Human Givens therapy recognises and addresses innate needs - or 'givens' - common to all humans. The innovative approach is a highly effective way of dealing with the emotional difficulties faced by young people, and this book covers everything the practitioner needs to know about its theory and practice.
This comprehensive resource offers an essential insight into the emotional well-being of adolescents and a detailed overview of the Human Givens approach, its therapeutic structure and potential outcomes. With a detailed exploration of each Human Givens need, the book provides useful assessment tools and practical interventions, all supported by photocopiable materials that include question sheets for the client and record charts for the practitioner. The book concludes with an informative case study taken from the author's research, which consists of a session-by-session therapeutic outline designed to communicate exactly how Human Givens works in practice.
This complete guide to Human Givens therapy will equip educational, clinical and social care professionals working with adolescents with all they need to know to put this effective approach into action.
Dr. Yvonne Yates is an Educational and Child Psychologist with Warrington Borough Council, UK. Her previous work experiences have included Assistant Clinical Psychology posts in clinical, forensic, and community settings, where she worked therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults and older adults under the guidance of qualified clinical, counselling and forensic psychologists. The range and depth of these experiences has inspired her research in Human Givens therapy.
Preface. About this Book. Part 1. 1. Adolescents and Emotional Well-Being. Organizational interest. Prevalence. Adolescents: A special population. Experiences posing a threat to development. Trauma. Adolescents and coping strategies. Therapy and adolescents: What works? Mediators of change. Human givens therapy with adolescents. Therapy in schools. Therapy in other settings. Supervision and competence in delivering therapies. 2. The Human Givens Approach. The values, principles and goals of human givens therapy. Human givens needs. Human givens resources. Distinctiveness and promising contributions of human givens therapy. Order of events in brain functioning. Human givens therapy and its use with adolescents. Explaining therapeutic models to young people. RIGAAR: The application of the human givens approach by professionals. Influence of psychological paradigms on human givens therapy. Human givens therapy: Evidence base. Studies involving human givens therapy. Training in human givens therapy. Evaluating human givens. Part 2. 3. Assessment in Human Givens Therapeutic Approaches. Assessment procedure: Identifying and recording needs. Assessment and identification of human givens needs. Connection to others. Connection to the wider community. Connection - friendships. Attention - giving and receiving. Achievement and competence. Autonomy and control. Privacy. Purpose and meaning. Security - feeling safe. Status. Other information to record. Assessment of severity of emotional symptoms. Assessment of life satisfaction and the LSS. LSS administration. Checkpoint. Part 3. 4. Intervention Structure. Recording information during contact with the young person. Introduction. The RIGAAR model: Structuring interventions. Interventions based on other therapies. APET and human givens interventions. Separating the person from the problem: Replacing anxiety with humour. 5. Interventions for Each of the Human Givens Needs. Introduction. Beyond the therapy room. Interventions according to human givens needs. 6. Laura. Introduction. Record of sessions. Post-therapy scores. How did human givens therapy increase Laura's emotional well-being? References.