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Medical Mental Health

20 Quick Strategies to Help Patients and Clients Manage Stress

by (author) Charlene Richard

Brush Education
Initial publish date
Jan 2016
Mental Health, Counseling, Mental Health, Social Work, Stress Management
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 2016
    List Price

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Fast, effective strategies — each teachable in 10 minutes or less!Includes printable patient handouts and audio downloads for guided relaxation practices.

Empower your patients quickly with tools that range from relaxation strategies to life skills. Teach patients to recognize their stress response and use proven techniques to reduce their exposure to stress. Each of the 20 strategies described in this practical guide includes a script to teach patients how to use the strategy and a printable patient handout. Patients can use the audio downloads at home or right in your office.

Whether you are a health care professional, social worker, or student in a health care program, this book will provide you with strategies you can use to help patients immediately. These methods work. All have been used in a variety of settings, including primary care and community health clinics, mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, community counseling agencies, domestic violence shelters, and secondary and post-secondary health centers.

About the author

Charlene Richard, MSW, RSW is currently working as a behavioural health consultant with Alberta Health Service within the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network. She has been working in addictions and mental health since 2004 and was a mental health consultant for Health Canada. As a speaker and facilitator she has provided numerous workshops to community, provincial and federal organizations. Most recently, Charlene has developed and implemented a Skill Based Stress Management program in Primary Care through the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network. She writes about stress management at

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