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Loneliness, Stress and Well-Being : A Helper's Guide - P.M. Murphy

Loneliness, Stress and Well-Being

A Helper's Guide

By: P.M. Murphy, G.A. Kupshik, Duncan Cramer (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 9th January 1992
ISBN: 9780415070324
Number Of Pages: 168

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Loneliness can be a terrible experience. Yet, surprisingly counsellors, therapists and professional helpers are rearely taught how to help their clients manage loneliness. Written specially for professional helpers, Loneliness, Stress and Well-Being provides a thorough background to the theories concerning the nature of loneliness and a basic introduction to its management. It describes a simple method of assessing the degree and nature of loneliness and includes invaluable practical strategies for helping clients to manage their social problems.

Prefacep. ix
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 1
What Is Loneliness?p. 3
Why People Need Peoplep. 15
Notesp. 35
Inter-Personal and Intra-Personal Differences in Social Needsp. 36
Loneliness and Social Support Theoryp. 51
Loneliness and Healthp. 61
Measuring Lonelinessp. 67
Practical Approachesp. 83
Helping People to Overcome Lonelinessp. 85
Teaching New Social Rulesp. 96
Maintaining and Deepening Relationshipsp. 106
Managing the Thoughts That Promote Lonelinessp. 117
p. 130
p. 141
p. 142
Referencesp. 144
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9780415070324
ISBN-10: 0415070325
Series: Helper's Guide
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 9th January 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1