Caring for our patients and clients during this challenging time
Routledge authors are committed to helping mental health practitioners from all professions as you face new challenges resulting from the global pandemic. Whether you are trying to maintain progress in treatment with existing patients or working with new patients or clients struggling with the pandemic, you’ll find advice and answers to relevant questions from our trusted experts.
Please click on the dropdowns below to freely access a range of short videos and other content designed to provide solutions to help with your practice. Topics include: dealing with the emotional impact of the pandemic, balancing work and family time, supporting children and young people, and coping with multiple stressors alongside the pandemic, such as climate change.
We will add to these offerings on an ongoing basis, so we hope you’ll check back when you’re looking for more advice!
This short video describes how diary writing, also known as journaling, can be not only a survival tool, but also a coping and recovery tool. Especially when shared with a trusted writing mentor, the diary can help the diarist to manage between treatment team visits, and provide a practice ground for reconnecting with healthy self and mainstream life.
In this short video, Peter Fraenkel shares tips on how to balance home and work life during the pandemic, especially with regards to balancing the challenges of childcare, domestic labor, work, and time for the relationship. Based on his extensive research, Peter lists 4 helpful tips which will help those living together in new circumstances create a happy and healthy environment.
Short video exploring the types of creativity that might unfold during these times of change. The video includes a short discussion about whether coaches could/should invite transformational creativity and if so, how.
Carl Shubs explores strategies for trying to understand the specific nature of each person’s trauma in this difficult time. He also discusses how treatment can be personalised to meet individual needs.
This video is a short presentation of the PRAID model for the Evolution of Leadership. After years of experience in the field of high level Executive Coaching and Organisational Development, Vassilis Antonas distilled the key characteristics that successful Leaders exhibit: Pace – Resilience – Accountability – Influence – Deliberation. The Model is also ideal for applying in times of crisis.
In this video, Lee Zimmerman explores how we can best balance coping with the multiple threats we face, including climate change and COVID-19, by exploring strategies and insights gained from literature.
How do I support/promote culturally relative self-actualization in social distancing? Dr. Kazanjian explores the social and emotional challenges of youth experiencing social distancing and its effects on psycho-social health. Three strategies are offered to help support the culturally relative self-actualization processes of children: Cultivating growth-promoting relationships; becoming culturally relevant-creative; and mindfulness diligence.
In this video, Sharon Stanley explores the ways in which we are part of an interconnected universe with an innate, body-based wisdom that we can use to connect and communicate with others. She discusses how trauma and emotional wounds have disrupted this ancient form of empathy and how clinicians can use relational somatic practices to relearn methods for attending to both our own and others’ wounds.
This video offers a couple simple techniques for parents, teachers, and people involved with young children to deal with emotional outbursts and behavioral difficulties that are typical for ages zero to five.