Recovery and Resilience of Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elderly with Mental Problems: Application and Interventions


Kam-shing Yip (Editor)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY036000

In 2004, recovery was adopted by the United States Federal government as the most important guiding principle in mental health services and intervention. Resilience has been the uprising concept in working with children, adolescents and families in facing hardships, sufferings and traumas. Despite the drastic development of concepts and practice of resilience and recovery in different areas of concern, they rarely encounter one another. Both concepts focus on the individuals’ ability to actualize their potentials, to work through difficulties and hardships. Instead of focusing on healing power of professionals, services or members of communities, the focus of resilience and recovery shift back to the individual’s potentials, ability and talents. This book provides current research in the study of recovery and resilience of children, adolescents, adults and elderly with mental problems.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I: Recovery and Resilience of Children and Adolescent with Mental Problems

Chapter One: Stress and Coping in Children with Autism: From Understanding to Meaningful Intervention
(Alex Kam-sing Tang and Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Two: The Labeling Career for Autistic Adolescents: Survival Strategies or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
(Suet-kuen Kwok and Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Three: Miracle or Nightmare: The Effect of Medication in an Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Child
(Ka-yee Mo and Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Four: Strengths Based Refleciton and Intervention in Working a Gifted and ADHD Students
(Louisa Siu-mei Yu, Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Five: From School Dropout to School Continuation: The Importance of Attachment in Adolescents’ Education
(Lai-kuen Chiu, Kam-shing Yip)

Part II: Recovery and Resilience for Adults with Mental Problems

Chapter Six: A Kohut’s Model in Understanding and Working with Depressive Experience
(Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Seven: Coping with and Recovery from Schizophrenia: A Successful Experience of a Chinese Man
(Estella Y. K. Chan)

Chapter Eight: Resilience from Childhood Trauma and Recovery from Schizophrenia: The Struggle of a Chinese Woman
(Sally Yuen-ha Cheung and Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Nine: Sullivan’s Obesssional Dynamism: Its Implications to Clinical Practice with Clients with Obsessions
(Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Ten: Addiction After Addiction: Using Addiction To Cope With Addiction: An Exploratory Study
(Wing-yee Yip, Kam-shing Yip)

Part III: Recovery and Resilience for Elderly with Mental Problems

Chapter Eleven: Chinese Cultural Interpretation of Elderly Abuse in Hong Kong
(Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Twelve: Emotional Response and Resilience to the Loss of Spouse in Later Life
(May-lan Kou and Kam-shing Yip)


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