Ever struggled to write a critical essay? Ever wondered what critical thinking actually is and how you can apply it in your academic work and practice? This bestselling guide takes you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker, from approaching your subject to writing your essays or dissertation in health and social care. Each chapter tackles a different aspect of critical thinking and shows you how it's done using examples and simple language. This book is an essential purchase for students and qualified healthcare staff alike and was highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012.
New to This Edition:
*Chapters on genetic and epigenetic processes, executive functions, historical trauma, and neglect.
*Chapters on additional clinical problems: hyperactivity and inattention, sensory overresponsivity, and relationship-specific disorder.
*Chapters on additional interventions: attachment and biobehavioral catch-up, video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline, parent-child interaction therapy, and home visiting programs.
*Existing chapters all rewritten or revised to reflect a decade's worth of empirical and clinical advances.
This indispensable guide takes students through each step of the essay writing process, enabling them to tackle written assignments with confidence. Students will develop their ability to analyse complex concepts, evaluate and critically engage with arguments, communicate their ideas clearly and concisely and generate more ideas of their own. Chapters are short and succinct and cover topics such as reading purposefully, note-taking, essay writing in exams and avoiding plagiarism. Packed with practical activities and handy hints which students can apply to their own writing, this is an ideal resource for students looking to improve the quality and clarity of their academic writing. This book will be a source of guidance and inspiration for students of all disciplines and levels who need to write essays as part of their course.
Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you'll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life. Meet a stressed Young Manager, whose teams are at each other's throats. At his local coffee bar he shares his frustrations with his barista - who turns out to be more than he seems. It's the start of a journey into Pig Wrestling - a process that can be used to resolve any seemingly impossible problem. By reframing the issue we can all create change, whenever and wherever we need it most. Developed out of the authors' work in elite sports and business - including Manchester City, Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and the England Cricket team - this instantly memorable story will help you thrive in complex and messy times.
This is the essential book for any health professionals whose role incorporates low intensity CBT. It introduces readers to the principles and skills of cognitive behaviour therapy, and guides them through the entire process of working with adult patients with common mental health problems. Beginning at the initial assessment, it takes students through the implementation of interventions to the management of ending. Detailed case studies illustrate each step of patients' recovery journeys. This new edition: •is updated in line with changes in the PWP curriculum and broader IAPT policies. •includes new chapters on working with older adults and patients with long-term conditions •adds new exercises to help readers reflect on their own practice, and builds confidence to help them become outstanding practitioners.
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