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The Clinical Conversationalist

A Patient Educator's Guide to Working With Insomnia Clients
Linda Rosenbery(Autor*in)
Palmetto Publishing
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Erschienen am 29. Januar 2024
142 Seiten
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Unlock the Power of Conversation in Insomnia Therapy: Transform Patient Education with a Groundbreaking Blueprint.

Designed expressly for patient educators and medical staff, 'The Clinical Conversationalist: A Patient Educator's Guide to Working With Insomnia Clients' arrives as a vital addition to the evolving field of sleep medicine. Authored by Linda Rosenbery, an adept mental health counselor and patient educator, this guide offers a groundbreaking Three-Session Blueprint. This structured program is aimed at equipping healthcare professionals with the skills to address the multi-faceted challenges of insomnia through cognitive and behavioral interventions.

The book casts the patient educator as a 'Clinical Conversationalist,' advocating for an approach that blends clinical expertise with empathetic, effective dialogue. Making use of relatable case studies like 'The Tired Teacher,' it contextualizes insomnia within the wider scope of cognitive distortions, motivational issues, and lifestyle factors. It also offers an in-depth guide to clinical interviewing techniques, providing a diverse set of tools to engage clients effectively.

By emphasizing the role of motivation and exposing the frequent cognitive distortions in insomnia, Rosenbery's approach transcends the limitations of a standardized fix. Rich in scholarly insights yet entirely accessible, this guide is an indispensable asset for those dedicated to enhancing the standard of insomnia education through a brief, impactful 3-session program.

Linda Rosenbery is a seasoned mental health counselor and the Managing Director of a sleep medicine practice and CPAP.Durable Medical Equipment company in the Chicago area. With a career spanning multiple roles, her current work can be characterized by a quiet passion to integrate clinical expertise with empathetic dialogue in the treatment of insomnia. She is deeply committed to filling the service gap in specialized insomnia therapy. Linda holds profound respect for, and is guided by, leading institutions in sleep medicine, including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the National Sleep Foundation, and the sleep research programs at Cleveland Clinic, Stanford, and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Intro
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Overview of the 3-Part Insomnia Education Program
  • Part 1: The Clinical Conversation
  • Part 2: Building the Data-Informed Client Education Plan
  • Part 3: The Final Conversation
  • Chapter 2 Client Motivation & Readiness to Change: What You Need To Know Going In
  • The Role of Readiness to Change in the Insomnia Patient
  • The Role of Motivation in the Insomnia Patient
  • The Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI): The Starting Point for Gauging Client Motivation in Sleep Education
  • Steelmanning the Case For Caution
  • Chapter 3 Part 1-The First Clinical Conversation
  • Clinical Interviewing as the Path to Personalized Plans
  • Deep Listening in Insomnia Assessment
  • Tailored Sample Queries for Insomnia Contexts
  • Chapter 4 Part 2-Building The Data-Informed Data Synthesis: The Mental Computation
  • How the Insomnia Motivation Inventory (IMI) Affects Which Remedies to Suggest
  • First Look at What's Trending in Insomnia Remedies
  • Creative Presentation of the Education Plan
  • Chapter 5 Part 3-The Final Clinical Conversation
  • Presenting the Tailored Plan
  • Wrapping Up the Session: Empowering the Client for Immediate Implementation
  • When Your Client Does Not Want to Say Goodbye
  • "One More Thing Before You Go"- Give Your Clients A Heads Up On Cognitive Distortions
  • Insomnia with Shiftwork
  • Insomnia with PTSD
  • Insomnia with Anxiety
  • Insomnia with Depression
  • Insomnia with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia with Bipolarity
  • Insomnia with Medication-Induced Insomnia
  • Chapter 6 The Spectrum of Modern Insomnia Remedies
  • Insomnia Remedies Alphabetized
  • Chapter 7 Insomnia: Five Case Studies
  • The Tired Teacher
  • Night Owl Anthony
  • The Nocturnal Art Student
  • The Restless Retiree
  • Joe, The Sleep-Seeking Soldier
  • Epilogue: The Illusion of Sleep Health: When Good Enough Sleep is Good Enough
  • References
  • About the Author

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