Jumping Off the Not-So-Merry-Go-Round
Staff and Clinicians Building Therapeutic Relationships with Persons Who Demonstrate Challenging Behaviors
New for Summer 2011!Best practices for reducing hostile interactions
This unique training manual helps staff address the mental, emotional and physical impacts of their work. From the Queen of the Castle to the Cotton Candy Con Artist to Quick Draw McLaw, the action, the pictures and the descriptions will spark instant recognition of familiar issues.
Dr. Frank's practical exercises enable the staff person to explore the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that erode healthy interactions. By looking inward first, the staff person becomes free to move the process of relationship building forward with those he or she supports.
But the process does not have to be painful. These exercises affirm the good intentions that often accompany self-defeating behaviors. And, they acknowledge the strength, intelligence and compassion a staff person brings to the task of de-escalating high-risk behavior.
The units feature:
- a variety of interactive, instructional strategies
- great ideas for bypassing resistance and motivating others
- best practices for preventing abuse and reducing hostile interactions
- a self-affirming approach to forming healthy relationships.