"Exploring intergenerational trauma in Indigenous communities--and strategies for healing--with provocative prose and an empathetic approach. Indigenous peoples have shockingly higher rates of addiction, depression, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions than other North Americans. According to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, these are a result of intergenerational trauma: the unresolved terror, anger, fear, and grief created in Indigenous communities by the painful experiences of colonialism, passed down from generation to generation. How are we to turn this desperate tide? With passionate argumentation and chillingly clear prose, author and educator Suzanne Methot uses her own and others' stories to trace the roots of colonial trauma and the mechanisms by which trauma has become intergenerational, and she explores the Indigenous ways of knowing that can lead us toward change."
Contents: How things work, and why stories matter -- What it means to be colonized -- Becoming human -- The angry Indian and a culture of blame -- Invisible roots -- Fractured narratives -- What the body remembers -- Sacred being -- Recreating the structures of belonging -- Killing the Wittigo.
Under-Served brings together the perspectives of academics, front-line health care providers, and policy-makers to examine the historical, political, and social factors that influence the health and health care of under-served populations in Canada, focusing particularly on Indigenous, inner-city, and migrant populations. This vital text broadens the traditional determinants of health?the social, economic, environmental, and behavioural elements?to include factors like family and community, government policies, mental health and addiction, homelessness and housing, racism, youth, and LGBTQ identity.
GVMHS pioneered an incredibly wide range of services containing culturally responsive care, focusing on recovery and rehabilitation as its basic principle. It includes initiatives in housing, developing the concurrent disorders of mental health and addiction services, and providing support and direction to related non-profit community agencies and consumer training and art organizations. During its 27 years of existence, GVMHS gained international recognition throughout the rest of Canada and United States, and particularly the Pacific Rim countries, where it became known as the 'Vancouver Model.' -- foreward by Dr Soma Ganesan
"...explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city's response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighbourhood organized themselves in response to a growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. It's prompted many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. The previous epidemic in Vancouver sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience..."-- publisher.
Contents: Toledo, Ohio -- Hundred block rock -- A chance encounter -- Hotel of last resort -- Rat park -- Growing up radical -- Back alley -- Miami, Florida -- The killing field -- A drug-users union -- Out of harm's way -- From housing to harm reduction -- Childhood trauma and the science of addiction -- Raleigh, North Carolina -- A drug dealer finds activism -- Taking the fight to city hall -- Building allies -- Rewriting the brain for addiction -- The Vancouver agreement -- Boston, Massachusetts -- The hair salon -- Establishing Insite -- Opening day -- Consequences -- Seattle, Washington -- Drug user with a lawyer -- Protests across Canada -- Court battle -- Crossing a line -- Sacramento, California -- Prescription heroin -- "The assassination" -- Fentanyl arrives.
This one-of-a-kind resource teaches the core principles and skills needed to care for patients whose barriers to healthcare are due to lack of insurance and/or accessible services, or based on culture; education; age; inadequate transportation; poor English language skills; homelessness; immigrant status; chronic disease; mental illness; substance abuse; or HIV. Time-saving boxed inserts establish main points, provide practical "pearls" and help locate valuable community resources.
1. Learning, Applying, and Extending Motivational Interviewing, William R. Miller & Hal Arkowitz 2. Motivation Facilitation in the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders, James F. Boswell, Kate H. Bentley, & David H. Barlow 3. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Exposure and Response Prevention in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Exploring a Role for Motivational Interviewing, Allan Zuckoff, Ivan C. Balan, & Helen Blair Simpson 4. Integrating Motivational Interviewing into the Treatment of Anxiety, Henny A. Westra & Adi Aviram 5. Enhancing Motivation in Individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders, David Yusko, Michelle L. Drapkin, & Rebecca Yeh 6. Motivational Interviewing as a Prelude to Psychotherapy for Depressed Women, Allan Zuckoff, Holly A. Swartz, & Nancy K. Grote 7. Motivational Interviewing and the Treatment of Depression, Sylvie Naar & Heather Flynn 8. Motivational Interviewing to Address Suicidal Ideation, Peter C. Britton 9. Motivational Pharmacotherapy: Combining Motivational Interviewing and Antidepressant Therapy to Improve Treatment Outcomes, Ivan C. Balan, Theresa B. Moyers, & Roberto Lewis-Fernandez 10. Motivational Interviewing in Treating Addictions, William R. Miller 11. Brief Treatments for Gambling Problems Using Motivational Approaches, David C. Hodgins, Jennifer L. Swan, & Katherine M. Diskin 12. Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation with Adolescents, Suzanne M. Colby 13. Motivational Interviewing for Intimate Partner Violence, Erica M. Woodin 14. Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Disordered Eating, Stephanie C. Cassin & Josie Geller 15.Conclusions and Future Directions, Hal Arkowitz, William R. Miller, & Stephen Rollnick Index
"Treating the Trauma Survivor is a practical guide to assist mental health, health care, and social service providers in providing trauma-informed care. This resource provides essential information in order to understand the impacts of trauma by summarizing key literature in an easily accessible and user-friendly format. Providers will be able to identify common pitfalls and avoid re- traumatizing survivors during interactions. Based on the authors extensive experience and interactions with trauma survivors, the book provides a trauma-informed framework and offers practical tools to enhance collaboration with survivors and promote a safer helping environment. Mental health providers in health care, community, and addictions settings as well as health care providers and community workers will find the framework and the practical suggestions in this book informative and useful"
Introduction. 1. Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care: The Basics 2. Trauma and the DSM 3. Understanding the Complex Picture of Complex Trauma 4. Building an Empowering and Collaborative Relationship 5. Asking About and Responding to Disclosures of Trauma 6. Conducting a Trauma-Informed Assessment 7. Responding to Safety Concerns 8. Psychoeducation and Trauma-Informed Interventions 9. Dealing with Substance Use 10. A Trauma-Informed Approach to Medications 11. Transference and Countertransference 12. Understanding Vicarious Traumatization
Appendixes: A. Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic criteria -- B. Acute stress disorder diagnostic criteria -- C. Dissociative identity disorder diagnostic criteria -- D. Trauma and the hijacked brain: the high road and the low road -- E. Window of tolerance -- F. Trigger scale -- G. Modified Karpman's triangle to illustrate common traumatic reenactments -- H. Strategies for getting out of a traumatic reenactment -- I. Self-soothing strategies -- J. Relaxation strategies.
The fully updated 12th edition of an essential reference for anyone responsible for prescribing drugs for patients with mental health disorders. A well-respected and widely-used source of information on which drugs to prescribe, which side effects to look out for, how best to augment or switch drugs, and more Provides concise reviews of psychiatric disorders and relevant psychopharmacology, along with general guidance based on the data reviewed and current clinical practice Includes specific guidance for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and special pop