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Combining scientific expertise with psychotherapeutic acumen, this book is highly accessible and packed with clinical tools. Part I provides essential information on how acquired brain injury affects emotional functioning. Part II describes practical, specially tailored ways to treat anxiety, depression, and anger related to brain damage, and to help patients regain a sense of meaning and value in their lives. The book shows how standard psychotherapeutic interventions can be adapted for the brain-injured population, as well as which approaches may be contraindicated. It presents a biopsychosocial framework for assessment and treatment that integrates emotional support, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and acceptance- and mindfulness-based strategies.
The overlying purpose of this book is to construct a communication based approach to risk communication. In doing so, this book establishes a message-centered focus to risk communication. Section one of the book establishes definitions and parameters of risk communication, identifies the complex audience expectations for risk messages, and introduces a model of best practices for effective risk communication. In section two, the best practices are applied in four robust case studies. Section three includes chapters devoted to developing a mindful approach to risk communication, ethical considerations of risk communication, and a final chapter that discusses future developments of risk communication.
This highly practical resource and text presents 70 interventions that have been demonstrated to improve the classroom learning environment, academic achievement, and student behavior and social competence. Each intervention is presented in a brief, standardized format with step-by-step procedures that can easily be implemented by Pre-K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals. The volume includes best-practice guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based school interventions, as well as strategies for combining multiple interventions to create a comprehensive program at the individual, class, or school wide level. New to This Edition Substantially revised and expanded to reflect significant developments in research and practice. Designed for full compatibility with a response-to-intervention framework.42 of the 70 interventions are entirely new. More in-depth discussions of intervention procedures facilitate implementing and adapting the techniques. A new chapter on preschool interventions. Expanded coverage of curriculum-based measurement procedures. A new category of proactive interventions targeting positive relationships in the classroom.
Dudley's work in Making the Small Church Effective (1978) broke new ground in understanding the dynamics of life in the small congregation. In this revised edition, Dudley revisits the small church, posing new questions reflective of the considerable changes that have swept over small churches in the last two decades. Among the most significant recent developments are shifts in institutional loyalty and individual's sense of identity in relation to larger groups and organizations. Dudley explores the key components that contribute to a small congregation's sense of unity and that motivate its members to more faithfully live out their faith.
Social work with children and families is constantly in the headlines and social workers' decisions are subject to ever increasing scrutiny at all levels. This aspirational book supports students and newly qualified social workers and suggests practical ways in which they might thrive, rather than just survive, in practice Written at a time when Social Work Reform Board and the Munro Enquiry are charged with looking at issues of effectiveness within children and families social work, the book tackles the different challenges that students and practitioners can be faced with, outlining common pitfalls and how to avoid these. Key topics covered include: - Legislation and policy - Child development - Safeguarding and child protection - Assessment - Communication - Looking after yourself Reflective questions are used throughout the book, ensuring that students critically evaluate their own practice. Case examples and case studies drawn from the authors' recent practice are included throughout the book to illuminate the realities of contemporary social work with children and families. This text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly as they prepare to go on placement. It will also provide valuable reading for qualified social workers who are interested in fresh and effective approaches to practice.
Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K-8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices. Current and realistic examples, a section in each chapter on using technology in the classroom, and material on differentiating instruction for diverse learners, including students with special needs and English language learners make this a must-have resource for any K-8 teacher.
When an employee leaves, there's more at stake for your organization than just an open position that needs to be filled. Every company's heart and soul--not to mention its bottom line--is dependent on the collective wisdom of its people. If you fail to plan for the sudden absence of those who have either been groomed to continue their ascent up the ladder--or those whose knowledge you simply can't function without--consistent leadership and institutional memory can get lost in the shuffle. Every serious organization needs a succession plan. And now--as baby-boomers retire en masse and companies of every size and type feel the various effects of globalization, the economy, and other factors--it is more necessary than ever to be prepared for change. In this extensively updated fourth edition, Effective Succession Planning provides the tools you need to establish, revitalize, or revise your own succession planning and management (SP&M) program. You'll learn how to: * Identify competencies and clarify organizational values for both planning and managing a succession program. * Plan for and quickly fill crucial vacancies at all levels from top management to sales, administrative, technical, and production positions. * Develop and retain top talent, building and preserving your organization's intellectual capital. * Assess current needs and future resources for seamless succession planning. * Use the latest technology to organize and implement succession planning and management programs. Incorporating the results of two extensive new surveys, and including a Quick Start Guide to help begin immediate implementation, this essential resource reflects the latest trends and best practices in succession management. Packed with forms, tools, examples, and guidance, this is an essential resource for any organization concerned with retaining the accumulated wisdom built up over time by its most valued employees.
It is vital that social work managers and leaders are able to deliver and manage effective supervision to their teams. Recent social work reports such as the Munro Review into Child Protection (2011) identified poor supervision as a barrier to good and effective social work practice and highlighted the need for quality supervision to become embedded within departments. This book demonstrates how both managers and their staff can engage with supervision with a view to successful outcomes. There are detailed sections on audit tasks and reflection questions to enable readers to increase awareness of their role as well as develop action plans for improvement in their practice.
