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Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia, Second Edition : A Step-by-Step Guide.

Author: Alan S Bellack; Kim T Mueser; Susan Gingerich; Julie Agresta
Publisher: New York Guilford Publications, 2013. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd ed
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In a large-size format for easy photocopying, this manual presents an empirically tested format and ready-made curricula for skills training groups in a range of settings. Part I takes therapists and counselors step by step through assessing clients' existing skills, teaching new skills, and managing common treatment challenges. Part II comprises over 60 skill sheets. Each sheet--essentially a complete lesson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Bellack, Alan S.
Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia, Second Edition : A Step-by-Step Guide
New York : Guilford Publications,c2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan S Bellack; Kim T Mueser; Susan Gingerich; Julie Agresta
ISBN: 9781462528691 1462528694
OCLC Number: 974634773
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half Title Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
About the Authors --
Preface --
Contents --
Part I. Principles, Format, and Techniques for Social Skills Training of Clients with Schizophrenia --
1. Schizophrenia and Social Skills --
The Behavioral Model of Social Skills --
Summary --
2. Social Skills Training as an Evidence-Based Practice --
Evidence-Based Practices --
Research on the Effectiveness of Social Skills Training --
Recent Research on Social Skills Training --
Future Directions for Social Skills Training --
Summary and Conclusions --
3. Assessment of Social Skills --
General Issues --
Assessing Social Skills and Social Functioning --
Identifying and Measuring Progress toward Social Skills Goals --
Assessing Progress in Social Skills Training Groups --
Monitoring Homework --
Evaluating Effectiveness at Using Specific Social Skills --
Summary --
4. Teaching Social Skills --
Social Learning Theory --
Steps of Social Skills Training --
Pacing of Social Skills Training --
Systematically Following the Model of Social Skills Training --
Additional Teaching Strategies --
Different Training Modalities --
Summary --
5. Starting a Skills Group --
Practical Considerations When Planning a Group --
Group Composition --
Logistics --
Incentives for Participation --
Selecting Group Leaders --
Co-Leading Groups --
Leader Training --
Selecting Clients for Group --
Preparing Clients for Participation in Group --
Working with Other Mental Health Professionals to Generalize Skills --
Summary --
6. Using Curricula for Social Skills Training Groups --
Using an Existing Curriculum --
Guidelines for Using Skill Sheets --
Developing Curriculum Menus and Lesson Plans --
Adding Skills to Existing Lesson Plans --
Problem-Solving Training --
Developing a New Curriculum --
Special Considerations --
Summary --
7. Tailoring Skills for Individual Needs. The Role of Assessment in Setting Individual Client Goals --
Using Client Goals to Design Social Skills Training Groups --
Managing the Range of Skill Levels --
Keeping All Members Involved in the Group Process --
Ongoing Assessment of Progress Made in Group --
Summary --
8. Troubleshooting: Common Problems and Challenging Clients --
General Issues --
Common Problems in Conducting Social Skills Training Groups --
Problems Related to Clients Who Experience Severe Symptoms --
Problems Related to Clients Who Have Less Social Impairment --
Problems Related to Older Clients --
Problems Related to Clients Who Have Mild Mental Retardation --
Problems Related to Clients Who Have Criminal Justice Involvement --
Problems Related to Young Clients --
Summary --
9. Working with Clients Who Abuse Drugs and Alcohol --
Reasons for Substance Abuse in Schizophrenia --
Factors Complicating Behavior Change --
Treatment of Substance Abuse in Schizophrenia --
Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in Schizophrenia --
Strategies for Special Problems --
Summary --
10. Reducing Relapse by Creating a Supportive Environment --
Recognizing a Stressful Environment --
The Importance of Family Members and Staff Members in Creating a Supportive Environment --
Characteristics of Supportive Staff Members and Family Members --
Characteristics of a Supportive Living Situation --
Improving Stress Management in the Client's Environment --
Developing a Social Learning Milieu in a Residential or Inpatient Program --
Special Considerations for Family Members --
Summary --
11. Parting Tips for Social Skills Training --
Part II. Steps for Teaching Specific Social Skills: Curricular Skill Sheets --
Four Basic Social Skills --
Conversation Skills --
Assertiveness Skills --
Conflict Management Skills --
Communal Living Skills --
Friendship and Dating Skills --
Health Maintenance Skills. Vocational/Work Skills --
Coping Skills for Drug and Alcohol Use --
Appendix A. Materials Useful to Group Leaders --
Appendix B. Materials Related to Assessment --
References --
Index.

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Incorporating the most up-to-date concepts and clinical tools, the newly revised and expanded second edition of this popular manual is even more user-friendly than its predecessor.  Read more...

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