The Resource Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practice, edited by Luciano L'Abate

Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practice, edited by Luciano L'Abate

Label
Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practice
Title
Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health
Title remainder
theory, research, and practice
Statement of responsibility
edited by Luciano L'Abate
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most physical and mental health professionals will agree that their time, space, and funds are generally in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Their participants (clients or patients), too, will admit to similar deficits of time and patience, even with optimal motivation. Overburdened mental health facilities are trying to cope with limited budgets and overworked and underpaid personnel. Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health addresses both sides of this shortfall by offering either self-administered or easily administered verbal and non-verbal interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L?Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today?s health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas: -Nutrition: weight/obesity control, diets, meal planning, vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements.-Exercise, expressive movement, relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness.-Writing for mental health promotion, from structured protocols/workbooks to less structured focused, expressive, and guided writing, including diaries and autobiographies.-Sex, sexuality, affection, intimacy and fear of intimacy.-Mother/child bonding as well as couple and family togetherness.-Spirituality and forgiveness in dealing with inevitable life hurts and disappointments.-Friendships and support groups -Plus leading-edge interventions, including emotional intelligence, animal companionship, and computer technology Reviews of each promotional approach are engaging, effective, and consistent with standard psychological practice for lasting results, either away from or in addition to non-clinical and clinical settings (schools, hospitals, senior citizen centers, etc.). L?Abate and his fifty colleagues have designed a future-oriented sourcebook for mental and public health professionals who want to maximize their resources?and those of their participants
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
613
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA427.8
LC item number
.L69 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practice, edited by Luciano L'Abate
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Low-cost interventions to promote physical and mental health / Luciano L'Abate -- Diets, health, and weight control : what do we know? / David L. Katz [and others] -- Low-cost obesity interventions : the market for foods / Michael S. Finke and Sandra J. Huston -- Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and health / John C. Umhau and Karl M. Dauphinais -- Vitamins, minerals and health / Edward Giovannucci -- Herbal medicines in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders / Shahin Akhondzadeh -- Daily practices for mindful exercise / Rachel Calogero and Kelly Pedrotty -- Relaxation and meditation / Angele McGrady -- Expressive movement / Dianne Dulicai and Ellen Schelly Hill -- Pleasant, pleasurable, and positive activities / Joan S. Anderson -- The recording of personal information as an intervention and as an electronic health support / Minna Levine and Ronald Calvanio -- Teaching to remember ourselves : the autobiographical methodology / Duccio Demetrio ; with contribution by Chiara Borgonovi -- Expressive writing : an alternative to traditional methods / Ewa Kacewicz, Richard B. Slatcher, and James W. Pennebaker -- Workbooks for the promotion of mental health and life-long learning / Luciano L'Abate and Damian Goldstein -- Computers and the Internet / Myron L. Pulier [and others] -- Maternal-infant contact and child development : insights from the kangaroo intervention / Ruth Feldman -- Touch interventions positively affect development / Nancy Aaron James and Krystal D. Mize -- Non-erotic physical affection : it's good for you / Andrew K. Gulledge [and others] -- Sex, sexuality and sensuality / Chad L. Cross and Gerald R. Weeks -- Intimacy and fear of intimacy / Anita L. Vangelisti and Gary Beck -- Low-cost interventions for promoting forgiveness / Lindsey M. Root and Michael E. McCullough -- Spirituality in achieving physical and psychological health and well-being : theory, research and low cost interventions / Len Sperry [and others] -- Friendship, social support, and health / Patricia M. Sias and Heidi Bartoo -- Animal companions / Luciano L'Abate -- Applications of emotional intelligence to schools and workplace / David Ruback and Laura Sweeney -- Implications of prescriptive approaches for policy, health promotion, epidemiology, and public health / Cornelius Hogan
Control code
ocn186523616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 526 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387368993
Lccn
2006931773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/0-387-36899-X
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-36898-6
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37593407
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)186523616
  • springer 186523616

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