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Book

Post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents

Editor:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath
Publisher:
Whurr
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
247p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This book features chapters on the clinical assessment and treatment of PTSD. Therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists will find it useful in work with children and adolescents, and their families and schools. The volume is concentrates mainly on PTSD in children and adolescents and the unique issues faced in dealing with this age group, including family, school, child abuse, and refugee status.

Book

Meeting the needs of ethnic minority children - including refugee, black and mixed parentage children: a handbook for professionals

Editor:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
336p.bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
2nd ed.

This handbook examines the central importance for professionals of the Lawrence Enquiry; the move to include more public services in the Race Relations Act; increased awareness of institutional racism; and the specific inclusion of ethnic minority children in health improvement programmes. Further contents include: mental health needs of ethnic minority children; family therapy; can talking about culture be therapeutic?; what is positive black identity?; antifascist strategy; adoption of ethnic minority children; residential care; community and youth work; refugee children.

Book

The therapeutic use of stories

Editor:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
254p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at how counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists and other practitioners can tap into the healing powers of well-known myths and stories. Includes papers on: historical backdrop; theoretical perspectives and clinical approaches; maps and meaning in life and healing; psychotherapeutic paradigms from Indian mythology; management of anger and some Eastern stories; an illustrative case study of childhood anxiety using metaphor and imagery; stories associated with shame and guilt in therapy; splitting, envy, jealousy and rivalry; separation, loss and bereavement; stories used therapeutically with children in educational settings; stories in the context of family therapy; the use of stories to help children who have been abused; stories for disabled children; and stories and life stories in therapy with older adults.

Book

Groupwork with children and adolescents: a handbook

Editor:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
357p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Section 1 is on theoretical and practical issues. Section 2 deals with developmental perspectives, including emotional, empathy and prosocial development. Section 3 looks at tools and techniques, including activities, exercises, games, art therapy, relaxation, visualisation, drama therapy and use of interpretation. Section 4 deals with subjects and themes such as bereavement, sexual abuse, encopresis, groupwork with young offenders, and race, identity and culture. Section 5 examines contexts and settings for groupwork such as schools, residential child care, child mental health services, the youth service, and therapeutic communities.

Book

Depression in children and adolescents

Editors:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath, VARMA Ved Prakash
Publisher:
Whurr
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
153p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Childhood and adolescent depression increased dramatically in the past forty to fifty years. The average age of onset has fallen. During childhood the number of boys and girls affected are almost equal. In adolescence, twice as many girls as boys are diagnosed. (Similar to adult rate) Repeated episodes of depression can take a great toll on a young mind. Well over half of depressed adolescents have a recurrence within seven years. Children with Major Depression have an increased incidence of Bipolar Disorder and recurrent Major Depression.

Book

A handbook of childhood anxiety management

Editors:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath, VARMA Ved Prakash
Publisher:
Arena
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
269p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Contains chapters on: epidemiology of anxiety disorders; sources of anxiety; assessment with a view to treatment planning; assessing and monitoring anxiety in children; cognitive behavioural therapy; family therapy; play therapy; group therapy; pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders; hypnotherapy in children; cultural aspects of anxiety in children; the management of school phobia; and anxiety associated with learning difficulties.

Book

Meeting the needs of ethnic minority children: a handbook for professionals

Editors:
DWIVEDI Kedar Nath, VARMA Ved Prakash
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
205p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Multidisciplinary book looking at health, education and welfare of children from black and minority ethnic communities. Includes chapters on: West Indian children and education; anti-racist strategies for educational performance; adoption of children from minority groups; residential care; health needs; psychiatric needs; and family therapy.

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