The authors of this this book trace the changes that have occurred in supervision and leadership in US education history, then detail an approach that focuses on enhancing teachers' pedagogical skills and therefore student achievement, which entails five conditions that must be met to develop teacher expertise: a well-articulated knowledge base, focused feedback and practice, opportunities to observe and discuss expertise, clear criteria and a plan for success, and recognition of expertise.
'This book draws on an impressive range of research to inform the reader how teaching in schools can be made more effective. . . . The book has a great deal to offer both new and experienced teachers. It is an excellent guide for teachers in pursuit of ways to achieve more effective teaching' - Jeng-Chyan Chen,Taipei Municipal University of Education `A small number of education books feel indispensable; this is warmly welcomed to the club. It's a magnificent survey of what educational research can tell us about nitty-gritty classroom issues' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine Research into student learning and achievement shows that classroom teaching is at the heart of the process of schooling. What teachers do in the classroom is the factor that most strongly affects pupils' progress in school. In their 2001 book, David Muijs and David Reynolds reviewed what is now a large body of knowledge on effective teaching. This new edition of Effective Teaching, Evidence and Practice updates the successful 2001 volume with the latest research on effective teaching and learning. Following user feedback, a number of chapters have been added to reflect reader needs and developments in the field since 2001. Chapters on student learning, collaborative small group work, constructivism and effective science teaching have been added, as well as updates to all other chapters. The user-friendly style and broad coverage that were strengths of the previous edition are maintained, as is the three part structure focussing on generic teaching skills, teaching for specific goals and subject specific strategies and other classroom issues. Like the first edition, it is essential reading for students of education, teachers and educational researchers.
Written to help teachers develop more effective strategies for working with their students, this book explores the teaching and learning styles for the sixteen MBTI© personality types. Teachers learn to identify the strengths and limitations of their own styles and are given practical advice on how to reach students whose learning styles differ from their favored teaching method. Also included are specific steps for handling conflict, academic problems, and interpersonal issues as well as suggestions for matching instructional materials and methods to learning styles.
Get the know-how to manage your time effectively--in a day!Effective Time Management In a Day For Dummies helps you to effectively set up a time management system to regain control of your days and responsibilities. It showcases the importance of maximizing effectiveness and reveals why (and how) time management is the key to organizing hectic lives.Focusing efforts and blocking your timePrioritizing for daily successSetting up a work environment that is conducive to being productiveMinimizing distractionsThe e-book also features links to an online component at dummies.com that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other "beyond the book" content.
Take charge--and create an effective balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, two experts teach you a proven time-management system, showing you how to set and manage your priorities with custom modifications to Outlook. Sharpen your focus, combat distractions--and manage your time with complete confidence. Get the skills to take control of your schedule Organize email in a systematic way and keep your inbox clean Schedule time for productivity--and defend it against interruptions Apply Outlook filters to help you manage tasks and projects Make time for family and fun--plan your work and private lives together Use Outlook with Microsoft OneNote® to capture ideas and set goals Learn effective time management techniques with practical examples
Learn in a week, what the experts learn in a lifetime. Sunday: What is training? Monday: Identifying training needs clearly Tuesday: Designing the course carefully Wednesday: Planning variety creatively Thursday: Delivering your training successfully Friday: Evaluate the training thoroughly Saturday: Refine your skills constantly
Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles. New to This Edition Expanded with six additional chapters on child and adolescent treatments. Adult chapters thoroughly revised to reflect the rapidly growing evidence base. Chapter on treating other psychiatric problems that co-occur with PTSD.More coverage of early intervention and prevention.
Tyrer (community psychiatry, Centre for Mental Health Imperial College, London, UK) et al. present this pocket (7x5") reference to effective psychiatric treatments. Covering a full range of disorders from schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders to anxiety and sexual identity disorders, this pocket reference provides brief information on each disorder as well as effective treatments. Drawing from the most recent psychiatric consensus, the material will be highly useful as an and up-to-date treatment reference for both psychiatry students and practitioners. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This concise text is written specifically to help students and practitioners hone their techniques and develop their skills when it comes to writing in a clear, accessible and, above all, rigorous manner. There are sections on good essay writing and how to construct an argument, referencing and plagiarism, and reflective and critical writing. More than just another study skills book, Effective Writing Skills for Social Work is focused on real, day-to-day practice issues and the complex academic demands faced by social work students.
Edwards (social work, Rutgers) and Yanky (family and child welfare, Case Western Reserve U. ) present a revision and expansion of two earlier books, Skills for Effective Human Services Management (1991) and Skills for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (1998). Featuring contributions from 31 American academics, consultants, and nonprofit professionals, the text offers nonprofit managers a guide to the skills and competencies needed to lead today's nonprofit organizations successfully. The text is organized around the "competing values framework," a meta-theoretical model of organizational and managerial effectiveness. Coverage includes an overview of the framework followed by sections on its four skill areas--boundary-spanning, human relations, coordinating, and directing--and discussion of the skills needed to manage in turbulent times. For mid- and upper-level managers, and students of nonprofit or public management. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A scientific study of blind children, where there are frequently marked delays in locomotor achievements by sighted standards.
Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, but some professions--such as aviation, medicine and the military--demand alert, precise, rapid, and well-informed decision making and communication with little margin for error. The potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance is well established. Concern about this potential in the aviation context extends back decades, with both airlines and pilots agreeing that fatigue is a safety concern. A more recent consideration is whether and how pilot commuting, conducted in a pilot's off-duty time, may affect fatigue during flight duty. In summer 2010 the U. S. Congress directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to update the federal regulations that govern pilot flight and duty time, taking into account recent research related to sleep and fatigue. As part of their directive, Congress also instructed FAA to have the National Academy of Sciences conduct a study on the effects of commuting on pilot fatigue. The book reviews research and other information related to the prevalence and characteristics of commuting; to the science of sleep, fatigue, and circadian rhythms; to airline and regulatory oversight policies; and to pilot and airline practices. Also discusses the policy, economic, and regulatory issues that affect pilot commuting, and outlines potential next steps, including recommendations for regulatory or administrative actions, or further research by the FAA.
In the decades since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, economic and political trends have opened avenues for radiation research while breakthroughs in molecular biology have shed light on radiation's effect on the human body. This volume comprehensively reviews what is now known about human exposure to ionizing radiation, with emphasis on unifying the scientific disciplines that inform this topic. Today's most widely recognized experts in the field examine four broad areas: Physics and dosimetry, including the various systems of A-bomb survivor dosimetry, the effect on survivors of subsequent medical radiation, and chromosome aberrations as biomarkers. Cancer statistics and epidemiology, including a historical review of leukemia risk in A-bomb survivors, the incidence of solid cancer and resulting mortality, and the results of studies of workers exposed to low-level radiation. Genetics, including the path from radiation exposure to cellular effects, carcinogenesis, and mutagenesis. Experts discuss the interaction between radiation and other cancer risk factors, review models of radiation-induced cancer, and report on other aspects of molecular biology. Psychological effects of radiation catastrophes--as seen at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl--and consequences of the Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Law.
The U.S. Congress charged the National Academies with conducting a review of the Internal Revenue Code to identify the types of and specific tax provisions that have the largest effects on carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions and to estimate the magnitude of those effects. To address such a broad charge, the National Academies appointed a committee composed of experts in tax policy, energy and environmental modeling, economics, environmental law, climate science, and related areas. For scientific background to produce Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the committee relied on the earlier findings and studies by the National Academies, the U.S. government, and other research organizations. The committee has relied on earlier reports and studies to set the boundaries of the economic, environmental, and regulatory assumptions for the present study. The major economic and environmental assumptions are those developed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its annual reports and modeling. Additionally, the committee has relied upon publicly available data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which inventories greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from different sources in the United States. The tax system affects emissions primarily through changes in the prices of inputs and outputs or goods and services. Most of the tax provisions considered in this report relate directly to the production or consumption of different energy sources. However, there is a substantial set of tax expenditures called "broad-based" that favor certain categories of consumption--among them, employer-provided health care, owner-occupied housing, and purchase of new plants and equipment. Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions examines both tax expenditures and excise taxes that could have a significant impact on GHG emissions.
Efficiency is one of the most frequently used terms in thermodynamics, and it indicates how well an energy conversion or process is accomplished. Efficiency is also one of the most frequently misused terms in thermodynamics and is often a source of misunderstanding. This is because efficiency is often used without being properly defined first. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evaluation of various efficiencies used for energy transfer and conversion systems including steady-flow energy devices (turbines, compressors, pumps, nozzles, heat exchangers, etc.), various power plants, cogeneration plants, and refrigeration systems. The book will cover first-law (energy based) and second-law (exergy based) efficiencies and provide a comprehensive understanding of their implications. It will help minimize the widespread misuse of efficiencies among students and researchers in energy field by using an intuitive and unified approach for defining efficiencies. The book will be particularly useful for a clear understanding of second law (exergy) efficiencies for various systems. It may serve as a reference book to the researchers in energy field. The definitions and concepts developed in the book will be explained through illustrative examples.
In this fascinating account of what makes Canada such a successful society, Joseph Heath celebrates the much-maligned value of efficiency and asks some searching questions about the forces that threaten to undermine our quality of life. Canada is an efficient society, much more efficient than our neighbour to the south, where personal liberty takes precedence over collective well-being. This is one of the reasons, Heath argues, that the United Nations Annual Human Development Report consistently ranks Canada as the best place in the world to live. But this efficiency is under siege. Can we resist the allure of short-sighted tax cuts? Can we maintain our quality of life in the face of relentless pressure to increase our productivity - both at work and at home? This is a profound and important look at how government and business conspire to improve our lives - and at the dramatic changes that will decide our social and economic future.