Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
Simple and realistic optimism are central to caring support. It is important not to overwhelm parents and children with information, so a good rule of thumb is to explain in as simple terms as possible.
Put succinctly: Think Complex — Talk Simple
Good clinical practice involves matching the amount of information given about the formulation and treatment plan to the client’s readiness to understand and accept it.
A second important rule of thumb is to create a realistic level of hope when giving feedback by focusing on strengths and protective factors first. Put succinctly:
Put succinctly: Create Hope — Name Strengths
“Faith points us beyond our problems to the hope we have in Christ,” explained Billy Graham. “Our world today desperately hungers for hope, and yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus!”
Here are Five Key Beliefs To Get You Through A Loss that have helped me and helped others as they grieve.
You will survive
You have a right to grieve
You don’t have to go it alone
God is good
Love never goes to waste
Adapted from Frank W. Bond and Windy Dryden’s Handbook Of Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.