"Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much? And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy. If you're looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition--packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change. A practical primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients. Inside, you'll find: scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients; a session-by-session guide to implementing ACT; transcripts from therapy sessions; guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises; and practical tips to overcome "therapy roadblocks." This book aims to take the complex theory and practice of ACT and make it accessible and enjoyable for therapists and clients"-- Provided by publisher.
Establish the needs of your community -- Creating an agenda -- Establishing a mentor training program -- Defining the culture of your community -- Conducting the orientation program -- Skills testing for new and existing staff -- The first days on the neighborhood -- Building successful relationships -- Showing you care -- Evaluations -- Barriers to success -- Person-centered care : the heart of the matter.
Unique aspects of long-term care -- Settings for long term-care -- Reimbursement for long-term care -- Regulations -- Long-term care nursing responsibilities -- Culture change -- The minimum data set (MDS) -- Assessing needs beyond the minimum data set (MDS) -- Assessment skill -- Identifying changes in status -- Creating care plan -- Ensuring person-centered care -- Caring for families -- Documentation essentials -- Promoting medication safety -- Reducing common risks -- Identifying and managing clinical emergencies -- End-of-life care -- Overview of dementia -- Communication challenges with residents with dementia -- Special clinical challenges -- Foundations of leadership and management -- Determining staffing needs -- Surveys -- Legal aspects -- Self-care. from NLM