1st Edition

Loneliness, Stress and Well-Being A Helper's Guide

By G A Kupshik, G. A. Kupshik, P. M. Murphy Copyright 1992
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    Loneliness can be a terrible experience. Yet, surprisingly counsellors, therapists and professional helpers are rearely taught how to help their clients manage loneliness. Written specially for professional helpers, Loneliness, Stress and Well-Being provides a thorough background to the theories concerning the nature of loneliness and a basic introduction to its management. It describes a simple method of assessing the degree and nature of loneliness and includes invaluable practical strategies for helping clients to manage their social problems.

    List of figures and tables, Preface, Part I. Theoretical perspectives, 1. What is loneliness? Defining a model, 2. Why people need people, 3. Inter-personal and intra-personal differences in social needs, 4. Loneliness and social support theory, 5. Loneliness and health, 6. Measuring loneliness, Part II. Practical approaches, 7. Helping people to overcome loneliness, 8. Teaching new social rules, 9. Maintaining and deepening relationships, 10. Managing the thoughts that promote loneliness, Appendices, References, Index


    G A Kupshik, G. A. Kupshik, P. M. Murphy

    `... particular help in addressing the widespread stress and loneliness experienced by social workers themselves.' - British Journal of Social Work