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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.

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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 Publications,...

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 Publications,...

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 Publications,...

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 Publications,...

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,...

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01 Quick Concepts of Cognitive Behavior Management

Birds fly because they believe they can; one moment of doubt and they would plummet to the earth. Unknown The centipede was happy quite Until the toad, in fun, Said, pray, which leg moves after which? This raised her doubts to such a pitch She fell distracted in the...

02 The Language of Change

The Language of Change – Paul Watzlawick, 1978 One can free children from warts by ‘purchasing’ them. In practice this is achieved by giving the child a coin for, and thus laying claim to, his wart. As a rule the child then asks - amused or bewildered - how he is...

03 Biological Theory Underpinning

A Biological Theory To Underpin Cognitive Behavior Management: There are fundamental laws about complex systems, but they are new kinds of laws. They are laws of structure and organization and scale, and they simply vanish when you focus on the individual constituents...

04 Percepts & Concepts

“One of the deepest problems in cognitive science is that of understanding how people make sense of the vast amount of raw data constantly bombarding them from the environment” [Hofstadter, 1995]. How do perceptions occur and formulate conceptions? The lowest...

05 Belief Systems

What people believe to be true is that which is coherent to their already established cache of truisms. This cache is developed over time and is significantly shaped by the significant people in the environment. Its development is monitored by the rigor with which...

06 Communication

Since human services provided to people with problems in living are contingent upon the sharing of information, it is surprising how little concern has been shown in regard to our words. If we intend to help people help themselves, it is imperative that we examine closely our words. It is difficult to change a language. But there is a subtle degree of truth to our language as well. We need to examine truly our own mental schema and evaluate how much we believe these terms. If thinking controls behavior and communication is a behavior, we must posit that the use of words has at least some bearing on our belief system.

07 Culture

The scientific study of human social life must concern itself with two different kinds of phenomena. On one hand, there are the thoughts and feelings that humans experience within their minds; on the other, there are the activities that constitute the human behavior...

08 Restructuring Judgement

Jeffrey Mishlove in The Roots of Consciousness describes an overview of cognitive science in psychology and provides an outline for consideration of how the intervention of cognitive restructuring works. Psychological research, he tells us, has identified numerous...

09 Language & Thinking

Abstract: Human beings have developed consciousness through the use of language symbols. With this innovation, humans became capable of an awareness of their own mental processes and through that event become amenable to modification and adaption of the very schemata which creates their reality. The result is that each individual, within some limitations, has the capacity to modify their own reality to make it more satisfying.

10 Metaphor

The use a field theory as a metaphor for the influences of culture, et al is explored as a think paper.

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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....

References – Philosophical & Theoretical Resources

X. REFERENCES A. Philosophical & Theoretical Resources Allen, Fredrick H., The Dilemma of Growth Baar, Bernard J., A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness, 1988 Bradley, Valerie J. & Knoll, James, Shifting Paradigms in Services to People with Developmental Disabilities,...

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...

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