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Think Positively! : A Course for Developing Coping Skills in Adolescents.

Author/Creator:
Frydenberg, Erica.
Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (235 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Adjustment (Psychology) in adolescence.
Success in adolescence.
Educational psychology.
High school students -- Life skills guides.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Depression is experienced in epidemic proportions in many Western societies. There is concern over the number of young people who are suffering, sometimes to the extent of committing suicide. This book will help prevent stress and depression by taking a positive approach to the promotion of health and wellbeing in young people, giving them the skills to cope with the problems of everyday life. Erica Frydenberg introduces the theory behind a cognitive behavioural approach to coping skills and offers a program of modules that can be used with young people to train them in coping skills. The principle that underscores this program is that we can all do what we do better. If we do not like how we cope in certain contexts we can learn new strategies. It is possible to enhance one's coping if we have a framework within which to do so. The program is universally applicable and can be taught in any group setting, although instructors will be able to bring their own experience to adapt the sessions.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Section 1: Positive psychology, cognitive behavioural theory and the field of coping: what we know
Cognitive behaviour therapy
The adolescent brain
Social and emotional learning
The challenge
From stress to coping
Definitions of coping
So what is coping?
Measurement of coping
What we know about coping
Achievement
Wellbeing and coping
Dysfunctional behaviour and coping
Learning to cope
How the 12 modules can be used
Section 2: The modules of the programme
Module 1: The language of coping
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Introductions
Activity 1: Coping brainstorm
Activity 2: Coping capers
Activity 3: Coping charades
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 1.1: Coping strategies
Activity 1.2: Coping with different situations
Activity 1.3: Coping styles
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Coping cards
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 1: Coping
Rules for playing the games
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 2 Positive thinking
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Positive thinking ball
Activity 1: Positive power
Activity 2: Thinking about thinking
Activity 3: Refreshing reframes
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 2.1: Thoughts and feelings
Activity 2.2: Evaluate the evidence
Activity 2.3: Change your thoughts
Activity 2.4: Challenge self-talk
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Scenario cards
Common thought distortions
Emotion meter
Thought cards
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 2: Positive thinking
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 3 Strategies that don't help
Ice breaker: Positive feelings.
Activity 1: Sorting against strife
Activity 2: Causes to cope
Activity 3: Reasons to change
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 3.1: Unhelpful ways to cope
Activity 3.2: Non-productive coping strategies
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Causes to cope worksheet
Reasons to change worksheet
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 3: Strategies that don't help
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 4 Getting along with others
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Coping is a juggling act
Activity 1: Non-verbal communication first aid
Activity 2: Are they listening?
Activity 3: Assertive communication
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 4.1: Being assertive
Activity 4.2: Body language
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Non-verbal communication cards
Non-verbal cues that help us communicate
Scenario cards
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 4: Getting along with others
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 5 Asking for help
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Balloon pass
Activity 1: Jumbled instructions
Activity 2: Helpful helpers
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 5.1: Reaching out to others
Activity 5.2: Seek out a professional
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 5: Asking for help
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 6 Coping with conflict
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Coping Frisbee
Activity 1: Group discussion
Activity 2: Alternatives to anger
Activity 3: Relaxation guided imagery
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 6.1: Conflict reduction.
Activity 6.2: Taming anger
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Anger-inducing scenario cards
Angry body scan
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 6: Coping with conflict
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 7 Problem-solving
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Coping finders
Activity 1: Solution storm
Activity 2: Choose your own ending
Activity 3: Help a friend
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 7.1: Solving problems
Activity 7.2: Remember the steps
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Solution storm clouds
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 7: Problem-solving
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 8 Social problem-solving
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Greeting
Activity 1: Understanding important features of relationships
Activity 2: Identify levels of relationships
Activity 3: Engaging in social relationships
Activity 4: Features of friendships (optional)
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 8.1: Social problem-solving
Activity 8.2: Bully resilience
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Identify levels of relationships
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 8: Social problem-solving
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 9 Decision-making
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Decisions, decisions
Activity 1: Defining the decisional problem
Activity 2: Linking goals to decisions
Activity 3: Minor decisions and major decisions
Activity 4: Risk-taking (optional)
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 9.1: Decisions
Activity 9.2: Small and big decisions
Activity 9.3: Making decisions.
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 9: Decision-making
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 10 Coping in cyberworld
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Let's tok abt txt
Activity 1: The cyber savvy teens
Activity 2: Delete cyber harassment
Individual instruction and homework activities
Resources
Let's tok abt txt (questions)
Let's tok abt txt (answers)
The cyber savvy teens tipsheet
The cyber event thought chart
The six problem-solving steps
Scenario cards
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 10: Tips for parents and teachers on cyber harassment
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 11 Goal setting and goal getting
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Toilet paper praise
Activity 1: Windows to the future
Activity 2: Heroes and heroines
Activity 3: Setting achievable goals
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 11.1: Proactive coping
Activity 11.2: Exploring goals
Activity 11.3: Elements of achievable goals
Activity 11.4: The concept of 'flow'
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Windows to the future
Heroes and heroines
A guide to setting achievable goals
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 11: Goal setting and goal getting
Coping quiz
Further reading
Module 12 Time management
Group and classwork activities
Ice breaker: Scavenger hunt
Activity 1: How do I spend my time?
Activity 2: Breaking the task into manageable bits
Activity 3: Getting started
Reflection
Individual instruction and homework activities
Activity 12.1: Awareness of time spent
Modifying the activities for students with additional needs
Resources
Tipsheet: Hot tip number 12: Time management
Coping quiz
Further reading.
Section 3: Coping skills for particular groups
Learning disabled
Students who have specific learning disabilities
Features of the population
Adapting the programme
Evaluation
What learned
Children who have experienced divorce
The group
How adapted
What found
Dealing with depression
What is depression?
What are the effects of depression?
Intervention
Helping a young person with depression
Chronic illness
Features of the population
Adaptation of the programme
Young people with Asperger's Syndrome
Particular need of students who have asperger's
Features of the population
Adaptation of the programme
Working in small groups
Concluding remarks
References.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Oakland, Thomas.
Other format:
Print version: Frydenberg, Erica Think Positively!
ISBN:
9781441126610
9781441124814
OCLC:
676698507