Topics featured in the Handbook include:Translating the quality of life concept into practice.
The Casual Agency Theory and its implications for understanding self-determination.
The Mindfulness-Based Individualized Support Plan (MBISP) and its use in providing support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The unique role that friendship plays to people’s lives and social well-being.
Supported Decision-Making (SDM) as an alternative to guardianship.
A positive psychology approach to aging and retirement.
The Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in clinical child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, applied behavioral analysis, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, education, speech and language pathology, psychiatry, clinical medicine, and nursing.
This unique volume examines how education and rehabilitation can improve the lives of even those individuals most affected by severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Interventions currently in use and in experimental stages are surveyed in terms of how they work and their applicability to clients with various needs. In addition, it examines the characteristics of developmentally disabled populations and offers guidelines for choosing suitable technologies. It presents empirical evidence on the advances in improving interaction with caregivers, control of the home environment, handling self-care tasks, and other core skills.
Assistive Technology examines interventions that are innovative, respectful of the dignity of clients, and practical for ongoing use, including:
• Microswitches in habilitation programs.
• Speech-generating devices for communication and social development.
• Instructional technology for promoting academic, work, and leisure skills.
• Assistive technology for promoting ambulation.
• Orientation systems for promoting movement indoors.
• Assistive technology for reducing problem behaviors.
A state-of-the-art guide to a growing field, Assistive Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, graduate students as well as clinicians and allied professionals in developmental psychology, rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine, learning and instruction, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and educational technology.
Topics featured in this handbook include:
· Mindfulness as the true foundation of a naturally ethical life.
· Mindfulness and its impact on emotional life, interpersonal relationships, and forgiveness.
· How Buddhist ethics informs spiritual practice across the three main vehicles (yanas) of Buddhism and its relation to mindfulness.
· “McMindfulness”, or the mass marketization and commodification of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs).
· How an ethic of interdependence formed by Buddhist principles and mindfulness practices can help address the environmental crisis.
The Handbook of Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in psychology, complementary and alternative medicine, and social work as well as occupational and rehabilitation therapy, nursing, philosophy, business management, and teachers of Buddhism and meditation.
Key topics featured in this volume include:
Ethics and mindfulness in Pāli Buddhism and their implications for secular mindfulness-based applications.Mindfulness of emptiness and the emptiness of mindfulness.Buddhist teachings that support the psychological principles in a mindfulness program.A practical contextualization and explanatory framework for mindfulness-based interventions.Mindfulness in an authentic, transformative, everyday Zen practice.Pristine mindfulness.
Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness is an indispensable resource for clinical psychologists, and affiliated medical and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine as well as social work as well as teachers of Buddhism and meditation.
Featured topics include:Sexuality and sexual health in the inpatient psychiatric setting.
The power of stigma and the usage of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) principles to combat stigma.
Self-advocacy and empowerment.
Methods to enhance resilience and sustain recovery in inpatients.
Common errors and solutions during the transformation to recovery-oriented systems.The Handbook of Recovery in Inpatient Psychiatry is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related professionals/practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and allied professionals in related mental health and medical disciplines.
Topics featured in this book include:The epidemiology of mental disorders in African American youth.
Culturally relevant diagnosis and assessment of mental illness.
Uses of dialectical behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy.
Community approaches to promoting positive mental health and psychosocial well-being.
Culturally relevant psychopharmacology.
Future directions for the field.The Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in child and school psychology, public health, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, family medicine, and social work.
Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities offers expert analysis of pertinent issues coupled with practical discussion of solutions for effective support. Its comprehensive literature review describes current and emerging devices and presents evidence-based guidelines for matching promising technologies to individuals. Program outcomes are assessed, as are their potential impact on the future of the field. In addition, chapters provide detailed descriptions of the personal and social needs of the widest range of individuals with congenital and acquired conditions, including:
Acquired brain damage.Communication impairment.Attention and learning difficulties (with special focus on college students).Visual impairment and blindness.Autism spectrum disorders.Behavioral and occupational disorders.Alzheimer's disease.Severe, profound and multiple impairments.
The scope and depth of coverage makes Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in developmental psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and clinical psychology.