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Human Givens Therapy with Adolescents


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Preface. About this Book. Part 1. 1. Adolescents and Emotional Well-Being. Organizational interest. Prevalence. Adolescents: A special population. Experiences posing a threat to development. Trauma. Adolescents and coping strategies. Therapy and adolescents: What works? Mediators of change. Human givens therapy with adolescents. Therapy in schools. Therapy in other settings. Supervision and competence in delivering therapies. 2. The Human Givens Approach. The values, principles and goals of human givens therapy. Human givens needs. Human givens resources. Distinctiveness and promising contributions of human givens therapy. Order of events in brain functioning. Human givens therapy and its use with adolescents. Explaining therapeutic models to young people. RIGAAR: The application of the human givens approach by professionals. Influence of psychological paradigms on human givens therapy. Human givens therapy: Evidence base. Studies involving human givens therapy. Training in human givens therapy. Evaluating human givens. Part 2. 3. Assessment in Human Givens Therapeutic Approaches. Assessment procedure: Identifying and recording needs. Assessment and identification of human givens needs. Connection to others. Connection to the wider community. Connection - friendships. Attention - giving and receiving. Achievement and competence. Autonomy and control. Privacy. Purpose and meaning. Security - feeling safe. Status. Other information to record. Assessment of severity of emotional symptoms. Assessment of life satisfaction and the LSS. LSS administration. Checkpoint. Part 3. 4. Intervention Structure. Recording information during contact with the young person. Introduction. The RIGAAR model: Structuring interventions. Interventions based on other therapies. APET and human givens interventions. Separating the person from the problem: Replacing anxiety with humour. 5. Interventions for Each of the Human Givens Needs. Introduction. Beyond the therapy room. Interventions according to human givens needs. 6. Laura. Introduction. Record of sessions. Post-therapy scores. How did human givens therapy increase Laura's emotional well-being? References.

About the Author

Dr. Yvonne Yates is an Educational and Child Psychologist with Warrington Borough Council, UK. Her previous work experiences have included Assistant Clinical Psychology posts in clinical, forensic, and community settings, where she worked therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults and older adults under the guidance of qualified clinical, counselling and forensic psychologists. The range and depth of these experiences has inspired her research in Human Givens therapy.


as an entry-level introduction to this brand of assessment and this approach, it lives up to its "practical guide" moniker. -- Counselling, Children and Young People
It is so clearly written and attractively produced that it could be easily used to introduce young clients to the work and help them understand the attempt which will be made to help them. -- Young Minds Magazine, Terry Philpot, author
THIS very welcome book is the first with "human givens" in the title that has been externally published and is base don the author's evidence-based research on the approach, carried out for a doctorate awarded by the University of Manchester. Yates, an educational and child psychologist, creatively adapts key ideas about needs and resources, and the APET and RIGAAR models for use with adolescents and includes plenty of reproducible worksheets. -- Human Givens
This book should prove invaluable to anyone who wants to help adolescents improve their emotional health and wellbeing. It represents a pioneering and original contribution to the application of Human Givens psychology with adolescents. -- Joe Griffin, cofounder of the Human Givens approach

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