Mental health practitioners who work with children are often confronted with complex, difficult-to-treat mental health issues that do not respond to conventional methods of psychotherapy. These children have a web of multiple impairments that are comprised not just of emotional and behavioral issues, but also learning and other cognitive disorders.Children With Multiple Mental Health Challenges presents an innovative, evidence-based approach to understanding and treating this difficult population that integrates the child's development and functioning into diagnosis and treatment. It does not rely on diagnostic categories alone, but explores the functioning of children in several dimensions of development and considers multiple levels of influence.
The book builds on an individualized, integrated approach to present a variety of evidence-based strategies for working with children with multiple challenges. It considers children from preschool age to adolescence with a number of severe difficulties. These may include extreme aggression, oppositional defiant behavior, significant anxiety and depression, cognitive and academic challenges, delays in speech and language, problems with attention and concentration, sensory integration problems, and unresolved trauma. The treatment strategies included can be used by various specialists within the intervention team, as well as by parents and teachers.Key Features:
Sarah Landy, PhD, CPsych, is a developmental-clinical psychologist who has worked for more than 35 years in children's mental health. She has a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and completed training at the Child Development Unit, Harvard University with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and at the University of Washington with Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Dr. Landy has worked as a clinician, home visitor, program developer, clinical and program director, researcher, and teacher. She is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, York University in Ontario and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Western Australia. While on the staff of the Hincks-Dellcrest Child Treatment Centre in Toronto, Dr. Landy co-founded the "Growing Together" program, an early intervention program for high-risk children and their families who came from many cultures and countries throughout the world. She has received the YWCA award for professional women and the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service. Dr. Landy has published three books on early childhood development and intervention: Pathways to Competence: Enhancing the Emotional and Social Development of Young Children, 2nd ed. (2009); Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach (2006), and Pathways to Competence: A parenting program (2007). Pathways to Competence: A parenting program has been adopted by the American Academy of Pediatricians in parts of California, and Florida, and is used in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Latvia. Dr. Landy recently joined the Circle for Children Foundation in Ontario, Canada as a consultant. She also consults for the Mindwerx4kids Early Learning Centre and Prep School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the Child and Adolescent Health Service at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia.
Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition, will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist.
This book will help you learn to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe. This new edition also includes new chapters on dealing with narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, strategies for safety, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction.Finally, you'll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.
Dutton argues that there are indeed "functional psychopaths" among us—different from their murderous counterparts—who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, and that shockingly, in some fields, the more "psychopathic" people are, the more likely they are to succeed. Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world's most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath.
As Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, psychopaths tend to be fearless, confident, charming, ruthless, and focused—qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century. Provocative at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it's our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.