While many animals share abilities to be distress sensitive and caring of others, it is our newly evolved socially intelligent abilities that make us capable of knowingly and deliberately helping others and purposely developing skills and wisdom to do so. This book generates many research questions whilst exploring the similarity and differences of human compassion to non-human caring and looks at how compassion changes the brain and body, affects genetic expression, manifests at a young age and is then cultivated (or not) by the social environment.
Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applicationswill be essential reading for professionals, researchers and scholars interested in compassion and its applications in psychology and psychotherapy.
Providing tested guidance for clinical supervisors of mental health professionals, editors Roy A. Bean, Sean D. Davis, and Maureen P. Davey draw from their own backgrounds in training, private practice, and academe, as well as from an international panel of experts representing various mental health fields to provide activities and best practices that allow therapists to better serve an increasingly diverse set of clients and issues.
While clinical skills are easily observed, the more subtle areas of self-awareness, or exploring unexamined judgments are more difficult to spot and to provide supervision and guidance for. The numerous experiential activities included will help supervisors and the mental health professional they supervise develop their skills and techniques around:Intuition Empathy Self-awareness Mindfulness Multicultural awareness Perspective taking
The book covers both clinical as well as diversity-focused competence and awareness, and suggests various forms of activities, including research exercises, reflection, journaling, and more. Each activity includes measurement metrics as well as additional resources that help clinicians identify the best activity for a given situation. Appropriate for clinicians at every level and from a multitude of backgrounds, these tried and tested best practices can be used in clinical supervision, as a class assignment, or to facilitate professional growth.
“It is ‘must’ reading for any couple who has experienced the violation of trust as a result of an affair.”
—Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
A staggering number of couples in America—about 70 percent—have been affected by extramarital affairs. After the Affair is the only book to offer proven strategies for surviving the crisis and rebuilding the relationship. Written by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., a nationally known therapist and acknowledged expert on infidelity, this revised and updated version brings the groundbreaking classic into the 21st century, with a new section dealing with online affairs in cyberspace. For women who are struggling in their marriage—and for clinicians, psychology academics and readers fascinated by of popular psychology—this newly revised and updated edition of After the Affair is essential reading.