive text focuses on communication, learning theories, and the practical application of therapeutic communication in various patient situations. This 2nd edition text presents in detail basic communication skills and approaches that are appropriate for use with all age groups. Chapters related to learning theories, the understanding of growth and development of each age group, and the recognition of defense mechanisms provide an awareness of the critical elements involved in therapeutic communication. The information in this revised version is clearly presented in a sequential manner that is easily transferred to real-life situations. Knowledge gleaned from this text is helpful in any allied health profession. A wide variety of client profiles and appropriate therapeutic responses are presented for stress, anger, suicide, depression, drug dependency, abuse, loss, grief, SAD and postpartum depression. (Defensive, depressed, abuse, health, Allied Health, communication, therapy, patient)

Table of Contents

Section I
Self Awareness
Human and Technical Relations Skills
Social and Therapeutic Communications
The Therapeutic Process
What is Your Style
Professional Application
Basic Communication Skills
Communication Cycle
Verbal Communications
Nonverbal Communications
Communications with Diverse Populations
Influence of Technology on Communication
Team Communication
Listening Skills
The Helping Interview
Identification of Problem
Levels of Need
Questioning Techniques
Roadblocks to Communication
Resolution of the Problem
Defense Mechanisms
Learning Theories of Growth and Development:
Cognitive Development Learning Theory
Jean Piaget
Psychoanalytic Development Learning Theories
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Eric Erikson (1902-1994)
Moral Development Learning Theories
Piaget's Six Dimensions of Moral Development
Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
Behavioral and Humanistic Learning Theories
Ivan Pavlov, Behaviorist. B. F. Skinner, Behaviorist
Social Learning Theory
Abraham Maslow, Humanist
The Therapeutic Response:
The Therapeutic Response in Age Groups
Elder Adults
The Therapeutic Response to Frightened, Angry and Aggressive Clients
The Frightened Client
The Angry/Aggressive Client
The Therapeutic Response to Stressed and Anxious Clients
What is Stress
Stress Theories
Stress and the Life Cycle
How to Reduce Stress
The Therapeutic Response to Depressed Clients
Types of Depression
Depression and the Life Cycle
Therapeutic Approaches
The Therapeutic Response to Suicidal Clients
Four Stages of Contemplating Suicide
Therapeutic Approaches
The Therapeutic Response to Sexually Suggestive Clients
Attitudes Toward Sexuality
Therapeutic Approaches
The Therapeutic Response to Drug-Dependent Clients
Abuse of Other Drugs
The Therapeutic Response to Abusive and Abused Clients
Phases of Violence
Physical Indicators of Abuse
The Therapeutic Response to AIDS Clients
The Realities of AIDS
The Therapeutic Response to Clients Experiencing Loss, Grief, Dying and Death
G. L. Engle. Kubler-Ross
Cultural Influences on Grief and death
Kinds of Losses
Factors That Influence Grief
Anticipatory Grief
Dysfunctional and Unresolved Grief
Losses Faced by Persons with a Life-Threating Illness
The Therapeutic Response
The Right to Die
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