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05 Autism – A Cross System Plan

Modifying a system of care is a process of such exquisite complexity that, often, when it occurs, we do not seem to understand what made it happen. We typically experience great difficulty both in identifying the precise variables that led to the change and in explaining the ways in which those variables interacted.

04 The Autism Network

This document was created by a committee of participants [Names are included at the end of the document] representing both the government administration [County and State] and the provider organizations over seven meetings [149.5 person/hours] from July to October of 1998. The result was compiled by Mr. Gardner and proposed to County Officials. Many of the recommendations, but not all were implemented.

02 Decisions – A Cognitive Change Program

Provided for adolescents with problems in living A Facilitator’s Manual OPTIONS, is an organized framework for cognitive restructuring with a specific focus on antisocial behaviors upon which this program is based. It is one component of a comprehensive cognitive...

01 Family Circle

The Family Circle is a product of the Institute for Cognitive Behavior Management which maintains the sole rights to the product, although these may be contracted to participating professionals. BACKGROUND GOAL BASED SCENARIOS This learning environment is designed to...

06 Cultural Restructuring: A Transformation

This is a prevention protocol. Greenberg, et al. have provided a report that identifies critical issues and themes in prevention research with school-age children and families through review and summary of the current state of knowledge on the effectiveness of preventive interventions intended to reduce the risk or effects of psychological disorders in school-age children. The beginning section is a liberal adaptation of the initial section of that report and will provide the basis for the discussion of Culture Restructuring.

05 Solutions Model

This paper is generally adapted from material from the Cancer Prevention Research Center – A research organization dedicated to helping people change their behavior for living longer, healthier lives. It was developed as a discussion paper to determine the efficacy of developing a substance abused program for middle and high school students apprehended using illegal substances.

04 Psychological Counseling In Schools

For purposes of implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has provided federal regulations that define related services and require that local education agencies provide, among other things, psychological counseling services to children with disabilities who need them to benefit from special education.

03 Measuring Performance Outcomes

Human service managers today are intrigued by outcomes. It is a fad which is given a great deal of “lip service” but very little of anything else. We rationalize that the field is not far enough along to be able to define outcomes. Or we don’t have time, because of day-to-day crises. The real reason is often that we know we are not as effective as we would like to be, so we don’t want to be held accountable.

Communication Games

Crazy Sentence ~ From the book "104 Activities That Build:" ~ Listening to details can be very important when trying to solve a problem or when attempting to follow complicated directions. Sometimes the details are not essential but at other times these details are...

01 Perceiving Reflex Thoughts

The enclosed techniques and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled ‘Thoughts & Feelings’ and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger...

02 Altering Limited Thinking Patterns

The enclosed techniques and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled ‘Thoughts & Feelings’ and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger...

03 Changing Distressing Thoughts

The enclosed technique and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled ‘Thoughts & Feelings’ and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger...

04 Relaxation

The enclosed technique and procedures were developed with materials from a workbook of cognitive behavior techniques titled ‘Thoughts & Feelings’ and written by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning. The workbook was published by New Harbinger...

05 Worry Control

Clinical Prompt Step 1 Relaxation [ See Technique #04] Daily full progressive muscle relaxation procedure Five [05] times daily cue-controlled relaxation routine Step 2 Risk Assessment Procedure estimating probability predicting outcome Step 3 Worry Exposure Procedure...

06 Thought Stopping

Clinical Prompt Step 1 List Unwanted Thoughts Step 2 List Pleasant Thoughts Step 3 Entertain Unwanted Thoughts Step 4 Interrupt Unwanted Thoughts Step 5 Switch to Pleasant Thoughts Step 6 Repeat with variations - shout - normal voice - whisper - subvocal Step 7 Use in...

Self Discovery Games

Family Totem Pole ~ From the book "104 Activities That Build:" ~ A totem pole is a tall woodcarving consisting of animal heads and/or bodies and is used to tell Native American stories or legends. A family totem pole can be created to tell the story of a family in a...

Self Esteem Games

Self-esteem Games To You, But From Who? ~ From the book "104 Activities That Build:" ~ Sometimes it is difficult to hear and accept compliments, especially when the compliment is given in front of other people. But if those compliments are a part of a guessing game,...

33 Anomoly

Perception differs qualitatively from the physical properties of the stimulus. The nervous system extracts only certain information from the natural world. We perceive fluctuations of air pressure not as pressure waves but as sounds that we hear. We perceive...

32 Cognitive Synopsis

Note that the client decides what is distressing and what needs to be changed. Cognitive change is ALWAYS self-change. The helper becomes a person who enables the client to address these issues and helps them maintain an objective balance, but the client must decide.

31 Double Binds

DOUBLE BINDS and OTHER MALADJUSTMENTS The classical approach is to view the person with severe and persistent problems in living in isolation from his/her environment. It is assumed that s/he is out of touch with ‘reality’. Those who adhere to this perspective suggest...

30 Beyond Behaviorism

Generation I - Applied Behavior Analysis Classical Operant Transition: Stimulus → response Stimulus → thought → response Thought → emotion → behavior Generation II - Cognitive Process Correction Change Variable - Self-Talk • Awareness of Self Talk • Attention to Self...

29 Theory of Cause

THEORY OF CAUSE: why do people behave atypically. This is the fundamental assumption that creates the direction of how we identify problems and look for solutions. Obviously, if we believe that all people who behave atypically have a biological, genetic or disease...

28 Axioms

Attentiveness to our deeds, but above all to our thoughts and our words, which precedes deeds. There cannot be right thinking and action without right speech. Buddhist’s duty of awareness: The precondition for this most important of practices is constant research into...

27 Theoretical Concepts

Almost everything we do involves either interacting with other persons or inhibiting interactions with other persons. If we fail to follow the often unspoken rules about these interactions, the consequences will be clear: others will judge us to be social incompetent...

26 Perspective

A Brief History of Psychological Disorders: We presumably study history to learn from our past mistakes. For as long as there have been people living in groups, there also have been some individuals who behaved in disturbing and atypical ways. As such, people have...

25 Pure Speculation

At long last science has figured out that the brain is not generally hardwired and unlike a computer, it rewires itself constantly. What you think matters for thinking (cognition) is the mechanism for programming and language and imagery are the primary, although...

24 Rambling Thoughts

Ramble, I am told by Ayoto comes from ‘ram’ and etymologically denotes ‘wander around like a randy ram, looking for ewes to copulate with’ – I have to stop looking up words. This article rambles, in much less provocative ways looking at the development and alteration of and individual’s inner logic.

Management Resources

B. Management Resources American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards, 1989. Anthoney, William A., Explaining Psychiatric Rehabilitation by an Analog to Physical Rehabilitation Interventions, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 5, 1982....

Specific Intervention Strategies

IX SPECIFIC INTERVENTION STRATEGIES A. Protocols # 01 Depression - Helplessness is the major characteristic of depression. Other symptoms may include: sadness, lack of interest, lack of energy, exertion, withdrawal, hopelessness, appetite change: gain or loss of...

Personal Development Factors

VIII Personal Development Factors A. Self-Appraisal: this includes an assessment of self in parts and whole. Usually includes a comparison of self to others and a judgement in regard to worth or value. Such judgements are highly arbitrary and allow for substantial...

Processes

VII Processes 01. Engagement a. Establishing a trust relationship b. Establishing safety c. Assessment of strengths and weaknesses d. Formulating a behavioral conceptualization, and e. Eliciting from the client the formulation of a vision and a plan for change f....

Ethics

VI Ethics 01. Ethical considerations: A basic premise of human services that it is helpful in ethical consideration is to consider all human services to be experiments with human subjects. In fact, a strong argument could be made through examination of how such...

Cognitive Behavior ManagementSM Strategies

V. Cognitive Behavior ManagementSM Strategies Includes a collection of techniques and procedures, often incorporating: eliciting: is the process of asking a person probing questions in order to understand their hidden mental processes and in particular how they...

The Power of Messages

The Power of Messages Communication has three [03] major components: a sender, a message and a receiver. Each of these components must be consciously examined, and a strategy determined. Since we start from the assumption that we have no control over other persons, we...

Competence Model

Competence Model A. The advent of competence approaches is a fairly late development in human services. 1. Until recent years, professionals have been dominated by defect approaches. a. Adherents of defect approaches assume that pathological, socially deviant...